Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.7
227 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent portions. Excellent selection.

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KM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was friendly and readily available . The food was so fresh and delicious and we never waited long to get it.

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was delicious and a friendly atmosphere!!!

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden Gem - fabulous food and service was impeccable. We will definitely return and spread the word.

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JC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Wonderful! Can’t say enough about Anthony’s Cucina Fresca.

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JP
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. Great food with a staff that cares. Get the San Daniele Pizza. To die for.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food eggplant excellent wings great flavor service excellent

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a lovely restaurant that has this authentic, small, individual setting feel like you would expect to find in the streets of any city in Italy.
The food is great, the staff is friendly and attentive. You need to make reservations as this place is always buzzing with people.

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JC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Probably our 13th Friday in a row at Anthony’s Cucina Fresca. As always the food was awesome, the staff amazing. Service was a bit slow this evening but that’s because Anthony’s has become very popular on Friday nights!!! If you haven’t visited Anthony’s, you should definitely make it a point to do so. You will not be disappointed.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff, beautiful restaurant, warm and friendly. Excellent Italian food! A gem in Downingtown.

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, fast, professional service..Excellent food, nice atmosphere. It was exactly what I would have hoped for on my wife's birthday. I will be returning to Anthony's.

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RI
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered fried calamari and it consisted of calamri rings. Looked like it was frozen. The music was so loud you couldn't here people talking at our table.

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcoming soon as you enter the establishment, The waiters and waitresses speak fluent Italian very well dressed and groomed. What’s on the menu The special of the day are both fresh and homemade daily. Out of this world Selection of Pasta , Rizzuto , seafood, salad and fruit. Last variety of wine and imported beer selection to go with every meal. And when the appetizers and meals do come out the presentation Is of high excellence and high quality five star quality tasting as Matter-of-fact I recommend this place highly no doubt my mind I will be back again many many times and thank you for a wonderful experience

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OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and great atmosphere to help celebrate my wife’s birthday.

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Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a Saturday night and the place was loud and crowded. I gave service a lower rating because it felt as though we were being rushed to order. There was one huge party in the restaurant and the space is really not cut out for that kind of thing. Once they left, the noise level decreased and it was a bit more pleasant. There is currently some construction going on - it looks like they are creating a nice outdoor patio space.
The wine list is fairly limited but we found a nice bottle. The cheese board was very nice and we would order it again. I had the chicken marsala which for me is a "test dish" at Italian restaurants. The sauce on this dish was too sweet for my tastes. My dining partner had a pasta dish with red sauce and he said it was delicious. They serve a nice small side salad with your entree too.
We will definitely be back but I think we will go on a different night of the week to avoid the crush.

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JC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Love Anthony’s!!!!

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EH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot. Enjoyed our meal. Everyone was very pleasant. Will go again.

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K
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great meal!

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food presentation was outstanding. The cheese board was lovely, more than enough for 3 people to snack on. The entrees were very good ranging for our party from grilled chicken long hot sandwich to lasagna all delicious. Katie our server was adorable, happy and pleasant. I was meeting a friend I have not seen in many years so not being rushed out was a positive. There were some renovations going on with scaffolding and somewhat of A noise factor overhead with the roof. It did not deter our good time but it was unexpected. We will back again!

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JC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friday night “Date Night” with my Sweetie at our favorite restaurant. Need I say more!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. Had the linguini arrabiata with burrata special to which I added shrimp, it was unbelievable.

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EB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. I’ve never had a bad experience. Whenever I visit my daughter it’s our go to spot!

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was ready, the service was good and the food was delicious. It’s a little noisy because of the hard surfaces, but the decor is attractive.

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JC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal! Every Friday night my wife and I have our date night at Anthony’s Cucina Fresca. We are never disappointed! If you haven’t visited Anthony’s, you definitely should!!!

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JP
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

LOVE this place. Get the San Daniele Pizza!! It is to die for. The drinks and wine list is surprising and affordable. The owners, are present, the staff is committed to making sure your experience is positive. Best neighborhood find!!!!

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CQ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience, that is why I frequent Anthony’s. Music is great but too loud.

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WG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our 3rd trip to Anthon's very good service and very tatsy food

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RI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and we were all pleasantly surprised. Great food, great service overall great atmosphere. We will be back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the food and the overall ambience. The room was chilly, despite our being seated neat the fireplace, and it was fairly noisy. Overall, a very nice evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was good. Food was tasty but the service was slow and seemed understaffed, but overall had a nice time.

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PO
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My girlfriend’s and I were out celebrating a birthday at this restaurant. Seth was our server and he was excellent! Everything we ordered, starting with appetizers were delicious. Can’t wait to go back! I only gave the restaurant four stars for ambience because it is currently under construction but still open for business.

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JC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal/dining experience! We love Anthony’s Cucina Fresca.

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s
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and lovely service! This place is a gem!

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LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, service and atmosphere. The owner was appropriately social and attentive to us. We will definitely be making return visits.

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant before and it never disappoints. Excellent food and service. Brought my sisters and nieces this time and everyone enjoyed their meals. I highly recommend them for any occasion.

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L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is just terrific! Always great specials plus regular menu.

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l
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. The bread sticks were yummy, and my hubby had a chicken cheesesteak and I had the Lasagna. Both were very good. The restaurant gets bonus points for making sure our table was able to accommodate my husband's wheelchair and if we were comfortable. Most places don't care anymore. Downingtown can be disappointing for dining these days so we were pleasantly surprised tonight. Can't wait to go back!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant! Incredible Italian food with an outstanding cocktail, wine, and beer menu. The owners are always buzzing around to ensure service and food are top notch. 5 Stars

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HN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for a family dinner on a Friday evening, we made a reservation knowing they have limited seating and are very popular. Everyone got unique dishes from salad to pasta to meat and potatoes and everyone was very satisfied with their meal choice. We had a very friendly and attentive server and an overall great experience.

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JC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I believe it’s been our 9th Friday night in a row at Anthony’s Cucina! Need I say more! That place is Awesome!!!

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