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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
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This has been our 'last night on HHI' meal for the last 10 years or so, and it never fails to be a great one. You will get great housemade pasta, terrific specials - like a recent spaghetti with crab and vegetables that was outstanding - always a fresh fish entree, and excellent desserts. The bar is excellent and the... More

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West chester
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Although the food was very good, the prices were unreasonable compared to the portions (Especially the starters). Everyone who worked there was very nice and helpful, but our waiter only came around once in a while and always seemed to be in a rush.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our dinner was so exceptional, we returned a few days later with friends who absolutely loved this restaurant. Homemade pastas are incredible as are the specials. Great wine list and deserts as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere, comfortable seating, attentive staff, so many choices on the early bird menu that it was difficult to choose. I am still talking about the carpaccio appetizer, crab/spaghetti entree and the just right portion of tiramisu ...all of it scrumptious! Dined with friends before the theater and it was the perfect beginning to a great night! Lucky to be... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

One of the best! The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was great and our waiter, Finnie, was superb! We enjoyed every course, the wine was reasonably priced, and the cappuccino was wonderful. We will definitely return and will request Finnie as our server.

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South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Michael Anthony's is well deserving of its 5 Star rating. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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Bloomfield, NJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife & I returned to Michael Anthony's for the third time on a trip down to HHI. We had our rehearsal dinner there for our wedding back in '08 and it was very nice. Another large family dinner a few years ago proved particularly unsuccessful as our food took ages to appear from the kitchen. We decided to give... More

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ajfazzini, Owner at Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana, responded to this review

We regret the reviewer had an experience that did not meet their expectations. Opinions in this regard are very subjective and we do respect them. We do want to make it clear that since opening for business Michael Anthony's has been under the same management and ownership by our family for the past 13 years. We, along with our devoted... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not easy to find in the little strip mall. We sat upstairs and still had great service from Finnie. The first course we shared and the main dishes - two seafood - were one of the best preparations ever. There is a great wine selection that isn't overly priced.

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Cary, NC
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Michael Anthony's is in a strip mall and the sign isnt very big. We had a hard time seeing it at first. We went to the early seating on a Friday night and came in to an empty restaurant... Got seated upstairs with one family with a small child. They do not have a kids menu but will make a... More

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Tucker, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

6 top,family style meal. The restaurant failed to live up to its grand status among reviewers.Meatballs were dry and disappointed 3 people at the table because of it.Prices were also higher than what their website stated.I have a big problem with this as social media,constant and grating as it can be,should allow for weekly changes. My calamari was excellent and... More

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