OMBRA Cucina Italiana

4.7
2197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
William Hilton Parkway
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Special events & promotions
Visit www.ombrahhi.com for the latest special events featuring eclectic menus and featured wine producers.
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
What 2197 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!! Food and service both excellent. Visiting Hilton Head and went back for a second meal it was that good!! Highly recommended!!

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P
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. Everything is made fresh daily. Service was very good and accommodating

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D
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed OMBRA. Alex our server was very good. Timing was right. The food was excellent. Scallops, ravioli, salmon, veal scallopini and chocolate bread pudding. Alex made good recommendations. Enjoyable and excellent!

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MJ
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the carpaccio di manzo, the veal scalopine with the Acrobat pinot noir, and the tiramisu. All were very good.

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JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful find on a recent visit to Hilton Head. Italian food the way it was intended. Our son in law is Italian and he would love the food. Living in DC and traveling frequently to Philadelphia and NYC makes my expectations high for Italian food; Ombré was above my expectations. No disappointments!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas party

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KB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ned is the best waiter. We love the food and service as they make you feel like family.
Kathy

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C
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant on Hilton Head Island, OMBRA Cucina always serves creative meals made with the freshest ingredients. The service is always outstanding. Whether it’s pasta, seafood, veal or chicken you know you’ll be served a luscious meal. The desserts are absolutely divine. Great atmosphere.

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T
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've had dinner here several times. We think the early dining menu is am exceptional value, just be sure to ask your server what plates are a little smaller on this menu. You will not starve, but you should know. Everything was very good, as always,but, I was just disappointed in the panzanella salad. It should have bread NOT croutons. The hard croutons do not absorb the tomato juice or the EVO, should not have any greens just basil.
All the deserts were amazing. Just enough to top off a great meal.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, the food was exceptional and Gloria was very nice

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D
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Will highly recommend to friends and family!

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VN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continued consistency with Excellent service and food. Never disappointed at Ombra!

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J
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We asked for a special table because we were celebrating our anniversary. Table was just ok! Service was not great. We sat and waited for 15 minutes before anyone came over to us and that was only because my husband asked that someone bring us water.
My husband’s food was delicious and mine was good but it was a rocky start to our special evening.

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Savannah
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is best Italian on the Island (or in the area). Have been here numerous times. I was a little disappointed this time with my Spaghetti w white clam sauce; could have used something more.....garlic ? My friend had the Osso Buco and raved about it. The girls both had a mushroom stuffed ravioli that they were crazy about, thought they were going to lick their plates !

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LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious. Our server, Anthony, was excellent.

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LC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and it has always been perfect. This time was very different. The food was amazing. We both ordered a starter and they were both delicious. We ordered our entrees and they were also delicious, but this is where the wheels came off. A good while after our pasta dishes were delivered, the waiter brought my husband a new knife which he needed at the beginning of his meal. He also asked us if we would like fresh cracked pepper and grated Parmesan......really.....10 minutes into our meal? A little while later, the bartender came over and cleared our plates and we asked him for one box for our leftovers. We waited another 10 minutes and the bartender brought over some dessert menus, which we declined. After waiting for another 10 minutes, I asked the bartender for our leftovers that he never brought to us as well as our check. Our waiter finally brought the check about 5 minutes later along with our leftovers. If the restaurant was busy, I would have been a little more understanding.....it was a Tuesday night @ 6:45. I presume they simply didn’t have enough wait staff on hand and this caused many delays in all areas. We will not go to this restaurant again. There are far too many great places to eat on Hilton Head Island. If the manager or the waiter had made some sort of restitution for our very prolonged wait.....a free dessert, comped a starter, bought our drinks, etc.....we would definitely go back. It was apparent they don’t take pride in their business ethics or their customers.

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B
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again a lovely evening enjoying excellent food, wine and service. Look forward to our next visit

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner November 26th. Alex, our waiter, was wonderful!! The food was delicious as well‼️ We already made a dinner reservation for December 27 th.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Full discloser.. this is my first bad restaurant review every posted. So, it was pretty bad! Ombra has been one of our favorite Hilton Head restaurants for quite a while. Sadly, our recent experience was quite simply, awful. We had out of town guests for the weekend and had mentioned a couple of times how much we like Ombra and were looking forward to taking them during their stay. Everything from the cocktails, to the bartender who felt the need to come to the table and create an incredibly uncomfortable snarky encounter, to 3 of the entrees that were about a 3 on a scale of 1-10. It was such a disappointing experience. It's understandable to have a bad meal every now and then but having a bartender come to the table and create such an uncomfortable situation is just not cool.

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K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether it’s Brady, Manuela or Gloria, service is always perfect. Made to feel at home. Authentic Italian food with interesting salad twists. Ombra achieves what’s the hardest: consistency. Have never had an unacceptable meal or experience. Go and enjoy!

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T
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy OMBRA when we make our annual pilgrimage to Hilton Head. Great food and service. Seafood fettuccine is delicious and huge. We’ve never had a dish that disappointed.

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D
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding anniversary dinner here for the second year in a low. Special Time special place. We do go to Ombra on other occasions or non occasions but this restaurant makes any visit a special time.

Highly Recommend!!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great! Pricing was a little iffy. The appetizer pear salad was delicious but charged $2 extra than the menu price to share it. The wine was good but probably would’ve been cheaper to buy the bottle. And Eddie was a fabulous server with great suggestions! Thank you Eddie! See you next year.

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H
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service and fabulous food, as always at Ombra!

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MD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

WE had an excellent meal here. The food was quite good. The ambiance was very nice. We have been before on several occasions and will continue to return when we are in the area.

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AH
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brady was an excellent server we had a really good time it was our twins 16th birthday and they loved their food

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b
Cleveland
70 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

love this place! We come here often and have never had a bad meal. My only complaint this time was they did not have gluten free pasta so I was limited in my choices. Will keep coming back, wonderful fish dishes also!!

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j
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual Ombra didn't disappoint. The food was terrific as was expected. My Milinase was the best in HHI.
Their service is always great. No difference this time. Value is outstanding.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ombra is one of my favorite restaurants! My favorite entree is the Nino Bergese

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LW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit at least twice when we are on the island. We have not found another restaurant that even comes close to Ombra! John at the bar is awesome! Chef Michael is amazing!

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GG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One up the best on Hilton Head service and food is superior

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C
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to this restaurant and it is consistently excellent. The food is very well prepared, service was Very good but not overbearing, and the ambience was very pleasant and welcoming. Will definitely be back.

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EB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit pricey, although food was excellent! Ambience good, loved the curtains

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 48 TH wedding anniversary. The service was exceptional. Our entire meal was one of the best we have experienced on Hilton Head. We strongly recommend this restaurant and we have placed it on our go to list!

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CQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Truly enjoyed it

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d
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We told the waiter and put it on open table it was our 40th anniversary and they did not nor recognize it at all. Very disappointed 😩😩

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T
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. Service was unreal. I was beyond happy!!!

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LW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On of our hands down favorite restaurants anywhere and our #1 on Hilton Head. Love John at the bar. He is a food and wine snob and we defer to his judgement and he is always spot on!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!!

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