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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 #2 of 317 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
Torrington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The food, the ambiance, the service...all are consistently excellent. Perfect for a special event but also great for an everyday fine dining experience. Although generally expensive, it is worth every penny. The background music is low and classic -- you can hear each other when you chat -- and the lighting is flattering. I have been seated in the Market... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

January in Hilton Head is a great time to explore new (or an old favorite) restaurants and the new (to me) "Sips and Bites" bar menu at Michael Anthony's is a great value. 3 different wine tasting pours paired with 3 small "tapas-style" dishes is a great way to explore new wines and great food. The service was friendly and... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

On the recommendation of friends, we decided to make this our one-and-only 2015 Restaurant Week dinner reservation. As first time guests of this highly-regarded fine dining establishment, we had high expectations, which were not only met, but greatly exceeded. We were warmly greeted and immediately seated. Our waiter, Finnie, welcomed us and pledged to make this a memorable dining experience,... More 

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London, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This deserves its trip advisor rating. The food , service and wine selections available were very good. A bit tricky to find if you do not know the area but well worth it. We went during restaurant week and took advantage of the selection so we would not walk away over stuffed which could have been very possible. All the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A great eating establishment on the island. The owners and staff work harder than most places to please the patrons. The food is very good, even though the sauces are sometimes lacking. They lost their chef Michael a few years ago but try very hard to make up for it. Very loyal customers. A great Italian market as well.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I don't know why Michael Anthony's isn't rated # 1 in Hilton Head but who cares, it's my favorite by far. It was my wife's birthday so I wanted to go somewhere special and special it was. From the moment we were seated our waiter PJ made sure it was a birthday dinner for her to remember. I could go... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We finally got to this respected Italian restaurant, lured by an ad for Sips and Bites in the local paper. We had no reservation and after some confusion about seating at the bar (we had exited and were returning to our car) the host, Ian, actually came outside and called us back in. A lucky thing for us. The Bites... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have been eating at this restaurant for years and it never disappoints Food, ambience, service and wine selection all superb Would highly recommend for a great dining experience

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What an unexpected and delicious find....We were referred by a local,otherwise I would have never known about this most elegant hidden "secret!" Hands down,one of the most fabulous Italian meals we have ever had in ANY city....a "must"if ever in Hilton Head:) Sandy,Elijah and Ian made us feel very welcomed......FABULOUS!!!!!:)

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This restaurant is a real winner. Our dinners(seafood pescatore and veal valdestano) Were prepared and served nicely. The Appetizers and cocktails were fabulous and they had an extensive wine list. Service was efficient and friendly. We were so impressed that we ate there twice the week we stayed. The owner chatted with us on the way out. No wonder it... 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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