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26 Jan 2020


Il Cielo welcomes diners to explore the many flavours of authentic Italian cuisine, offering a taste of la dolce vita in the heart of Colombo.  The rooftop restaurant is located down Hunupitiya Lake Road and it imparts a genuine feel of an authentic Italian dining space.  Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, Il Cielo offer its discerning guests panoramic views of Colombo, capturing the city’s soaring skyscrapers, landmarks as well as the glistening Beira Lake. As lights begin to twinkle in the surrounding buildings in the evening, Il Cielo becomes a glamourous destination to indulge in a hearty Italian feast. With music to soothe your ears and delicious dishes to give that final touch, a taste of Italy is echoed throughout Il Cielo.

With both indoor and outdoor spaces adorned with chic European touches, the restaurant creates a laid-back yet upscale atmosphere. The indoor dining area is simple and elegant. Hardwood floors, bare brick walls and vintage photo frames are beautifully set off by the sweeping city and lake views afforded by the restaurant’s glass cladding. The outdoor dining space sets an intimate ambience amidst stunning views of the surroundings. Whether it is with family, friends or even for a work gathering, Il Cielo provides a unique space that is welcoming, together with excellent Italian food and warm hospitality. With its romantic ambience upon dusk, Il Cielo is a great fine-dining restaurant to know about – whether for a first date, or a tenth. 

Il Cielo caters to the diverse palate of its diners and provides vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes for the more selective patrons. The carefully curated menu features Antipasto dishes, Salads, Soups and a range of delectable main courses along with grilled meat and seafood. At Il Cielo, each dish is prepared with the freshest and the finest of ingredients. All-time favourites such as the traditional Cabonara, Arancini Siciliani, Penne Arrabbiata and Lasagne Al Forno are inclusive of the menu. A delightful array of thin crust Italian Pizzas are baked at Il Cielo with meat, seafood and vegetable toppings. Guests can treat themselves to traditional Italian desserts such as the much-loved Tiramisu and Cassata Siciliana, while a refreshing array of fresh juices and cocktails are offered as well. A selection of wines is also available to complement the food.

Commenting on the relaunch of the restaurant, Eksath Wijerathne, Group General Manager, Browns Hotels and Resorts said, “It is our sole aim to provide the customer best value for money, bearing in mind to cater to the needs of those food-lovers, who love to indulge in the real taste of Italian cuisine and choose from a wide range of dishes. We are truly dedicated to serve each and every customer with a vast array of mouth-watering dishes prepared individually to suit every palate. I’m sure there will be many clients who would like to walk in and experience the difference!”

Operated by Excel Restaurants Ltd. together with Browns Hotels and Resorts, which is a part of the Browns Group, Il Cielo is raising the bar in the local restaurant industry. The Browns Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates which manages a fast growing and valuable portfolio of brands across several key industry sectors, such as power generation; home and office solutions; agriculture and plantation support services; pharmaceuticals; investments; marine and manufacturing; healthcare as well as leisure and hospitality.
Il Cileo dining area