il Cigno Italiano

il Cigno Italiano's logo

Swansboro, NC

Wine at Swansboro restaurant il Cigno Italiano
Spaghetti & meatballs from il Cigno
Sangria from the bar at il Cigno Italiano
Arugula salad from il Cigno

Easter Hours

Il Cigno Italiano will be open for special Easter hours on Sunday, April 9. Join us from 2-7 p.m. to celebrate this special day.

Benvenuto al Cigno

It’s pronounced “eel CHEEN-yo,” and it translates as “The Italian Swan.”  It’s a nod to our identity as a fine Swansboro restaurant with a focus on Italian cuisine. However, our name means so much more to us than that.

It also signifies great food made with the best possible ingredients. 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.

il Cigno Italiano's filet

In order to most efficiently serve our guests, we ask that parties of six or more call us at (910)325-7845 to make reservations.

il Cigno Italiano's chicken parmesan


Il Cigno Italiano offers the finest in Italian cuisine prepared with only the freshest possible ingredients. Our specialties include mozzarella prepared in-house daily and three types of fresh pasta. We also offer an extensive selection of wines, spirits, and beers at our bar.

See our complete dinner menu here… and our complete cocktail menu here…


Fine Italian food demands the perfect accompaniment. That’s why il Cigno Italiano offers a selection of refreshing signature and classic cocktails made with quality ingredients.

il Cigno Italiano's fireplace

Catering & Events

With its rough-hewn wood interior, fireplaces, and views of the White Oak River, il Cigno Italiano is the perfect setting 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.

A toast on the back deck, overlooking the White Oak River


Sunday . . . . . 4 – 9 p.m.
Monday . . . . . 4 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday . . . . . CLOSED
Wednesday . . . . . 4 – 9 p.m.
Thursday . . . . . 4 – 9 p.m.
Friday . . . . . 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday . . . . . 4 – 9 p.m.

Effective April 1, il Cigno Italiano will remain open
until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Aerial view of il Cigno at sunset