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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Overall, this restaurant is very nice. Good service and good food. Must be saved for "special" occasions!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Absolutely loved this place. Staff was excellent and the food was exquisite."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "Outstanding (and I mean OUTSTANDING!) food and service. This is now my "go to" spot on the island"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Whenever I go to Hilton Head from Savannah, I eat in Ombre Cuccina Rustica. I don't know why Savannah does not have am Italian restaurant of this caliber. The portions are genorous. My husband had enough left over of his Veal Marsala for lunch, which made him very happy. Also, they have a nice selection of wines."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We've owned property in sea pines for a number of years and thought we had tried most of the really good restaurants on the island so it was a happy find to discover another one so close to us in Wexford. The food was wonderful, service was great, highly recommend Mitch, great waiter with a fun table side manner. It was my daughter's birthday and she loved the dessert which was delivered without the singing which she was really happy about. We're from Asheville so we are accustomed to foodie restaurants, ombra is definitely our new local favorite."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Best on the Island ... great food, super wines, attentive service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been to Ombras on many Occasions and it is always over the Top. They do special requests for Allergies and the food is wonderful"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "One word, Fantastic. Food, Service, Ambiance, this place has it all. The spinach and ricotta ravioli was unlike any I have ever eaten. My entree was a a rib eye smothered with topped with arugula, reggiano parmesan and garnished with tomatoes and the best rib eye I have ever eaten. Dessert, foggetabboutit! Sicilian cannoli with pistachio ice cream and Michael's homemade lemoncello and you just don't want to leave. This will definitely be a stop at least once and maybe twice in our annual trip to HHI. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "and probably a bunch of other cities. I came to the restaurant with my sisters and brothers in law during our annual vacation. I had actually looked up the menu and the reviews on Open Table and both were great. The food is outstanding!!! Everyone enjoyed everything we ate. our waiter was a hoot - a Hilton Head native, Mitch. this is a not to be missed restaurant if you are in the area."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I am a property owner on the island and am well versed with all of the great food options available. We recently dined at Ombra and were so pleased with the experience. The service was outstanding and the food is out of this world. The mussel antipasti is enough food for an entrée and is most delicious. We also enjoyed soft shelled crabs and a veal chop. The wine list is very complete with an outstanding selection of Italian wines. The menu is expansive with several specials offered nightly. I know this restaurant will become one of our favorites. It was the best meal we enjoyed during our latest visit and we dined at several island mainstays. if you enjoy Italian food I recommend you make a stop at Ombra Cucina Rustica."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We are regulars at HHI and we were pleased to find this restaurant. Located in a shopping area on a main street, it is convenient from most any spot on the island. We had an outstanding server and we were very pleased with our meals. I enjoyed a veal tenderloin and my wife enjoyed the seafood pasta dish. My appetizer of mussels in a marinara was among the best I have ever had. Nice dessert menu and a great place for an Italian meal."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was amazing. The food was full of flavor and eye catching. They had very good portions and even surprised us with a treat for our anniversary. We will be going back next year for another anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Menu was superb and everything was very nice. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I felt like the food at Ombro was personally prepaired just for me. It was so good that we went back a second time, and the halibut was just as fantastic the second time. Unique Italian, this is now on the top of my list of all restaurants, not just Hilton Head!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is our second time there and it was just as wonderful as the first. Alex was our server and he was very attentive. He's got a great personality and would request him next time we go."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best Italian restaurant on the Island. Dissapointed when we ordered an Arnold Palmer we got lemon soda and "hot" ice tea served with a glass of ice. Yuk ! Waitress told us they have no lemonade. My husband told her there was a Publix around the corner. She did not laugh !"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Michael, the Chef/Owner, does an outstanding job. One of my favorite restaurants, and the best Italian restaurant in the Hilton Head/Savannah/Charleston area."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was our first dinner at Ombra. We tried the two special salads and they were as delicious as they looked! Then we had two fish specials. They were beautifully presented and as tasty as they looked! The chocolate dessert we shared was a real SURPRISE!!! Try it!!! Our waiter, Nat, had several tables, but gave us superb service!! We will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The destination for the evening was gone -- out of business. So driving through clusters of shops and restaurants we spotted Ombra. So what the heck, let's try it. And it was a lucky find. As noted I the rating above it was outstanding. A few days later we returned for an early dinner and enjoyed their 3 course early dinner moderately priced. Again, it was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian we have had on Hilton Head. Extensive menu with lots of home made pasta choices. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "boring atmosphere, far from "Rustica", good food, particularly the Ravioli which was excellent. Unfortunately the Manager doesn't seem to have heard of the mantra "The customer is always right" "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Excellent food; unfortunately the second service was délayée as à résultat of problèmes in the kitchen. It is difficult to appréciâtes good cuisine when It arrives l'atelier."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Ombra's to celebrate our 29th anniversary last weekend. Absolutely everything about the evening was perfect! The food was awesome, the service was above excellent and the ambiance was delightful. I've told many people already to go to Ombra's, and we will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was very very good, and also served hot! That is often an issue in many restaurants' service. Not here though, bravo! Ambiance also very nice with appropriate background music fostering a relaxing experience...hard to find Thess days with the noise level ever increasing in fine dinning restaurants! Great spot for a special dinning treat !!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My wife and I recently completed a trip to Georgia, South Carolina, Washington (state) and Oregon. This was without a doubt the best dining experience of our trip. I can't wait to go back to OMBRA. The entire experience was very, very enjoyable. We had mussels for a starter, salads, wine and the most perfectly prepared halibut that I can ever recall. Add to this, those serving were very attentive and helpful without being a pest. The hostess was very friendly and provided us with a some great background information on the restaurant. I would strongly recommend this as a place you won't want to miss. I also should mention that the prices were very competitive. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Ombra. We started by sharing the prociutto special appetizer. Served with thinly slice provolone and an ample amount of fresh arugula, all drizzled with an aged balsamic vinegar - delicious!. We also loved the ravioli special primo course - spinach and feta in a sage browned butter sauce. For a main course we had a veal special dish, which was very good. Dessert was Bombato di Cioccolatino, which was served with vanilla gelato and fresh berries. The $5 per plate split charge seemed steep, so we just shared each course on one plate. The noise level was still vibrant, but was more controlled by acoustic tiles and other means to abate it. We could actually hear each other talk."
    Dined on 5/31/2014