Cielo Blu Italian Grill


Visitors to Oregon’s wonderfully Pinot-centric Willamette Valley could enjoy the area’s wide open spaces that not only create lovely panoramic views, but also drives of some distance between wineries. One could drop into a local haunt  called Cielo Blu in charming downtown Carlton for Italian-themed fare before moving on to Scott Paul Wines, just blocks away. 

According to Yelpers, the restaurant is PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
This was the restaurant's website.
Content is from the site's 2006 - 2007 archived pages.

119 West Main Street
Carlton, OR 97111
Open Tues-Thurs, Sun 12pm-8pm,
 Fri-Sat 12pm-9pm
(tel) (503) 852-6200

 

 

Fine Cuisine in Oregon Wine Country

Cielo Blu Italian Grill aims to serve the finest in Italian Cuisine, right here in the heart of Oregon Wine country, Carlton Oregon. Carlton has long been Yamhill county's wine center, but in recent years local businesses, along with Pinot Noir enthusiasts from across Oregon, the country, and the world, have been working together to make Carlton the very center of wine, not only for Yamhill county, but for Pinot Noir across the state.

Cielo Blu is proud to feature local artist's and their work in our restaurant. We'll attempt to change the Featured Artist's display on our site from time to time, so be sure to check back often to see the new artist!

We are also always interested in hearing of new possibilities for artists looking to get their work displayed.

 

ABOUT Cielo Blu Italian Grill

Bonifacio Solorzano
Executive Chef & Owner

Executive Chef Bonifacio Solorzano has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant world. Starting in the mid 80's, from the "bottom", he learned his art by watching those around him, the great Chefs at the time in Southern California culinary hotspots like Redondo Beach, and Torrance. As years passed and as his passion for food and the restaurant world grew, Chef Solorzano proved himself time and again to those above him, with his unwavering work ethic and acute eye for detail and precision in the kitchen, eventually to be given the honor of Executive Chef for another Italian Restaurant in Southern California, a position he held for over 10 years.

Cielo Blu is proud to have Chef Solorzano's vast knowledge of fine food and many years experience heading our Culinary team, and constantly producing the area's finest Italian cuisine.

Georgia & Greg Graven
Owners

Georgia and Greg, along with Chef Solorzano, started Cielo Blu in early 2007, hoping to offer the area what they knew would be greatness: the product of long-standing friendships. Georgia and Greg, having been married for 7 years, work together to take care of Cielo Blu's administrative and managerial requirements, teaming up day-in and day-out to ensure all facets of the restaurant run seamlessly and smoothly. Being local residents of Carlton themselves, the two see Cielo Blu not just as a great place for out-of-towners to eat, who are coming to see Oregon's pristine wine country, but also a place for the locals, where they can come and count on being greeted with a warm smile, great service, and of course Chef Solorzano's tantalizing food!

Georgia, having nearly 10 years of food service experience, met Chef Solorzano while the two were working together in another local dining establishment. The two saw the potential, and eventually began talking about the possibilities to bring their dream of owning a restaurant alive. Talking turned into action, and before they knew it "Cielo Blu" was off the ground, it's doors open, and patrons coming in one after another, praising Chef Solorzano, and the Graven's for the wonderful establishment they created.

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Press & Reviews

"A friend and I had lunch at your lovely restaurant over Memorial Day weekend. It was the Saturday. ...you had come highly recommended by the folks at Kramer Vineyards. I am so glad we were diverted to your place!! The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding (I really wish I had gotten the name of our waiter - he was wonderful, his suggestions were perfect, he was charming and sweet, really added to the experience) and the coffee was great. I think we have both raved about it ever since. I live in Portland and I will definitely be coming back, hopefully soon!
- Kathyrne K (6/07/10)

"...Good Italian food and outstanding service!..."
- Unknown (8/17/07)

(Commenting on our "Stuffed Mushrooms with Onions and Blu Cheese") -
"This were [was] absolutely delicious! The blue cheese was also excellent when we dipped our bread in it...This is the best dish on their menu."
- Unknown (8/17/07, 8/29/07)

"Cielo Blu, located on the main strip of Carlton, immediately welcomes you with its cheery blue band across the store-front windows. I have been twice for lunch and recommend it highly. I have had a hearty yet healthy salad and those pizza sandwiches! Sandwich on Pizza bread- I am in! They are warm & delicious and while I could only eat half, I wolfed down the cold leftovers to my delight. At $6 a sandwich with a side salad, it is an outrageous deal. I loved the clean, energetic yet laid back atmosphere and had great service."
- Courtney Trufant (9/07/07)

"...Good Italian food and outstanding service!..."
- Unknown (8/17/07)

(Commenting on our "Stuffed Mushrooms with Onions and Blu Cheese") -
"This were [was] absolutely delicious! The blue cheese was also excellent when we dipped our bread in it...This is the best dish on their menu."
- Unknown (8/17/07, 8/29/07)

"Cielo Blu, located on the main strip of Carlton, immediately welcomes you with its cheery blue band across the store-front windows. I have been twice for lunch and recommend it highly. I have had a hearty yet healthy salad and those pizza sandwiches! Sandwich on Pizza bread- I am in! They are warm & delicious and while I could only eat half, I wolfed down the cold leftovers to my delight. At $6 a sandwich with a side salad, it is an outrageous deal. I loved the clean, energetic yet laid back atmosphere and had great service."
- Courtney Trufant (9/07/07)

 

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About Carlton Oregon

Listed below are some fellow businesses in the Yamhill-Carlton area, as well as some of the major events that draw people to our wonderful community. Links to their website have been provided if available.

Wineries

• Andrew Rich Wines:  503.284.6622 Carlton, Oregon
• Anthony Dell Cellars: 503.910.8874 McMinnville, Oregon
• Anne Amie: 503.519.0353 Carlton, Oregon
• Belle Pente Wine Cellars: 503.852.9500 Carlton, Oregon
• Bryce Vineyard : 503.554.9816 Carlton, Oregon
• Cana's Feast Winery:503.852.0002 Carlton, Oregon
• Carlo & Julian Winery: 503.852.7432 Carlton, Oregon
• Domaine Coteau: 503.697.7319 Carlton, Oregon
• Hamacher Wines: 503.852.6100 Carlton, Oregon
• Ken Wright Cellars: 503.852.7070 Carlton, Oregon
• Solena Cellars: 503.852.9553 Carlton, Oregon

Accomodations

• Yamhill Valley Bed and Breakfasts
A great resource to plan your next trip to Oregon's wine country. An extensive list of local Inn's, contact info, pictures, and links if applicable.

Things to See & Do in the Yamhill Carlton Area

• Things to Do
A great list of ideas for things to do in every season in Yamhill Valley...from enjoying the Fall Harvest, to Summer parks and festivals, a great tool to learn more about things to do in our area.
• Willamette Valley Wineries Events
• Luxury Limo of Oregon Wine Tours

 

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