Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.6
750 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 750 people are saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jimr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

SR
SunRanger
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

JC
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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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

CK
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

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. We loved the Shrimp Scampi Dip! Our waitress was great. Unfortunately, we were seated upstairs near a very large party and they were quite loud, but the overall experience was great. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent and very much enjoyed the atmosphere. Great local spot to have around.

CG
CathyG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and our server was great!! Nice atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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PaulA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a GREAT brunch here! The kids love the pancakes and the upstairs is super family friendly. We always keep Anthony’s in our restaurant rotation! Thanks always for the awesome service!!!!

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JimW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Two out of the three meals we ordered were not right. The sauce was wrong on one meal and a main vegetable was missing from the other. They offered to bring out the vegetables for me to add them but it would not of been blended in the sauce like it should of been and I felt they should of taken back to the kitchen to add. The other plate they said they ran out of the sauce so they substituted another and we should of been told. Hard to enjoy a meal when you look forward to when its not what you ordered.
Service was great. Kitchen needs to step up their game. This is the second time I have been there and did not get what I ordered

MN
MarkN
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bottle of Italian red wine for $30 to go with the amazing chicken saltimbocca!

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very Good Food And The Service Was Great. It Was A Good Choice For Our Anniversary. Would Recommend It Highly.

SG
vipSmoothG
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our server prepared our plates with rosemary sprigs and balsamic vinegar on the side to make a special presentation. The quality of the food is always excellent. We have never been disappointed, always very pleased with everything.

MO
MamaOf2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for our girls’ night. The menu has something for everyone, and the staff were happy to accommodate our dietary needs and preferences. The food was delicious and the servers were kind and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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DaniaL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Anthony's is a regular Thursday night date night spot. NEVER had any issues. Until last nite. Food was as usual GREAT. Service was lacking and unprofessional at times. Manager tried to redeem the night, which was appreciated.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the service was excellent. 1st time there, will definitely go back..

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dianes
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Graduation

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ScottC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and a very inviting atmosphere.

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 750 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.