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Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

4.7
2084 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Serving dinner Tuesday - Saturday beginning at 5:15pm. Market Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
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Phone number
(843) 785-6272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Private party facilities
At Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana we offer five unique private party options for hosting your special event
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Private party contact
Ian Mason: (877) 564-4026
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Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2084 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.5
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4.3
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KathyL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our first visit to Hilton Head and we were fortunate to have dined at Michael Anthony's! By far, this was the best restaurant of our stay. The setting, the warmth of every staff, and the FOOD were absolutely top-notch. Being from NJ, we have many fabulous Italian restaurants. Michael Anthony's is one of the best. Wish we lived closer, we would be regulars.

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Jdspin (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was a bit better than okay. But we eat at nice places on HHI three times a week. Maybe it was an off night. Last time was fantastic but Amberjack was okay. My wife’s scallops were great though but waiter seemed distracted and a little put out. We will try again but Umbra and Pomodori has them beat. Caprese Salad tomatoes were soft and a little mealy.

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DrRyan30WoodDuckRd (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Delicious dinner,wonderful table,excellent service....thank you Jay.....the company....priceless!!!!
A perfect evening! Thank you Michael Anthony’s!

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almostafoodie (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Dinner was excellent. I made a couple of requests for modifications and the staff was very accommodating. The meal was executed very well, and the entire experience was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

great service and amazing food

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AldoM (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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lexi (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not inexpensive, but absolutely delicious

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vipfoodiefromca (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Nikki was very sweet

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Hhifoodie (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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vippeter (Charleston)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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Sheila1946 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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Michael (New England)
4.0  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.

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MoeG (Atlanta)
3.0  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.

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CareenT (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 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.

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vipLayla (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food. Classy restaurant.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything,

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viphappypair (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Love the place

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  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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vipSunshine (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 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!)

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vipZangen (Charleston)
4.0  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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SherwinI (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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beachluver (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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.

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vipwendelllynnseldonjr (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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LISAP (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always Exceptional

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