SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (April 11, 2013) – Sanibel Island’s Il Cielo will be adding a daily happy-hour menu on Friday, April 19, in its Cloud 9 Grille with specially priced appetizers and drink specials.

From 4:30 to 6 p.m., patrons can enjoy eight appetizers priced at $6 each and two-for-one drink specials on all domestic bottled beer, well drinks and house wine selections.

Happy-hour appetizers include meatballs with gravy, shrimp cocktail with golden tomato gazpacho, parmesan-white truffle French fries, angus beef sliders with house-made pickles, salmon rillettes with crostini, Caprese flatbread, free-range chicken wings with redhot, honey and sriracha, baked blue fin crab cake with lemon caper tartar sauce and seared Ahi tuna with roasted garlic ponzu and wakame-cucumber salad.

The casual Cloud 9 Grille, located in the lounge area of Il Cielo, is ideal for those seeking a nice, yet relaxed meal. The focal point of Cloud 9 is an original glasswork called “Cloud 9,” which separates the space from the main dining area. The sculpture is a 20 inches tall by 30 feet long rounded glass divided in six sections that sit atop a three-quarter rounded dividing wall with booth seating in the lounge and table seating on the opposite side.

Local glass sculptor Lucas Century created the one-of-a-kind piece for the restaurant. More than 15 of Century’s individual pieces of his fine glassware and original works are also featured throughout the restaurant and are available for purchase.

The compliment to Century’s glass works are the vibrant and colorful paintings by Jupiter artists Carmen Lagos and Gustavo Castillo that are hung throughout the restaurant, all of which are also for sale.

Meaning “the sky” in Italian, Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island and features eclectic fine dining as well as the more casual Cloud 9 Grille Il Cielo is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 239-472-5555.