Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.7
623 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Anthony’s Cucina Fresca, a place to enjoy the heartwarming and authentic flavors of Italian homestyle cooking!

From handmade pastas and aromatic sauces to elegant homemade desserts, the rich and sweet flavors will leave you wanting more.

Each dish is prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients under the direction of Owner and Head Chef Danilo Angelucci. Danilo seeks to touch every customer through the memories and heartwarming flavors from his childhood. Our passion and enthusiasm for fresh food is evident in everything we create. After all, we believe that the Italian tradition of spending time at the table with family and friends while enjoying a delicious meal, is a recipe for a happy life.

We hope you find that here with us. Mangia!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 623 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamelaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was fantastic ..best dinner Ive had in a long time.. My birthday too .server even had a lit candle on my desert..We will be back often..!! Great value too..

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vipEricB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic find, having a ton of great Italian in the city we found this place and it is every bit as good as any top restaurant in the city

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AnnM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular patrons, but had not tried the new brunch menu yet. We had a lovely, leisurely brunch. The menu is diverse, with something for everyone. Got my favorite, Classic Eggs Benedict. Everything was great.

JB
JohnB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As far as we feel, Anthony's Cucina Fresca is the best Italian food in the area. We have been going there for dinner quite often and we have never been disappointed by the quality of food or the staff.

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Maureen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious pasta, generous serving

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WendyZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, great food and great atmosphere at Anthony's! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night!

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vipStumo65
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great local restaurant with sold food choices to back up the ambiance and quaintness. Shared pear salad and had fettuccine bolognese for dinner. Have enjoyed chicken Marsala and BBQ Pizza as well.

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RonaldR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food. We go here often and have never had a bad experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and we loved the atmosphere

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vipBlinggal
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food and service! Tables far apart.

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WendyZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinner at Anthony's! Great value, great atmosphere, great food, and reasonable drink prices.

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vipNeil
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance

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Loubigfish
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were the on Saturday night @ 5PM. The restaurant was already starting to fill up. The server greeted us promptly and was very polite and professional. We started off with 2 glasses of wine and the Clams & Mussel appetizer. This was over the top in flavor and portion. I would recommend this to everyone. Then we ordered Portobello Salad and I order the veal with mushrooms and fettuccini. The salad was good but not and desirable as we had in the past. The pasta dish was excellent and was big enough for me to take home. We ordered coffee which was hot and just a pinch bitter. no dessert this time round.
We enjoy Anthony's very much and are glad to see them succeeding.
We would enjoy knowing more about the dining rewards program but the server couldn't tell us much about it that night.
All in all a great experience and a favorite of ours for the future.

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BillR
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was SO good. We joined friends and they were delighted with the fig pizza. The rose sauce was excellent and portions just right. We will return...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good, nice sized portions. Service was really bad starting with waiting 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was ok. Just ok. A little bland and sat under a heat lamp for to long.

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vipNeil
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, service great, cost reasonable

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PhilS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Exceptional restaurant in a town with very few good ones. The owner is great, and really proud of what he has built - as he should be. It's usually busy (which is a good sign) so make reservations.

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Lansfam
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve really stepped it up over the last year. It’s always been great but the improvements they’ve made to the building are fantastic as was the food and service! Well done!

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vipTorms
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delcoious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was really good and fresh. I had an excellent Limoncello cocktail. It was a little noisy. But overall a nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have not gone out to eat in over 9 months due to COVID fears.

I got a little bonus and decided to it was way past time to celebrate!

Kate did an excellent job! Food coming from kitchen was tops!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Table distance was perfect. Food was incredible. And the price was well worth it.

JD
vipJohnnieDAddio
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest place to dine in the Downingtown region....ambiance both inside and under tent are great!

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KimV
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is excellent and authentic. Wait staff needs a bit more training but that’s okay. Everyone can learn and grow and our waitress was trying very hard.

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RobertC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fine food, excellent service by a young and polite staff, and a relaxing atmosphere. Our new favorite Italian restaurant, even if it means driving one hour from Lancaster to Downingtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly great food, wonderful service will definitely visit again soon!

JL
JoyceL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining was cozy and warm with a fire pit keeping us toasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was prompt and friendly. The manager came over to ask us how our meal was. The outside dining ambience was really nice.

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JenC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and authentic Italian food. Great service. Owner is involved and pays attention to detail.

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vipHindiK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short Rib bolognese was amazing! Service was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back again!

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TAP2
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends recommend Anthony’s a few months ago but we live about 50 minutes away. All I can say is that it was well worth the drive. We were greeted with a big smile from the hostess. Our server Kate was very friendly and professional. The atmosphere was perfect. At one point the manager (didn’t get his name) approached us to ck to see if we needed anything. The food was fantastic! I had pasta and my husband had a pizza. So good! Of course we had to finish our meal with the homemade tiramisu and we were not disappointed! We will be back!

JL
vipJimL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

44th anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was okay. Waitress did not know the menu very well and took longer than normal to serve each course. Desserts were very good. We will try again and order different entrees.

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vipBuilddreams
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding. Our server disappeared several times. Had to wait for water and drinks. TIP - To Insure Promptness. This was not the case though management can easily train their staff to do better job. I hope they will do so!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there, not sure why but typically guess I'm not in that area. Wow was I impressed with the quality of the food and the taste. Nice job I'll be back.

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Jkrome
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing little spot in downtown Downingtown. I never knew it was there until i was invited by a friend. We were promptly seated and the server quickly got us our drinks. I ordered a burger.... i know who orders a burger at an Italian joint? I did and it was fantastic! One of the best burgers ive had in the area. A few bites into the meal the manager stopped over and asked how everything was. They were very attentive to us and made the dining experience a great one! I will definitely be back again!

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LynnT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town recently and found this restaurant on yelp. Would highly recommend. This place is a gem - delicious homemade pasta, nice wine selection, wonderful service and ambience especially amid covid 19. Really enjoyed the dinner and the evening. Also wonderful to still see the restaurant manager stop by each table (maintaining social distance of course).

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RobT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had an awesome dinner and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Anthony's Cucina Fresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 873-5544.

Anthony's Cucina Fresca is rated 4.7 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.