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The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's, Hilton Head, SC

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's

4.9
4.9
540 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Michael Anthony’s Market Cafe, the sister restaurant to Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, features casual, trattoria-style dining for lunch and dinner plus an Italian specialty shop. Located just across the breezeway from Michael Anthony’s, we cater to almost all of your culinary desires.
Here we showcase a menu of lighter fare including sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza and smaller portions of our chefs’ acclaimed meat and seafood dishes. We also have Italian coffees and a full bar. "Hilton Head Monthly" readers have voted us their “Favorite New Restaurant” and “Favorite Lunch Place.”
Join us for Happy Hour (4:30pm-6:00pm), when we offer specially-priced cocktails, wine and perfectly-sized snack plates.
Or stop in and browse our carefully-curated specialty foods. They include cheeses, fresh meats, house-made pastas, olive oil, tomato products, heat-and-serve entrees and homemade desserts.
Please visit our website or call for dining reservations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–8:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-6272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Will Overacre

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Menu

We offer a variety of gluten-free options but we are not a gluten-free restaurant. Our fresh pasta and pizza dough are made in our kitchen daily and we can not ensure cross contamination will not occur. Please advise your server or manager if you are Celiac and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Small Bites

  • Meatballs$12.00

    House made meatballs in pomodoro sauce, topped with Parmigiana

    • Arancini$11.00

      Risotto balls stuffed with fontina, breaded and fried, served with vodka sauce and basil oil

      • Salmon Carpaccio$15.00

        Scottish smoked salmon, mascarpone, capers, red onion, lemon and arugula

        • Fried Calamari$13.00

          Fried calamari with arrabbiata sauce

          • Pane con Formaggio$10.00

            Baguette topped with herbs, garlic butter and mozzarella with a San Marzano tomato dipping sauce

            Salads

            *Add grilled or blackened chicken or shrimp to any salad - $7

            • Panzanella$11.00

              Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, arugula, olive focaccia and fresh burrata with a red wine vinaigrette

              • Cafe Caesar$11.00

                Romaine lettuce with focaccia croutons, classic caesar dressing, lemon zest, fried anchovies and Parmigiano

                • Italian Wedge Salad$11.00

                  Romaine wedge with heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, crispy pancetta and gorgonzola

                  • Tossed Caprese$11.00

                    Heirloom cherry tomatoes, basil, roasted red peppers, arugula and buffalo mozzarella tossed in olive oil with an aged balsamic

                    Personal Pizza

                    • Cafe Margherita$16.00

                      Mozzarella, blistered cherry tomatoes, dressed arugula, spicy sundried tomato base, topped with a drizzle of basil aioli, and aged balsamic vinegar

                      • Prosciutto$16.00

                        Prosciutto with extra virgin olive oil base, mozzarella, spicy honey and arugula

                        • Taylor Street$18.00

                          Pomodoro sauce base with mozzarella, sliced link sausage, roasted red peppers and onions

                          • Cacio e Pepe with Sausage$15.00

                            Sharp and rich cheese sauce with cracked black pepper, crumbled sausage and onions, topped with olive oil

                            Small Plate Pasta

                            All pastas are served with crostini, baguettes are available for $3.50

                            • Spaghetti and Crab$23.00

                              House made spaghetti with crab, arugula, heirloom cherry tomatoes, crushed red pepper, white wine, garlic and olive oil

                              • Low Country Pasta$19.00

                                Fresh tagliatelle, local shrimp, sliced link sausage, roasted red peppers and onions in a creole cream sauce

                                • Strozzapreti$17.00

                                  House made Strozzapreti with crumbled Italian sausage, mushrooms, cream and a touch of nutmeg

                                  • Quattro Formaggi Ravioli$18.00

                                    Ravioli filled with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmigiano and scamorza cheeses, tossed with vodka sauce

                                    • Baked Ziti Bolognese$18.00

                                      Ziti with house made Bolognese sauce, a touch of cream, topped with mozzarella and bak

                                      Meat & Seafood

                                      • Filetto di Manzo$25.00

                                        Seared beef tenderloin, carved around the plate with blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, arugula, garnished with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil

                                        • Italian Sausage$16.00

                                          Grilled house made link sausage with roasted red peppers, onions, arugula and pomodoro sauce

                                          • Chicken Parmigiana$20.00

                                            Chicken breast lightly breaded and fried, baked with pomodoro sauce, fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano served with spaghetti pomodoro

                                            • Scallops$22.00

                                              Pan seared diver scallops with roasted garlic and spinach risotto topped with a charred tomato coulis

                                              • Fresh Catch of the Day$25.00

                                                Fresh catch of the day served Chef's way

                                                Shareable Sides

                                                • Roasted Brussels Sprouts$8.00

                                                  Pan roasted brussels sprouts with shallots, pancetta and aged balsamic

                                                  • Scalloped Potatoes$8.00

                                                    Potatoes, cream, butter and paprika

                                                    • Roasted Cauliflower$8.00

                                                      Pan roasted cauliflower with Salmoriglio sauce

                                                      Last updated: March 28, 2022

                                                      What 540 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                      4.9
                                                      4.9 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.9Food
                                                      • 4.9Service
                                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                                      • 4.7Value

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                                                      1. DO

                                                        DonO

                                                        Charleston

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        My wife and I go here a lot on Fridays to catch up, it's casual and relaxing.

                                                      2. LL

                                                        LindaL

                                                        Charleston

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The best bolognese sauce, and the salads are delicious. Lovely ambiance, excellent service.

                                                      3. KL

                                                        KenL

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was prepared with care and excellent. Service was excellent. Everything enjoyable. Nice location and ambiance.

                                                      4. MB

                                                        MichaelB

                                                        Savannah

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great service and we had a variety of plates that were all excellent.

                                                      5. ER

                                                        EricR

                                                        Cleveland

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Excellent appetizer, pastas and desserts. Outstanding service by Daniela.

                                                      6. S

                                                        Sebb

                                                        New York Area

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was outstanding! Our waitress was excellent.

                                                      7. w

                                                        winendine

                                                        Cincinnati

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                        Happy hour was great. We noticed it was reduced by 30 mins from April. It now ends at 5:30. Also, the $11 Caesar salad is NOT a full size salad. I removed the anchovies and they didn’t remove any pricing. We paid $11 for a side salad!! calamari was good. Meatballs have been significantly reduced in size. There are better places available for the price.

                                                      8. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                        Service was excellent despite being very busy. The food was good but the portions were very small for the price that was being charged, even for small plates. The Panzanella salad was excellent but would have liked to have had more croutons as a base for the salad.

                                                      9. JD

                                                        JosephD

                                                        New York Area

                                                        28 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        28 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Very good as always. Pizza with sausage and red pepper was great!

                                                      10. VF

                                                        VinceF

                                                        Charleston

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful dinner

                                                      11. G

                                                        Greatfood

                                                        Minneapolis

                                                        50 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        50 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                        Good food - excellent service! Nice table outside although view of only the parking lot -

                                                      12. m

                                                        mcarr151

                                                        Richmond

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                        We’ve eaten at the cafe several times in the last two years. The food this time was below par. I ordered the pasta with chicken and peas in an alfredo sauce. The dish was swimming in sauce and it took away from the dish which could have been outstanding. Others at the table had similar thoughts. The toaster bread with cheese was outstanding and caprese salad was very good. Yes, I would recommend it and I would go back. Maybe consider less sauce with a side serving for those who like their pasta swimming in sauce.

                                                      13. CB

                                                        CherieB

                                                        Atlanta

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our server was wonderful and the good was delicious!

                                                      14. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Nashville

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        A favorite spot that never disappoints! Food, service consistently excellent. We especially love the Market Cafe

                                                      15. f

                                                        food4thought

                                                        Charleston

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fun, good food and good service

                                                      16. BC

                                                        BullCityDinr

                                                        Raleigh

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        What a delight to come back to a restaurant that you really enjoyed, and the food and service are still wonderful! My wife and I had not been to The Market Cafe since August of 2021, but were certainly looking forward to a return visit. We were not disappointed. We started with Campari spritzes and fried calamari as an appetizer. The calamari were light and crispy and the marinara sauce was wonderful. Reminded us both of our time in Italy. We each followed with a panzanella salad that was excellent! For our entrees, my wife had the strozzapretti, which she really enjoyed. I took a bit of a departure, and had the low country pasta. Think a low country boil tossed into a bowl of spaghetti with a cream sauce. Not something I would expect to find in Italy, but delicious, nonetheless. We shared a panna cotta for desert with due espressi. The panna cotta was as good as anything we ever had in our visits to Italy! The casual atmosphere, attentive staff, and great food with reasonable portion sized (don't feel stuffed but satisfied when you leave) mean we will be returning for more wonderful meals at a restaurant that we would highly recommend.

                                                      17. GH

                                                        GlennH

                                                        Charleston

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Outstanding

                                                      18. k

                                                        kflovesgoodfood

                                                        Denver

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great service by Michael. Friendly staff fabulous food. GO!

                                                      19. c

                                                        coondog

                                                        Savannah

                                                        134 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        134 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The Market Cafe is such a pleasure and so well done. Not only was the menu unusual, the food delicious, and the service excellent with trained staff, but we even had a brief chat with the chef! This is a treat and we will enjoy it again...

                                                      20. KH

                                                        KendraH

                                                        Charleston

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Always a pleasure at this hidden gem!

                                                      21. LH

                                                        LindaH

                                                        Charleston

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Extremely enjoyable from start to finish. Food was tasty and portions just right. (I had the branzino and my husband had a pasta dish with Italian sausage). We also shared a Caesar salad and the smoked salmon carpaccio. DELISH! Add friendly staff and attentive service and BAM--perfect meal. Market offerings are interesting, too, and I'm sure I will be back to purchase take-home meals and authentic ingredients for my own preparation. This is my new favorite Italian go-to on Hilton Head Island. Can't wait to go back and try the personal pizzas. They looked amazing!

                                                      22. C

                                                        Cindy

                                                        Savannah

                                                        64 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        64 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Kacie was our server! She is not only adorable but very efficient. So friendly! Love her. Oh yeah- the food was fabulous too!

                                                      23. JH

                                                        JudyH

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Dinner w college friend. It was the best evening. Laughing, love and great food. Server was excellent. Love coming here.

                                                      24. NV

                                                        NicholasV

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great menu and quick service. Everyone really enjoyed their lunches.

                                                      25. MS

                                                        MartinS

                                                        Charleston

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Very nice. Will be our go to place

                                                      26. RC

                                                        RichardC

                                                        Charlotte

                                                        18 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        18 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Consistency in quality , taste and service keeps us coming back !

                                                      27. NY

                                                        NYgirl

                                                        Atlanta

                                                        28 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        28 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Love this restaurant. We shared rice balls, had pizza, lasagna bolognese and the spaghetti with crab. All were amazing. We started with salads. All were fresh and delicious the caprese is my favorite. But the wedge and Caesar are wonderful too. We have never had a bad meal at the Market. It’s always delicious. .

                                                      28. B

                                                        British45

                                                        New York Area

                                                        30 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        30 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The staff and the food make the cafe. I love the choice in the market . Don’t stop what you are doing or change the chef and staff please.

                                                      29. CM

                                                        ChrisM

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Everything was fabulous! We can’t wait to go back!

                                                      30. DT

                                                        DocTurk

                                                        Houston

                                                        209 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        209 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent but slightly expensive food even for lunch. But, the service was great.

                                                      31. VF

                                                        VinceF

                                                        Charleston

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great Dinner!

                                                      32. MT

                                                        MikeT

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        The staff always makes us feel welcome and valued. The wine we had last time is remembered, the chef came out and explained the specials for the evening, it really feels like we are valued customers. The ambiance is really not fancy, it is also a true market, but the service, food and welcoming staff more than make up for it.

                                                      33. DR

                                                        DockR

                                                        Charleston

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                        overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                        We enjoyed excellently prepared food and a visit from chef, but service was subpar. Wait staff for did not give us specials as did other waiters in Cafe. Everything else was great.

                                                      34. G

                                                        Gail

                                                        New England

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                        This is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. Dinner in the wine room was very special, quieter and more intimate than the main dining room. Loved the fish special of the day when we dined there. Sips & bites in the bar area of the main restaurant was very fun & a great value. Pizzas, wine selection and the Caesar salad in the cafe were all excellent. In fact, one of the best Margherita pizzas I’ve ever had!

                                                      35. KW

                                                        KeithW

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Everything about our experience was outstanding. The service was outstanding. We had questions about their take out menu which were clearly answered. After we ordered, our food came out promptly and was very well prepared and presented. We had an appetizer of fried rice balls with a cheese center which was very good. For our main course, we tried two different pasta dishes, baked ziti and chicken Alfredo and both were great. I can’t say enough about our experience. We will definitely be back.

                                                      36. MC

                                                        MichaelC

                                                        Charleston

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Very good food;extremely good service and a decent value We recommend it!

                                                      37. MF

                                                        MargaretF

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Excellent first-time visit. Hunter and Casey were very professional and friendly. We were not rushed and enjoyed our meal, wine, and evening very much. Thank you!

                                                      38. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        First timers Sat at a high top behind the bar. Very nice and quiet table. Wedge salad was excellent Got the Ziti Bolognese and 3 cheese ravioli also excellent.

                                                      39. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Service was quick and the food was incredible

                                                      40. WS

                                                        WillyS

                                                        Atlantic City

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                        the smaller plates was perfert as you can order several different dishes. the food was excellent ! will be returning. wish the menu had more choices.

                                                      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 540 OpenTable diners.

                                                      The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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                                                      37 New Orleans Rd Ste L Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Hilton Head Island

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Mon–Sat 10:00 am–8:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Italian, Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Casual Dress

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Private Lot

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Will Overacre

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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