OMBRA Cucina Italiana

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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.
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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb, as always. The food was excellent and Alex was attentive, knowledgeable, and very professional. An absolutely wonderful experience, thank you.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

We are long term customers of this restaurant and always request tables in a certain area. On this occasion not only was our request not honored but we were led to a small table in the corner of the bar next to a large table with a screaming child.

Very disappointed that loyalty seems to mean so little at this restaurant.

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TM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my husband and I enjoyed our Easter dinner at this restaurant. The food and the service were excellent.

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Miami
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always outstanding. Ambiance, food, service the best!!! Brunch on Easter Sunday was magnificent.

RJC

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CC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our dinner at Ombra on Thursday. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and were seated at a relatively quiet table in a corner. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and very kind. We enjoyed a couple of different specials - pate ravioli and veal scallopini - that were delicious. We will definitely dine at Ombra again.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We had an earliest dinner - 6 - but didn’t feel rushed out despite a busy dinner service. Would definitely recommend

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service second to none. Staff knew what they were talking about regarding food and wine pairings.
Will definitely return.

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JY
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service, very good food!

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IT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMBRA Cucina was great once again and our waiter Anthony treated us very well! We will be back again in the future!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With out a doubt, Ombra is the best Italian restaurant on HHI. We have never had a poor meal or service.
Wine list has great depth and coctails are well done. Can I say more??

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S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Adam helped to make our evening wonderful. The manager Ron walks around like he has a pickle up his butt. It was a very busy evening and he NEVER pitched in to help anyone. He needs to get a new job

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MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Disappointing. Service was horrible and we were so excited to try this restaurant based on the reviews. Maybe is was an off night for everyone but our food was just ok nothing special. Noise level high, wine list extensive but over priced. We won’t return. I like Michael Anthony’s I’m Hilton Head much more.

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Charleston
79 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been to Ombra a number of times and are never disappointed. Good atmosphere and always busy without being too noisy. Food is reliable if you have favorites, and more innovative if you try specials. One of our favorites for sure.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stop when we vacation in HH!

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in Hilton Head. Always consistent. At Ombra you definitely get what you pay for. Besides the menu,there are always great daily specials. A fantastic dining experience.

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NA
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good service by John and Brady at the bar! Food and drinks were delicious! Love this place!

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New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been here 3 or 4 times the ambiance is lovely although this time it was quite noisy service excellent and the best Italian food on Hilton Head island

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DO
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Food is wonderful. Been coming to this restaurant since it opened. It’s a must for us.

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New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb

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DA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Great food and service.

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TN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening. The only complaint came from my little wife, who was COLD. The AC was a bit more intense than necessary.

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J
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was fabulous and our server was amazing!
We will definitely plan to go again!

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MS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well executed Italian food. Excellent menu options and great wine list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

04/05/1good food, but noisy.

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R
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious. We look forward to dining at OMBRA when we visit Hilton Head.

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MP
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at OMBA every time we visit HHI. This time we went early and took our children. The ambiance is nice, the wait staff are very professional, the chef is amazing. Huge wine selection for every palate. We ordered fish, steak, salads, scallops, appetizers and desserts this time. Everything was perfect. You can probably guess, we will be back in a few months when we return to HHI. It's one of my all-time favorite places to eat.

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RF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in town, and their are some pretty good ones around.

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GB
Chiapas
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, we were very satisfied. Our guests were late, called the restaurant, and the front desk said that there was no one with a reservation in our name. When they arrived they were told there was not a reservation in our name.

Once they arrived the food and service were very good.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, generous portions, salmon was wild caught, a delicious dish. The veal chop is my husband's favorite. We find Ombra to be the best quality food of any restaurant on Hilton Head.

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LH
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good waiter was very good just had too many tables making service very slow at times.

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VB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails to please. The food is prepared beautifully, served impeccably and, of course, music to your mouth! I am never disappointed! Complimenti a tutti!!!

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MB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual a terrific dining experience. Waiter Ned is plainly the best -- always attentive and helpful with food and beverage suggestions.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent foot and superb staff!!!!

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BB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific. Nice atmosphere, good experienced servers and a nice menu.

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Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Michael

We continue to be impressed with the many, many awards which Chef Michael Cirafesi continues to garner for OMBRA Cucina Italiana, and tonight we enjoy a conversation with Chef Michael.

We travel Internationally and Nationally ten – thirteen weeks per year and we dine at OMBRA Cucina Italiana four – five times per year.

OMBRA Cucina Italiana is our top Hilton Head Fine Dining Experience. We do fly/drive with a blazer for dining, and while a dinner jacket is optional, we always wear a blazer to dinner.

Folks tend to dress Business Casual. Men and women tend to be nicely dressed for dinner, and more than a few women are wearing gold and diamonds, ….

Hilton Head provide a World Class Resort Setting with numerous Fine Dining and Upscale Casual Dining venues, and OMBRA Cucina Italiana is a must visit dining experience for us during our four-five annual visits to Hilton Head.

In addition to very nice pasta dishes, OMBRA Cucina Italiana offers great seafood, beef, veal, and venison preparations.

Tonight it will be:

Insalata Di Barbabietole

Spigola Alla Livornese

Profiteroles

With St. Francis Sonoma Chardonnay BTG
Ambience: Very handsome dining rooms and bar

Service: Manuel is always excellent

Menu: Pasta, Beef, Seafood, Veal, Venison,….

Dining: A visit to Hilton Head without OMBRA Cucina Italiana is like a day without sunshine

Noise Level: comfortable, with conversations and background music

Reservations are necessary for this Fine Dining experience.

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MT
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The noise was beyond unbelievably LOUD! Couldn’t talk with the people we came with at all. Food was ok not really spectacular. Our waiter Anthony was spectacular. Very congenial and informative.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in South Carolina. Always great food and great service.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the wine. Great place for a business dinner.

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RB
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Traveling with my wife and daughters. Definitely the best meal we had in Hilton Head Island.

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D
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food—veal chop was exceptional! Service was top notch—definitely return next year!

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