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About Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

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.

9018 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
Doheny Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 276-9990

Website:
http://www.ilcielo.com/

Catering:
We offer catering in your home or ours. Please contact our Events Department.

Executive Chef:
Pasquale Vericella

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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


Private Dining

For sit down dinners: Approx. 130-150 guests. For standing cocktail receptions: Up to 350 guests.

Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (41)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (29)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (18)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

It had been a couple of years since my wife and had the chance to dine at Il Cielo - it had been our anniversary go-to spot. After a few years away, we decided to return to one of the "most romantic places" in Los Angeles, and we were not disappointed. Despite it being Valentines Day weekend, there was no drop off in service or ambiance. Some places in the city tend to overbook or overdo themselves on special occasions, but that was not the case this weekend at Il Cielo. The food, as always, was delicious, but the service is what we will remember the most. Again, despite the restaurant being fairly packed because of the "holiday," our host Pascuale and our server Marco were incredible - friendly, welcoming, and full of great recommendations for both food and drink. They made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant, which was really nice. I can't say that we can afford to go there all the time, but we certainly aren't going to stay away so long.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this restaurant. Staff is all amazing and the owner is so welcoming. Always our go to place for a romantic dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance. Awesome staff. We went for the V Day dinner. Not good. Food was sub-par to say the least. I will go back to try it during normal business hours because of all the positive reviews. But our food was not good. I got the filet. My fiancé ordered the Chilean she bass. Both were way over cooked. Two great dishes ruined bc they were probably sitting on the kitchen warmer somewhere in the kitchen. Not worth the $ 400 we spent. I’ll go elsewhere next year.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Ambiance is the wonderful, especially on the front patio. Food is very good, although pricey.
Wine list is very pricey, with few choices at the lower end although you can do well if you know your wines. Even thought the place was not at all crowded, we had to wait an inordinately long time for our waiter to bring menus, ask if we would like wine, bring the check and then take the credit card payment, which we finally gave to the manager as waiter was nowhere to be found.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary, we dressed very nice and I'm not sure if it was whether we looked young (we are both 25) or whether it was due to the fact that we both are not white, but the service was sub par the entire night. We walk in the door and I had to greet the host instead of them greeting me, we were seated at probably the worst table in the restaurant (right next to the entrance, with the highest amount of traffic). It was about 15 minutes before we got any menus, not even a drink menu, but one of the water guys came and gave us two glasses. When we finally got service it felt like our waiter thought we couldn't afford anything on the menu, so I ordered the most expensive champagne to spite him. Got one check in after our food came and I had to ask a busser for the check since our waiter was no where to be found. Overall the food was excellent and the environment is very romantic, especially the outdoor seating. To me the service is half the experience and can ruin a dinner, I wouldn't recommend this place for that reason.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The overall sentiment would be "underwhelming". The restaurant is marketed as the most romantic restaurant in LA, but in reality the service is ok, the food is bland & overpriced and the atmosphere is tacky at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Muy buena. Regrese despues de 29 años y sigue estando hermoso y bueno

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Memorable for the poor service--had to wait then flag down manager for menus, cocktail order, and water. Never received bread. Long delay between order and meals being placed on table. Waiter should tell ordering guest that special fish would cost $58.

Expect the poor service was a function of a private party, but that is no excuse.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent Italianate food in a romantic surrounding. Our server did an amazing job of filleting the branzino which was cooked to perfection. One of LA's romantic restaurants with an indoor/outdoor feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

absolutely fabulous dishes, and the staff is top notch!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This restaurant is simply incredible- beautiful, authentic, service oriented and delicious. The team is brilliantly focused on satisfying your palate and experience. Kudos!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious food and great service! A bit pricey but worth it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The best food we've had in several years! Everything about the restaurant was wonderful -- delicious, creative food, great service, beautiful ambiance! We'll be returning frequently. It's fairly expensive, but well worth it!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Massimo our server gave my wife and me an unexpected romantic afternoon lunch. Healthy, tasty and refined. I can’t wait to go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very enjoyable dining experience ----- Cocktails very good, food excellent, service very good/attentive/professional. Ambiance inside and exterior very nice, noise level better than most these days. Table spacing very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Sitting outside under the plastic cover with the tinkling lights set a great mood. Also fitting 8 of us at a round table encouraged total conversation among the group and service was food too. This is a perfect place for a romantic dinner.
The food was very good

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The dineLA menu was very good. Excellent environment

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It's great as usual. I'm Italian 100%, moved to Los Angeles a few years ago and I can say that it's authentic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was fabulous and the food was delightful. It's a great place for a romantic date or special occasion. The decor is also delightful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We dined at Il Cielo as part of this month's dineLA program. I hadn't been to this restaurant in a number of years, and my husband had never been there. I forgot just how beautiful the restaurant is. Our 3 course meal was wonderful (almost too much to eat) and the setting was divine. A very romantic atmosphere!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Charming Elegant Delisous Authentic
Spectacular wait staff
Totally enjoyed the evening

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The restaurant is fantastic! Staff are friendly . Good for both friends get-together and private space.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Unfortunately past it’s prime. Had 5:30 reservations & got there 5:25 & valet parking attendant still had not arrived, so my husband parked around the corner himself. Asked if it was ok to park there a& employees didn’t have a clue. Seated approx 5:40 & waiters were still putting table cloths on tables. Food OK, definitely NOT great. Would NOT go there again!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic ambiance and excellent service. We ordered the filet mignon and Maine lobster. Both were great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 2nd year anniversary at il Cielo. We had a wonderful time and exquisite food.

I am not much of a romantic, but my wife insisted, “I want romance”, thank God for such a beautiful restaurant! My wife was happy. And sure enough, happy wife; happy wife.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Took my wife for her bday

She has been want to try for 16 years
Did not disappoint

We will definitely return
Good service
Food
Ambience
Easy to make online reservations

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My pasta was mediocre at best, I had the tortelli and it was very rubbery. My mom had the branzino and it was tasty but the waiter who filleted it table side didnt really do a great job so there wasnt much fish left afterwards and there were a lot of bones in it. Tiramisu was delicious though so at least there was that!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Picked the restaurant for my birthday dinner based on reviews and my love for all things truffle. The ambience was beautiful and romantic. We were seated on the warm covered patio which was dimly lit by string lights. The wait staff was very friendly and pleasant. Everyone we came in contact with had a smile on their face and they were happy and helpful. I first ordered the Il Pomodoro which was a super delicious creamy tomato based soup with crab. For my main, the chef created a rich truffle pasta for me that was not on the menu. It was simple but so yummy and satisfied my craving for that earthy truffle taste. My boyfriend ordered the lobster pasta which came with a full lobster on top! very beautiful presentation. A birthday well spent! I would make the trip from OC to LA again any time for this place!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was a birthday celebration lunch. Could not have been lovelier!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Lovely outdoor dining in a romantic setting. The food was wonderful and the desserts spectacular. Fresh made Italian cuisine. Been there 31 years. Would go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We arrived a bit early and were seated at once. We had requested an inside table near the fireplace and were accommodated. Beautiful decor with twinkling lights, mirrors, etc. We were there to celebrate our anniversary (#36). Easy to have a quiet conversation and the setting is very romantic. Our server, Luis, was excellent- on the spot for any need. Their famous focaccia bread is heavenly. The wine list is pretty extensive. We were presented with a lovely heart-shaped chocolate flourless cake with with a chocolate mousse to celebrate. A wonderful, memorable evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

They charged my hot water without let me know ahead of time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great restaurant! I met The owner, and he was such a great person. The waiter did not check up on us as much as the busser, but other than that great place for a date.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is a great romantic authentic Italian restaurant. The food and service were excellent. It is charming and romantic and the bonus is you can walk across the street to the Four Seasons before or after. I had the lobster risotto which was superb but it was also $40.00. And a glass of Chardonnay was $16.00 So benprepared to spend. The ambience and food will not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time here. Fun setting inside - it is an older house with the front yard converted to a restaurant and there was some seating inside as well. We had a small table for 2 and they use plants to establish at bit more intimacy at the tables where it makes sense.
The food was great - some of the best tuna I have had with the appetizer. Ceasar Salad was tasty and we both had the special which was a lobster pasta - we both loved it.
Would certainly recommend this as a date night/romantic evening restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The service, while usually perfect was a little off. Busboys were attentive and awesome, but waiter seemed stretched thin. Waited for lemon whole our fish got cold. Dirty dishes sat on table. This is unusual for this restaurant, so we will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I can't even remember having experienced such bad service in my life.
We had a reservation for 5:30pm. Showed up at 5pm were seated at 6:15pm, meanwhile the whole restaurant was empty.
The staff was very unfriendly because we were there with kids. If your restaurant is not kids friendly then please have a sign outside, we don't serve kids!
I can't recommend this place at all.
The food was ok, but not amazing. They brought us bread after we had to ask. Our server only came by to get the order and then we never saw him again until they removed the plates and we asked him for the bill. they didn't even ask us if we want to drink. Honestly, it was not a pleasant experience dinning there. I would not want to go back there again. We were treated like second class people bc we were there with kids. Its too bad, this restaurant def lost a couple of customers.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Incredible restaurant with a super romantic atmosphere .
The owner Pasquale is engaging and welcoming and makes you feel at home

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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