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OMBRA Cucina Rustica
OMBRA Cucina Rustica
  • Address:
    1000 William Hilton Parkway
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    Hilton Head
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

OMBRA Cucina Rustica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ombrahhi.com
  • Phone: (843) 842-5505
  • Hours of Operation: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cirafesi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from OMBRA Cucina Rustica
Celebrated Hilton Head Chef Michael Cirafesi & Legendary Maestro of Italian Cuisine Nunzio Patruno bring you OMBRA Cucina Rustica, located in the beautiful Village at Wexford on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Come and enjoy Classic Regional Italian cuisine along with an extensive wine list including Italian Benchmark wines. Stop by to relax at our bar and lounge with a spectacular selection of Italian specialty cocktails, apertifs, and digestivos.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Some places are worth the price and Ombra is one of those. The food is outstanding, well presented, and the portions are generous as well. The wine list is a worthy selection of Italian wines with good choices by the glass as well. If you order a starter and an entree you better be hungry because there is no such thing as a small plate at this restaurant. Great food!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town and did not have any dining recommendations. We chose this based on Open Table info. We were very pleased with the experience. The service was very good, and the food was beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. We did not intend to have dessert, and we were quite full. However, they had profiteroles om the menu and could not resist! They did not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, beautiful presentation. All 4 people in our group lived their food. The risotto was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As you walk through the door you feel the warmth of a welcoming staff. We were celebrating my wife's birthday & before we could blink an eye a complimentary glass of Prosecco was at our table! Alex our server was excellent! He had great menu suggestions & poured me a taste of two Italian reds so I could decide which one would accompany my perfectly cooked Veal Tenderloin. My half portion of Gnocchi was amazing! A sprinkling of crispy pancetta bits on top brought this dish to another level! The highlight of the evening was my wife's Seafood Pasta with shrimp, lobster, clams and mussels in an absolutely out of this world white sauce! We have had this dish at countless other restaurants over the years and beyond a doubt this was the best ever!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I've lived in this area for 15+ years, and I've eaten at the best restaurants in this area & Savannah. This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in this area - my new favorite. I've never reviewed a restaurant before, but I made an exception because it was so outstanding in food, ambiance & service!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "What an incredible breath of fresh air! We had an incredible dinner at OMBRA. The food was simply outstanding. Truly authentic, so fresh. My kids are still talking about the gnocchis. The service was impeccable as well. By far one of the best Italilian restaurants we have ever experienced. The only other food that has ever been on this level was in my mother-in-law's kitchen. And whatever you do -- save room for dessert. Oh my goodness -- sheer heaven. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Made a reservation and were seated right away at a small table in the bar not the main restaurant. We asked if we could move to the main restaurant and the response was a flat out NO. There was no explanation, no apology, no nice sentiments whatsoever. She dropped our menus down and walked away. Luckily Megan was a great waitress or I would've walked out. Won't go back again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have been to Ombra before and it has only become BETTER!! Chef Michael has enlarged his menu with wonderful new apps and entrees. And, of course, his homemade ravioli is to die for!!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great additions to HHI dining selection. We spend significant amounts of time in HHI yearly and have our regular places to dine. Ombra will go on our list!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Best Italian Resteraunt Ever! And that's a hard to get review from a true Italian! Do not eat anywhere else. Reservations are a must!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This restaurant had excellent Italian cuisine. We truly loved dining here."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My husband and I both love this Oombra and have taken all our friends there. Their food is outstanding, and they are very accommodating about making changes to make you happy. If something you want isn't on the menu, ask for it. They'll do it if they have the ingredients. Everyone there works together to make sure you have a good experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Ombra has excellent food and service but if you are a couple be prepared to be seated along a wall with couples at nearby tables very close to you. The diner here is expensive and to have people so close to you while you eat and try to have a conversation with your dining partner is uncomfortable. The restaurant the other night was only 50% full but instead of spreading the customers out, we were all jammed along the table for two wall. I do not think I will return unless I have a party of three or more."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our second time at Ombra, and it was excellent both times. Everything from the mussels appetizer, through the entrees, and the Ombra sundae dessert was perfectly prepared and presented. We will definitely return when we return to Hilton Head next year.."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have been visiting Hilton Head Island for 15 years and this is the best Italian dinner that I ever had. I recommend the veal!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Though we have been property owners in SeaPines for over 20 years, we just recently retired full time on the Island. We've been looking for new restaurants off the beaten tourist-path and can't believe it took us this long to try Ombra. The food was outstanding, definitely a cut above the average restaurants around here. Service and staff were great, ambience is energetic but not chaotic. Tourists welcome but will absolutely become a regular stop for us "locals". The peach salad is amazing and we both had fish entrees: HIGHLY recommend trying any of the fish offerings! Pricey but totally worth it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a superb dinner for two, including fresh mussels, pasta pescatora (frutti di mare), and veal scaloppini with mushrooms. Extensive Italian wine list, with lots of bold reds, super Tuscans, etc. Selected a great Ripasso. Excellent, informed service, superb authentic olive oil, freshest ingredients, limoncello made fresh on site. We lived (and ate) in Italy for two years ... this is the best Italian we've had since leaving."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had another fabulous dinner. The halibut special is one of their absolute best. The peach salad was a treat and Mitch, our server, took great care of us. One of the best on HHI."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here and our expectations were far exceeded. The service was special for this occasion and the food was outstanding. This was the third time in three years and it has only gotten better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was one of the best restaurant meals I have had in recent times. The veal was outstanding and the portions were more than enough in relation to the prices. The service was excellent and the staff was attentive and enjoyable to talk to. Definitely a meal to remember fondly."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ombra has everything going for it. The food is unbelievable, Ned, our waiter, is exceedingly knowledgeable about the wine list and the menu. He is friendly and very attentive. We have been there about a dozen times since we were told about Ombra and it never disappoints us. It is our favorite. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I took my husband to OMBRA for his birthday. The hostess and waiter were terrific. They made everything special including a complimentary glass of Prosecca. We ordered the calamari, 2 different types of salads. For the main course, I could not make up my mind between 2 pastas, so they brought half portions of EACH! Then they also brought a profiterole for dessert when we said we were so full! The food was incredible. Some of the best Italian food we've had including in NY! I would highly recommend this restaurant to locals and tourists. For anyone who heard the restaurant was too loud, they have added sound deafening ceiling tiles and heavy draperies which seem to work well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food is consistently very good and service excellent. Drinks can be a problem depending on the bartender…When the main bartender is not there problems can occur."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Atmosphere and service was very good. Food was good, not great, and not worth the very high prices. I'll admit I am spoiled living in Charleston. If you are looking for a nice romantic atmosphere this is a good place. If you are looking for good Italian food without the high prices I would recommend Pomodori first."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The cuisine was exquisite. We were four and each of our meals were simply delicious. One of the finest italian restaurant worldwide."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "From pasta to veal excellent food prepared beautifully and served by very capable and knowledgable wait staff. And don't miss the warm center chocolate cake for desert"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner the final night of our vacation. We started with calamari which was excellent. We then split the peach salad that our waiter recommended. It was really unique and the peaches were very fresh. My wife had the fusilli pasta dish which she enjoyed but thought the pasta itself was not as good as some other places we have dined. I really liked the veal scaloppine. It was a nice portion and very flavorful. As a finale we shared the Cioccolatino which was a great exclamation point to a great evening. We look forward to our next meal at OMBRA!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I don't normally write reviews but we had an exceptional meal at Ombra this week. We were hesitant to book an Italian restaurant at the beach since we generally want lighter food choices. They had several specials, including an excellent red snapper entree. The salads were fresh and the antipasto appetizer was creative. We had our 10 year old daughter with us and while there were not many children in the dining room, our server, Anthony, was gracious, personable and made us all welcome. We will definitely be back on our next trip."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Instead of the usual burgers and hotdogs on July 4th we decided to take advantage of Ombra's special "Pre-Fireworks Menu" and we were so glad we did. The first courses were delicious - fresh peach salad with pine nuts and a lovely dressing. My husband had the melon and prosciutto which was the best melon he has had all summer. The lobster ravioli was nicely prepared with a light tomato cream sauce and the veal marsala was tender and tasty. Panne Cotta, profiteroles and coffee were perfect endings for a lovely meal. Our server Mitch was attentive and was very helpful in choosing dishes and wines. This was our 2nd time at Ombra and we will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Overall, this restaurant is very nice. Good service and good food. Must be saved for "special" occasions!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Outstanding (and I mean OUTSTANDING!) food and service. This is now my "go to" spot on the island"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "There are several excellent restaurants on the Island. None better than Ombra. For us what puts it at the top is the service. The staff is all wonderful. On another site the reviewer gave it a one star primarily because her husband didn't like the glass of wine the waiter recommended. Really? One star? Just because you have a Drivers License doesn't qualify you to review an Audi engine. I recommend this restaurant to family and friends. Time after time they thank me. I suggest the prosciutto app followed by Chief Michael's specials for the evening. A waiter? Treat yourself to Ned's professionalism and wit. Enjoy."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "In Hilton Head for vacation and did some quick research for a dinner place on the island. OMBRE kept popping up on all searches. So glad we chose it! We were seated promptly and the bar tender was our server. This made me nervous, but despite a very busy bar, the service was perfect. We started with their Antipasto di OMBRE and enjoyed cheeses, meats and several new pickled vegetables and olives we had never had before. My husband got the veal scallopinne and I got a chicken with arugula dish. Both were large portions.and delicious! When choosing a bottle of wine, our server was able to answer questions and offer his opinion, having tried all of the wine options himself. Next tine, we will save room.for dessert!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "From the moment we entered Ombra we felt welcomed and part of the family. The food was heavenly, the service over the top and the dessert was amazing. We have the red snapper and the gnocchi. To end the delightful dinner the most delicious cannoli and pistachio ice cream. I cannot wait to dine there again!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Absolutely loved this place. Staff was excellent and the food was exquisite."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our meal was truly amazing. Some of the best Italian food we have had in a while and we just came back from an Italy trip! They have nailed the rustic style of Italian with the use of capers, cherry tomatoes and sauces. The whole meal tasted so fresh and organic. We cannot recommend this restaurant more."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "good food service and atmosphere but bring your wallet not inexpensive, high end pricing for good but not great food"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "OMBRA is seriously a wonderful find on HHI. I love to cook and I am not a fan of eating out when I know I can have better at home. However..... Our family has been there numerous times, and always leave wondering how soon can we get back OMBRA! Thank you for opening!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were welcomed with open arms as if we were family. The menu begins with an EXCELLENT fairly priced wine list. Italian wine requires excellent food and Italian food goes best with excellent Italian wine. Ombra has both. The homemade pasta is perfection. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Best on the Island ... great food, super wines, attentive service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014