Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.6
764 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 764 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and friendly service.

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Dessertfirst
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here, food was outstanding. Definitely recommend and we will be back!

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MaureenL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, great food, attentive service, very good coffee

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Usually sit upstairs - we were set down stairs kind of out in the middle - felt like we were right in the middle of the foot traffic coming and going

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Kathmandu
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time trying Anthony’s and the food did not disappoint. We tried the Linguini Arabiata and the Linguini with Alfredo sauce. Both were cooked to perfection. The meatballs were just okay - they were tough likely from being overworked in preparation. Margaritas were perfect. We will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had the eggplant appetizer large portion but touch sauce, the same with my husband’s dish to much sauce overwhelming the whole dish

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marieb
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful service and food. The only complaint is that it got REALLY loud but what are you going to do about that? Very, very busy for a Sunday night was good to see!

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vipLynne
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow probably due to the current lack of help. Needed to ask for silverware-and plates
Food order wrong, bit comped one dinner, drinks and appetizer. Tipped on full amount as server apologized profusely. Food food good; generous portions.

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vipwilrileyjr
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Deep menu with a lot of options. Nice outdoor patio dining.

JM
JonathanM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere where fantastic. Server was amazing, so attentive. Recommend 10/10. A++++++

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vipDan1
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good friends visiting from out of state. They really enjoyed the meal and experience. Parking has to be done on nearby streets on a Saturday night. Guess some of the staff park in the limited parking areas. Great time ha day all. Cocktails a little weak, but flavorful.

AJ
AngelJ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place for dinner, great service. servers know how to have a good time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place. First time for lunch and sitting outside was fun. They are very nice and personable!!

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jimr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I have enjoyed Anthony’s take out several times and decided to try dining there. It was an all around disappointment. The noise level was so bad that I couldn’t hear my partner across the table. The service was awful and the food was just mediocre at best.
I will continue to order pizza from them but probably won’t go there for dinner again

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SunRanger
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and I will certainly be back. Service was excellent, the owner made a point to say hello. I had the chicken Marsala which was seriously good, followed by a delightful lemon sorbet. My friend had a seafood dish which she raved about, and salted caramel gelato. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good, but salad I ordered was missing key ingredients. It was served and nobody came to say they were out of items to complete the order so I perhaps pick something else.
It took 20 minutes to have someone come over to the table. I was waiting on my drink for 40 minutes and I finally got after I asked about it. We didn’t get any silverware or napkins with the appetizer until we asked another waiter for them.
Food tasted good. Prices are also very reasonable.
Service was poor but that could be due to very busy Friday night. Overal experience 3*

JP
JeffP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second time coming here. The first was due to a gift card for my birthday. This time was because the first time was awesome. I had the Chicken Fettuccine Carbonara. They hand make their own pasta on site, as well as their own mozz. This was simply perfect!! I rarely take food home…this night I took a doggie box. Definitely worth the look if you like authentic Italian foods!!

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DavidS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good, not great, but they are short staffed with some inexperienced help so service took far too long - 1/2 hr for drink order to arrive, over an hour for initial food, etc..

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A busy Sunday night at Anthony’s but the food never disappoints!!!!

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vipPhilR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eat upstairs for the first time and liked it - a little quieter than downstairs as not all the tables were full.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food but quite loud when at full capacity.

DJ
DJinPA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food is awesome and portions sizes are plentiful. The building is beautiful and you cannot help but appreciate the interior design. The major issues we had were simple. When I go out to eat at a nice restaurant, I don't want to see other patrons in tank tops, shorts, and flip-flops. I don't think it is too much to ask a restaurant to have a minimum dress code . Plus I found 1/2 the staff were wearing one apple airpod in their ear, obviously listening to music. To me, this action says from staff to patron, "You do not have my complete focus." The food was great and the service was good, but I just expect a little more from a nice restaurant.

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JoeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is exceptionally well run. Everyone is in motion, efficiently…not frantically. Food was excellent . The room was slightly noisy due to hard surfaces and Air conditioner but the dining experience was wonderful.

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vipJim1658
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony's is always a quality experience! The food is great and staff are very friendly.

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vipWestGoshenEd
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

service was great glad to they are getting plenty of reservations. i saw lots of take out and a few people turned away because the didn't have reservations

both testament of the desirability of Anthony's

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the restaurant was busy we were sat quickly and attended to efficiently. Ambiance is nice and I’d go back for any occasion. Service was excellent and the staff worked well together (I’m own a service business and notice things like that). Our server Jacqueline was great. Food was homemade and very good. Nice job.

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KindbutHonest
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The pasta dishes are outstanding and diners should focus on them. After dining at Anthony’s several times we have not had a bad pasta dish. The pasta dishes are delicious, well seasoned and the pasta is perfectly al dente.

The hamburger, however, ranks among the worst we have ever eaten. It looked and felt like puréed meat without any body and had the consistency of wet baby food. The hamburger came on a nice bun with fresh veggies but it was wet, mushy and without any discernible flavor. After tasting the burger one of our diners asked if it was “pink slime” of fast-food fame. The hamburger should be removed from the menu until it is seriously reviewed by the management.

The service is very good and the servers are cheerful, attentive and pleasant.

We would recommend Anthony’s Cucina Fresca as long as one orders a pasta dish.

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Charley
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anthony's is a friendly, busy and outstanding Italian restaurant. Reservations are a must.
The menu is extensive but not overpowering and the wine list makes it easy to make a selection.
The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing.
Each of us (four people) had a different item from the menu and no one was disappointed. The meals were excellent and well presented.
Five stars for Anthony's

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ChuckK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and it was on par price-wise with other local Italian restaurants in the area. We will be back!

PF
PhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Took way to long for our food to come out. Almost an hour for two pizzas. Server was subpar.

BK
vipBrittanyK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal as always and staff is friendly and accommodating. The best part was the drinks!

LC
vipLCSR
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was very good but the service was extremely subpar. Waited 30 minutes before a server even came over to our table to take drink and food orders. Another 25 minutes for bruschetta (appetizer). Entrees came out shorty thereafter. This was our first time dining there…not sure if it was it because outdoor tables were packed and indoor diners (where we were sitting) were neglected; short staff/new staff. Could be all of the above but my husband almost walked out. It was a very frustrating experience. May stick to take out next time.

LH
LynH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and nice atmosphere. Service is also consistently good.

ME
vipMichaelE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good, big menu selection, would definitely come again.

JP
JimP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with fresh pasta made anyway you like it, excellent entrees (pastas and entrees come with salad), loved the service, reasonable prices. One of our favorite places now.

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vipDeezer
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good! The pasta dishes are unbelievable as are their fish dishes.
Service is top notch- their wait staff have worked there for years. They are truly a family business focused on providing you an excellent dining experience. If you haven't been there, go! You won't be dissappointed

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vipMamar
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and I love the atmosphere. If you are looking for great Italian food, this is the place!

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vipMichael
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food for a great price. We will definitely be back again soon!

JP
JeffP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time here. The food was awesome! I had chicken carbonara….some of the best I’ve had. We were pleasantly surprised at the check at the end. I would absolutely recommend Anthony’s to friends.

JC
vipJohnnyC
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food/Great Service

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 4.6 stars by 764 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.