Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.6
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460 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
What 460 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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FW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner. Food outstanding, wine great. Restaurant was juggling a party of 28 but still managed to keep up attended to.

Wonderful place

BB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Good food, reasonable prices, friendly service. They’re always busy . . . Love the crowd and the buzz! No long waits for a table or service irrespective of crowds! Always run into friends & neighbors when there.

AD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased to see a locally-owned restaurant in Downingtown doing so well. The food and service is spectacular.

MG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a nice dining experience
Food was prepared perfectly
The only thing that was not a 5 star was the ravioli, it came out cold and the sage butter sauce hardened a bit
Food was very tasty

RA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always great and constantly being improved. I love that this restaurant is always bustling with happy patrons. Food keeps bringing us back. The mussels appetizer is one of our favorites.

N
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines dinner great meals

KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice little date night spot. We were there on Valentine’s Day, and I was given a red rose, which I thought was a nice touch. For being packed it wasn’t too noisy either. We had reservations and we walked right in and sat down. Food was very good, but the same entree we had last time tasted a little different this time? Still good, just different than what we were expecting.

DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good experience. It was Valentines Day and they gave a rose to my wife. Very nice touch. The food, service and ambiance of Anthony’s is very good. Second time we have dined here and will definitely come back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an early Valentines Day dinner. Everything was delicious.

MS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were priced right and even came with salad, which is unheard of today. Ambiance was wonderful and staff was extremely friendly! Will go back often I am sure!

TP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ..difficulty parking ...loud and crowded ...but that is a good sign. I rate it as top Italian restaurant in the area.

AK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jamy was terrific! The food was delicious and arrived quickly. Beautiful decor and clean!

TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some establishments lose quality if they expand, but Anthony's only gets better. The food is always amazing, the atmosphere is upscale, yet comfortable and appropriate for date night or family night out. The owners always say hello which makes anyone feel important and appreciated. My husband and I highly recommend this local restaurant.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Very good food and service. Love the atmosphere as well.
You will not be disappointed.

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for a birthday dinner for my sons 9th and strolled in with 8 kids age range 11-7. Anthonys was very accommodating and our waitress very patient. She dealt with all the chaos with a smile, very friendly and great with the kids. Good service always makes a location become a quick favorite. We only had pizzas but they were delicious.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An overall great experiene. Friendly staff that didn't overdo their presence. Meals were delicious and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return- maybe monthly.

TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the drinks. Katie our server was attentive and great!

JC
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been frequenting Anthony’s for almost two years. They have become very popular over the past year, so much so they renovated to include and upstairs, an outdoor patio and a larger parking lot. All that being said, please don’t lose sight of what got you to where you are today. My wife and I have started to notice smaller side salads, in some cases smaller portions and slower service. We love Anthony’s and we will continue to tell our friends about them!

LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best place to eat in Downingtown! It’s beautiful, the food is delicious and the ambiance is perfect!

WC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding. Its a little crowded in the dining area but noise level was fine. Our waiter was great and established a rapport with our table immediately. We would definitely go back.

SB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice and the food was delicious. The service was good. We were sitting next to a large party, so it was a bit noisy. I think there was live music on the first floor. Will be going back.

MW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and authentic. The service was great. A beautiful atmosphere despite the bad weather outside. Our family enjoyed our dinner and didn’t have to break the bank to have a wonderful evening.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and experience every time. Owner and staff are first rate.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony’s is great. Comfortable decor, excellent food, attentive service at reasonable prices.

SG
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon and veal Marsala were excellent. The dessert that was supposed to be like creme brûlée was not as we thought. Just sorry we didn’t choose one of their excellent other desserts. Service was outstanding.

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal and wonderful host/hostess and staff :)

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! We love the food and environment. All around fantastic dining experience.

C
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have heard only good things and wanted to try. Very nice,great food and service, just a little pricey.

LT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire first time experience was superb!!
I’m in the restaurant business 30 yrs., and Italian, so it takes a lot to wow me...we will be back soon !!

U
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for lunch. It was a business meeting and the food, service, and prices were excellent.

SG
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and quality of food were excellent. The lady screaming at the bar during the Texans Buffalo football game was over the top. They should have asked her to quiet it down or to leave if she refused.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice upbeat atmosphere. Food and Service very good. Prices were very fair....good value.
Look forward to next visit.

JN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoy Anthony’s frequently, both take out and dining in. The food is consistently very good. The service dining in is consistently inconsistent. Needs some improvement to make a solid experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. My fiancé and I went here on New Years Eve. Definitely recommend the Beef Carpaccio appetizer; it was excellent. Cool wine options from different regions in Italy. Service was good too. Will definitely be going back!

JR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent!

G
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I’ll first point out that even though Open Table says they have a gluten-free menu, they do not. Nor do they have gluten-free pasta. We went for a late lunch after a matinee and were a bit disappointed with the service. Empty water glasses were not refilled and second drinks were not offered. A well-done burger came out a solid medium and the appetizers seemed overpriced based on the entrée pricing. Their homemade pasta was the saving grace as it was quite delicious. First impressions being what they are, I doubt we will return as their are too many other options in the area.

KF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was excellent however they were very busy that bight and clearly did not have enough staff. Food is always delicious!

MD
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony’s has become our new favorite restaurant!

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My first time dining here for my birthday. Love all the food we ordered from P