Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

4.7
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2960 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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HH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services. Great meal.

MK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 8:15 and we sat at the bar for 10 minutes until our table was ready. We were seated by 8:10 pm. Our server was excellent as was our dinner. We had the veal special and it was delicious! This was our first time dining at Michael Anthony's and we will definitely go back.

KF
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great evening. Service fantastic. Food very, very good. On par with the best restaurants on HHI.

OT
Pittsburgh
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite as always as was presentation and service. This is unequivocally one of the very best restaurants on HILTON Head Island.

JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here before and always recommend to friends. 18 years and going strong.

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal!!! Everything was wonderful! Our servers, including Kat, made for a great meal!!

M
Savannah
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine flights where wonderful as is the norm at MAs. We where there to celebrate their 18th Birthday.
Eighteen best menu item from the first 18 years and priced at $18.00:

MA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved eating in the market place, I will remember to ask for that seating location next time!

TB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was extraordinarily outstanding. Made the evening enjoyable.

TB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. Excellent service from Juan and the entire staff. Always a great dining experience at Michael Anthony’s.

R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kay Waters & Jonathan Shepard are Outstanding
Servers.. very knowledgeable of the menu , and
Exceptionally attentive to our party.

MS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiters Kat and John were very attentive and the meal was excellent. We have never been disappointed at Michael Anthony's.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with better food.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night in the market area with our friends and neighbors! Our server was awesome, Elijah came out and chatted, and it was overall a wonderful evening. Thanks much!

SZ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mud say - the food was fantastic. However for 26.95 it was a very tiny portion which was disappointing. Other than that the food / service was great.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very attentive waiter and our service was impeccable. Food was great and so was the wine selection.

CI
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic
The food was flavorful

SS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine. Great service. Great for family dinner or romantic dinner. Lobster pasta was the best I ever had. The kind of place the locals go so glad a local recommended it to us. Tucked away in a shopping center but close to Coligny and Sea Pines. We plan to go again when we are on the island. Stacy

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu looks great and the veal I got was great. And a wonderful pinenut salad.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years Eve!

s
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been returning to Michael Anthony’s Cucina for years. The food and friendly servers never disappoint. The grouper for me and veal for my wife were outstanding. The red wine merlot Syrah blend was delicious.

We will be back next year to celebrate the night we met.

j
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

nice restaurant but somewhat overpriced for the entree specials.

SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent... the best on Hilton Head in my opinion. The pasta tasted so fresh and the fish was not overcooked. The service was friendly from the reservationist to the waiter. I also appreciate that we could have a conversation without having to raise our voices over too loud music or excessive room chatter. Will definitely eat there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We found the food to be fabulous, however, we found the upstairs head server on New Year’s Eve to be condescending. He corrected our pronunciation of the wine selected, not once but twice. When asked where the restroom was located rather than respond kindly we received a curt response. He had an arrogant response to my husband’s inquiry about one of the nightly specials.

We chose to enjoy our evening, but it certainly was our choice and not because of the service.

Food was perfect!

OT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great service and fabulous food. Everyone from the hostess, bartender and server was amazing!

AM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service

B
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was very friendly and engaging. Food was excellent as always.

TC
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was excellent!

PC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Forgot special event. Very busy night.

GC
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good service but disappointed in food. Great presentation and variety but lacking flavor

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Servers Jay & Rich? were super friendly.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. One of our favorite meals ever! We had some of the very special white truffles with scallops. My husband ordered the Osso Buco and I had the Lobster ravioli! Still talking about how good the meal was the next day. They also made our anniversary very special with glasses of Prosecco and to start and Limoncello to finish!🤗 Will go back here again and again!

BD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants in the area. The food and service can’t be beat. We celebrated a birthday on our recent visit and our waiter couldn’t have been more accommodating with celebratory Prosecco and limoncello for the table. The salads and appetizers were fabulous as were our entree selections. We will continue to keep Michael Anthony’s on our restaurant rotation!

A
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at the restaurant. Both the food and the service were impeccable. Definitely will be back!

CP
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the kids left the day after Christmas and hubby’s returned to work, I came to the beach to spend a long weekend by myself. I made a reservation letting them know that I was on a special vacation and dining alone. The reserved a special quiet table with a view of the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. I did the early bird menu and the meal was exquisite. The beet salad, shrimp pasta dish and tiramisu. Just delicious! The server was knowledgeable and excellent. When I come back with my husband we will definitely come for a romantic meal! Bravo

p
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just fabulous all around....great FOOD too!! the staff was warm & atmosphere great!

NL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Portion sizes were a good bit smaller than expected given the prices, but the food was delicious and we all still left "fat and happy". Our wait staff was great but definitely preoccupied with larger / older parties. The ambiance was amazing (until a large noisy group came in, but the restaurant cannot help that!). Definitely recommend for a nice family dinner in Hilton Head, or a romantic dinner date.

OT
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. We will be back. Service superb especially with Jonathan

J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, served hot and delicious from the kitchen. Also a very attentive waiter who knew how to describe the food we had questions about. Terrific and romantic experience.

I
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful waiter and server. However, the practice here is that when a patron leaves the table, the waiter refolds their napkin. I dislike this practice. I just imagine someone coughing, sneezing, even wiping there mouth with their napkin...he folds it and then folds mine. Please, please do not do this. Unless you are washing hands between patron, do not touch my napkin!