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OMBRA Cucina Rustica
OMBRA Cucina Rustica
  • Address:
    1000 William Hilton Parkway
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    Neighborhood:
    Hilton Head
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    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
  • "First-class. Two perfectly presented and cooked entrees, wonderful mussels, well-made and mixed cocktails. Ignore other reviews which whine about the proximity of tables for two---exaggerated concerns as are the concerns abkut noise. If you've eaten in Manhattan at a table for two the spacing at Ombra will seem spacious. Server Mitch even rushed outside to give us the remainder of an entree we left on the table. Greeted promptly and were welcomed from the start. A can't miss"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "From the minute we walked through the doors of this unassuming dining establishment we felt welcomed and appreciated. The hostesses were friendly and warm. Our server introduced himself soon after we were seated and offered to take our drink order right away. Service was prompt but not rushed. The specials were divine! The chocolate lava cake and cannoli with homemade pistacio gelato is a must so save room! All in all it was a great evening due to the splendid staff, food and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "From the minute we walked in the door, it was spectacular. Because it was a special occasion we were greeted with a glass of Champagne as soon as we sit down. There were so many great things on the menu it was hard to decide so we went with the specials. The Halibut was the absolute best fish I have ever tasted. We will be back soon!!! Even though it was crowded it was still quiet enough to hold a conversation without shouting at each other. Ron was our waiter and he was fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went to dinner on Wednesday night and enjoyed it do much bringing family back on Tuesday"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "a little pricey, but good italian food. nice bar. service was no nosense. it does get busy."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "After 19 years of vacationing at Hilton Head, we've narrowed our favorite list to Charlie's, Redfish, and Santa Fe Cafe.............And now we've added Ombra. It's new and it's a great addition to Hilton Head Island. We we're very pleasantly surprised. The food was authentic Italian and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Our server, Mitch, made sure our experience and our dinner was perfect."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food and service impeccable. Thanks again. We will be visiting you again for our special occasions and have also recommended you to friends."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This was the 1st time we dined at Ombra and we're glad we did....Got there early enough to enjoy happy hour at the bar. Treated to a complimentary sample of pizza, reduced price drinks. Our meal was wonderful. My husband and I both had salads, he had the special salad of the night and I had the peach sample which was delicious. I had the pasta bolognese and my husband had a fish special. No room for dessert. We ate there on a Monday and almost every table was taken. I would definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Most of us ordered off of the Early Bird Menu and were very impressed with the selections and portion size. The service was also excellent and we had no trouble hearing each other as we carried on a conversation. Ombra is a restaurant you don't want to miss."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We loved the restaurant that now sits in the location where our previous Hilton Head favorite restaurant, Antonios, once was. We were immediately impressed with the decor and ambiance of Ombra, and, best of all, were blown away by the food and presentation. Ombra may just be our new favorite restaurant on Hilton Head."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A "must have" on your trip to HHI. Best authentic Italian food!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "An awesome dining experience! We felt like we were back in Italy. Looking forward to our return to the island just to get to come to back to Ombra."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Great food with great presentation. Our waiter was cordial, well informed of menu, and dedicated to task. It is always a meal worth planning. NEVER a disappointment. Still need to work on reducing noise level."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "So far, this is the one restaurant that we have to go back to while still down on Hilton Head Island. Usually when traveling we shy away from Italian food as we have such great offerings in our home city, but we're happy to have found Ombra Cucina! The service, ambiance and FOOD was notable. If we lived here, we would be a regulars! Everyone seemed to have enjoyed their meals (gnocchi, veal, seafood, etc.). Local residents dine here as well! A couple we met at the restaurant have lived on Hilton Head since 1976 when access was via ferry and the island had dirt roads. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Went to OMBRA 8/2/14 and were delighted with our evening. The food (& menu) lived up to our expectations (which were high after reading others' commentaries). The wine list is extensive, albeit a bit on the pricey side. And the antipasti, pasta and other entree selections were extensive. We had the carpaccio to begin with. The thinly-sliced beef was sweet & tender. The greens and cheese with it were excellent complements. This was a first; we shall have it again. The pasta selections are varied and demonstrate the culinary skills of the chefs. We had the gnocchi & the wide ribbon pasta dishes -both in a tasty cream sauce with mushrooms and crispy prosciutto. Delicious. We topped this off with pastachio gelati. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Happened to find restaurant while searching OpenTable for availability in area. We were on vacation and just hoping for something decent. Ombra ending up being amazing! Everything was fresh and delicious. We all were very happy with our appetizers and entrees. Dining area was very nice but not stuffy. One of the best meals we have had anywhere. We ended up going a second time during our short stay. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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