Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Benvenuti! For over 30 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 look forward to your visit.
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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! It started with a greeting of “ buona sera “ by Massimo the manager, who later greeted us & others to see how we were enjoying our evening. It’s been along time since we were in a restaurant where the food was excellent but even more importantly the service was incomparable! Our waiter was considerate of our table conversation & body language to know not to disturb us. Yet he waited for the right moment, & only then did he & others approach us. My wife and I both enjoyed the dim/hushed patio garden setting under the thousands of sparkling lights & candlelight. From the fluid presentations, Italian music, excellent food and attention to detail, this restaurant really deserves it’s excellent reputation for being a very romantic restaurant choice!

GV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully presented, delicious house-made pasta prepared all’italiana. 👌🏼
Lovely, elegant setting, romantic ambience. A favorite.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food especially the white pasta with white truffle sauce.
Lovely ambiance .

n
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, wine and service were top notch. We made reservations and they were ready for us when we arrived. All was great!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods are fabulous especially the sea bass! Perfect view and great waiting!

FS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been several times and always enjoy it. We decided to go for New Years and they really put together fantastic event! The food was as wonderful as always, the restaurant was beautifully put together and it was a wonderful time!

CK
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good not great. The ambiance so pretty in the front garden. Prices are fair. Service was distracted and not warm. Joshua at the entrance was lovely.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. The room was a bit warm.

We had to leave at 7 for the theater. We told the waiter in advance, but when 7 came, we still did not have the dessert (that we had purchased) and had to leave. They weren't packed and it was a disappointing end to an otherwise wonderful experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and most gracious service and hosting. A highlight of our trip to LA

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas Eve and the experience was wonderful! Food delicious, beautiful decorations and even XMAS carolling!

j
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Expected a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner but Il Cielo really came up short. We were surprised by the set menu $$125/pp as there was no mention of it when making the reservation. Our kids ate 9 pieces of buttered penne, chicken and mashed potatoes all of which were ok (far from $125). When we asked for more pasta for the kids, we were told “no”. The menu had one choice for soup, one salad and an unimpressive list of entrees - no salmon, no beef. We ate quinoa with butternut squash which amounted to a heaping portion of quinoa with a few cubes of quinoa and greens. It was not tasty. Only 2 dessert choices, the one the server called “chocolate” was really red velvet cake cut into stars with cream in the center. Meh at best. $600 can be much better spent elsewhere. The restaurant was decorated beautifully. I’ll give them that.

B
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with outstanding Italian in a cozy & sophisticated ambiance. Definitely a romantic and special place to dine. Our server Massimo was extraordinary, this restaurant is a must always.

d
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place, pasta was ok- cocktail was super yummy. Very romantic spot!

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prix fixe lunch menu was a great deal. The food was delicious and the waiter was very kind.

SZ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Il Cielo is one of our favorite restaurants. It is spectacularly beautiful; the food is generally terrific; the service attentive but not fawning. We hosted two very good friends for dinner the other night at Il Cielo, and although the dining room was as lovely as usual and the staff equally attentive, both of our guests were crestfallen to learn that the PAPPARDELLE AL CINGHIALE was not available (and hardly ever is). If that is accurate, perhaps it should be removed from the online dinner menu. Nonetheless, we had a lovely evening.

AG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 50th Anniversary celebratory pre-fixe dinner for 10 surpassed our expectations. It was perfection, and the service was exceptional. Thank you!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was sub par. Most likely won’t return. For a 260$ meal I expect excellent service.

F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, ambiance. Very special place...very beautiful. Will go again!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good restaurant but for a European this Italian restaurant is a bit too Americanized ... Very different that you can find in Italy or in a good Italian restaurant in Europe. Last thing, it's a detail but the coffee was not very good and like the ones you can find anywhere in the US... Disappointed about an establishment like this in Beverly Hills that does not have a good Italian coffee and we have Industrial exactly the same sugar such that you can be found in a restaurant Dinner or in the fast food, why not sugar cubes to take with a spoon ... In a good restaurant in Europe, impossible to offer sugar like this with coffee... To end on a positive note because we ate well, it's a nice place and a beautiful interior ... You'll have a good time.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food and service is usually top here! The gentlemen who served us this time was also great. The only thing we can complain about is the that we ask to move tables due to it not being suitable (being with a child). There were lots of tables free but we were told they were reserved. Sadly no one ever came to occupy any of those tables. Terrible judgement and service from the managers end. A real let down to the team is who is great.

NC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite was the shaved artichoke salad! Great ambiance and very friendly staff.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, wonderful food,

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The hostess was very kind and let me to choose my table and the server was very tentative and the wine he recommended was excellent. Definitely will goes back again.

w
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fine, as expected would return in the future

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! I unfortunately can’t recall our waiters name but he was awesome with his service. The food is as satisfying as it looks in the photos. This can indeed be an expensive dinner but totally worth it! We did the “Romance” package which was an extra $20 but included a candle lit dinner and rose petals. I appreciate this restaurant for blessing the anniversary my girlfriend and I shared!

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We sat for dinner at 7pm. I think our server may have had too many tables because he did not get around to us until we asked another server to help (several times). We did not receive our main course food until 8:45. And, it's not because we were trying to pace ourselves. Ordering took forever, the food took forever. This place has been on my list of places I wanted to try and it was very disappointing! I would not go back or refer a friend.

SK
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers always delivered wrong plate although there were only 5 T table. Wine list is overpriced and uninspired. Room is inviting but fully amortized and maybe even tired after all these years. Why do all high end west side boites charge $12 for valet remember when that used to be validated?

AM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This the perfect place if you want to impress your date. It has such a fancy, yet modest and natural aesthetic. This is great for an anniversary or birthday dinner. It made my girl's night.

JJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Nice place to go spend a ton of money for the Sake of spending to impress. Tiny portions, weren’t that great. We got stuck with a tiny table in the bushes. Great for Instagram. Don’t come hungry.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The food was wonderful. We enjoyed every bite. The atmosphere romantic. Unfortunately our evening started off very poorly as our waiter accidentally spilled my wife’s cocktail (Foxy Champagne) all over the table as well as on the both of us. While he apologized, it made the evening much less enjoyable with a stained white shirt and dress. What made it worse was when the check came out, nothing was comped. For a fine establishment such as this, I expected that was the very least it could offer. Yes, the cocktail was comped, but only after I brought it up. That I had to bring it up after seeing nothing was comped is unacceptable. Then to top it off as we left, not a single “thank you” from the manager (who was at the door) nor from the hostess confirmed that I will not be returning and will not be recommending Il Cielo to anyone.

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every time we go to la we try to dine here and never fails to impress

Great romantic restaurant

TG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and such a cute spot!

A
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! The place is tiny but super cute as well. Well lit area and quiet as well. Staff was perfect with their advice and service. Can't find any flaws.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing to celebrate special occasions!!!! Love it

GT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Celebrated 30th wedding anniversary there. Definitely recommended.

LB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was incredible. Courtyard lighting was beautiful and helped create the intimate atmosphere. The staff was attentive and the food and wine delicious. I highly recommend ordering the La Passione for dessert. It’s well worth the 15 minute preparation time.

SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cielo needs to be on everyone's short list for most romantic restaurants.

BR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic Birthday experience fir 2. Food and ambiance is a 10 plus .

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