The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's

4.9
52 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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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
Los Angeles
34 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
63 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
20 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
64 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
10 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!

SG
vipSusanG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Sat at outdoor table. Shares 3 pasta dishes one salad and 2 pizzas Everything was delicious!!

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vipmaryd
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oxsana was very pleasant and efficient and our pizzas were light, savory and just the right size

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vipBritish45
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent chef is very creative and the staff are lovely. We LOVE the food !

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MeganP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great dining experience. The small Italian plates are amazing and I love the concept. Highly recommend a pizza as a starter, so good!!!

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vickic
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best places to eat in Hilton Head!! Fresh and delicious!! The Atmosphere Is nice and the service was spot on. Will go again and again!!

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic scratch Italian pasta! Had the pleasure of meeting Chef Robbie and you can see the passion in his cooking. Space is very intimate and excellent customer service. While I have eaten at their "main" restaurant...I prefer the Cafe.

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blueweaver
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This and the mother restaurant, Michael Anthony's are, for us, the best food on Hilton Head Island !!

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MarkJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and the chef came out to see how it was and chat a bit which was nice. The atmosphere was warm and intimate which made for a nice overall experience. My only negative is that it was a tad pricey but would highly recommend

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Wino
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxanna was very attentive and friendly. She was awesome!

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vipBritish45
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the market cage. We love the food the size of the dinner and the staff are excellent

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DavidBrandt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate dining in a cafe setting. Nightly specials and small plates that are delicious and great for sharing.

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vipjohn116
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, original Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Outstanding service, fabulous small plate selection, and a great wine list made for a truly enjoyable evening. We had a family party of 6 with ages ranging from 6 to 70 and all agreed it was our favorite dining experience of our 8 day vacation. We will definitely be back.

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MikeZ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed it - air conditioning was pouring out. Too cold

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vipTCH28
Cincinnati
83 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific casual sister restaurant to Michael Anthony’s fine dining! Small plates were delicious; food and wine were both fair price points. Service was attentive and professional ; Alex, the manager was highly visible and spoke to guests to ensure that the meal was enjoyable. Outdoor seating was socially distanced well. Highly recommend!

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Wino
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️ the pizza!! Oxana is awesome! Super sweet and friendly make sure to request her.

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MarkG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. We sat at the bar and it was great. Met the chef Alex and all the food was five star. Our bar tender Kyle was perfect. Had limoncellos at the end of the meal which was delicious.

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LauraW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and comfortable outside dining!

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Sketter
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Definitely a must!

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vipDibechtel
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. Everyone was very accommodating. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Food was great and wait staff top notch.

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vipCharlotteTravels
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three pastas, one pizza and three other small plates for our family of 4. All of it was fabulous. The waitress Oksana was very attentive and the chef came out to speak to us to make sure that we were enjoying our meal. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to Hilton Head. We even bought a couple of items to reheat at home.

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vipCharlotteluvdfood
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating as they allowed us to order two dishes from the other side! Everyone was wonderful the food fabulous!! Definitely would go back! Loved everything!!

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 52 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.