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Delicious Italian Food That's Ready to Be Served

May to October, 5pm-6pm. $19.95 Early Dining. 

Dine at the Best Italian Restaurant in Sanibel Island, Florida

Il Tesoro Ristorante has been fulfilling customers' culinary desires since 2006. At our establishment, we believe that the best Italian food incorporates exciting influences from many regions while staying true to its culinary roots. We live by the idea that the only
art you can eat is food.

Only the best will do for our customers. As such, our restaurant uses a mix of seafood and organic vegetables from local farmers, along with grass-fed meat and homemade fresh pasta. Additionally, we provide our customers with a comfortable dining room where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal.

Baked Cheese Appetizer


If you know anything about Italy, you know that Italians love a great meal. We invite you to join us for lunch, brunch, or dinner to dine on such antipasto and pecan ravioli.

Seafood Dish


Enjoy a memorable dinner at our restaurant. From Toscana Rosso to Italian Chardonnay, we have an extensive wine list to enhance your dining experience.

Seafood with Grilled Vegetables


A great way to spice up a meeting or party is with event catering from our restaurant. You can choose from standard menu items or request that we customize them for you.


Enjoy a taste of Italy
at our restaurant.

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About Us

Treat yourself to a fine selection of authentic Italian food from our restaurant in Sanibel Island, Florida. The owner and chef of Il Tesoro Ristorante, A.J. Black, draws from his roots—including his grandmother's recipes—to create his take on modern, fine dining Italian cuisine. The passion Black puts into every dish is immeasurable, so our cuisine is always evolving. Our dishes have been hailed "Simpatico-Chic," and one critic even named our chef the "Einstein of Food." From Sanibel Island to the U.S. East Coast, make us your choice for traditional Italian fare.

Learn More About the Il Tesoro Ristorante


Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

(239) 395-4022

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays

Service Area
Sanibel Island, FL, & the U.S. East Coast

751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957

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