OMBRA Cucina Italiana

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$30 and under
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Italian
Top chef Michael Cirafesi brings to Hilton Head Island and the low country region one of the area’s most acclaimed Italian restaurant and bar, OMBRA Cucina Italiana, located in the beautiful Village at Wexford on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Come and enjoy innovative 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Our favorite spot on HHI.

RC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The service is top notch and the food is always spectacular. Been there several times and will definitely be returning.

JA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best at everything! Always!!

b
Cleveland
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, even when they use the gluten free penne the dish is excellent.
Gloria our server is one of the best.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great overall experience. We’ll be back.

RE
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to this fine restaurant. Food is excellent and abundant and the service and ambiance 5 star. Took friends for their 1st visit and they loved it.
Anyone looking for great veal dishes, to die for desserts and wine for all tastes and pocketbooks, this is the place in Hilton Head.

FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best halibut I've ever eaten! The service was attentive and gracious. The four of us were all pleased with our meals.

DC
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant On pricey side but worth it as food, ambiance and service are excellent

G
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighbor hood favorite
Whenever
we’re
in Hilton Head,
Ombré is our favorite restaurant.

LD
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed my dinner more than my husband enjoyed his, but the food was good. It was priced higher than many restaurants on Hilton Head. We were seated on a banquette and the folks seated next were close enough that you felt like you were eavesdropping, but it was unavoidable. Still, it was overall a good experience and I would recommend the restaurant.

R
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best venison I’ve ever had in my life! Ravioli and wine were also great.

D
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals ever! Server excellent and the food met our expectations. Definitely recommend & will go back.

TA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely give this place a try. You will not be disappointed.

LD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure from the the moment you walk through the door until the moment you leave. Knowledgeable staff, excellent cuisine and wonderful service!

KM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was superb, food excellent. Much better overall experience than prior visits

RB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony is the best server on the island!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We always love coming here to eat. Food was perfect.

OT
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was my first time at Ombra and it definitely lived up to its reputation. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay that the server recommended and it was the perfect blend of dry and sweet. The menu is very extensive and I ordered the brick grilled chicken while my friend ordered a pasta special with seafood in it. We were both constantly talking about how impressed we were with each bite we took. The food was out of this world! Ombra also has the best gelato I’ve ever had! Superb! My friend and I split the chocolate cake and the Italian cream puffs so we could both try each. They were incredible! Totally rounded out the meal. We will definitely be back to Ombra as soon as we can! 5/5! We were also both impressed with the size of the restaurant and the general ambiance. Incredible service, lots of specials available, and the entire staff is so friendly!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my birthday. Received complimentary glass of Prosecco. Waiter was great, I had tagliatelle in squid ink with capers, and tomatoes and swordfish smothered in tomatoes. Wife had poached salmon . Love this place.

S
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant out of hundreds of good ones on HHI. Love the Linguine Meditereanean and Calamari with extra marinera. Especially good when Gloria is our server as she was at our last meal at Ombra.

D
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent is the perfect word to describe our evening at OMBRA! We will definitely be returning on our
next visit to Hilton Head!!!

m
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ned makes it a special experience each time!

SC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it won’t be our last. We made reservations at the recommendation of a local and we were so glad we did. I had the filet which was cooked to perfection and my wife had the ravioli that she said bursted with flavor. Great experience! Highly recommend!

DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent meal. Recommend the 3 course early bird dinner.

D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Took my sister in law for an early New Year’s Eve dinner. She loved it as well. Outstanding service and food.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommended this restaurant. The staff is amazing and very attentive. The food was excellent.

s
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I've always thought this was one of the best restaurants on Hilton Head Island and a must-to destination whenever I'm visiting. The food continues to amaze me - preparation, presentation, quality although local regulars appear to be better treated than visitors and while understandable, it shouldn't be so obvious. Additionally, in the years I've been going, prices have gone up considerably. There are a lot of top rated Italian restaurants in HHI so I'll be branching out on future visits.

JP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the authentic food but the service was harried. As well, took a long time to order the wine I wanted. Menu listed a 2011 Testamatta (which is prime now) but waiter brought out a 2015. Would be sad to open that Super Tuscan now. Wasted time trying to find another option that was available and accurate on the wine menu. If you have a solid wine list (and you do) please hire a somm and/or send the somm to the table to help.

Manny did his best but was out of his element wine wise...

PG
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great place to enjoy good Italian food with great service.

l
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a wonderful culinary experience.

B
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were impeccable. Highly recommended for any type of function. Food was well prepared and the service was amazing.

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We have been going to OMBRA since it has opened. This past year we have noticed a significant decline. The previous 2 visits were not good but tonight was terrible. The food was boring, came out lukewarm, presentation was thoughtless. Our appetizers were delivered 5 minutes after we ordered them, our entrees were delivered at a staggered rate and then left on our table and not cleared while the staff was too busy setting up the tables for next day’s service.
There are better choices on Hilton Head.

M
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ombra is my husband’s favorite restaurant. The food is always very good and the ambience is also.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Not the best experience! What so amazing is that the food and our server was great! But we were told we could leave our large over size umbrella in the stand near the two hosts. When we told them that our umbrella went missing and was stolen there was no reaction. They could have taken our phone number( which I sent my email later on) but no help at all. Good customer relations would do more. Intend to let my friends in the area and places like Sun City hear about this event. It's unfortunate since the chief, food and server were excellent.

C
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server Michael was really great. The restaurant is charming; reminiscent of Tuscany. We'r love it there.

NY
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Ombra, the best Italian restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. Our server, Gloria, always takes excellent care of us. She’s the best!

l
Charleston
74 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Ravioli is the best in town. Very good wine list. Service, as usual, perfect

HH
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is wonderful in every way. The depth of flavors in the sauces is exceptional. Every bite on each plate, every course, is perfect.

H
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our meals at Ombra. Both of us had the Halibut special and we were not disappointed. Our starters were the pear salad and pasta putttanesca. Again, very delicious. Really can no go wrong at Ombra.