About OMBRA Cucina Italiana

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.

1000 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Farm-to-table, Meat

Hours of Operation:
Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
William Hilton Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 842-5505

Website:
http://www.ombrahhi.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Cirafesi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit www.ombrahhi.com for the latest special events featuring eclectic menus and featured wine producers.

OMBRA Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (56)
Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (55)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Notable Wine List (41)
Authentic (40)
Romantic (39)
Worth the Drive (25)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

bread was very good, pasta fagioli was very good, veal was very good, spinach and potato sides were average, cream puff was good but too much chocolate sauce over it. waitress was excellent. restaurant is beautiful. I like creative vegetarian options.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

We have now found our favorite restaurant in HH. Umbra has lovely atmosphere, great service and a nice extensive wine list.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service, food preparation and enjoyed my husband's birthday celebration. Had shoulder surgery, arm in a sling, waiter even helped with my food preparation for left handed eating. Always professional and a wonderful dining experience.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice evening! Great food. Very good service. Nice atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

I have dined at ombra several times in the last few years. The menu has stayed consistently the same, with daily specials. I find the menu limiting since I don't eat meat and I land up eating the same thing every time I go. The beet salad is delicious, their pasta's are main stream and the fish specials are solid, my husband said the filet was good but pricy. Portions tend to be small.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and wine were wonderful and the service was professional and efficient.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ombra has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants... the risotto and pasta are fabulous!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in Hilton Head. Superb food and wine list. Try the homemade limoncello!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was extraordinarily good, but they pack so many tables in the room that the noise level is incredibly high. I could not hear the person directly across from me at a four person table. I looked around, and it wasn’t as if one or two large groups causing the noise - just too many people and nothing to deaden the sound. In spite of the excellent food and service, we will not return.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

My favorite place on HH Island. Service is always attentive, but not overbearig! Food is consistently hot, great taste and presentation. Best veal chop ever. Really like having the curtains between some tables it give a bit of privacy and is romantic. Good for large family groups too. My son the cook and sous chef wife really enjoy your place when they visit.
Haven't been disappointed. Still need to try Happy Hour at the bar, looks like fun!

All - keep up the great work and thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

3 course price fixed menu was excellent quality and value

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Ombra is always a delicious, delightful dining experience and this time is no exception. Manuel took very good care of our foursome and paced the service quite well. Our appetizers consisted of carpaccio, caprese and gorgonzola pear salads with everyone being very pleased. My wife had the awesome venison chop special with blackberry current sauce and I enjoyed the veal medallions marsala, again very good. The ravioli special was a hit with our dining companion and her husband absolutely raved about the veal chop which was cooked perfectly medium rare. The Ombra sundae and limoncello desert special were both scrumptious and we were pleased that our friends were so impressed! Now, if the snow just goes away, they can resume their trip to Florida!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ombra is the single best restaurant on Hilton Head Island. It could be in NYC or any large city. Excellent food, experienced and professional staff... beautiful quiet rooms ... best real bartenders as well... We are there for every birthday or special occasion, and for dinner at the bar once a week.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A wonderful New Year's Eve with friends! OMBRA's chef is amazing. Our waiter was wonderful and helped us pick a perfect bottle of wine, something we hadn't tried before. Love dinner at OMBRA

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were at Ombra for New Years Eve. The food was outstanding, as it always is.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely a perfect evening!! Food was outstanding and service exceptional! We will definitely be back. Thank you for making my husbands 60th so special!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was awesome and service excellent. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I went with another couple and had a fantastic experience. Our waiter was outstanding, he made the dinner extra special. After we left, we all agreed that he was funny, efficient and professional. 2 of us had the special of shellfish pasta which was amazing. Drinks were perfectly made.
All in all, one of my very favorite restaurants on Hilton Head.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was highlight. Very good, and restaurant had some intimate seating, and a fun bar. Overall experience was very nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Arrived early for reservation to have drink at bar before dinner. We discovered seats at bar reserved for diners. Manager adjusted reservation to seat us early which was considerate. Service was attentive and professional. Food was excellent, veal chop cooked to perfect MR and pasta was perfect el dente. Dinner was 85 per for app-main course-dessert and drinks. Get what you pay for, definitely recommend and is in our dinner rotation at Hilton Head.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We try to visit Ombra every time we visit Hilton Head. We are never disappointed, and this was a delightful evening. The food is always spectacular, and the service as well. For the quality it is a great value. We liked being seated immediately when we arrived. Depending on where you are seated, the tables are quite close together, common in Europe but not in the US. So if you want a more private dining experience, I would ask for this when making your reservation. Other than that delightful as ever !The pasta with shellfish special was what both my husband and I ordered, and we loved it, especially the lobster tail on it !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is THE BEST restaurant in HH, and one of the best Italian restaurants in the east coast. The food is fresh, clean and hearty. The wine list is fantastic. There is no reason to contemplate another option in the HH area, you will not be disappointed in any way. Fantastic wine list too.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our first time dining at Ombra. We did the early dining special and it was incredible. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Ready to have an exceptional meal??? The seafood and wine are so amazing!!! Love the atmosphere and have never had anything but exceptional food!
It is an experience and an event— not to be rushed and yes, it’s pricey but worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fabulous as always. Anthony was a fantastic host and made our dining experience most enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great meal as always! Food and service was Excellent .

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice. A neighborhood gem.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best restaurant on island! Expensive, but worth it for special occasions! We had a special Christmas dinner there on the 23rd! Exceptional! I’m

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a fabulous meal and wonderful service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It' s always a treat to go to Ombra. My favorite restaurant in the area!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went for our anniversary. The food is always very good there - we have never had a bad meal and the service is always good. We started with salads - beet and pear, then the specialty 1/2 order of the ravioli of the day which was veal with sage brown butter, then rack of lamb and filet with prosciutto. They treated us to a glass of prosecco which was extremely generous and nice. Everything was outstanding and we had a wonderful anniversary. This restaurant is one of our favorites - it is very good and definitely worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We loved our dinner. We all had an appetizer, main course and desert and everything was terrific.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent dinner. Halibut and Norwegian salmon superb. Pastas just fantastic. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a delicious beautifully presented dinner and complimentary glasses of prosecco because we were celebrating our birthdays. Will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding as always! Food was delicious and the service was wonderul at entry, bar and table.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent. Friendly. We went to HH for three nights. We ate there twice.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Never disappoints. Amazing Italian cuisine and excellent service. Truly a dining experience!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We all loved the quite ambiance of the dinning room. The restaurant prides itself on authenticity as it should! I can’t pronounce or spell all of the Italian names but we love the chicken dish that was baked under a brick. The calamari appetizer was prepared perfectly. Everyone agreed that we would be back next year.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food wonderful. Alex our waiter was very good.
We requested a quiet spot in back room. It was perfect.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Overall the experience was very good. Our service was great. I was disappointed that there were very few wines available by the glass.

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