The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's

4.9
74 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Market Cafe is quite simply an Italian market and a casual small plate restaurant joined together in one! All of our pasta and pizza dough is handmade in-house daily and we use the freshest and highest quality ingredients in all of our dishes.

During the day, we offer a delicious sandwich and pizza menu. In the evening, the Market is transformed into a cozy intimate trattoria with a small plate menu to satisfy every appetite.

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Rocket23
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose the Market Cafe to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. It’s one of our favorite places on the island and this visit didn’t disappoint. We shared two appetizers and each had a small pizza and there was enough left over for a take-home box. Food was delicious, service was attentive and friendly, atmosphere was casual and comfortable — everything was perfect.

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GaryC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Slow, poor service for 6:00 dinner a second time! Great food and atmosphere however. Not rocket science to serving great food. Serve drinks immediately when seated, bring fresh bread, mention specials early, plates for bread, when wine is ordered bring wine glasses for those drinking, etc, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All fine with social distancing until members of a cooking class were permitted to enter the marketplace and it was crowded and people did not stay 6 ft apart.
Otherwise a lovely delicious lunch

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Clux10
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and amazing food. Chef Will delivered our food to the table and introduced himself. Then came back around to see how we liked it. Nice touch!

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vipBritish45
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food is excellent

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viparno32
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same as last. One of the best restaurants on the island

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artbylah
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulously fun ! Delicious food ! Great setting ! Perfect service !
We will be back again and again !!!

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Fabuloso
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE this cafe!! I prefer smaller more intimate places to dine, so the cafe is perfect. The ambience is really nice and relaxing. My husband and I had pizza and salads. Let me just say that the ingredients are top-notch quality. The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of the food. The service was pretty good.....i think we were there on a very busy eve so while we did have to wait to be waited on, (the host had to help out) the svc was still good. We will absolutely return to this precious lil gem of a cafe!

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vipmaryd
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the pizza and the price point is perfect. But gotta say that the small plates are delicious but way overpriced. $20 for two scallops? Etc etc. great food and we’re not cheap but too $$$$$

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vipSunshine
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

2nd time for dinner - six of us. Meal was very good -

that being said, we have enjoyed our evenings at the Market and will come again.

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vipNoname
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A little slow servicing drinks, but super choices. 4 people. We all loved our selections: meatballs, prosciutto salad, whipped ricotta salad, ravioli uno, and sausage onion white pizza. We could have ordered another dish to share but we decided not. Good selection of reasonably priced wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food and wine and very friendly wait staff

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SCgirl0730
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped at this wonderful little market cafe' for lunch. Lunch portions are just right, there is a great wine selections and the staff is always welcoming. We love the food so much that we also picked out frozen entrees to take home for dinner. I cannot speak more highly of this fabulous little cafe.

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DarleneH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and the atmosphere was very nice and in

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vipmaryd
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You HAVE to try the pizzas. The crust is incredibly light and the toppings are luscious.

Great service, cozy place!

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viparno32
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, but not our last.
We have enjoyed there regular restaurant next door, but have never tried the Market.

We requested a seating at the bar. The seats were ready when we arrived. Our first look around was a pleasant surprise. It looked like we were sitting in a restaurant in Italy.

Everything we ordered was fantastic and the wine selection prefect.
The service was impeccable and the suggestion was right on.

We enjoy sitting at the bar, because we always enjoy the people around us. Tonight was no different. Fantastic evening.

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HausDoctor
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to MA's, Cafe once. Very good food and ambience. Great food preparation and presentation. We really enjoy this restaurant.

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vipBobbieT
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great evening celebrating 2 birthdays. Kyle our server was one of the best servers I have ever had the pleasure of dining with!!! Food is delicious and offers a great variety of small plate options. If it was just a bit less noisy, it would have been perfect.

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vipBarbaraK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this extremely charming cafe. The ambiance was outstanding with a rustic decor featuring textures of wood and brick. Tables were nicely spaced, servers masked. This cafe offers small plates and personal specialty pizzas. We had a small issue which was promptly rectified to our complete satisfaction by the management. Definitely worth a visit here or to their full menu restaurant in the adjacent building.

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vip20dolphin
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Micheal Anthony’s is one of our favorites. We have had dinners, experienced cooking classes and demonstrations, and purchased foods from “the market”. This was the first time eating at the Cafe. The service was excellent as was the food. Thank you again MA.

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EllenP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Even though it is not the main restaurant, great ambience for the cafe. We will definitely be back!

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vipJayne
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance—reminds me of a wine cellar. You have to like “small plates” style of eating, but the food is excellent. Nice wines. Cocktails available too. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great service.

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Randy
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Year's Eve ...
We will definitely be returning.
Kyle was awesome.

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vipPATRICIAL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Other than, communication issues with server that affected our bill, fabulous food and best pizza ever!

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vipBigTonyRagu
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and drinks we’re good. Our waiter kyle was great along with the rest of the wait staff .

Our seats were a bit uncomfortable for sitting longer then an hour.

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coachcal
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Michael Anthony’s & decided to try the cafe- it was wonderful! The wine selection was not as extensive but the food (dinner) was as good as the restaurant. Service was wonderful as well. If you would like to try a variety of dishes (tapas size plates) definitely give the cafe a try. We will be back for sure.

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vipOceanClubJohn
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific all the way around! Great vibe that is unique to HHI.

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KimR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates! Delicious, unique and perfect sizes to enjoy several options. Ideal setup for social distancing inside when it is cold. Service was attentive and personable. Definitely a great find in HH!

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FredM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Servers are friendly and know about the meals they are serving. All good

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vipmaryd
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxana is the best! The pizzas are crisp and tasty and the apps unique and delish. Fun cozy place!

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Tamz
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely, quaint location for light bites and cozy atmosphere. We really enjoyed the pizza and excellent service.

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Bill
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and finally had the opportunity to visit. Kyle was fantastic and helped us select a wonderful bottle of wine to enjoy with our meal! The flavors of each dish we tried were unique and just perfect! Definitely recommend putting on your list while you are on the island!

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vipOceanClubJohn
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique dining experience on HHI. Cozy, intimate and very well done. Lighter fare, smaller plates great for couples like us who dine out regularly and don’t always want a full entree. That said, you could easily make a full, proper dinner from the menu offering. Terrific wine list. Kyle, our server, was great and very attentive with good suggestions. If you regularly dine out, this should be part of your regular rotation. If you dine out infrequently, this is a great special occasion experience.

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JNNS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the small plates and food was excellent

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vipBritish45
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are wonderful snd the chef is very creative we love it the there.
The Henderson’s

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, delightful meal with great, very accommodating service from entire staff. Our server, Kyle, was terrific.

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vipJudyHHI
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Market. Did not know that is was little plates. Love love loved the food. Had meatballs, fried olives, some pasta, two different flatbreads and everything was wonderful! Think I will keep this place a secret otherwise we will not be able to get reservations in the future. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipmaryd
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizzas are thin crust and very tasty. Same wine list as the next door larger restaurant.
Oxana is a great server.

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vipSarahL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was delicious -- panzanella salad, marguerita pizza, and saranocc al panna pasta. More than enough for 2! I would strongly recommend!

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SCgirl0730
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by this wonderful small plate Italian restaurant. It was quiet, personal and the service was friendly and quick. (Shout out to Kyle!) Recommendations were given but not forced. My husband and I shared an appetizer, salad and then had two plates of pasta. The food was sensational, the timing was well paced, and dessert (which we never get) was a perfect ending to the meal.

The only problem (not really a problem) was that I was seated in full view of the market refrigerator and have already identified many items which we will stop back and take home! ;-)

Well done Market Cafe!

FAQs

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-6272.

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's is rated 4.9 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://michael-anthonys.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.