Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

4.7
4032 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana offers traditional regional Italian cuisine combining innovative presentations and style. The award winning culinary team presents a menu using the freshest ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience featuring homemade gnocchi, succulent veal,daily selections of fresh fish and house-made desserts. Acknowledged by food and wine enthusiasts and critics alike, the restaurant presents a fine-dining experience combining an award-winning wine list, exquisite food, attentive service and the personal touch of a family-owned restaurant serving the Lowcountry since 2002. In fact, Michael Anthony’s was recognized in 2010 by Open Table diners as one of the "Top 50 Italian Restaurants" in the United States! In addition, Michael Anthony’s operates a Cooking School conducting weekly hands-on and demonstration style cooking classes and a specialty Italian market. Please visit our website or call for information for our class schedule or dining reservations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4032 people are saying
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MareesaD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great from begging to end, again!

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vipPtval
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fantastic. I love that we see the same staff and how friendly everyone is. Thank u

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Kathleenr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and fabulous service at Michael Anthonys! We had the Red Snapper, Veal Ravioli, Involtini di Vitello con Formaggio e Salsiccie, Vitello alla Valdostana and Spaghetti all’Amatriciana -- not a speck of food left after we finished our meal. Sergio was attentive and assisted us in making terrific choices for wine. Excellent night!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Good food and great service!

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KenB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and added that in our comments when we set our reservation. When we showed for our table, the hostess greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" and our waitress did the same and greeted us with a champagne toast. We ordered calamari as an appetizer. Although sauteed, not fried it was excellent. Two Chicken Parms and the night went down in the books as an excellent dinner.

Michael Anthony's remains as our "Go to " place for special dinners and celebrations.

Thanks

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PaulS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Enjoyed some of their 20th anniversary $20 entrees, so the value was excellent as well.

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vipBill
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at MA!

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AdamC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, MA's never disappoints. Met some new folks at the bar. Service and food was great, as always. This was from the 20th anniversary menu. Lots of good choices, there. Will have to go back and load up on something different...

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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MarkS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only restaurant on Hilton Head that does fine dining at a big city standard. Best Italian food around, as well.

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RobertT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to dine

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vipDennis
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Our server was “ok”, not the mist attentive, but not bad. She opened the wine we brought and that was the last time she touched the wine bottle, all for the low low price of $25 to pull out the cork. My wife said her meal was good, not great, but she enjoyed it. I had what I would describe as the worst Linguine and clams I probably ever had. Every clam was loaded with sand as was the sauce. The pasta had zero seasoning and I’d be surprised if there was any white wine or olive oil in the sauce.

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r8ctravlr
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We made a reservation during their 20th ann. celebration. Our first time coming to this restaurant. They offered many of their specialty entrees for a very reasonable price, $20.00 entrée. I had the duck breast. I haven't had duck breast this good since Bordeaux, France. It was a pleasure as I've been trying duck breast wherever offered and this was the first time that it lived up to what I had in France. My husbands Bolognese pasta was very good. With so many people coming for this celebration they were swamped so it took longer for the entrée to come to the table. This was understandable and we relaxed with an extra glass of vino. We received a complimentary liquor glass of their homemade Limoncello. it was excellent. Our server, Wesley, was attentive and knowledgeable and easy going. We will visit again.

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EliseA
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely place with excellent food. The staff is attentive without being overbearing. Very professional and very friendly. Everyone should have the delightful experience we had!

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RichardB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at Michael Anthony's 20 year anniversary special dinner! The selections were varied and each and every one sounded fantastic! We had the muscle appetizer followed by the tile fish special and the veal involtini - all wonderful! Can't wait to return!!

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frankb
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three meals were superb! Best duck ever!

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AlexandraC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of five enjoyed our meal, service and atmosphere.

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vipMokil
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Michael Anthony's. We all enjoyed our meals and our server was personable and attentive. Our Birthday celebrant was very pleased with dinner.

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NoreenO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time food was delicious atmosphere and staff was lovely. Thanks for a great night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This restaurant was having an anniversary special, so the place was packed. Our server was very nice but service was slow. My duck was delicious but not hot. It is always a treat to dine here but even with the special price , it still is pricey.

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vipGwen
Charleston
128 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to score a reservation during their 20th anniversary week. We chose to dine at the bar on the 1st level and were not disappointed! Hubby had the chicken parm and even ended up taking half of it home as the portion was huge! I had the gnocchi and it was done perfectly. Light fluffly pillows in a light tomato based sauce. Always a joy to dine here and is a definite neighborhood gem!

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FredSmith
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit in 3 weeks and was even more enjoyable than the first.

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SailThai
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbara had chicken parmigiana. I had veal with mushrooms. Also the pear salad with Gorgonzola and pine nuts. Always meets our high expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !Michael Anthony’s anniversary dinner

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vipZangen
Charleston
94 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Table very noisy location…everything else very good.

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vipSusan
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Michael Anthony’s and the anniversary special made it even nicer…congratulations for being here for twenty years!!! Food, service, and wine were terrific…always highly recommend

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ElaineD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good. We sat upstairs and that was ok, but it was very cold up there.

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jimj
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff from the front door all the way to the wait staff---Food was excellent and met our expectations.

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vipDebra
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was wonderful

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EliseA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience we had at Michael Anthony's. The service was terrific. The menu was limited as this was the anniversary week, but the dishes were extraordinary. Can't say enough about this very fine dining experience. We have already made another reservation!

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Lee111111111111111111111
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice evening. The overall experience was great. Service was definitely slow. Sat 1/2 hour before our wine arrived. Salad finished before bread arrived we love this place so overlooked one slow service evening.

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MaryC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. The atmosphere is very nice, too. We didn’t know it at the time when we made our reservation but, the restaurant was celebrating their 20th anniversary! To celebrate, they offered their popular entrees at about 40-50% off. A great surprise for us! We will definitely come back in the future for special occasions and celebrations when we’re visiting HHI. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted a special evening out.

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vipNC123
Charleston
93 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was 20th anniversary of restaurant and they offered great deals on main entrees.
Service was excellent! Kitchen was slow, but new norm for now.
We love the bolognese and pear salad.
Wine selection is also excellent.
Highly recommend reservations!
Our favorite Italian restaurant!!

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Thom
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was excellent, service was superior; the anniversary special is a great idea.

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portofinoco
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was average at best, very overrated and expensive for basic dishes.

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mrsco
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Josh was a wonderful waiter. The food was delicious! The gnocchi was perfection!

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John
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten several times on the cafe side, thought we try the Cucina for a change. The food was excellent and it was served quickly. Bar service was a tad slow, but there was one bartender who handled a full bar, He put forth a lot of effort and was vey nice, it was just the volume. Later , when a second bartender came on , then each could devote adequate time to all patrons
We will certainly go back again.

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HazelH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience until it got a little noisy. Reminder to always go early

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Classy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was outstanding, thank you Jonathan, will definitely return

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vipRobert
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ravioli and the osso bucco were incredible! Service was excellent!

FAQs

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-6272.

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 4032 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.