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“Excellant Meal/Service/Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
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Ranked #5 of 362 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Tampa, Fl
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellant Meal/Service/Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2007

My wife and I have been coming to Hilton Head for 15yrs. This is the one of, if not the, best meal we have had. Service was terrific, no reservations being it is early September, will make reservations next time as I think we got lucky. Server's reccomendations were right on. We split an appitizer of Scallops usually 3ea but it was served on two plates and we each received 2 scallops, nice touch, it was served with wilted spinach in a great sauce. I am not a fan of wilted spinich but I ate it all, that says something.
I had the salmon raviloi special with crab meat. Sauce was great, as were the ravioli and crab. My wife had some potaoto pasta type dish, I can not remember what it was. Never heard of anything like this, again sauce was great and she enjoyed her meal.
We usually do not have dessert but we agan split one. Very nice ice cream with godiva chocolate toppins etc. another winner.

Bottle of Wine/Appitizer/Meal/Dessert; $108 w/o tip and everything terrific.

Highly reccomended.

1 Thank jhartz177
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columbia sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“best italian ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2007

The entire meal was awesome. From the wine fligts to the appetizer-i have never even heard of some of the vegetables on the tray. The specials were fantastic. The desert was DEVINE! The only problem we had all night was an extremely LOUD and inappropriately dressed (hats, shorts and tank tops) family or 12 next to us. They were yelling, whooping and hollering like they were at Ryans Steaj house (which is where they should have gone!) It was so loud we couldn't hear each other speak. The staff should have spoken to them. The entire atmoshere changed when they finally left. all in all, worth every penny!

Thank sweetteaColumbiaSc
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2007

Superb food, some of the best calamari I have ever had. Excellent fresh fish and pasta. Nice setting and excellent service. Best meal we had in Hilton Head. Thoughtful wine list with WS scores, some good values, some marked up a bit too much (4X for 2005 Mollydooker Two Left Feet at $80), but look around and there are nice values at 1.5 markup.

Thank WillieO
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Louisville, KY
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2007

This restaurant is a "must-eat" if you're looking for upscale dining on Hilton Head. Not only was the entire staff attentive and knowledgable, the food was absolutely outstanding. They have six wine flights available, plus a dessert wine flight; all were interesting pairings and generous pours. The wine list is a night's worth of reading in itself.

My husband and I started with the carpaccio appetizer; for dinner, I had the turbot fish special and he had the stuffed veal. (I forgot the technical name of the plates, sorry!) Everything was outstanding, and even though we were stuffed, we ordered dessert anyway. After sharing coffee, tiramisu, and the chocolate souffle cake (voted best on the island for several years, so our server told us), we were completely sated...and we couldn't have been happier.

2 Thank alala27
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Conistently Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2007

If you are looking for consistently excellent Italian/Continental cuisine look no further. I've never had a bad meal here and the staff is attentive. Locals eat here at the upscale restaurant becuase they know the food will always be good. The duck was excellent as is the veal. Drinks are geneours and the bar laid out nice. A cozy location but not too crowded.

1 Thank Jonathan L
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