Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Espresso and rum soaked ladyfingers layered with a Mascarpone mousse and cocoa
Spaghetti con Vongole
House made spaghetti with fresh clams, cherry tomatoes and arugula in a saffron cream sauce
Sliced tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, roasted red peppers, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic drizzle
Outstanding food quality combined with good and attentive service . Michael Antony’s is one of the best Italian restaurants on the island !
First visit to Hilton Head and to the restaurant. Fabulous food and top notch service.
Nice evening with friends. Food was delicious and delivered at a conversational pace. We enjoyed the restaurant.
This was our second visit in 3 days! That’s how good it was. And our waiter Wesley was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable of all the amazing food, drink and desserts!, we’ll definitely be returning!
Awesome food and service as always.
We discovered a new "favorite thing" for our future trips to Hilton Head. We tried the "Sip and Savor" option in the bar at Michael Anthony's which is offered for early diners and it was exceptional. It is three small plates with wine pairings for each at a cost of only $24. The selection changes each week. The bar staff, Juan and Spencer, were truly excellent with the right balance of congeniality, knowledge, and prompt service. The staff also went above and beyond to work around my food allergy. If you are early diners like we are, you will really enjoy it.
Always have great specials
Menu has lot to choose from. Been there several times for dinner and the cooking classes never disappointed
Scallops were just amazing. My husbands veal was wonderful. Loved it.
Despite the challenges of labor shortages and supply chain issues, our experience last night at Michael Anthony’s was outstanding. Superb service, great timing on course arrival and drink replenishment, their usual fabulous food and great handling of our reservation request. Will be back soon.
Even though we weren’t out for a special occasion, the entire staff made our evening special this and every time. There is so much attention to detail from the time you walk in through to dessert. Lucy, Ian, Elijah are part of the team that made it happen. Kudos to all for great food and outstanding service!
Food was amazing, wine selection was great as well. It was jarring that at the number one rated restaurant, we had multiple mishaps with service. We had the wrong dishes set on the table as appetizers and then when we asked another staff member what exactly was in the hummus they serve with the bread, it couldn’t be answered. Although I am very understanding and overall enjoyed my meal, I believe it is something to note to maintain their rating.
Food was delish - our waiter was very helpful with our wine and food choices.
We were greeted like we were VIPs. Once seated in an extremely comfortable booth our hostess introduced herself. The server came next to do the same and deliver menus along with greetings and a promise to do all he could to make our evening wonderful. Every dish or glass we emptied was taken up by a young man who thanked us each time. All smiles genuine. The manager came to offer her services and she too was gracious.
The food was so richly prepared and unique yet true to the Italian tradition. Expensive - yes, worth it - Yes.
This restaurant is worth the drive for any special occasion.
Outstanding! Wine selection is awesome and the food was fantastic!
First I would like to say our server Juan
Was fantastic, he explained everything precisely and was most helpful for us to make our decisions. This was our first time dining there and what a enjoyable experience, excellent selections and prices, we will make this a must place to dine on our next visit to HHI.
Family gathering. Fun and yum!
Exceptional food experience every time we visit. I asked for a "retired" dish and they easily accommodated the request. I wanted to weep when the meal was over. Love coming here!
Always a delicious dinner with nice ambiance! One of our favorites on the island!
excellent fine dining and the service was good. I did have to gesture to our waiter and ask for another drink, 3 times! They should have asked us in passing by the table. Otherwise the food was excellent and a really nice birthday dinner out!
It was a totally professional operation and thoroughly enjoyed by our party of four.
Always excellent for any occasion!
Excellent food, wine, service & ambiance! One of our favorites on HHI.
Loved the food
Dining at Michael Anthony’s was a wonderful experience. We requested as quiet a table as possible on OpenTabje and they seated us in the wine room which we loved, not only because it was much quieter than the main dining room but it was also beautiful. Our server was extremely nice and knowledgeable, offering us tastings of the wines before ordering which we really appreciated. The fish of the day special was one of the best seafood dishes I’ve ever had. I highly recommend the dessert trio as well. We were having difficulty deciding between the chocolate martini and the dessert trio and our server even offered to split the martini for us which was just over the top.
authentic Italian cuisine, the real deal. Always make a point to have a meal at Michael Anthony's when I visit HHI. Never disappoints - superb in every way.
The food was wonderful, service was even better. Desserts were to die for . A must do place to eat at Hilton head .
The food was awesome as always and Joyce, our waitress, was beyond excellent. She made the meal even more enjoyable with her attention to detail, never letting us run out of anything, and her wonderful personality.
Excellent good and service. Thought one of the specials, the fish, the price was a bit higher than expected
This was one of the finest experiences we’ve enjoyed in a very long time.
Early in the day the restaurant contacted us to ask whether we could safely climb stairs to the second floor if seated there. They also confirmed our reservation’s notation that we were celebrating a birthday. From the moment we arrived for our reservation the staff was cordial and efficient, seating us in the beautiful Wine Room, quiet and with safe distance to other tables.
Our waiter Josh knew the menu, how dishes were prepared, and what wine to recommend. From the bread and white bean hummus to salads to main courses, everything was well presented. My duck was possibly the best I’ve had. My wife’s sweet and sour grouper was simpler & could have benefited from some color on the plate, but with all the tastes together was very good.
For dessert, Josh asserted their tiramisu was one of the best in the country. I don’t think he’s wrong — it was top notch. And my wife raved about the panda cotta.
Without a doubt we will return with friends who appreciate fine dining.
Mussels to die for and homemade tagliatelle with shrimp outstanding.
Absolutely wonderful dining experience. From the waiter, to the food, and a hello from the Manager made it a truly memorable dining experience. If you’re traveling through the Hilton Head area, this is an absolute must. 5 stars all the way!
Food was good, but not as good as it has been. Must have been an off night. Steak was cooked perfect, but Brussels were undercooked with no flavor. Fingerling potatoes were also not seasoned very well. I have had many great meals there, and this was not one.
Love the atmosphere, music and the “sips and bites” wine and food pairing!!!
Outstanding! We were so excited to go her after 15 years and it was just as spectacular. Our waiter did a great job recommending entrees. The grouper was phenomenal as was the veal.
We were so delighted we made another reservation before we left!
Really, really nice. The ambiance, service, food, and overall experience were fantastic. The lighting is soft and the music is soft allowing for great conversation. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and want you to have a great culinary experience. The food was amazing.
We have dined at MA’s many times and brought guests last night. their food was very good - my spaghetti and clams was basically a huge mound of pasta with clams, but very little broth. Too much pasta, not enough broth. The Caprese appetizer had no basalmic or olive oil. Hope this was just a one night issue.
As always, we had a fantastic dinner experience at Michael-Anthony’s on Hilton Head Island. Everything from drinks and food to service was absolutely top-notch. Always my favorite place to dine on the island.
Special treat dinner for celebrating an event. Complimentary sparkling wine in flutes for our anniversary and birthdays.
Great food. Service is great. Friendly service , have a nice menu and different specials. Never had a bad meal. Been a customer for years .
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 4.8 stars by 3944 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.