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OMBRA Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head Island, SC
OMBRA Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head Island, SC
OMBRA Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head Island, SC
OMBRA Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head Island, SC
OMBRA Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head Island, SC

OMBRA Cucina Italiana

4.8
4.8
5521 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Top chef Michael Cirafesi, voted Best Chef Hilton Head Island seven years in a row, 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. Our pasta entrees can be made with gluten free pasta upon request to accommodate customers with allergies. We also have vegan/vegetarian options upon request.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 842-5505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Cirafesi
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Loadholt Cirafesi: (843) 842-5505
  • Neighborhood
    Hilton Head Island
  • Cross street
    William Hilton Parkway
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,521 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • South Carolina

    Italian

  • Hilton Head

    Best Food

  • Hilton Head

    Good for business meals

  • Hilton Head

    Great for fine wines

  • Hilton Head

    Romantic

  • Hilton Head

    Good for special occasions

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

5,521 Reviews
  1. NYgirl

    Atlanta Metro

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Italian food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Great cocktails too.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food amazing. We have years of experiences with a favorite server who was no longer there and we were delighted to meet our new friend Stephen who was spectacular. While everything was delish, everyone should try the scallop appetizer. WOW! I have traveled to HHI many times, been at this place many times, as a foodie I am never disappointed.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter Eddie was excellent! Food was great. Excellent experience

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  4. Christina

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious & the staff were very quick. Besides the hostess who whose kind, the rest of the staff were pretty rude & curt towards us. They acted as if they were going out of their way to serve us. My only thought as to why they could possibly be acting this way is because the restaurant was busy. However, the restaurant was not busy & had many open tables at 8:15pm on a Sunday evening. The staff that weren’t directly helping us were constantly staring as they walked by & the server we had along with the servers who brought the food wouldn’t even stay longer than a moment to ask us what we needed. We definitely felt as if we were being rushed & hurried along to finish our food & drinks. Again, rude & curt. Obviously they need proper training before serving people or maybe not be in the hospitality industry.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful meal and recommend if you are looking for Italian with an old Italy ambience.

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  6. dals1959

    Coastal Georgia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my husband's birthday. We were treated to a complimentary glass of prosecco! The calamari app was tender, hot, lightly breaded and accompanied by a red sauce with a little bite. So good. We had spaghetti and clam sauce and the chicken Zangara. Both were presented beautifully and were delicious. We had a dry Belvedere martini and a Cosmo. They were perfect. We spent just under 2 hours there and Matt was the most attentive and personable server. It was thumbs up all around.

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  7. Tana

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening was marvelous. The food was delicious and served with panache. The servings were hearty and tastes delicious. We enjoyed our time at Ombra.

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  8. chewy

    Baltimore

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our very favorite! We will keep coming back! Food and service are exceptional! We have been going there since it opened.

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  9. BrendanS

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent as always . The wine was delicious . The variety of options were excellent and everything tasted delicious

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Ombra. The Insalata, Calamari, Orechiette and Cavatelli were all top notch. I would definitely an evening at Ombra.

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  11. MattW

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best authentic Italian restaurants we’ve eaten at in a very long time. The prosciutto de Parma salad was special, the pasta was perfect, the veal was excellent and the bombato chocolate was a great finish.

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  12. Mjgraham4

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at OMBRA. It was fantastic! We have been missing out. The food and service were outstanding. Great wine selection. We will make it a point to eat there on every HH trip.

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  13. stevel

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, outstanding service from Jodi; great atmosphere

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  14. WillH

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines Dinner. Great choice of specials in addition to regular menu. The best calamari we've experienced. Wife ordered bolognese entree, but requested different type of pasta. No problem. I ordered Chicken Milanese. Server asked I would like it as a chicken parm. Absolutely! How did she know? Really he perfect sized restaurant, able to hold conversations. Outstanding, friendly service. My new favorite Italian restaurant.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster raviolis were over cooked and burnt on the bottom. This means they were not fresh and they pan fried to serve from a semi frozen state. Halibut was good. Salads were slightly less than average. I left the waiter a note on the bill.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely Valentine’s Day. Jodi was a great waitress and all the food was cooked great and tasted so delicious

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  17. HappyValleyGirl

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentines Day dinner. Attentive service from Steve and good recommendations. Gnocchi and shrimp special were very good. Cannoli was one of the best I have ever had. Nice atmosphere.

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  18. HowardD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Waiter was attentive and friendly.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed my meal at Ombra. I wish there was a to find out when they would serve squid ink pasta.....

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  20. Barb80120

    Denver

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first visit. Nice atmosphere, excellent service from our waitperson Junior who went above and beyond to help my husband choose the right entree. We needed to dine early so we elected to have the 3 course prix fixe and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  21. margaretk

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have eaten at Ombra many times over many years. Last night's meal was probably my least favorite. I had the special appetizer seafood salad. The waiter had noted a variety of seafood in his description-only received mainly calamari and two shrimp. It cost $25. and not worth it. Still do not understand why the restaurant doesn't do more to fix the acoustic problem. As usual, we were in the first room and as usual the noise from the back room was quite disruptive.

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  22. TeresaG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. We go every time we are on the island. Service and food are excellent.

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  23. Johnny

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Drinks and foid was perfect. Service great

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  24. karenm

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal, my husband had the veal medallions with the mushrooms. I had the Bolognese. I asked the waiter for a recommendation among three dishes. He was spot on with the Bolognese. There are a lot of Italian places but their Bolognese had a very subtle difference and it was delicious. A rich wine and smooth finish sauce was Perfecto. Thanks Brian for the recommendation. I won't bother with any other in the future!

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  25. Axel

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very happy with our overall experience. We had OssoBuco which was outstanding and the Lobster Bisque was great.

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  26. Janice

    Charleston

    165 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service as normal, food preparation was very good, no improvements suggested

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  27. Juice

    Coastal Georgia

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always enjoyed the food and service at Ombra. We have eaten there since it first opened when we found it accidentally. If you enjoy veal or osso bocu this is the place to go. We also appreciate the service we always get. Thanks to our server Steven for such a good evening.

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  28. KayL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They offer gluten free food without compromising taste and flavor. Excellent! Love that they take reservations.

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  29. LSIII

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine list is fantastic. The food is truly fantastic!!

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  30. suzs

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    beautiful presentation, very knowledgeable wait staff

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  31. KarenF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justin , our server, was phenomenal. He knew the wine list and menu! Great time!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined during “Restaurant Week” where several 3 course offerings were listed. I ate Lobster Bisque, Lingune with seafood and a profiteroles dessert. All excellent, delicious. Ambience was ok. Service was quite decent.

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  33. MichelleC

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband has celiac disease and requires a gluten free diet. He ordered the lobster bisque that was identified as gluten free on the menu. It was served with a slice of baguette floating in the bisque. Three out of four commented that their appetizer or entree was too salty. We do not plan on returning.

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  34. PeterW

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, however, there was a piece of plastic in my meal which almost got stuck in my throat. I stopped eating after I found it and the manager took my meal off the bill

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  35. KarenC

    Coastal Georgia

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for restaurant week and the menu was great. They did not skimp on the portion size and good value. The service was attentive but seating was tight and restaurant a bit noisy. We went mid week in February and were surprised how busy they were. Would definitely go back for the food but would not want to go back if we wanted to have a leisurely conversation with friends.

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  36. JeremyR

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of excellent! Good service, quiet ambiance, good value. Hope to return soon.

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  37. Delyne

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was magnificent! The restaurant was busy, thus a bit louder than usual, but in no way detracted from our lovely time with friends.

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  38. LisaB

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant. Always good!

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  39. MichaelL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Ombra! One of our favorites and always excellent!

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  40. RichardB

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Professional wait staff and outstanding food. Really LOVE the osso bucco!

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FAQs

OMBRA Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 842-5505.

OMBRA Cucina Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 5521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for OMBRA Cucina Italiana

1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite G-2, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Additional information

  • Cross street
    William Hilton Parkway
  • Neighborhood
    Hilton Head Island
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Cirafesi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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