About OMBRA Cucina Rustica

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 Rustica, 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 Rustica Ratings and Reviews

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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

Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (79)
Good for Anniversaries (71)
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Notable Wine List (64)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Romantic (56)
Authentic (54)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Cozy (33)
Worth the Drive (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Business Meals (24)
Local Ingredients (15)
Fun (14)
Casual (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We all enjoyed our meals,including desserts. Our server, Mike, was very personable and attentive.

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

We've dined here three times, and it never disappoints. Be sure to make this a go to in your next trip.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

There were four of us and we all had great dinners. Three had the specials and one off the menu. They did a nice job dealing with a special request for the off the menu item that was very satisfactory. The whole evening was great except for a very pushy guy who kept butting into our conversations. We didn’t report them but he followed us out to butt in again. Kinda ruined the night cause he spooked my daughter in law.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a great experience. One of the best on Hilton Head Island.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful evening. Food was delicious. We always stop here when we are in Hilton Head. It is consistently good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had eaten at OMBRA several years ago right after they opened. Disappointed by that experience we had not been back until tonight-wondering what took us so long! The specials were all enticing but I settled on the salmon over green beans with a caper sauce. Cooked to temperature and delicious. Hubbie couldn’t choose so he ordered two half servings of different pasta dishes. The meat sauce is savory and tangy served with pasta al dente. The wine list is robust and desserts a real treat. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We were well cared for. The restaurant is open and a bit noisy-not for a romantic night out.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food is absolutely fabulous, from the braised beef ravioli starter to the veal and salmon entrees. Creatively imagined dishes deliver deep, rich flavors. And, the wine list is superb. I savored the Amarone ... it was an exceptional wine. The wait staff was attentive and nice. I noted on the Open Table reservation that is was a birthday celebration and the staff greeted each of us with a celebratory glass of Prosecco, a very nice touch which made the evening even more special. I come to Hilton Head frequently, and plan to fit Ombra into my itinerary every time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first time for all dining at OMBRA. Great atmosphere and our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. My husband had the filet and it was perfect. We enjoyed everything and will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 12, 2017

great food as always---never disappoints, best restaurant on HHI in my opinion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter Michael was wonderful snd helped make our dining experience memorable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent dinner! Our waiter, Anthony, was excellent, and made sure we enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We get to Hilton Head about once a year and that usually coincides with the Heritage golf tourney in the spring. This spot is just about impossible to get into then but in November the crowd is down but the weather is great. So--our first visit and we were all very pleased--as you would expect there is plenty of local seafood. The scallop appetizer was a favorite as were the halibut and veal dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We go every chance we get. The place makes you feel at home, whether a regular or not. The entrance and bar atmosphere is classy yet comfortable. There’s typically a nice vibe, always a bit of a “buzz”.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner but were unhappy with the way they handled my husband’s birthday. I put a special note on open table asking them to bring out a candle on his dessert. I received a call earlier in the day confirming our reservation. I again asked that they please put a candle on my husband’s dessert and was told they would take care of it. It never happened and I had to speak to the waiter. He was very nice and saved the day but it was an embarrassment to us. The manager came over and said next time we come in he will treat us to lemongello. We only go there for a special occasion. I was not happy the way they handled this situation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food! Lively atmosphere and great service.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Afternoon Tea
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Seems like they needed some music in the restaurant (not just in the bathrooms).
Our waiter Mark was very professional in every way.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Came highly recommended -- lived up to reviews! Mike our server was terrific!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Enjoyed a cozy corner table. Service was excellent! Dinner selections were varied and delicious. Our server GLORIA was very attentive and accommodating. All in all a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Birthday celebration and craving good Italian food. Win win!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always good. Steve was an excellent server.
Calamari great. Chicken Milano always cooked right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pricey upscale Italian, ordered the tagliatelle with meat sauce and felt that the macaroni was gummy.
Good service and beautiful restaurant so will give it another try when we are in town.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was spectacular, start to finish! Service was great, variety of menu options terrific and the food was perfect. This is our favorite place on the island and we can't wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

While tasty, I found the meal expensive for what I ordered.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious! The BEST dining on Hilton Head Island. We had Brady as a server and he was friendly and served perfectly. We will dine there as first choice whenever we are in Hilton Head. Karen Houghtaling

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The reservation process was definitely not seamless but the food was excellent as alway! One of my favorites on the Island.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was very good!
Service was excellent!
Mike our waiter, was personable and accommodating!
Great experience

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Ombra, is one of the best restaurants on Hilton Head. The food is excellent as well as the service. The staff is trained well and articulates the menu for each customer. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent, excellent service as we celebrated a birthday. We will be going back next time we’re in HH.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were seated in the bar rather than the main dining room. It was quieter there so we didn't mind. Or server was very attentive and the rest of the waitstaff were also great. I started with the ribbolita soup and followed with the special Branzino livornese. Birth were fantastic. Portions were large and my fridge is filled with leftovers. My dining partner had the pear salad. He raved about the pears, pine nuts that were honeyed, and the gorgonzola. He had the tagliatelle bolognese. The pasta was homemade and the sauce was generous. We ended by sharing a tiramisu. Oh, the Campari orange was the best I've had since Venice. Dinner was a home run. We will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoyed everything about Ombra- ambience, food, service, wine. We only wish we had tried it sooner! Highly recommend the beet salad and seafood pasta. Our server was very accommodating, offering half portions of salads and pastas so that we could try several dishes. The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable. There was an extensive list of specials. One objection I have is that prices aren't quoted. When this occurs, I always assume they are priced well above menu prices and decline them, which is a shame.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My family and I had an excellent dinner experience here! We were highly impressed with the waitstaff, and they even had an early dinner option, which was equally as good as regular dinner. They were accommodating to a few selections we had requests on, and the wine was superb!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We have been to Hilton Head many times but this was our first visit to Ombra. It will not be our last. Food and service were exceptional and while a little pricey the above qualities make it worth the price. My wife and I each chose one of the three special offerings. I had halibut nd she had salmon with lots of crab on top. Wish we had saved room for desert. We look forward to our next visit to Ombra.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to the island since the early 80’s. We have done dinner out on each visit at least 3 times per visit. There have been good and not so good experiences. Located in a strip mall was off putting. I was wrong. Once inside it changed to a pleasant and enjoyable spot. The wait staff were old school . Very professional. The food was as good or better than any Italian restaurant I’ve ever visited. Overall, I have a new favorite on the island.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful food great server Brady. Definitely will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Perfection! Food is great and best on this Island. No comparison!! Classy and superb!!
Rosie

Adam is awesome!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Just delightful! Food was delicious.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Always visit Ombra while vacationing in HILTON HEAD. Always delicious!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As always, amazing food, great service, attentive, friendly staff, the best restaurant in Hilton Head.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice ambience, excellent waiter, absolutely great food! What more do you need?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a delicious meal and outstanding service!

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