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Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

37 New Orleans Rd, Ste L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762
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Ranked #3 of 320 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

when vacationing on the Island checkout the restaurant; Truly Italian sound flavors along with the traditional atmosphere. This reminds me of the great St. Louis Italian restaurants on the HILL!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is our first time coming to eat here. The service was splendid and the food amazing! Elijah was very pleasant and helpful and gave an excellent wine recommendation with our meal. Opened our eyes to a new style of wine. It was Zenato Ripassa, vintage 2010. An experience! We had the black grouper and the butter squash ravioli. Every... More 

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Hilton Head
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The namesake chef left this spot a few years back and we thought that it would have gone down hill. Wrong, in fact exactly the opposite. In the past it was becoming a "legend in it's own mind", overpriced and ok at best. We found it now to be the best Italian we've had on the Island in years. Service... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been going to Hilton head for 25 years and michael Anthony's is my new favorite restaurant. The food is so delicious and all ingredients so fresh. We had Finnie as our server the last two visits and he is awesome. Will be returning in January and will definitely be on my list of restaurants to return.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nothing but wonderful, from the staff through the menu to the food and drink. The Sips and Bites menu is offered from 5pm to 7 pm only in the bar, which is attractive and friendly. For $16 you taste three wines and three small appetizers. Last night the apps were a beet and goat cheese salad, a combo of shrimp... More 

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Eagle River alaska
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

A very nice dining experience and the staff were friendly and helpful. Started with the red beet salad with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and mint, garnished with red onion and arugula and topped with goat cheese. The main course was filet mignonette of beef with a black truffle and red wine sauce and wild mushroom garnish. Wine with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I actually found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and it didn't disappoint! I had veal osso bucco which had the most delicious sauce and my husband had rigatoni with sausage and spinach which was fresh and spicy. The cocktails were delicious and the restaurant itself was quiet and beautiful. We will go back to this restaurant!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The good news is this is the best place to eat on Hilton Head; the bad news is you will pay dearly for medium sized portions of uninspired but competent Italian food. The appetizers were so so but Caprese salad excellent. Entrees were competent but not memorable. Pasta excellent but overpriced. Deserts were outstanding. Still the best place to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Have been to numerous restaurants on the Island. This is one of the best. The food and and wait staff are superb. Want to save some money then try the early dining menu.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Dinner was the best meal that my group and I had on a 12 day tour traveling from St. Augustine, FL to Hilton Head,SC. The wait staff was excellent and the food was so delicious. They gave my group so many choices with the Early Dining Menu. I had the delicious Red Beet Salad and others enjoyed the Tuscan soup... More 

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Additional Information about Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

Address: 37 New Orleans Rd, Ste L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762
Phone Number: 843-785-6272
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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