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“Excellent and Reliable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
37 New Orleans Rd, Suite L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762
+1 843-785-6272
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Ranked #3 of 319 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent and Reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

I live on the island part of the year and this has always been a sure bet when it comes to a nice night out with excellent cuisine. The menu is diverse and innovatitive offering something for every palate without being over the top. The wine list is excellent and it is apparent a lot of time and thought is put into crafting it. Their staff seems to be very accomodating and overall attentive which is not always the case with a lot of the restaurants on the island. It is a family run restaurant which they all seem to take a lot of pride in and that becomes apparent when only spending a little time dining there. I would definetely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great meal or a night out. PS-reservations are a must in busy season or on the weekends.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“If this is the best Italian on the island, you are in trouble”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

This food was allright, not outstanding, not the best Italian on the island by any means. The veal was undercooked, but the wine list was great. I make better pasta bolognese at home then these guys. The pasta came out of a box and that pretty much says it all. Not impressed.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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texas
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, great atmosphere, no rush”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

If you are looking for a great dining experience, you must eat at Michael Anthony's on Hilton Head Island. Call ahead for reservations so you can be seated quickly. The menu is divine with the perfect variety of entres for all types of foodies. The spinach raviolli melts in your mouth and the meat from land to sea is cooked as close to perfection as one can get. Great wine menu and fantastic service. I will make this a must on my next trip to Hilton Head! (A heads-up for us average travelers, most dining experiences at finer restaurants on Hilton Head are leisurely ones. Plan for plenty of time to savor each bite and enjoy the conversation. Not for the impatient diner!)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

I have been to this restaurant every time I visit Hilton Head. My trip is never complete without me dining there. The food is always perfectly prepared and the service is top-notch! Great wine selection!! ! If you want to eat great food and enjoy a lovely evening out, Michael Anthony's is the place to go. Always number one on my list! My wife has attended one of their cooking demonstrations and can't wait to try another one. Maybe I'll go with her next time!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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“A must in Hilton Head.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

Top notch restaurant. Excellent service. Nice ambiance. Our meals were expertly prepared and presented. The wines were a good pour. Drinks were good. Nice bar if you have to wait. Would always recommend calling for reservations.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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