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OMBRA Cucina Italiana

4.7
4.7
4646 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

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Farm-to-table, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • 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

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What 4,646 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • South Carolina

    Italian

  • Hilton Head

    Great for fine wines

  • Hilton Head

    Good for special occasions

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

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  1. L

    Local

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We both had seafood and the Halibut and the swordfish were both outstanding. Everything we had was delicious.
  2. LS

    LeslieS

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I went with four friends to dinner here last night. We were seated in a corner at a round table, which made it easy for us to have good conversation across the table. It was quite crowded and our server did a great job accommodating our individual needs and requests. I’m Celiac and had a delicious GF salad and entree. The entree was large enough that I ate the leftovers for lunch today. The wine we had was ok, not great, for a $60 bottle. Will definitely go back with my husband.
  3. KS

    KatieS

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Steven, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions for both food and wine. Veal is often served overcooked, the veal dishes here were absolute perfection! Leave room for the tiramisu, it is incredible.
  4. GW

    GigiW

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was marvelous as ever we really enjoyed ourselves!
  5. C

    Celeste

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Ombra is an excellent restaurant. A pleasant environment, good service, and - usually - exceptional food. This time however their vitello piamontese wasn't their best effort: stringy veal covered with an off-putting sauce on top of which rested a glop of sauteed spinach. Urfff. Well, next time I am sure that they will be back on their game. Anyway, the Tiramisu was great. Go there.
  6. AP

    AllanP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    My wife and I went for a birthday dinner The food was outstanding The service was great The wine was also great but a little pricey The main issue was the noise There was a party that was very rowdy and noisy It appears that at one end of the restaurant there is a facility for private parties There is however no door separating this from the rest of the restaurant There is no way currently to decrease the noise coming from the private party Unfortunate Allan Pack
  7. J

    John

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    My chair was touching the chair of the table behind me. However, the other tables in the room were spaced apart OK. Spaghetti with clams in white sauce was good. The spinach pasta was good, but the Bolognese had very little meat. The ambiance is not for couples on a date or looking for a romantic setting. Good for 2 to 3 couples at a table or families.
  8. JB

    JohnnyB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, and service.
  9. J

    Jaymar

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It should be darker with ambiance.
  10. T

    Tngal3

    Nashville

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband’s favorite HHI restaurant. Unfortunately I have a dairy intolerance so very little to choose from on the menu. I did order pasta with a bolognese sauce. Sadly the sauce lacked flavoring. My husband devoured his dinner of veal scallopini, and the ravioli special as an appetizer. Desserts were fabulous. Our server, Steven, was excellent.
  11. JL

    JLCjlc

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Italian as always. Paul (server) and Jodie (manager) were kind and professional and anticipated our needs. The kitchen supported an unexpected special order. Our go-to place in Beaufort county for Italian. Great wine selection. Love the Zenato Valipolicella Ripasso.
  12. y

    yummyfood5

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to Ombra several times a year and it never disappoints! The pasta dishes were incredible and love the prosciutto appetizer. The tiramisu is some of the best I’ve had!
  13. FM

    FredM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we appreciated the impecable service along with the delicious food. Personalized attention from our waiter, Matt, was great. He picked up on the fact my husband didn't really want to split a salad with me and offered me a half portion which was perfect. Our fish meals were perfection and we'll be back soon.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal. Nice atmosphere. It can get a little loud but it’s not h bearable. Our server Brian was the best. The menu has a great variety. The mussels were excellent. As a New Englander we know hood seafood and this was good. Excellent flavor combination. We had the halibut special that was fantastic. Perfectly cooked with an perfect sauce. Tiramisu and cappuccino to end the night. If you have the chance to pass them by.
  15. RC

    RamonC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  16. N

    Neil

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, delicious dinner, perfect service by Stephen.
  17. R

    Redhead

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only our second visit but OMBRA is most definitely our favorite restaurant in Hilton Head. Our server was amazing and the food was impeccable.
  18. B

    Bailey

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and atmosphere were excellent!
  19. TT

    TheTwoofUs

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    As we walked past the bar into the restaurant, some drunk was loudly flinging out expletives. We almost turned around and left. Not sure what could be done with the physical layout of the bar/restaurant to alleviate this. We stayed and had a very good meal and service.
  20. I

    Islandgma

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was very noisy inside and there was some kind of loud banging going on in the back! Weird and took away from ambiance. The waiter Eddie was terrific. Thanks for the glass of Prosecco to toast our anniversary. Excellent as always!
  21. MF

    MichaelF

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was outstanding. Our waiter was able to make great recommendations for drinks, wine and food choices.
  22. LK

    LowcountryKings

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and Greg provided excellent service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great service!
  24. JS

    JoeS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Service. Not rush. Enjoyable evening. Mussels outstanding, deserts great!
  25. TS

    TomS

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service!
  26. JL

    JimL

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu featuring classic American and Italian offerings. Early dining selections are delicious and more than adequate for an older diner.
  27. M

    Mimi

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on a warm Nov night. It was perfect. I felt it was probably quieter outside than inside since it was full. The food was outrageously good! Mussels for appetizer was more that enough for the two of us to share! The sauce was so good- glad we had the extra bread in the basket they brought to us when we sat down. We had the Schiacciata di Pollo al Mattone which was delicious and chicken was so tender and moist. We also had the homemade pasta special Tagliatelle with mushrooms and sausage in a tomato cream sauce which was amazing! After all that food, which came in very good portions, we shared the lemon infused zabaglione with berries, my favorite that I don’t find often! Our server, was great- knowledgeable, friendly and very personable. He surprised us with Limoncello each, which was so nice! Highly recommend Ombra!
  28. S

    Seapinesresident1

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is consistently good and the food consistently great. The menu always consists of chef’s specialties that we have come to enjoy. Homemade ravioli and fish entrees are superb.
  29. C

    Cavalier50

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Agire was our server and she was incredible. It’s the best restaurant in the area for Italian and fish. Even in a challenging service market, Ombra has water service , busing table service and the best wait staff anywhere. Afire was incredible. She remembered our order, offered substitutions, and did it all. This is our favorite experience in the low country by far!
  30. DM

    DeboraM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our choice for our anniversary dinner was Ombra. It did not disappoint us. our waitress was very good. she gave us all our choices, and even reviewed it all after the long list. The meal was delicious. we were served a complementary flute of champagne too. well worth the value.
  31. P

    Pqueen

    Orlando

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this real Italian fine dining restaurant! Great food service and quiet music. Great service and very accomodating.
  32. KK

    KathyK

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We love coming here.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our server was hurried all night and it was difficult to get her attention for more bread plates, salt and pepper, drinks.
  34. C

    Closetfoodie

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful. My husband had the pasta and clams and declared it the best he’d ever had. Our friends had two different veal dishes and loved them. I had chicken under brick which was delicious but not out of the ordinary. Desserts were fabulous
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening. Started with the bean and pasta soup. Superb! Then the veal. I cannot say enough. This dish was memorable so tender, with mushrooms. We all loved it. The service was superb and we will return whenever possible!!
  36. RG

    RandyG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great food as always. Service is such a big part of the dining experience for us but our server last night seemed very mechanical and not at all engaging. We’ll definitely return in the future and hope for a more friendly server. PS: The bartenders are terrific!
  37. NA

    NASHVILLENATIVEFOODIE

    Nashville

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Ombra on the recommendation of the Concierge at Marriott’s Grande Ocean and were not disappointed. We chose from the Early Bird menu that included three attractive, generous, and delicious courses for $32.99, an attractive price in today’s crazy times of inflation! The dining room is “fine dining” quality and the food and service were both excellent. This was our first visit but will not be our last!
  38. a

    annelee

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined outdoors on the patio. Our server, Justin, was very professional & nice. Veal Marsala, chicken Milanese & ravioli with a great red sausage were all fantastic.
  39. N

    Nicola

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection from seating to the last sip of my cocktail! One of our island favorites that never disappoints! Met Jodi for the first time as our server - got to know her during our visit. She was fabulous and had impeccable timing on when to check in. We always split the Chicken Milanese (salad with breaded chicken) for an app. I can still taste that breaded chicken. OMG. Then I had the app size ravioli (last night was spinach & ricotta) which is a 1/2 serving. My husband got the 24 oz porterhouse special. I tasted a piece from each side. Melt in your mouth - cooked medium with the perfect amount of char. He was in Heaven! Completely satisfying meal, great atmosphere and really reasonable bill. We are always amazed at the food quality for the price. We appreciate Ombra so much and highly recommend.
  40. JR

    JeremyR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian on Hilton Head Island, gorgeous presentation and delightful fare, coupled with knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive staff, highly recommend!

FAQs

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

OMBRA Cucina Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 4646 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
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

    Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • 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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