Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilcielo.com/
  • Phone: 3102769990x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday:
    Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday:
    Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Sunday:
    Lunch - Closed
    Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.*
    (*We may be closed for a private event on select Sundays)

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday
    Drinks 4:30 - 8:00 p.m
    Food 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pasquale Vericella
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering in your home or ours. Please contact our Events Department.
  • Special Events: Il Cielo Happy Hour!

    Monday - Friday. 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    $8 Cocktails
    $5 House Wine & Prosecco
    $3 Beer
    $8 Small Plates


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Doheny Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Benvenuto! For over 28 years , Il Cielo has brought "the sky" to Beverly Hills. Often called "the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles" Il Cielo is more than just an Italian restaurant. It is a landmark. With fine dining for lunch and dinner, private rooms and tranquil gardens, Il Cielo is the perfect location for almost any occasion, day or night. Il Cielo has established itself as a place to impress; "A country restaurant in the city". We hope you will join us soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (102)great for outdoor dining (88)special occasion (82)neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (22)good for groups (18)hot spot (14)great for brunch (13)late-night find (10)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • I had high hopes when I booked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    I had high hopes when I booked il cielo for our anniversary dinner. I had heard a lot about it and read some great reviews. The restaurant itself was very peaceful and delicate. We sat in the outside patio which is definately the place to sit if you decide to go there. But for me, it all comes down to the food. The food was in no way poor, but I was very disappointed with the serving size. The prices of certain dishes didn't justify the price. I might have expected this portion size at a french restaurant, but not at an italian restaurant. Yes, I know it was fine dining etc. but still, the mushroom risotto ran for $27 and was a meer small cup of it. The rack of lamb was delicous, but 4 pieces for $38, again not justified. Left still hungry
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were very excited to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    We were very excited to try this restaurant because it is always mentioned as one of the most romantic in our area. The food was unfortunately not good. There are several other restaurants nearby that are much better. There also was a very loud group near us that also made the spot seem even less romantic, which would have been the one positive part of our experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is a very beautiful restaurant
    SmilkysGyrl
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    It is a very beautiful restaurant but for the price on mother's day the food was not what I had expected but other than that it was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • By far, the best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    By far, the best restaurant that I have been to! My girlfriend and I were celebrating her b-day, and she loved everything about the restaurant. From the warm greeting, to the terrific service throughout, and the magnificent chocolate-heart dessert, the entire experience was wonderful! Every other so-called "elegant" restaurant in the LA area needs to pick up a few pointers from Il Cielo. The restaurant is moderately expensive, but this is one of the unique places that is worth every penny you pay. We will certainly come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful experience for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    A wonderful experience for our anniversary. The manager even gave us a tour of the entire place after our dessert. We will be back for other occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • With any dining experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    With any dining experience, I expect a minimum level of professional competence from the server. This admittedly is not even a high standard to meet, since its not at the same level as Charlie Trotter's in Chicago, but at least what you get from the In-N-Out Burger on Sunset. I will spend some time this weekend listing the particulars elsewhere online, but in brief... - The server took ten minutes to even approach the table on our arrival. He didn't offer his name or any specials, only our water preference. - The busboy ended up taking our drink orders. - Service for the appetizers and entrees took over an hour and 20 minutes. During this time, we saw our server exactly once. The entire meal took over 2 hours. No explanations were give
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    The atmosphere was amazing. The waiter was excellent, he was able to cater to all our needs. I also brought my four year old niece and he was fantastic with her. He kept her busy and etertained while we waited for our food. I think that the service and food at Il Cielo is defintely something to tell my friends about. Thank You again for the wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a wonderful time. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and setting was fantastic. Highly recommend it to others. Thank you for accommodating our request for a quiet romantic table in the corner, next time would love to dine on the patio.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance is really beatitful
    Aileen
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    The ambiance is really beatitful but I was surprised with the how EXPENSIVE it was for food that was not great. Please change the rating from $$ to $$$$.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was so overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    The food was so overpriced for what it was! Everything was delicious, but about $5-10 more than what it should have been. Pasta with shrimp for $27? Mediterranean sea bass for $40? Totally not worth it! and to give it 2 - $$ signs is a misconception. It should have at least 3. And the worst part was we shared a spinach salad ($14.00) and they charged us $4.00 to split it! Ridiculous. I will never go back there!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Great atmosphere, attentive service, excellent food. Perfect lunch place for warm sunny days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty good, it was a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Pretty good, it was a nice romantic setting, great for impressing the ladies...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Il Cielo I was transporte
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Dining at Il Cielo I was transported back to Italy and had a delightfully delicious evening from the moment we arrived till when we walked out the door. I had the endive salad for starters which I loved followed by the Veal shank which was one of the specials of the evening. At first I was hesitant to order it as I thought the veal and the creamy polenta might be too rich, but then our extremely charming and knowledgeable waiter, Michael assured me it wasn't and he was right as it was fabulous! We even managed to make room for dessert sharing the irresistible Tiramisu and even the chocolate souffle was worth waiting the 20 minutes it takes to prepare for. The Limoncello served at the end was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The waiter was very attentive and he had a terrific sense of humor. Service was excellent and very Italian. All the wait staff was accessible, not just your actual waiter. We didn't have to wait a second to get seated which was refreshing. The menu offers fewer dishes than I am accustomed to but the food was delicious. The ambiance is very romantic, you tend to forget you're in Beverly Hills, dining under the stars, literally. I LOVE the fact that the waiter did not push for bottled water which seem de rigeur nowadays at any restaurant, the atmosphere was welcoming, warm like a friend's home. The service was genuinely warm and friendly, not this forced and fake cammaraderie you get at places like Bond St.My mom would love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very cliche! Don't go here
    PhlipVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2008
    Very cliche! Don't go here unless you're looking for a "Lady and the Tramp" moment.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Romantic good for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2007
    Very Romantic good for a special occasion. Menu is a bit small and should offer more choices
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the place to take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/17/2007
    This is the place to take your sweetheart AND eat well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet