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Pictured: Main dining room on first floor. - Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head Island, SC

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

4.7
4.7
4657 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
For over 20 years, Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana has been Hilton Head’s premier culinary destination, featuring award-winning regional Italian cuisine, impeccable service and warm hospitality. Our innovative culinary team prides itself on sourcing local fresh products and the finest imported ingredients. Menu choices include homemade pasta dishes, delectable veal, prime meats, fresh seafood and house-made desserts. We are also renowned for our extensive yet approachable wine list.
We invite you to enjoy a definitive dining experience amid an ambience that is at once modern, chic and welcoming. "Hilton Head Monthly" readers have voted Michael Anthony’s their “Favorite Fine Dining” restaurant offering their “Favorite Dessert Menu.”
Michael Anthony’s Cooking School pairs our chefs’ passion and creativity with weekly demonstration-style or hands-on classes. Here you will interact closely with our cooking staff.
Please call or visit our website for reservations and class schedule.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-6272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Private party contact

    Ian Mason: (877) 564-4026

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Italian

  • Hilton Head

    Best Service

  • Hilton Head

    Best Ambiance

  • Hilton Head

    Best Value

  • Hilton Head

    Notable Wine List

  • Hilton Head

    Romantic

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

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  1. GR

    GloriaR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food
  2. BB

    BillyBoy

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service even during a busy Holiday weekend. No corners cut even with the training of new wait staff.
  3. BA

    BillA

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Excellent food and tremendous service.
  4. PO

    PamO

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible. Ginger was so incredible. She made our night. Food was fabulous.
  5. JG

    JamesG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  6. J

    Jerfalcon

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service from Hunter. The signature Bolognese was perfect. The wine selection is right on point. My wife had the veal -prepared similar to piccata. Some of the most tender veal I’ve ever known. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.
  7. JR

    JoeR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went there for our anniversary last night. I had told them when I made the reservation that it was our anniversary, and they added some little touches that were really sweet. They brought us a complimentary glass of champagne, had a little sign on our table saying Happy Anniversary, all of the staff that attended to us told us the same, and they brought out a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal with a little lit candle in. The food was excellent, the staff attentive and nice, the ambience upstairs in the kitchen perfect. We had a great anniversary dinner after a hard day’s work for us both, we couldn’t have asked for more.
  8. m

    mdagen

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Came to visit and Priscilla was good and food was good but ambiance was lacking
  9. A

    Anne

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is excellent and the dishes are prepared with the freshest ingredients. Very well done.
  10. c

    critical

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Many very good visits ... but this time was a failure ... poor communications between hostess and waiter ... the coating on the veal milanese was way over salted ... not good! ... management was very apologetic ... paid for our wine and offered dessert ...
  11. C

    Cici

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Mussels were the best I've had on HH. Service from Kitchen was slower than expected. Pork a little dry but tasty.
  12. DF

    DavidF

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! We will continue to visit!!!
  13. TB

    TrishB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and outstanding service. Will be back again!
  15. MC

    MarkC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service from everyone
  16. M

    Merrymellen

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner with six of our dear friends. Priscilla and Jonathan were our servers and were excellent, anticipating our every need but never hovering or intrusive. The service was great and the food surpassed all expectations. Everyone thought that their meal was the best they had had in a very long time. This meal will always be remembered as being very special - we can't wait to go back.
  17. N

    Nish

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual. Our group had different entrees - pasta, veal chop - and all were extrememly pleased. Wait staff was very attentive. Great place to impress guests.
  18. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    so far, the best choice we have made. our server was exceptional, the food delicious.
  19. RH

    RandyH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service (Serg was our waiter). Outstanding!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The gnocchi and veal ravioli were solid. The Filet was chewy and hard to eat. We were charged a higher amount for the bottle of wine than advertised and also charged for 2 gnocchis even though we said we were splitting one. Ambiance was very good but I left feeling ripped off. Food quality and service didn’t match the price, not interested in coming back here.
  21. RD

    RecentDiner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with great menu options and specials as well as inviting atmosphere for a nice evening. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Will return when back in the area.
  22. p

    patriciac

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. My number one choice in Hilton Head
  23. TA

    ThomasA

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good service . Main dining room would benefit from a Makeover but not bad overall. They charge 3% convenience fee for credit cards which is surprising and not a good practice for a restaurant frequented by tourists . Overall - good place !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. It's a must eat when we come for a week.
  25. RB

    RobinB

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good but mine was lukewarm Chef’s table in progress which looked interesting
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juan and Ginger were fantastic. My boys both had the specials and they were amazing. We always love eating at Michael Anthony’s.
  27. m

    mickymoto

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for our anniversary and they honored our request for a booth. The ravioli special and veal limon were both excellent. The carpaccio appetizer was excellent but noticeably a smaller portion than in the past. The affagotto was way too rich and overwhelmed with whipped cream. We’ve enjoyed this restaurant in the past but now they are adding a 3% credit card convenience fee. Very tacky for this high end establishment and because of this we won’t go back.
  28. LC

    LeClairW

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    My husband and I always eat at Michael Anthony’s at least 2 times in every visit to Hilton Head. It has remained a favorite up until this last meal. The positives: Juan, our waiter was great…professional, kind, and very knowledgeable about the menu. The ambience was lively as usual and we like a restaurant that isn’t super quiet. The negatives: the carpaccio appetizer was extremely small and not worth $2 much less $16. We always split this and it’s plenty for us both without filling us up before eating pasta. The carpaccio was so thin that we could see the plate through it. Yes, I know it’s supposed to be thin. However, if it is so thin that it sticks to the plate and you have to scrap it off, that is just ridiculous. Not to mention that the portion would have left a baby starving. His bolognese was delicious as usual. I tried the fusilli with sausage, mushrooms, and cream sauce. It was so bland, no flavor what so ever. The sauce was almost like a paste and not creamy at all. We will go back, but will stick to the appetizers and entrees that we know are outstanding.
  29. T

    Tradd

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. The wine list is well thought out. The pacing is excellent.
  30. JB

    JamesB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff excellent, we split a Caesar with white anchovies ( which were amazing on their own) , 1/2 potions of three pasta dishes which were over the top. All three were presented at once all three cooked to perfection & all three were incredible! Finished it off with a shared tiramisu. Very nice bottle of a DOC red with dinner
  31. KL

    KennyL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and waitstaff
  32. p

    patriciac

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant, highly recommend
  33. CM

    CarlosM

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go Friday night for their Osso Bucco!!! Well-staffed, and great atmosphere. Can't wait until our next visit.
  34. WS

    WadeS

    Tallahassee

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent. In a tough time for some restaurants, Michael Anthony’s is well organized and has very good staff.
  35. p

    paulm

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t like the credit card surcharge. Dined there several times and this was a new procedure.
  36. PP

    PattyP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Three of our four dishes were great! The special ravioli was too garlicky. Our waitress was not very attentive.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and presentation. Service was attentive and well paced (didn’t feel rushed to order and move on, nor did it feel slow and dragged out). Best fine dining experience we’ve had in all our trips to Hilton Head.
  38. KR

    KathyR

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and the restaurant made it special. Our server, Serge, was excellent. Always a delicious dinner.
  39. M

    Mike

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Six of us dined. Each of our meals were fabulous. The atmosphere was very very nice. Priscilla was our server. She was outstanding. Personable. Attentive. Awesome experience.
  40. S

    Socarkat

    Key West

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Excellent food. They put us upstairs which was cold and very low on ambiance.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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