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“Exceptional Dining & Wine List(s)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
37 New Orleans Rd, Ste L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762
843-785-6272
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Ranked #4 of 322 Restaurants in Hilton Head
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.
Matthews, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Exceptional Dining & Wine List(s)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Dined here Saturday night (of Restaurant week) for my husband's birthday. Dining rooms were full with both locals and tourists.

Bar area is large and separate from the two dining rooms. Noise level is low and atmosphere cozy and warm for dining. Upscale dining atmosphere-- not a jeans kind of place.

Food selections were varied and presentation exceptional. High quality of food and adequate portions. We ate from the Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu (app, entree & sides, dessert for $27.50 -- 3 courses for the price of an entree!)

Two wine lists. Standard and the owner's private collection (think $85 and up). Outstanding! We brought our own special wine for a $20 corkage fee (only if wine is not on their extensive listing).

Complimentary prosseco and bruchetta. Nice touch upon arrival and reviewing the menu.

Knowledgeable and friendly service. Attentive and "invisible." Owners there to greet and to thank you upon departure.

We will be back. A real gem in a tourist / resort area that has a lot of chains and mediocre food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Great food ! Special occasion type of place. But worth the $.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Consistent Excellence!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

Hilton Head diners are fortunate in that they have numerous options when choosing a restaurant. With that being said, Michael Anthony's is one of the island's very best! We celebrated New Year's Eve there and the food and service were both excellent! We opted for two of Michael's specials for the night...the stuffed veal chop and the lobster ravioli. Both were indicative of the chef's creativity and they were suberb! The restaurant was extremely busy, however Jennifer, our server, was a true professional. Her responsiveness and knowledge made our evening enjoyable and relaxing! We visit Hilton Head several times a year and Michael Anthony's is always on our "Do Not Miss" list. This is the epitome of Hilton Head dining. Kudos to Michael and his staff!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Most Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

The service from beginning to end was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about thier product. The entree recommendations were spot on!! Great Food, Great Service, Great Ambiance!! You must go to Michael Anthony's whenever you visit Hilton Head!! They only problem I had was that since it is so dark at night we almost missed the entrance! Glad we didn't.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

Having eaten at Italian restaurants in Little Italy in Boston and New York, this Cucina is on a par with the best. Their "early bird" is incomparable. Ask for Alex and say hello to Jill,one of the owners;both made it a point to be sure we were completely satisfied. Don't miss this place. PS- I don't have any affiliation!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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