About Us

IL Cielo….It means “the sky”. It was so named because our founder and his grandson are enchanted with the stars.

IL Cielo offers a dynamic culinary experience in a friendly environment featuring creative American cuisine with internationally inspired specials.

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Our Purpose

We pride ourselves in unparalleled service with approachable team members who will guide you every step of the way.

Gift Cards are available all year round for Birthdays and Anniversaries or any other Special Occasion.

Chef Scott Swamba

Chef Swamba earned his culinary arts degree from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. Chef Swamba has been an avid culinary competitor and has accumulated over 120 American Culinary Federation medals in domestic and international competitions.

Chef Swamba has served as a culinary instructor and chef at numerous private clubs and hotels including Washtenaw Community College, the Ritz Carlton and Meadowbrook Country Club and various other establishments. Chef Swamba brings with him his love and passion for food; along with his ability to teach, train and share his knowledge of the culinary arts to IL Cielo. Chef Swamba emphasizes the importance of having a clear and concise understanding of the fundamental principles of cookery.

“Once you understand the correct techniques and fundamental aspects of cooking, you can then experiment with flavors, textures and plating.” Chef Scott Swamba.

Pastry Chef, Melissa Akin

Chef Melissa earned her Culinary Arts Degree from the New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, VT.
Chef Melissa has worked at several Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants including the Wild Dunes, The Flying Pig and Fuze Bistro. Melissa has taught cooking classes to adults and children and has had her desserts featured on numerous television shows and magazines including Naples Illustrated, Phantom Gourmet and The Fung Brothers.

Melissa brings her love of food and knowledge of pastries to IL Cielo with the desire to transform her passion for food into an unforgettable experience for the guest.

To Melissa, food is not only a necessity; it’s an art form.