Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

4.5
2175 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Evan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table, great food, personal service. Can’t wait to go back

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vipBentley
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My wife and I returned to Il Cielo, where we were married 14 years ago, for our wedding anniversary. The front patio was extremely charming as we both remembered it, however that was the best part of the evening. They appeared to be overbooked and the night felt more like Valentines day then a normal Saturday evening. The service was very slow. We were never offered water for the table and we were forced to order our entire meal at once. While the appetizers were delicious the main courses were unimpressive. The lobster risotto was adequate and the tortellini was served cold. I asked for a hot fresh plate and they returned the dish hot and chewy. We had a lovely time but won't be going back for mediocre chewy pasta.

Ciao

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vipLeeN
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the mushroom soup, octopus , and lamb chops. The professional service stood out in 2021..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! They were all so kind !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Kudos to Massimo who was attentive and simply the best. Decor was great and everything was excellent. Best birthday dinner so far.

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HipHopSoul
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We showed up right at our reservation getting seated right away. We actually got our food and drinks extremely fast, which was great, but they took forever to get the bill. I wouldn’t be as disappointed if it was a busy night, but this was a Tuesday evening and maybe 6 tables active. A bit of a bummer, but there was nothing we could do. Server was great when we got his attention, but didn’t come by too often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great, we had a really good time. The food was a bit salty but we loved it!

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LourdesMaria
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Not very vegan friendly
Servers were surprised to know I was vegan
Weren’t ready to serve and offer suggestions
Also - I feel we were rushed
Otherwise - food was great, ambiance romantic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to celebrate my anniversary with my wife. Everything was amazing, the food, the drinks, the package we got. Thank you so much for this experience! My wife and I really enjoyed it.

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vipTrue
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As charming as ever. Excellent food and service. Great for a Date Night or First Date.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was our first time having dinner there. We were celebrating my husband birthday. The food was great. I really love the restaurant, it was so beautiful and romantic. Thank you guys for your great service. We really enjoyed our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good!!!I will coming again !

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vipMARE
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the ultimate occasion restaurant with romantic ambience, excellent menu options and minimal noise.
Servers don’t interfere with your conversations and they clear dishes on e everyone at the table is finished dining.
You are not rushed and are treated respectfully from entering the reception area until the end of your dining experience. Our favorite spot for a date night when in Beverly Hills. Kudos to the establishment.

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Faye
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, good service and food. As usual a very romantic place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an overall outstanding dining experience from the ambience and the white lights all around the ceiling to the appropriate way to service an amazingly delicious food. I can’t say I had one complaint.

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vipDine4theStories
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I visited il Cielo on a business trip to LA and wanted to treat 5 of my family members to dinner. The service members were exceptionally rude. They were impatient and did not explain the menu. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay that was not good at all, and when i requested a recommendation for a different white wine, the waiter responded that “we can’t keep doing this.” I was perplexed because it was my first glass of wine, and no one else had returned their wine. The server allowed me to taste the Pinot Grigio, I said it was fine (their wines are not held at proper temperature) and he told me that I don’t like Chardonnay, I like Pinot Grigio. I’m confused how a server positions himself as more highly informed than the patron. This restaurant does not seem to value patrons of all backgrounds.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cielo is a great restaurant for any occasion. My husband and I have been going to celebrate anniversaries, date nights and birthdays. To say the least we always leave extremely happy. Our server Nico always goes above and beyond to make us feel welcomed, and the food and drinks are always over the top.

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vipCarolineL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here based on the reviews and how romantic it was described as. Overall not a place I’d go back to. Everything was ok, but we live in LA, ok isn’t enough. I made my selections based on previous reviews online and did not agree with them at all. Tuscan salad was overly oily, the papardelle was under-seasoned and the pasta was dry on the edges. The chocolate cake was more of a mousse cake than a molten flourless cake which I was disappointed by. Wine was good, the room is stunning. For Italian at that price point I’d go to Felix or Scopa over il Cielo any day of the week.

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vipJonL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was my wife’s 50th birthday. I put that info on the special instructions. Never greeted her happy Birthday did anything special for her birthday at dessert time. Didn’t even put a candle in her cake. The guy host was going to sit us inside and we asked if we could sit outside at this nice table. He said no because it was for a party of four. We said we would wait for an outdoor patio seat which only took 5 minutes before seating us outside across from the table we originally wanted but couldn’t get because like I said earlier the host said it was for 4 people. 5 minutes after we sat down they gave that table of four to one person. The one person felt uncomfortable sitting at a table of four so he asked to be moved. 2 minutes later the guy host seats a party of 2. So much for that table being only good for 4. Now dinner. I wanted to get the steak dinner but asked if they had any other potatoes besides mashed. The waiter said no but later saw these small potatoes on my wife’s fish dish. Service is not that great and the staff needs to be better trained.

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GeorginaZ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Went here for my anniversary and the food was good. But our server sucked, wasn’t on top of his game at all! Never checked on us. Wasn’t pleasant to talk to and literally looked at us as if we didn’t belong there. We are a gay Hispanic/Samoan couple and he made it very clear he wasn’t going to cater to us. We noticed the vibe and decided to stick around, we were hungry and just wanted to enjoy our night. Food took one hour to come and the dude forgot my wife’s beverage… I couldn’t get his attention because he was ignoring us. Anyway they’re was a water boy in the corner who was absolutely phenomenal and he should seriously be a server. Sucks that it’s 2021 and we are still experiencing this BS. Oh well. We will live. Never going back!

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Dwhite6
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, but they keep asking if you finish your food.

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XiaojingG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there. Nice food, great service and perfect lighting!

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AmberG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to spend our anniversary. The service was wonderful and the food was exquisite!
We address the romantic package and it was worth it. I felt like a Queen!

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KareenB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to take someone that you love. Thank you Cielo, for a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? It was a pleasant place and very beautiful. Tatiana was such a sweetheart 💕 I think that she made our experience exceptional. She gave us a beautiful 🌹 that we truly loved 🥰… she was fantastic, very kind, and made us feel welcome.

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RoderickB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, definitely romantic. Food was decent but nothing spectacular. Service was good! Would I go again? Meh, but I'd recommend someone to check it out.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Booked a reservation after reading of its history and rated as most romantic restaurant in LA area. Ambiance is romantic, had a room set up for nothing but couples who seemed to be celebrating various events. Staff was attentive, friendly. Food was tasty, overpriced, small portions. Nice experience but no reason to go again. Overpriced hype.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an intimate setting. We are
definitely going back again and again to Il Cielo. Highly recommend.

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vipAnneO
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great experience. Our waiter (Nick I believe) was amazing and he made the experience all the better. Sea bass was great. Wild boar was awesome! Tiramisu was amazing!

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vipLindaK
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant!! So happy we chose this. We were here from out of town due to having surgery at UCLA and what a find!!

From the wonderful food, to the Elegant ambiance, to the impeccable service, it was all fabulous!

We will definitely come back on future trips to LA area!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect my wife left really happy. Our server was on point.

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ClaireO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Yes, I would and appreciate the efforts of the owner to continue to help those less fortunate. Claire Orr (Founder of PATH)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for our wedding anniversary. The server, Owen, was outstanding! Food was great, we had the wild boar pasta and spaghetti. The heart shaped dessert was cute and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Romantic environment. I had some specific requests. All of the staff did everything I asked for and beyond. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thanks Owen and the rest of the staff who made it all happen.

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Pshh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed with this place. Back garden was dark as they didn’t have all the chandeliers up. We made a comment that it was a bit cold. Instead of offering a heat lamp, the host just jokes “good thing you brought a jacket”. Embarrassing since it was a business dinner. Waiter disappeared after taking drink order. We had to chase him down. Busboy spilled glass of wine into a bowl, splattering it nearly onto the client’s white cashmere sweater. Food was just ok, nothing special. So many other great places to go instead of this. Also, we mentioned it was a special occasion on open table but it must have been overlooked by the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service is very slow, we never got bread in our table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Came here for my husband’s birthday. Gorgeous restaurant and amazing food. We ordered the octopus and soup of the day(tomato bisque) and the night special (pasta with lobster) and lamb chops. Everything 10/10. It did take about two hours from when we sat down to get our dinner which was disappointing but they did inform us it was because the kitchen was backed up. They made up for it by giving up dessert on the house which was also delicious. I would def come back but maybe on a weekday rather than on a weekend. Seemed they were overbooked or understaffed, maybe the weekday would be better.

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Skeetman
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambience in a very romantic and picturesque setting

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food and service wasn’t up to their best and usual.

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Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 276-9990.

Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 2175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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