About Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

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.

37 New Orleans Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Serving dinner Tuesday - Saturday beginning at 5:15pm. Market Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 785-6272

Website:
http://www.michael-anthonys.com/

Private Party Facilities:
At Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana we offer five unique private party options for hosting your special event

Private Party Contact:
Ian Mason: (877) 564-4026

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.3

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Notable Wine List (56)
Fit for Foodies (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for a Date (43)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Romantic (41)
Authentic (39)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined 2 days ago

Lucy wasnan outstanding server and very knowledgeable about the wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

great service and amazing food

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·Dined 3 days ago

Revisited again for our anniversary. Greeted with complimentary prosecco, menu explained well by server, great drinks, good bottle wine list but just OK for by-the-glass, great cozy/romantic bar, classy interior. Everyone goes out of their way to be sure you have a great experience. Veal highly recommended and the specialty food shop a great find for quality provisions.
Wonderful evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

great food, service and service people are great. One of our favorite restaurants for any time, not just special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A very reliable exceptional dining experience, we always return whenever in Hilton Head SC

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Not inexpensive, but absolutely delicious

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Nikki was very sweet

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Jay and Kathy were great, fast, efficient, food was great, Chef Ryan was very welcoming

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Restaurant week gave us the opportunity to give M. Anthony’s visit. It proved well worth the 30 minute drive as everything was great from quick seating to timely check upon the end of a wonderful 3 course meal. Our waitress (Nicky) was attentive and very helpful too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Second time there. A local Italian favorite for exquisite delicious homemade food, including the homemade pasta. The dishes are carefully prepared and the service is awesome. The ambience is OK The seating is comfortable but the main point is the beautiful food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Michael Anthonys' is our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. The food never disappoints and the staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. It's THE place to go for any celebration or just a fantastic night out. And check out their wine tastings and chef's dinners!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food! Lucy—our server—made the evening—ultimate professional

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

First class menu. How many Italian restaurants in the US have the two classics on their menu: cacio e pepe and bucatini amatriciano? Very, very few. My wife had the bucatini and it was excellent and I had the former. Unfortunately, my dish was too long on the cheese and short on the pepper. But it was still good and again kudos for having them both on the memo. And service? Outstanding. Our server was Jay.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My food was mediocre, but my 3 friends enjoyed their dinner. The service was poor. I mentioned our concerns to the manager and he called me two days later to chat about it and is sending us coupons to use when we are back in Hilton Head.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was my first time to Michael Anthony's and I enjoyed every minute. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed my entire evening at the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week Menu and we were thrilled with the selection and quality of the food. The service was outstanding as well. Ordering the wine flights allowed us to try three different wines with our meal. Great idea. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food. Classy restaurant.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything,

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Love the place

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Thought the food was good but not anything special. Very pricey. When I saw it was rated 5 stars, I really wanted to go there. We were seated upstairs in a very open and not cozy room. It also was very cold temperature wise. We would rate it good with 3 stars.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Another fine meal at Michael Anthony's! The service is so professional and friendly. We were able to take advantage of dining specials that area restaurants were participating in during that week. The only problem was that dessert was included (which we HAD to eat!)

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Nicky was waitress.
Very nice, professional, helpful.
Restaurant week here. Two of us used that price fixed menu. Excellent.
A la Carter dinners good, too.
Worth the visit.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent, and our server, PJ was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, polite, funny and helpful in our wine selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We enjoyed a great Italian dinner at Michael Anthony's! As Italian food lovers, this did not disappoint. I had linguini with clams which was very tasty and authentic. They even removed the shells for me before serving it to me. I know this adds appeal to the dish, but I prefer not having to work for my meal! My husband had veal scallopini. His veal was tender and delicious. We will return to Michael Anthony's the next time we are in Hilton Head. In fact, can't wait to go there again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was our first time here, after hearing lots of good reviews from locals. We flat-out loved it...great service, creative cuisine, and interesting wine list. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent meal. Great service. Couldn’t be any better. Our favorite restaurant on the island.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always Exceptional

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Sat at bar for Sips and Bites menu. Elijah is an outstanding bartender. $20 for 3 small courses and 3 wine pairings. Can’t miss here.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 1, 2018

First time visit. Everything was fab and Lucy was exceptional. Very informative and attentive.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great as always! Service was excellent! very attentive . Good wine selection. Food choice was plentiful. Best of all the food was wonderful on the palate and in the stomach!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! Lucy is an incredible culinary guide!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was an excellent meal. The service was superb. We have been looking forward to dining here for a year and finally found an opportunity to try this restaurant. We took advantage of their sixteen year anniversary specials. Will definitely go back for a special occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Given the restaurant's reputation, we were a little disappointed in our entrees . . . pomodoro sauce was very uninspiring and too salty, and the eggplant parmigiana seemed to have very little eggplant. Perhaps it is just me, but I could not tell any difference between the house-made pasta and any regular store-bought pasta. The appetizers and cocktails were perfect, however

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We attended the 16th Anniversary. There were great specials making it a better the normal value. Josh our server was very good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Another beautiful dinner during Michael Anthony’s 16th Anniversary week! Although a very busy evening, veal and duck entrees were perfectly prepared....never disappoint!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our waiter was very attentive, yet discreet. The food and service were excellent. My family went to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were treated the several unexpected treats. Overall it was a was a wonderful evening !

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Best Restaurant on Hilton Head Island !!!!
Thanks for the fun !!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The entrees were fantastic.
We were lucky enough to eat during the 16.00 entrees.
They were so good.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended some items.
We were be back next time we are in Hilton Head.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had 2waiters. The first one was cocky and not,very welcoming or likable. The second was full of personality ,helpful and very likable. My husbands dinner,was very good. Mine not so good on all counts. My special ordered tagliatelle with garlic and olive oil was dry and tasteless. I sent it back and received the same dry blob reheated with a lot of olive oil poured over the top. Our caprese salad was delicious. This was our first experience here that were very disappointed.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food, service, wine list all very good. It was our first visit there so we weren't sure what to expect. It was a bit noisy. They did have a full house so maybe that was it but I believe they have a full house most nights. Not a place for a quite romantic evening or business meal but excellent for authentic Italian food and drink.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent service. Food (as usual) was outstanding! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Hilton Head!

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