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Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

4.7
2156 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Serving dinner Monday - Saturday beginning at 5:15pm. Market Hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
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Phone number
(843) 785-6272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Private party facilities
At Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana we offer five unique private party options for hosting your special event
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Private party contact
Ian Mason: (877) 564-4026
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Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2156 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Top notch! Great food and service

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Molto, molto bene! Fabulous Italian food........and I grew up on authentic Italian food!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Only reason service received a 4 instead of a 5 was because it took 20 minutes to have our desert delivered

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Michael Anthony’s. We started with the antipasto which was delicious. Both of our entrees were superb.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always, the food is consistent and wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great service, great wine, superb food!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

In three years coming to the island, this was our first experience with this wonderful restaurant, and be assured, we will be back again! This little hidden gem could be in Manhattan - couldn’t believe the service and the quality and presentation of each and every dish. Asked for and received a nice, quiet table on a night when they were fully booked, so the place was active, but our spot yielded itself to nice, quiet conversation. We had two servers, PJ and Josh; both of whom were extremely knowledgeable about how each dish was prepared, including the specials, as well as each wine we inquired about and our mixed drinks. The pace was perfect, never felt rushed nor did it lag. One of the owners came over, introduced himself and chatted with us for a while, taking an additional wine order and serving it himself. I later observed hm doing this with most tables within view, with him pitching in wherever he could be helpful. You could tell he not only enjoyed his job, but loved his restaurant. The food and presentation were truly superb. Some old standards on the menu, but prepared in new and innovative ways. The beef carpaccio was paper thin and delicious....it is rare to see it even offered on most menus and didn’t disappoint. The drinks were mixed perfectly and the wines as expected. Go for the chocolate soufflé to finish off your meal, it is to die for! Will definitely be back next year!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Waiter seemed a little snobbish. Overall a nice place.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food, interesting wines

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Service and food were terrific. Atmosphere is lively but not too loud that you can’t have a conversation at your own table. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was outstanding and our server, Kat, was amazing. Her level of service along with the team working with her provided us a first class, fine dining experience. She's one of the best servers we've EVER experienced.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

All was good, wait staff knew the menu and were very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is great! The atmosphere is very welcoming and the servers were warm and friendly. The calamari was outstanding. I had the chicken. The sauce was so incredibly delicious, I could not hold myself back from eating every bite (this is after having pear salad, which was also great, and pasta). My husband had the special surf (filet) and turf (scallops). He loved it!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The service was slow and we seemed to have two servers and different folks who delivered the food. No one after taking the order ever came back to explain the delay of why our order was taking so long. Once, we got our entree I would say that the food was adequate but not memorable. I had a seafood pasta dish my husband a very dry pasta dish. Considering the prices of entree’s the price was not worth the value. We were really hoping for a fantastic meal and as stated it was just adequate. Great wine selection and our friend really liked her scallops.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was our first time at the Resturant and we completely enjoyed our meal and experience! Our waiter did a fantastic job of describing the menu and helped us make perfect choices for our meal. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was a wonderful evening in every way

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our service was spectacular we were upstairs and everyone involved was great

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Double birthday dinner. Great food and service. There was one loud group with a somewhat obnoxious person. Otherwise, great 👍

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good diner, hospitality and really professional service. I extremely recommand this restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome and knowledgeable staff! Food and wine were amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything here is top shelf, food service and ambiance. The appetizers and desserts were exceptional. I’m sure we will be back many times.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and great service. I mistakenly made reservations for the wrong date but they were gracious enough and able to find a table for my wife and me. We were thankful because whenever we are in Hilton Head Island, this is one of our destination restaurants. Make it yours and enjoy the experience!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Two of us had early dining and it was great. Other two ordered from menu and it was even better!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Michael Anthony's sommelier, PJ, is very well informed and anxious to share his knowledge with you. Great wine/food parings.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Experience was "Fine", was hoping for extra special. Salads were exceptional but then the main course pasta dishes were barely acceptable. Expected much more.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

In Hilton Head on vacation. Haven’t been to Michael Anthonys in many years and was very happy that it still is a fantastic restaurant. Was not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Best of the best... food, staff, overall atmosphere great. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Exceptional as always!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Second time eating here. Service was excellent, meals were outstanding

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Michael Anthony's has been a favorite for over twelve years ... always has been great ... My go to restaurant ... my prior visit was not a good one ... service and food both were not good ... I decided that everyone is entitled to a "bad"day ... so ... we went back this past Saturday ... service was SLOW ... the food was ok, but not what it has been in the past ... something is wrong ... they're loosing their edge ... really disappointed ...

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Exceptional service
Delicious food
The atmosphere is perfect

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great ossobuco.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We went for a family birthday and were not disappointed! Everyone in the restaurant couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful, from those greeting us at the door to our waitress and servers. And the food was fabulous! Always a favorite of ours...thanks, we’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had two orders of the Special for the night (Veal) which was very good, but at $37, pretty pricey. Also, the drinks were very expensive (maybe overly so) - there was no mention of any "Happy Hour". House Wine at $16 a Glass???!

The Noise level was moderately high as we were seated in approximately the middle of the room.

Service was excellent!

I would recommend Michael's for the food/service but advise friends not to have too many drinks!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always a consistently great experience. Staff friendly and well trained. Food never disapointing.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Simply wonderful all around experience

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Drinks were great, very welcoming staff.everything was delicious.
Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The best Italian food; one of our favorite spots. Lucy is the best server ever. Knowledgeable about all the entrees, and quite capable at assisting with an outstanding wine selection. We have returned here often, and are always pleased.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Consistent high quality food and presentation, pleasant ambiance and a nice selection of Italian wines.

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