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OMBRA Cucina Italiana

1773 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Farm-to-table, Meat
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Hours of operation
Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 842-5505
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Cirafesi
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Cross street
William Hilton Parkway
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Special events & promotions
Visit for the latest special events featuring eclectic menus and featured wine producers.
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
What 1773 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Amazing place in every way! From the moment we arrived the service was outstanding and the food fantastic! We would recommend this to anyone and will return for sure.

vipHarvey (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service, excellent food, as usual.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Lovely restaurant with amazing food. Great service from Gloria. Even though we had an early sitting on a clearly busy night we did not feel rushed to finish our meal...always a big plus in my book!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very nice. Have been here a few times and was not disappointed. Food was fantastic.

vipAnnemarieK (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The whole experience at Ombra is always exceptional, from the host or hostess that greets you, to the waitstaff and last but not least the food.

Afoodie (Adelaide / SA)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Unlike most reviewers my date and I did not have an entirely good experience at Ombra. To begin with, we were seated at a table in the farthest dining room which was mostly empty. The room was freezing cold though the manager did remedy that situation promptly. We gave our cocktail orders to the waiter who was intent on taking our dinner orders quickly. I had to request time to enjoy our drinks. When the appetizers came, the calamari was excellent though the sauce was very spicy. The Caprese salad was seriously small for the price. ..having a very few pieces of tomato. The fresh mozzarella and balsamic reduction were tasty, but the dish really needed more tomato. The linguine with seafood was a hit with my companion, but my veal scallopini was disappointingly served with mashed potato and spinach, rather than pasta, which the waiter would not substitute without a $4.50 upcharge. I thought that rather odd, in that it is an Italian restaurant. All in all, I would rate the restaurant 3 stars because of lack of value for the money. It is very expensive.

steved (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We took friends who have just moved to the Island....their first time. 3 of us ordered veal dishes - all loved them. Also, one person ordered the calamari, which we all tasted and rated "excellent".
My husband and I count this as one of our special occasion places.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderfull food, service and ambiance! We are planning to move to the area shortly from NY and found this restaurant to be top notch!

viplovecuisine (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

As usual - cuisine was wonderful. The ravioli are the best and the special apps were yummy. Very very consistent and great service. We just keep going back :-)

HHItalian (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This is best Italian food in the area. Brought another couple for the first time and they raved about the soup and the Osso Buco.

vipsherriTaekwondo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We visited Ombra on the recommendation of our Uber driver and a friend who lives here. Both highly recommended the restaurant and the chef. We were not disappointed. We had 9pm reservations on the last night of a Restaurant Week so we all ordered off of the three course prizes fix menu. This was a terrific value. Everything was very good to excellent. The wine list, although extensive, was pricey. The decor is very nice but with a full restaurant and what seemed to be a party in the back room, the noise level was high. The servers were attentive and did a wonderful job. We enjoyed our meals and would definitely go back.

vipjimp (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Bottle of wine we ordered was not served until we were almost finished with first course; waiter presented us with check before we were even served with our dessert course; service was not up to normal standard.

PatS (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to Ombra for Restaurant week and were not disappointed! The food was fabulous as always. There were numerous great appetizers to choose from. My husband had a wonderful prosciutto salad with mozzarella and roasted peppers. For dinner he had the Osso Bucco and I had veal in a wonderful cream sauce. Dessert was fabulous - pane cotta and profiteroles. The waitstaff was excellent even though they were very busy. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

When making the reservation for the four of us at least 10 days in advance, we requested a quiet table. We repeated this request when reconfirming on the day of the reservation. What we ended up with was a table in the midst of a party of 30 to 40 people having a cocktail meet and greet for an hour before their meal. The attendees were standing around our table and we couldn’t hear each other’s conversations. The servers were very aware of our discomfort but no one from the restaurant took any action to remedy the situation. The restaurant had clearly lost control of their dining room. Only at the conclusion of our meal did the GM come over to apologize and offer each of us a glass of prosecco and a dessert for the four of us to share.
We have been to Umbra before and although the food is great we will hesitate before going back if we do so at all. A place like this is more than good food and service and it’s the overall experience that generates return customers. We had invited the other couple with us who had not been to Umbra before and were very much embarrassed by the outcome.

RAGS40 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Completed restaurant week there and we both had excellent meals. Our server Gloria was attentive and made dinner special recommending items. We always chose Ombra for fine dinning.