Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
An exceptional experience from beginning to end. They honored my special request re seating and our server was outstanding. All four of us enjoyed our apps & entrees. We especially savored the calamari app--great flavors. We thought the bread was different this time--it did not have the delish crusty chewiness that we remembered. The two of us who ordered the pasta with mushrooms felt the flavor of the dish would have had more depth with earthier mushrooms. Nevertheless, we believe it provides the best in each category on the island.
One of the best in Hilton Head . We enjoyed the food.
This is our favorite restaurant on the island. Jeff, our server was excellent. Our meals were memorable. My wife had a mediteraniam veal dish while I had the oso buco, very tender and full of flavor. The terimisu for dessert was very good.
Very disappointed. Food was bland and the soup seemed watered down. Reviews were better than this but there was not a burst of flavor for any of the courses.
Had a wonderful dinner, our waiter was very helpful finding the perfect dinner based on what our dietary needs. Our wine was excellent and we hope to return soon.
Christopher is an excellent server. We followed his recommendations on everything and had an excellent meal.
We received a table in the upstairs corner for two, mind you we dine out regularly. The table is Aweful, one person can only see the wall. The wine selection is always good, and the beer choices are lousy. The don’t have Mic Ultra, the number 1 new selling beer. It sell because of its low carbs. With all the choices of places to eat, this was disappointing for its high rating. We’ll try again next month and see if anything changes.
Our server was incredibly professional, and he was also genuinely kind. The food was delicious. We were on our honeymoon and want to come back!
Absolutely perfect experience! Can’t wait to come back and try more items on the menu.
Not as good as advertised.
I don't equate noise level with energetic. I like a quiet location not noise and mayhem. That's a plus at Michael Anthony's, you can actually hear your dinner partner. Always a good spot for a special occasion. This time round, it's was my birthday celebration.
Calamari was fantastic! The tomato soup with Italian sausage was one of the best things I’ve ever had! We also ordered the sea bass and it was outstanding! Always a great meal!
Best Italian food on Hilton Head. We love Michael Anthony’s and go there every time we come to HHI. You will not be disappointed if you love authentic Italian.
Michael Anthony’s was absolutely incredible. I told them that I was planning a special night for me and my girlfriends anniversary and they made it extra special and even brought us champagne. We will definitely be coming back.
Our server, Kat, was excellent! Highly recommend this venue!
Fantastic food and even better service! Highly recommend.
A definite "can't miss" in Hilton Head! Pricey but well worth it. Service is second to none and the food is to die for!
Great menu and spectacular service. The wine flight gave us a great starting point in choosing what wine would would have for dinner. I had early bird special and my partner ordered from the regular menu. Both had great choices.
Outstanding! Best Italian meal I've had since moving south from NY 30+ yrs ago!!
Good but not exceptional. We expected more based on the reviews.
Once again Micheal Anthony’s delivered. This is my 3rd visit this year 2nd in 3 weeks and find no reason to go anywhere else for Italian food. It was the first visit for my guests 2 weeks ago and this past weekend and all agree that the food and evening have been great. Since my first visit I have requested Lucy as our server which is no bearing on the other servers whom I am sure are as capable but I like to stay with what I know will be done right and Lucy has not been anything but fabulous in her service and handling our parties be it just my Wife and I or the group of 8 on my last visit. Food, drinks, service all 5 stars.
The service was excellent !! Jay was very attentive and knowledgeable
The only concern is my mother in law was looking forward to veal and she was served chicken on her 92 birthday. She was not happy !!
Great atmosphere, sevice and food!! Definitely will be returning in the near future.
this was my first time at this restaurant. I chose it because of he reviews and the menu was enticing.. The food is very good, delicious. The wine list is superb and I chose a very good half bottle of Zinfandel. I had a beef cheeks appetizer which was the winner of the evening, and the veal chop which was so satisfying. I wish it was not merely a weekend visit to Hilton Head because I would enjoy dining here again and again.
We made a reservation through open table and upon arrival were seated by the door in spite of the many vacant tables. I had the involtini di vitello which was tasty however the ham was not prosciutto. My husband had the fish special of Wahoo fish which he found tasty but somewhat bland. The entrees were expensive as was the wine list. Not sure we would return.
We’ve been here several times over the past few years. Prices have escalated beyond reasonable and the service we received was poor. Server acted like he could care less and was more interested in turning tables than helping me celebrate a friend I haven’t seen in 50 years.
Our meal was excellent. The service (from our waiter Jay) was extremely professional, personal, and very knowledgeable. This was our second trip and will plan to return as often as possible.
Second time this year we came to HHI and second time we ate at Michael Anthony's. In if they stay in business we will eat there at least once every time we come to HHI. The food is delish, and we ate in Italian restaurants in many countries, including Italy, of course. In fact, if I have my choice I would live in Italy. Michael Anthony's is a way to travel to Italy without a passport!
This was our first visit to Michael Anthony’s and certainly not our last. The entire restaurant had a unique vibe and a neat, cozy feeling. In contrast to many island restaurants, patrons were dressed in a more formal manner which corresponded well with the setting. My wife and I had two of the specials, ravioli and mahi. Both were outstanding. We finished with the tiramisu which was light and simply a delight to share. Our only misgiving was the lack of attention from our waiter. He seemed much to absent at the wrong times and given the quality of the restaurant a higher level timely attention is expected. That said, coming back will be a delight.
Highlights: souffle, pancetta app, meatball app. Presentation was great and staff was super friendly and helpful.
We have been to Michael Anthony’s several times for special occasions. My husband and I always get the early bird special because it’s so delicious and a great value. Our favorites are the beet salad, eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese, and the tiramisu. Actually, it’s the only thing I have ever had there because I find it so delicious and satisfying. My Aunt and Uncle dined with us and had the ravioli stuffed with seafood. They loved it! They were happily surprised to each receive a large plate with 6 ravioli on it. They loved Michael Anthony’s. We were celebrating two birthdays and received Prosecco before dinner and limoncello after dinner....all on the house. Delightful! Keep up the good work, Michael Anthony’s! You are our favorite restaurant in the area! See you next time!
Bsst Italian by far and has been so for all the years we have been coming to HH
The food was great, the server was also a sommelier and was very helpful. Well worth a visit.
Thank you, Ian for an amazing evening! Your expertise appreciated.
Wonderful meal. Recommended.
Went to this restaurant with high expectations, the ingredients were good but it was not outstanding Italian food.
Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We’ve eaten here numerous times, always an excellent experience. All the dishes were done to perfection and generous portions. Highly recommend!
Based on previous reviews, looked forward to our dinner. Did not think the meal was outstanding. Everything a bit overpriced. Excellent service.
Atmosphere and service were good but we just didn’t love our food. We had the daily ravioli dish which was very strong mushroom taste. My husband had the bolognese and it was rather tasteless.
This was my second visit in a few months. I brought 7 friends and everyone of them agreed with me that this is one of the best Italian restaurants anywhere - including NYC. It will be a top of list spot for anytime I am on Hilton Head.