By: Madeline Klepec | | Published On: 2019-08-07
There’s no need to leave Naperville to enjoy globally-inspired food with a scenic view. Santo Cielo offers a dining experience unlike any other in the heart of downtown Naperville. Located within Hotel Indigo, Santo Cielo is part of the same development as Quiubo, which is located across the street.
Julio Cano, chief business officer-partner, says the view of the Riverwalk and Downtown Naperville is what made them fall in love with the space. Thus, they decided Santo Cielo would fit right in. The space also opened up discussion of having a kitchen with no ties to a certain type of cuisine. This, Cano says, pushed their chefs to “use their creativity to constantly offer new flavors to diners.”
Each restaurant has their own vibe and ambiance when a customer steps in. For Santo Cielo, Cano hopes when customers walk through the door that they’ll be in their “happy place.” In fact, he adds that customers have said they feel as if they’re in Miami, L.A. or the Hamptons while dining at the restaurant. “We want our diners to feel like they’re in any place that brings them good memories,” Cano adds. No need to jet off to the coastline to experience the scenic dinner views while enjoying an exquisite meal — Santo Cielo has you covered.
Typically, customers can expect to see a seasonal menu throughout the year at the restaurant. While Santo Cielo regularly keeps a few of their dishes on the menu, Cano says that “(they) like to stay creative and play with ingredients when they’re at their peak.” This means customers are treated to new dishes with the change of each season.
One of Cano’s favorite dishes is the Squid Ink Pappardelle, which has been on the menu since they opened their doors to the public in 2018. “The flavors of the king crab and bay scallops go perfectly with the squid ink pasta (that) we make in-house,” Cano mentions.
Cano is thankful to the Naperville community for being so receptive towards the concepts of both Santo Cielo and Quiubo. “We’re happy to be able to offer such a unique experience to our customers at Santo Cielo,” he adds.
Head down to 123 Water Street to experience the globally-inspired dishes and the creative cocktails that the team at Santo Cielo provides. Be sure to follow them on social media to see all the tasty products they’re serving up!