I went to Anthony's Italian Cuisine in Natomas last week for lunch and was pleasantly surprised! I had the Chicken Marsala, and found it to be very flavorful - the chicken was moist and tender and, the sauce was rich and savory. The potion was very generous! There was another couple having lunch, and the gentleman said he was from out of town, but always comes to Anthony's because it's become his favorite restaurant while in Sacramento (he said that he's never been disappointed and he's been in about 7 or 8 times now). "The food is great and the atmosphere is always friendly and quaint, and I love that about this place." His lunch guest was here for the very first time and said her lasagna was perfect. I was told that the cioppino is "incredible", so it seems I'll have to try that on my next visit, which will be very soon. There aren't many Italian restaurants in Natomas and this is a true GEM!!!
I was warned before I went: the kitchen takes forever to bring out your food. although the service was good, the ambience enriching with Italian art and an old-school feel, the rumor was right... we were waiting probably 30 minutes for our appetizers and also for the entree course. With that disclaimer also comes satisfaction with how great the food tasted. despite having a group of 12 or so they brought all of the food out at the same time, which a lot of places screw up on. It wasn't as noisy as most restaraunts with the same large capacity. The menu isnt overwhelming and the dishes arent confusing like some flashy Italian places. Overall a fun, classic place for good Italian food.
Finally made it here for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint! We had later reservations and were seated immediately, and from the first bite of bread to the delicious crostini with house made salami, we were hooked. The service was great, our server super friendly plus they gave us glasses of champagne (not the cheap stuff) to celebrate. If the rating would allow 1/2 points, would give this 4.5 stars. My only issue is the one bathroom. Also, the exterior of the restaurant is really unique, the kitchen is a wall of windows on one side. We will be back!