OMBRA Cucina Rustica
OMBRA Cucina Rustica

OMBRA Cucina Rustica

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ombrahhi.com/
  • Phone: 8438425505
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
OMBRA Cucina Rustica reviews from OpenTable diners
193 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (127)fit for foodies (126)notable wine list (100)romantic (85)neighborhood gem (74)good for groups (39)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • One word "amazing"
    DrewP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We took our toddler to this amazing place for dinner. They were very welcoming to him. They do not have a kids menu however can make any pasta in a half portion or smaller for your little one. Anyone who has young ones and wants fine dinning give it a try.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Jackw
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a delightful dining experience! This was our third visit and the food just keeps getting better...The Chef creates beautiful presentation dishes using only the freshest finest local food. Looking forward to our next visit to Hilton Head Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jean
    Jean
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and atmosphere was superb. Wait staff very nice and friendly but food courses came out very far apart, but we will return as they were very busy. Busboy was really attentive and effiencient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great birthday celebration
    penny
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everything was fantastic, from the attentive and helpful waiter to the delicious pasta. The mussels as appetizer were abundant with a wonderful tomato broth. The risotto was nutty with plenty of mushrooms. It's definitely a restaurant we will return to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service
    lainiegirlVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to Ombra recently. I will have to say that I was quite impressed with the service. Our server was very attentive and gave us excellent wine recommendations. Our dessert was amazing. Will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, tight quarters
    Happyspirit4ever
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our food was very good, and the portions perfect. My husband ordered the appetizer portion as he wasn't too hungry and felt the amount of food was just right. It's a tight squeeze with your neighboring tables, making it impossible to have a confidential or intimate conversation. Service was friendly and our waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dining experience!
    luvital44
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we will definitely return. The food is absolutely wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    BBQfanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Truly exceptional food and service. We were in HH for the week and found some great restaurants but this was the best. The homemade pasta cannot be beaten
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retire
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ombra has really stepped up its game. We had gone shortly after it first opened and were disappointed but this time everything was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food good .. service not so much
    Suzhaus
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Restaurant had been recommended by the Grand Ocean, we were so disappointed... food was good but a bit overpriced.. Our waiter had lots of personality, just not a whole lot of knowledge.. After ordering a bottle of Barbera de Asti 2011 for $38.00, we questioned him when he brought us a bottle with a date of 2007.. He informed us it was a type-o and proceeded to open it .. All of a sudden the General Manager came in and grabbed it from him.. It was a $139.00 bottle of Barbera de Asti. So much drama.. Needless to say, he was more interested in selling the bottle he was going to have to buy than waiting on us. After making several trips up to the bar I think he finally sold it to someone.. The service really ruined the food for us..
    • Food
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  • Great Italian Meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went to OMBRA Cucina for our anniversary. It was simply wonderful!! I would highly recommend the restaurant based on the quality of the food and the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We loved it!!! From the appetizers to the pasta to the entrees and all desserts, the food was fantastic, will definitely come back. Our waiter was great, very informative and offered good suggestions. Only problem was the service staff kept trying to take our plates before we finished.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very noisy
    nutsy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Loved everything about it except the noise level. It made conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Very Good, Food AMAZING!
    coptercop
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time, and the table was not ready yet, so we had a glass of wine at the bar. Service at the bar was slow. Got to our table and the waiter was fantastic. He took the time to tell us their specials, and then described some of the items on the regular dinner menu including his personal favorites. I selected the veal marsala, which was simply fabulous. I shared some with my girlfriend, and she thought that it had a touch too much salt, but I loved it. She selected another veal entree, with a type of rich sauce, and it was great too. After dinner we had the custard/fruit/lemoncello for desert. It too was great! Not too sweet, but nice. Their home made lemoncello was very nice. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ombra never fails to please
    HattieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nicole was our waitress in the bar area. She amazed us at how she would handle bar orders, answer the phone and wait tables. She never stopped moving. The presentation of our entrees was beautiful and as always absolutely delicious(ravioli and veal medallions). Ombra is one of our island favorites. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant!
    LadynGA
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our experience at Ombra was outstanding! It began with our waiter, Ned, who was engaging and had excellent suggestions. From our fig and prosciutto appetizer, the homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli, veal chop and veal Marsala and our cannoli, all aspects of our dinner met our expectations! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    HHregular
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Attractive menu, great food, nice setting. Snapper and filet were cooked to perfection. Pasta and risotto were excellent as well. Great experience overall.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every aspect.
    NoNick
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Outstanding. OMBRA is clearly the best restaurant on Hilton Head Island and is clearly our favorite eating place. Although we go to OMBRA frequently, thisa trip was inspired by a couple visiting from Charleston. We took them to OMBRA several months ago (their first time) and now they insiste that we go back to OMBRA anytime they are in town. It was another great dining experience; every dish (including appetizers we had 10 separate dishes) was perfect, the wines were well paired, and the service matched the quality of the food and the preparation & presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • XxxxVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our party of four was pleased with everything we had at Ombra. The ravioli of the day was excellent as an appetizer. The soft shell crab special was a generous portion and quite delicious. The halibut was wonderful. Our friends were pleased with their salad and entree. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant is awesome
    Piper1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was great and deserts unbelievably good the service was awesome. Thank you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    HHIGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding!
    foodie88
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Every aspect of our dining experience at Ombra was outstanding!! The specials were simply wonderful - perfectly cooked fish, flavorful sauces. And not only was the food delicious, but the waitstaff was superb. Our server Gloria was one of the best servers we've ever had - a true waitress! We will be returning, for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husbands birthday
    Diningout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to dinner on Wednesday night and enjoyed it do much bringing family back on Tuesday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spaghetti Bolognese
    4goodfood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    a little pricey, but good italian food. nice bar. service was no nosense. it does get busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to HHI dining scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    PeterX
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!!!
    suzyqVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT VALUE
    Rocky
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful new restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best authentic Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A "must have" on your trip to HHI. Best authentic Italian food!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite restaurant!
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect Food
    Yummy10
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find...
    KphjrVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMBRA Lived Up to its Billing
    JJFAVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    LouG
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful find!
    vegprincessVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MdgrlVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Excellent food, beautiful presentation. All 4 people in our group lived their food. The risotto was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.