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Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

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37 New Orleans Rd, Suite L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762
+1 843-785-6272
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5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana offers traditional regional Italian...
Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana offers traditional regional Italian cuisine combining innovative presentations and style. The award winning culinary team presents a menu using the freshest ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience featuring homemade gnocchi, succulent veal,daily selections of fresh fish and house-made desserts. Acknowledged by food and wine enthusiasts and critics alike, the restaurant presents a fine-dining experience combining an award-winning wine list, exquisite food, attentive service and the personal touch of a family-owned restaurant serving the Lowcountry since 2002. In addition, Michael Anthony’s operates a Cooking School conducting weekly hands-on and demonstration style cooking classes and a specialty Italian market. Please visit our website or call for information for our class schedule or dining reservations.
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Michael Anthony’s is far and above the best restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The atmosphere is clean, warm and friendly all at the same time. The food is cooked just right; each pasta dish is prepared to order and the execution between the kitchen staff and the servers is nearly flawless. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Baldlegal
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Placentia, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Placentia, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Michael Anthony’s is far and above the best restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The atmosphere is clean, warm and friendly all at the same time. The food is cooked just right; each pasta dish is prepared to order and the execution between the kitchen staff and the servers is nearly flawless. We ate there twice and were never disappointed. But... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great dinner. First time to Michael's. Wife and I go to HH every year. Try and fine some new places every year along with a few of our favorites. This was a great dinner and the service was excellent. Moved right up our list of great spots.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner at Michael Anthony's. The food and wine were delicious! The service was impeccable. We would definitely go again if we visit Hilton Head.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Over the years of visiting Hilton Head Island, I have dined at Michael Anthony's many times. This may be my last unless I start hearing things differently. I understand that this was a holiday weekend (Memorial Day) but that is no excuse for the horrible service encountered during this visit. Our waiter barely came by the table to see if... More 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a special $18 only available at the bar between 5 and 7p. I love having small portions of 3 food items, each course paired with a sip, about one oz. of wine. Perfect dinner for me who like variety and don't eat much.

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

From the moment you walked in you are greeted with a smile. We had a reservation and they seated us earlier. Great ambience throughout the restaurant. We were welcomed by Lucy who proceeded to provide World class service the entire night. We each started out with a flight of wine. The bread is very good. Crusty crunch on the outside... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Michael Anthony's is consistently excellent. As of about two years ago they have a new chef the quality has not suffered one bit. Great menu and wonderful specials. I had the special Vitello Tonnato as an appetizer and was blown away at how good it was. Chris, the chef knows his business. A wonderful way to spend an evening while... More 

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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Recently my family (7 people) ate at this restaurant. Since we were a "large party" we were relegated to the upstairs dining room. Our server was excellent! Very helpful, professional, respectful, and fun. My wife and I have eaten here a number of times in the past and have always enjoyed our meal. One of the reasons why is that... More 

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Richmond
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nicki, our waitress was terrific. She was very accommodating when handling our special requests. Pasta fagioli was delicious as was the gnocchi. Will definitely return.

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columbia, south carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Ate with friend about two weeks ago. Three half order pastas and a half bottle of Tuscan red, all very good. Service was good too. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 New Orleans Rd, Suite L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-6272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana offers traditional regional Italian cuisine combining innovative presentations and style. The award winning culinary team presents a menu using the freshest ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience featuring homemade gnocchi, succulent veal,daily selections of fresh fish and house-made desserts. Acknowledged by food and wine enthusiasts and critics alike, the restaurant presents a fine-dining experience combining an award-winning wine list, exquisite food, attentive service and the personal touch of a family-owned restaurant serving the Lowcountry since 2002. In addition, Michael Anthony’s operates a Cooking School conducting weekly hands-on and demonstration style cooking classes and a specialty Italian market. Please visit our website or call for information for our class schedule or dining reservations.
Open Hours
Monday
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?