The patio is absolutely beautiful - roses and candles everywhere.
Amore..... Wow, the rumor is true. This place is incredibly romantic. My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't been, but everything was so nicely presented; the staff, the ambiance, the food, all of it! I absolutely suggest sitting outside if you want the full effect. And you must try the chocolate dessert - I think it has rasberry or something in it, but OMG it is luxurious. A must go!
great food, wonderful wine, great management. My wife and I went for our third anniversary; the food, ambiance, and wine were great. Unfortunately our server was awful and we left feeling let down. The next day we emailed the restaurant to tell them about our experience; within an hour of sending the email the owner had me on the phone, apologizing left and right and asking us to come back as his guest. We just went back and they prepared a special tasting menu for us, including great wine pairings and awesome food. We spent the entire evening there and they really made us feel wonderful; they took a bad situation and turned it around, and for that we would highly recommend this place. We'll be going back for sure!
Best Engagement Proposal. I decided to propose to my girlfriend, on her birthday, at one of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles! I had 6 bouquets of flowers delivered and was afraid that there might not be enough room on a table for two, so I requested a bigger table. The host called me back to let me know that since it was such a special occasion for me, that they would give me a PRIVATE ROOM and set up the flowers for me! The flowers were all set-up nicely, and the table had rose petals spread out on it. The two hosts and our waiter were extra attentive, extremely helpful, and exceeded all my expectations (which were high anyways)! THE BEST SERVICE, THE MOST ROMANTIC AMBIANCE, and they treated us like royalty. A Beverly Hills gem and fabulous experience!
Amazing Restaurant!!!. My boyfriend took me to Il Cielo last night for my birthday. I'm very picky with restaurants, but this one was absolutely wonderful! The service was incredible, best service I've ever had (and I've eaten at some high profile places before)! Everyone from the car valet to the gentleman that opened the door for us to the waiters to, of course, our main waiter were extremely courteous, friendly and punctual. We had fresh mozarella with tomatoes for an appetizer, chicken and seafood with great wine for an entree, and an amazing warm chocolate volcano for dessert. Everything was extremely tasty! And the ambience of the restaurant is so romantic, the tables are well-spaced for more privacy, candles and flowers everywhere (we sat on the front patio), and great buddha-bar style music in the background. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!
all-around consistent, & romantic too!.
we always sit outside at the entrance area cuz that's the best place to sit as you get to feel the natural breeze (& not-too-hot heat lamps nearby in winter) & be under the stars & the moon (if they're out). to add to that, their blue icicle-lighting streaming overhead, canopied upward&downward like falling stars really makes the dining experience more pleasant and makes you wish you were in love or on a hot date. but it doesn't stop there. their food is excellent! we ordered 8 different things on the menu & all 8 exceeded our expectations (which hardly ever happens). we also recommend trying their flourless chocolate tarte for dessert! this place is an all-around consistent impressive dining venue.
#1 intimate Resturant. I was treated to this special place for dinner to celebrate my birthday. Upon arrival we were greeted at the door and taken to our table. The sommelier welcomed us and then introduced us to our waiter Michael. Michael asked us our names and promised us 10+ service for our dinning experience. After giving us the specials, we started with the calamari fritti con pomodoro. These had to be the best I?ve ever had, battered and fired to perfection. We all decided on the Scialatielli sorrentini con astice e pom odoretti that is severed with a whole Maine lobster. Our first selection of wine was Opus 1, but sadly they were out. The sommelier did offer Joseph Phelps Insignia 2003 30th anniversary wine. The wine was a very nice and smooth and a nice alternative to the Opus. The arrival of the food was timed perfectly to allow for us to enjoy the appetizer, wine and some conversation. Desert was a great chocolate mousse like cake that was perfection. They presented it on a plate and wrote in chocolate icing around the plate, Happy Birthday. I can say that this will be one birthday that I will not soon forget. Michael was an absolute gem and did provide the 10+ service he promised and more. Michael was very attentive, took time to ask questions about us and was willing to share about himself. The restaurant is very beautiful and intimate. Having been to many other 5 star restaurants, Il Cielo has now become my #1 restaurant and Michael my #1 waiter in LA area. Not only do you get what you pay for but so much more. Don?t let this great place pass you by.
Avoid like the plague..
Upon arriving to the restaurant, there was no public parking. Luckily, there was a spot in the back of the restaurant where I put my car. ($6+ saved). Inside the restaurant we were greeted by 2 people, neither of which showed us to our table. ... We had reservations. But we WERE seated.
Now, I'm 27... took my fiancee, and our 2 friends out for a birthday. I have a real job. Not some hourly do-nothing with a nametag.
Once at our table, our waiter walked by us no less than 3 times before we got our drinks. Water and wine. Then we watched as tables around us were seated and promptly greeted by the same waiter. ... They also received their food ahead of us, and got a little small talk. When our food DID come, it was great. Everything looked great and everyone appeared to enjoy the food. Our waiter again, looking at us with disdain, as he cleared the table, not making any eye contact, let alone a smile... or even ask us if we needed anything.
They cut our friends cake, for $16... because, according to the mgr, "it wahz en outzide item..." I'd have cut it for nothing.
Bottom line: our bill came to $160+ (and we ate LIGHT), and because I'm NOT a jack*ss, I tipped. I'd have given more if the waiter wasnt a kn0b. The guys who brought water were AWESOME and nice. I phoned the manager who proceeded to spread the weak sauce all over our conversation. With his interruptions, and condescending remarks, I ended up hanging up on him. I'm not one to make a scene at the table. I wasnt out for hand-out, I didnt want anything for free, Hell, I didnt even want an apology. I just wanted to make him aware of what was going on. Instead, I got my waiter... in manager form.
Just because I didnt pull up in a Ferrari, and wave $100's in front of my face, obviously made me less of a person.
Il Cielo... Svck it.
HORRIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Completely disappointing..... where do I start. I actually read these reviews before making a reservation for my husbands birthday but decided to give it a try anyway... and we really ended up paying for it big time. My biggest complaint was the food. The calamari which was nothing spectacular and quite plain and our main dishes were so disgusting, I can't even describe it. Even worse, I ended up getting sick for two days from the lobster dish I ordered. So disappointing and even devastating because it was my husband's birthday.... NEVER again. Save your time and money (it's overpriced as well).
lives up to the hype. for a romantic dinner or a family brunch. can't go wrong with this place. impeccable service. great ambiance. and fresh, quality ingredients.
Food sucked, service sucked....
I have never written a review (good or bad), but the experience at this place was so bad that I felt I had to share.
I took my husband there to celebrate his birthday and I expected this beautiful place, but instead it looked like a backyard with tinkle lights. The service was slow and our waiter spent the entire time talking with the guest at another table. The food was disgusting! I did not expect this from a "Beverly Hills" restaurant, not to mention from "the most romantic spot in LA". It is not the most romantic spot at all. I'm not sure if they had Playboy night or what, but skimpy chicks kept walking in. Before you get excited, these were not attractive chicks. I was seriously crying the entire time, I could not believe my husband's birthday dinner could be so bad. Oh, it got worse. When I called to make the reservation, they suggested I order the heart-shaped chocolate cake for $18 as a surprise, so I did. You would expect them to bring it out as soon as we were done with dinner, but instead the waiter brings out the dessert menu! WTF - why would I want to see the menu if I already ordered something in advance. I was so upset because this was supposed to be a surprise. Needless to say, this was the worst experience and i would not recommend it to anyone. Don't buy into the hype - it is not the most romantic spot nor is the food any good.
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