Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.6
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477 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Anthony’s Cucina Fresca, a place to enjoy the heartwarming and authentic flavors of Italian homestyle cooking!

From handmade pastas and aromatic sauces to elegant homemade desserts, the rich and sweet flavors will leave you wanting more.

Each dish is prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients under the direction of Owner and Head Chef Danilo Angelucci. Danilo seeks to touch every customer through the memories and heartwarming flavors from his childhood. Our passion and enthusiasm for fresh food is evident in everything we create. After all, we believe that the Italian tradition of spending time at the table with family and friends while enjoying a delicious meal, is a recipe for a happy life.

We hope you find that here with us. Mangia!
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Emmie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent meal! Exceptional service and very friendly and attentive Staff 😊

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DavidP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Pleased regularly. Recommended without reservation.

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JOSEPHB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome menu. Great people. Food is tops. Love it there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal at Anthony’s when a colleague and I were in town for business. Thanks for the hospitality and great food and drink!

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Nicefind
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu and delicious food. Cute cozy place. Busy so I'm not the only one who thinks this.

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p33grf
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Vibe, real neighborhood gem... first visit and won’t be my last when I’m back in town

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vipJillyeatsPhilly
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

NEVER disappoints. The dishes are fresh, creative and service is great. Get the San Daniel pizza. The Eggplant soup is crazy good. Pasta dishes are wonderful too. Cocktails and wine list are surprisingly good. Cool vibe. So lucky to have a place this good nearby. Bravo!

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DavidP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great pasta!

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JenniferL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

good food and good service. A little loud since it was crowded even at 9pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

We went to Anthony’s for a nice Friday night dinner. We were expecting it to be busy since it was a Friday night however, the service was not ideal. We had a newer server and although our expectations were not high and we were understanding and wait time for each step of our dinner not only twice as long but longer. To a point we had to ask a few times about our food from different people bc we didn’t know where our sever went. Again, everyone has to start somewhere when learning how to sever just wish maybe the server had a little more guidance or an experience sever to help out. The manager did approach us towards the end to apologize which we appreciated but should of been noticed earlier on.

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vipJan29
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was suberb! The menu had a lot of choices for all kinds of palates and it was delicious. I enjoyed the minestrone soup and the portobello salad. It was fresh and delicious. The ambience was very nice. They have a bar and it looks like outside seating in the warmer months. Parking lot is small but adequate. I suggest making a reservation, especially on the weekend. Will definitely be back to try other menu items.

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BeeHappy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time diner, thought the food was very good and large portions...I took half of the Chicken Piccata and linguine home for later. The service was great, the owner was very friendly, and our server was 1st rate. Altogether we had a very nice evening.

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vipJerredG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great local place where the owners work right along with the staff every night. The food and vibe are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent food as always!!! Hands down, Anthony’s is in my top 3 favorite restaurants!! The service wasn’t top notch as it usually is, but everyone has a bad day sometimes. We will definitely be back!

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Steve
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cool place to eat. Food was creative and well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a busy Friday evening but we were seated promptly (we had a reservation). Great, attentive service. Food excellent! One of my favorites!

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michaelheneghan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding food, great menu. A really distinct Italian restaurant.

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FrankW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dinner. Food outstanding, wine great. Restaurant was juggling a party of 28 but still managed to keep up attended to.

Wonderful place

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BillB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience! Good food, reasonable prices, friendly service. They’re always busy . . . Love the crowd and the buzz! No long waits for a table or service irrespective of crowds! Always run into friends & neighbors when there.

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AnnDon
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So pleased to see a locally-owned restaurant in Downingtown doing so well. The food and service is spectacular.

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MarieG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a nice dining experience
Food was prepared perfectly
The only thing that was not a 5 star was the ravioli, it came out cold and the sage butter sauce hardened a bit
Food was very tasty

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RhondaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance is always great and constantly being improved. I love that this restaurant is always bustling with happy patrons. Food keeps bringing us back. The mussels appetizer is one of our favorites.

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vipNeil
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentines dinner great meals

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KimberlyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice little date night spot. We were there on Valentine’s Day, and I was given a red rose, which I thought was a nice touch. For being packed it wasn’t too noisy either. We had reservations and we walked right in and sat down. Food was very good, but the same entree we had last time tasted a little different this time? Still good, just different than what we were expecting.

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DavidL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall very good experience. It was Valentines Day and they gave a rose to my wife. Very nice touch. The food, service and ambiance of Anthony’s is very good. Second time we have dined here and will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed an early Valentines Day dinner. Everything was delicious.

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MitchellS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meals were priced right and even came with salad, which is unheard of today. Ambiance was wonderful and staff was extremely friendly! Will go back often I am sure!

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vipTomP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food ..difficulty parking ...loud and crowded ...but that is a good sign. I rate it as top Italian restaurant in the area.

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vipAudubonK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Jamy was terrific! The food was delicious and arrived quickly. Beautiful decor and clean!

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TBlitz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some establishments lose quality if they expand, but Anthony's only gets better. The food is always amazing, the atmosphere is upscale, yet comfortable and appropriate for date night or family night out. The owners always say hello which makes anyone feel important and appreciated. My husband and I highly recommend this local restaurant.

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MarcD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places. Very good food and service. Love the atmosphere as well.
You will not be disappointed.

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Foodie5
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for a birthday dinner for my sons 9th and strolled in with 8 kids age range 11-7. Anthonys was very accommodating and our waitress very patient. She dealt with all the chaos with a smile, very friendly and great with the kids. Good service always makes a location become a quick favorite. We only had pizzas but they were delicious.

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JimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

An overall great experiene. Friendly staff that didn't overdo their presence. Meals were delicious and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return- maybe monthly.

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TiffanyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the drinks. Katie our server was attentive and great!

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vipJohnnyC
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We have been frequenting Anthony’s for almost two years. They have become very popular over the past year, so much so they renovated to include and upstairs, an outdoor patio and a larger parking lot. All that being said, please don’t lose sight of what got you to where you are today. My wife and I have started to notice smaller side salads, in some cases smaller portions and slower service. We love Anthony’s and we will continue to tell our friends about them!

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LauraP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best place to eat in Downingtown! It’s beautiful, the food is delicious and the ambiance is perfect!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was outstanding. Its a little crowded in the dining area but noise level was fine. Our waiter was great and established a rapport with our table immediately. We would definitely go back.

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vipSobrinaB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice and the food was delicious. The service was good. We were sitting next to a large party, so it was a bit noisy. I think there was live music on the first floor. Will be going back.

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MarkW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fresh and authentic. The service was great. A beautiful atmosphere despite the bad weather outside. Our family enjoyed our dinner and didn’t have to break the bank to have a wonderful evening.

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Joem
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and experience every time. Owner and staff are first rate.