Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.7
712 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 712 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MamaOf2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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ScottC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and a very inviting atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner, would love if they brought specials back. A few things came out slow, but our server was very nice.

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TaylorC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing! I was really impressed. The space could have been a bit cleaner but nothing crazy. My only real complaint was the server checked on us literally every five minutes. She was very sweet but we would have preferred a little more space. Either way, we definitely plan to be back!

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DanC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, food was great, service was on point. Great value as well. Will be back for sure!

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vipJimL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappointed at the quality and portion sizes of the meals!

Desserts are to die for!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes for table. Service was also slow once we were seated. Smaller food portions and lower food quality than last several times we have eaten here. Hopefully this was just a bad night and not a sign that they can’t maintain quality and service with increased customers.

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! The food was ok, but the bruschetta was amazing and I’d go back for just that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal here. The food is fresh, the owners are connected and the wait staff is attentive. Great little find in Downingtown PA

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vipNeil
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and price. Noise level was very high.

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AmyV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We were able to get an outside table, the weather, service and food were perfect. Will definitely come back from dinner again.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say anything bad about this place. Food is excellent and always fresh. Reasonably priced. Service is always great and with a smile! We go there every week!

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant with amazing food and terrific servers. The food and ambiance are superb. We always look forward to going to Anthony’s Cucina!

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vipMarkK
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great evening! It was a very warm so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather. The service was excellent, particularly given how much take out activity was going on. And the food, as usual, was excellent - really flavorful. Coming from the West Coast, the value was incredible! We will be back.

MB
vipMikeB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal as always. Usually order and have delivery but felt the need to get out. The food was cooked perfectly - well spaced between courses. Our server was over the top with service!
First rate experience. Keep up the good work Anthony's!

JB
vipJohnB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Anthony's was excellent; from the food, which is the best Italian tasting food in the area, to the service....the friendliest waitstaff. You can't beat Anthony's Cucina Fresca!

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guest
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends here for lunch, a halfway point for each couple- we all wish we lived closer! The service was great, restaurant is really cute. The food was out of this world. We each ordered a different pasta dish and were each blown away. The penne arrabiata burrata was delicious- great sized portion and the leftovers were even better day 2. Highly recommend!

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RobertF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My server was great. She was knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating to a few quirky requests. The food is okay. Not blow you away great but good. I’ll be back for sure.

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StephenM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have eaten at Anthony’s previously. Food is always good, but last night had the Veal Masala. While the taste was good, I was a bit disappointed in the tenderness of the Veal. Normally the veal is pounded a bit thinner and this helps with the tenderness. The amount of veal was sufficient, just the lack of tenderness was my issue.

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stephanieg
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered chicken Marsala and it was PERFECT! Chicken was so tender.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! We will be coming back for sure! Food was excellent and the waitress was super sweet. She gave stickers to my kids, which they loved!

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CindyW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server was very attentive! Parking a bit of a challenge

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is always amazing. Last night we went out for our anniversary to enjoy a nice quiet meal. Unfortunately, they had a kids birthday party upstairs. The party was extremely loud and they were running around on a hardwood floor. I would definitely recommend not allowing kids birthday parties here. People dont go here for a Chuckie cheese atmosphere. The staff was extremely busy catering to the party we kind of were forgotten about (the staff was working very hard to cater to the party).

Again we do love Anthony's but hopefully next time there wont be a kids party and we can enjoy one of very few nights out we get without the kids.

Food was still superb as usual.

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CarleenB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very mediocre service and food. Overall would not recommend. I think there are better places

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Diningout1268
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food very, very good.

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vipfoodguru04
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for a good meal with friends or family.

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MattL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was very good, drinks were on point. The only negative experience we had was with our server, she told us that we were only the second table that she had ever served since she was new. We dont hold any I'll will twords her, just the restaurant for not giving her the proper training. We had a 6 pm reservation which was on schedule, we sat down as soon as we walked in. It took from them until 7:30 for us to receive our dinner, but only after complaining because 5 other tables were seated roughly 20 minutes after we were and had received their food way before we did and we're almost all done eating as they had different servers than we did before we finally complained. The only thing that was offered to us for the inconvenience was 1 free dessert. There was 4 of us and they only offered 1 free dessert? Crappy service for the price that it cost for dinner.

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SallyW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Traffic noise on Lancaster Avenue made it very difficult to carry on a conversation at the table. It was very distracting and prevented the meal from being enjoyable.
We had to ask for refills of iced tea and the waitress did not bring sweetener as requested.
The noodles in my lasagna were very difficult to cut with a knife: they required sawing back and forth.

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DennisG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding and we liked the décor of the restaurant. The owners seem to take pride in its maintenance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere were excellent! I was seated by a servers station and it was very distracting as they were putting in orders and collecting silverware directly behind me. Our server was attentive and friendly.

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JMUJEEPGRL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely excellent. The pasta was fresh. The mussels were great along with the white wine reduction. The Chef came out and greeted the table after the meal. Highly recommend.

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ChrissyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Anthony’s! Everything on the menu (including the wine) is amazing!! And we love the ambiance as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Mother’s Day was crazy but food was terrible and waited 45 mins for basic drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Anthony’s. The food and service are always amazing.

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KateW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Highly recommend. Always consistent.

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vipGreg
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was extremely noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Friendly service. Downstairs seating is quieter than upstairs. Make sure to make a reservation!

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 712 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.