It’s pronounced “eel CHEEN-yo,” and it translates as “The Italian Swan.” It’s a nod to our identity as a fine Italian restaurant in downtown Swansboro, N.C. However, our name means so much more to us than that.
It also signifies great food made with the best possible ingredients. It means Southern hospitality tinged with Italian flavor. And it conjures up an atmosphere with all the warmth of home. Because we believe that, to be great, a restaurant should do more than satisfy your taste buds. It must also soothe your soul.
At il Cigno Italiano, we offer the finest in Italian cuisine prepared with only the freshest possible ingredients. Our house specialties include fresh mozzarella and pastas, made in-house daily.
Catering & Events
Il Cigno Italiano is the perfect restaurant to host nearly any type of gathering. Or, if you prefer, you can bring a piece of the il Cigno experience home with our catering.