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IL Cielo Ristorante

38 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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Il Cielo Ristorante Italiano, in Trenton, crafts authentic Italian cuisine from scratch in its welcoming and charming eatery. For a delightful start to your meal, enjoy the calamari fritti served with marinara and sweet chili dipping sauces and the rice balls filled with seasoned ground meat and served in a rich vodka sauce. Some of Il Cielo Ristorante ItalianoÕs house specialty entrŽes include the pollo il cielo chicken topped with portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts that are slathered in pesto cream sauce and served over potato gnocchi, the creamy shrimp risotto and the tender breaded veal satimbocca in a light lemon, garlic and wine sauce. Il Cielo also has a full kidsÕ menu as well as gluten-free substitutions, making it ideal for the whole family.

On beautiful days, Il Cielo Ristorante ItalianoÕs outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy your delicious meal with a glass of wine.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(609) 587-5800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Whitehorse Hamilton Square Rd.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipwineanddine (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

I think this is a very nice place to come for good quality food. They are very solid and dependable.

JoeNJ (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

Great meal at a great value. It's a Staff was great! It's a small place that seems to fill up fast. So, be sure to make a reservation.

viplizzy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2014

We went there on a Friday night and the food is good, atmosphere is good. We will consider going again.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2014

Don't let this little out of the way place fool you, the food was great! The lobster ravioli was a good portion for the price and I would go back for the flavor. They could definitely use a makeover on the interior. Restaurant Impossible would tear the décor apart and the cleanliness of the dining room I hope is not reflective of the kitchen-- regardless, I eat out for service and food and this place delivered on both. I was a little worried when I saw our disheveled 20-something waiter but getting past his appearance, he delivered superior service. I explained I wanted to dine at least two hours and not to rush the 4 courses I ordered. He deliver perfectly planned out service. JUST MANGEMENT, CLEAN THE CEILING AND KILL THE FANS!

BobbyZ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2013

I have dined here several times Each visit was very good. The service is always very good Any dish that I or my guests have tried were always on the mark.

auntsis59 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2013

Not our first time dining here, but as always the food was wonderful and the wait staff absolutely incredible. I highly recommend asking for Hunter, but if he's not available anyone else is great too!! The food is incredible and that includes the bread and soups. I can't speak highly enough about this restaurant!!!

vocies (Miami)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2013

We had a group of former vocational school employees who haven't seen each other in many years. Got together for lunch and talk. Atmosphere was quiet and very conducive to talking. Good lunch, very nice server who was very helpful. We had a very nice time and the location and square set up of our table in a small alcove was perfect for our needs.

ppatty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2013

This is not the first time dining at Il Cielo's and definitely not the last. Great food and wonderful atmosphere for a nice get together with girlfriends. The fact that it's local and BYOB, make it all the better. Till the next time............

vipwineanddine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2013

We came in for an early dinner and all of us said we found it very enjoyable I think we stayed from 4:30 to 7 sipping our wines and enjoying the food. Once again, I have to say the food is certainly in that 3 1/2 to 4 star range that makes for a great casual dining experience (and also a very good value for money).

vipJojo1210 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2013

To Dave and always, we had a delicious meal and wonderful service. SpeciAl kudos to our server, Katie. She has high energy and does her job perfectly. Love, love, love IL Cielo.

vivicat (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2013

This restaurant was ok but not great. The appetizers were better than the main courses. The gnocchi was horrible and tasted like the kind that you buy in the supermarket. My husband, who is from Italy, was disappointed.

becon (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2013

Food is wonderful, service excellent and friendly, wonderful chef specials, nice regular menu, comfortable, quiet, and affordable.

Ellin (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 14, 2013

The gnocchi was over fried,my coffee was cool, even after asking for another cup. I had veal over tortellini. The veal was tough, not a real scallop, and the tortellini was in a white sauce that was basically just cream with no flavor. The waiter seems harried despite the fact that there was only two other couples in the place. I would not return there.

vippartyof4 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2013

On a recent Wednesday night we found ourselves at Il Cielo. We had dined previously so we knew the food was good, but on this particular night the evening was capped off by live entertainment of a duo who plays songs from the American songbook.
We extended our evening with coffee and dessert just to listen - and I think others had the same idea, by 7:30 there weren't many open seats. We had mussels to start and our entrees included a chicken in sherry sauce and another seafood dish that included calimari, mussels, clams ... all very good and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2013

My husband and I chose to go here for our monthly date night. The food was great, reasonably priced, good sized portions, and the service was excellent. It is quiet and you can actually carry on a conversation. It is BYOB, so it's always nice to save some money where you can. We had a great meal and great time. We will return. They also have super lunch specials.