Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.7
890 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 890 people are saying
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BrianR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Staff was friendly and attentive. Love dining at Anthony’s!

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LynH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Anthony's! Food is always great as is the service.

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Magistra
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have always enjoyed my entrees at Anthony's, and last night my two dinner companions loved theirs. I ordered spinach and ricotta ravioli in marinara sauce. Unfortunately, the marinara was far too sweet--much too much sugar added. This problem is becoming ubiquitous, as chefs, instead of being clever with interesting spices, just throw sugar into the mix. I would have preferred a well-spiced marinara instead of a dessert-style tomato concoction. I love Anthony's but won't order marinara anymore.

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vipCDWJ
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as usual!

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ReginaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! I know these times are trying for restaurants. Even more reason to praise this local restaurant. The Chicken Piccata was excellent. Seeing that they have Beef Carpaccio on the menu speaks volumes: this is a true Italian menu. Highly recommend it. Parking in on site is a nice perk knowing how difficult it is to get parking in Downingtown.

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KBKB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have been to Anthony’s several times. This visit was not up to their standards. The appetizers were very good and we enjoyed them. We asked our server for a glass of ice that never came. We asked for some paper napkins that never came. We both ordered entrees with a side of pasta with just butter. My wife’s entree was chicken parmigiana and it came cool, not even warm. My entree was veal Marsala that came warm but not hot. It was very tough and poor quality. BOTH of our side pasta plates were cool with no butter at all. They were like one lump of cold pasta thrown on a plate. If we had some butter it never would have melted on the pasta because of the cool temperature. We might go back but not in any hurry to do so.

In fairness to them, we were there last week with some friends and we all enjoyed our meals. Last night was just a bad night on Anthony’s part.

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vipRoger
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The burrata Portobello appetizer was excellent. The fried calamari was like a pre-breaded store-bought version. Both pasta dishes were (a Bolognese and veal/shrimp/linguini in blush sauce) were savory, tasty, nicely presented and ample. Side of breads and sauce were good. House side salad was kind of blah. Lettuce was essentially iceberg and the hard white parts at that. Lovely, intimate space. No issues with service, but not highly attentive. This was our first visit, and we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and attentive server! The food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back again!

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JeffP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Anthony's food was spectacular. I had the Chicken Carbonara, my wife had Seafood Risotto. We found this place by accident two years ago, and have gone back 7-8 times since. I would absolutely recommend Anthony's to anyone.

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vipMotordan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. Was upstairs and another party was so loud we could but hear each other.

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PegO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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JeffB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Reasonably priced for quality food. We eat at Anthonys often.

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CImmig
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Extremely unwelcoming and unprofessional and this has nothing to do with the shortage of staff.

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Danielle was our server. Very nice explained the menu and specials.

She’s a great representative for the restaurant
First timer will go back

Value was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony’s is best of Chester county

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jeffg
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant and always a great time there! It was New Years Eve, so a little louder than normal, but was nice to see people out!!

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LynnG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mother to Anthony’s for the first time on December 13th, 2021. She has been to Anthony’s to dine 6 times within 18 days with friends and family. Need I say it is her new favorite restaurant. We love the delicious food, cool atmosphere with outstanding and friendly service with every meal.

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vipBrittneyC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Great food and drinks!

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billt
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have eaten here 10 time or so and always been very good. I’ll blame it on the Christmas Eve volume as it looked like they were doing a lot of take out orders - but 5 of us had 4 diff entrees and none were great. 2 of us had the chicken carbonara and it just was not good - nothing about it was good.
They were nice enough to take one of the entrees off the check- which I did not ask them to do -and the wait staff was great as usual .
Will be back to give them another try because they have been good in the past

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Tarrahp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve and it was a wonderful experience. Service, food.. everything A+++++

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience ever! My boyfriend and I waited 40 min and no server came to our table. We told the manager the situation before we left. Her response was “this is not my fault. Everyone makes mistake.”

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entrees were beautifully plated as well as being delicious! Each of us enjoyed a different variety of ravioli, butternut squash to spinach.
Excellent service capped a wonderful meal! I can’t wait to return.

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vipSooz
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived at 8:45 and it was really noisy but over the next hour it quieted down substantially. Not much noise reduction with wood floors and stone walls. Food was great and our server was perfect- not too intrusive but there when we needed her. Would go again maybe on a week night when not so crowded.

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RobT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great - enjoyed dinner. A bit noisy for my liking, but people were enjoying themselves.

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OceanCityTracy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. Wait staff were very friendly. Service was a little slow but the restaurant was packed so we didn't mind. I would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great food and wine. We will be back again and again.

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JudithB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Poor acoustics. With 6 people, it was difficult to converse. Two very noisy parties in the room.

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mikeM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good prices good decor. Already made reservations for next week. Try it you will like it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was Outstanding! Our waitress was thoughtful, quick, courteous and fun! The entire wait staff checked on us when she was busy. Our appetizers, Bar Drinks and entrées were delicious. So was dessert! We drove 90 minutes to meet friends and we will be back!

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TB88
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony’s is by far one of the best restaurants in Downingtown! Their food is outstanding and it’s a great venue. It’s a favorite restaurant of ours!

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LuighsigheH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Server was wonderful and made great suggestions. Always a great place for dinner or lunch!

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vipJillyeatsPhilly
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food NEVER disappoints. Owners and management are always engaged and staff is there to serve. Love this place!

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SamanthaF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good for the price and waitress was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course their pizza is outstanding so got a small Caprese pizza for an app. Then pasta all around for the rest of us! Delicious as always

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spacey01
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cocktails and food delicious!

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DaniaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekly dates with hubby at Anthony’s

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VALERIED
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderfully fresh and tasty Italian food. The restaurant is attractive and the food is incredible. Considering the quality and taste, you can't beat the prices!
I highly recommend this restaurant for family dining or a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service!!!!

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The penne vodka is always amazing! The tomato soup special was outstanding!!!! We always enjoy our meal here!!!

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 890 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.