Anthony's Cucina Fresca

4.6
807 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 807 people are saying
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TBone
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great evening celebrating my wife's 75 Birthday. They were incredibly accommodating, moving us inside for the outside eating area when it was just a bit too cool for us. The window seat inside was perfect and the food was truly outstanding. We will start making this our go to place when in the Downingtown area.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good experience the chairs were unsteady appeared to be worn out but the food was good we will definitely go back to try other entrees

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DawnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE ANTHONY'S !! We Just discovered it couple months ago and keep going back weekly ( or sometimes 2 times a week ) This is saying something because we live over 30 minutes away ! We love the 'vibe" of a family run business, working hard, providing great food and great service. Everyone we encounter goes above and beyond and the servers RUN table to table to attend to everyones needs :) and the food.... FABULOUS . I could eat the penne vodka over and over .

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NancyH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great salads and homemade pasta dishes! Great value.

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vipTimM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Anthony’s is one of our favorite restaurants but the service gets worse each time we go

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EileenD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Anthony's and it did not disappoint. The suggestions that our server, Danielle gave us were right on point from the Sangrias to the entree' and the dessert as well.

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vipJaniceB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are always yummy, staff is so friendly and the atmosphere is great!

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Geno
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

waitress did not describe menu items accurately. Salad came out ofter a long wait with dinner. Waitress was very pushy, obviously wanted to turn the table over quickly . We ate inside because the outside dining area did not look very clean. Food was great value.

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Books2
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. We ate outside which was an attractive space, however
we sat too close to the street during noisy rush hour. All in all, a great place that we’re adding to our regular rotation.

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RicT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was personable, proficient and made sure that we were happy with meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! We sat inside and the building was just so cool to look at! We loved our experience and the meal and have already begun referring our friends to go there.

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MicheleM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have gone here a few times in the past and it was great. Last night, not so much. We made reservations and waited about 15 minutes before we even got to out table. We sat upstairs and It was a bit chilly and we had no light to shine on our table to see the menu.
We understood it was busy, however from the time we sat down and we actually got our food order I would say we waited at least 45 minutes. Drinks came out and salad about 15 minutes or so , but our main dish from the time of the salad was given out was at least 45 minutes. We knew our server was very busy, but for a pasta dish it should never have been 45 minutes. Then, when we asked she said the kitchen made a mistake and had to redo one of our orders. We also noticed that the pasta tasted like maybe it had been sitting for a bit. We continued to look around and noticed that the one table who just sat down may be 20 minutes or so received there food at the same time pretty much as us.

I have been in the restaurant business in the past , my feeling is our server was overworked and totally forgot to put our order in. It does not take 45 minutes for 2 pasta dishes. I really am not one to write a bad review, as I am a business owner myself. But, I feel as though the restaurant should be aware of our dissatisfaction last night.

We probably wont be back anytime soon.

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vipDan1
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for me and my wife. We order entrees, and no pizza and sandwiches which I am told are also excellent. Food is fresh, true Italian, flavorful and reasonably priced. Cocktails and wine is excellent and reasonably priced. Waitstaff is friendly and efficient. Always. Great experience.

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vipNeil
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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ilvwine
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always amazing. The service is very good. It can get quite noisy in the lower indoor dining area, but that is the only issue we had (had dinner with grandparents). Definitely recommend Anthony's Cucina Fresca!

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JDubs
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite lunch spots! Atmosphere is nice, food and service is good and love the updates over the years.

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DeborahD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this place, but felt the noise level was too high and made it hard to understand my companion. We should have sat ouside.

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Redsmclaugh
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clam and mussels appetizer in red sauce was amazing as was the pizza, Anthony’s salad with salmon and ravioli. We can’t wait to go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us dined here a d the food and service were both great. Authentic, home-made pasta, delicious bruschetta and drinks. Roman made our experience very pleasant and was very attentive. We’ll definitely be back!

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Magistra
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love to go there. Super menu. Great food, great service. One of our favorite neighborhood places.

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JudyM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant in Downingtown! Stopped in for a pizza and a bottle of wine. Pizza selection was excellent with a wide variety of specialty pizzas. The kitchen was quite busy so the waitress offered us a salad while we waited. Highly recommend.

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JakeW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Great food and great service.

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RussC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service at reasonable prices!

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GeriD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in Chester county!
We couldn't have had a better experience! Everything was delicious and service was outstanding!

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jjcbs
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They were slammed, but our server was great. Very friendly and attentive. Other than being extremely noisy (but not unexpected given how crowded they were) and the AC being overly zealous, it was a nice evening. Save room for Gelato. It is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food and great service.

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BirdievO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Salads were great but entrees were not as good. Pasta was terrible - despite asking for minimal sauce, I got a lot of sauce and idid not care for it. I was with 3 others who felt the same about their meals. But kicker was the alcohol- the pours on alcohol and wine were very chintzy and served in full sized glasses and the oversized wine glass just magnified the smallness of the pour. I had white wine and would have had to order at least 2 to get same pour as I would any other place for $9 a glass but here it would’ve been $18! We were not happy and will not be returning unless for the pizza which must be amazing as pizza take out was booming!

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PamD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had reservations, but had to wait for a table. That was disappointing. But the food was excellent & made up for the wait.

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Cricket
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our third time at Anthony's, so obviously, we like it. the food is absolutely wonderful! Never been disappointed. Staff is very friendly and respectful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipSpartacus
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More please! Anthony's is our new favorite. Not sure why it took us so long to discover it though, but glad we did. Everything is wonderful, from the appetizers to the pasta to the entrees. But the walk off home run is the veal saltimbocca. The veal was fork tender and the butter lemon sauce that was used to deglaze the skillet was pure heaven. I used up all the bread soaking it up.

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vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the pasta was homemade. The outdoor seating was very nice and the service was fantastic. We went on a BYO Sunday so it was great to take a nice wine and keep the bill reasonable. The prices are very reasonable! WE will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok. Service was very rushed. Still eating girls in hand asking if we wanted boxes.

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Michele
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there!! Food, service and our waitress were excellent!!! The only thing was it was loud inside but that was ok because everything was excellent I would definitely recommend!!

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vipJohnB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had an excellent meal. All of the dishes were prepared perfectly. Our waitress Jill was very friendly and efficient. It's a "can't lose" restaurant.

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Wendy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we loved the food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor service
Super busy
Under staffed
Pasta was terrible
The pizza was good
From someone in the service industry, you should do better.

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Renee
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and reasonable prices! Great atmosphere and service!

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DrBonner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value for delicious food! Friendly and good service!

FAQs

Anthony's Cucina Fresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 873-5544.

Anthony's Cucina Fresca is rated 4.6 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

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.