OMBRA Cucina Italiana
Another wonderful dinner at Ombra before a show at the Arts Center.
Always one of the best restaurants on the Island
My mom came to visit. We had a lovely private table. Our server was the best. And food was great.
Value was very good ! We got the early dinner - 3 courses under $30.! The fish was fresh and nicely prepared. Dessert was divine! I was surprised that this was not a typical pasta place. In fact, I got no pasta. Decent wine selection with good choices even if you just wanted to buy a glass and not the whole bottle. The ambiance was nice and warm with lots of brick walls, a large bar, subdued lighting , crisp white table linens. Our server was very pleasant and helpful.
After a disappointing experience a couple of years ago we decided to give Ombra another try.
Bottom line, the food is very good but it is just not compatible with my palette. If you enjoy your food prepared with broccoli rabe, mushrooms and capers, you’ll be fine. The salad with tomato, onion, arugula and crostini was perfect with a very nice vinaigrette. The brick roasted chicken was just ok. The halibut special my wife ordered she said was excellent. IMO, Enjoyed Chef Michael’s repertoire much more years ago in his former life.
One of the best in Hilton Head. We dine here annually. We love the food, service and beautiful restaurant.
Umm no. I'm really mad that people recommend this place online. The server was great and that's where it stops. $24 for ravioli that didn't even have meat in it. Salad is extra? Bread comes with plain oil. Not even seasoned. Gross. Couldn't even find a meatball on the entire menu. Will never return.
Our reservation was for 5 pm. Service was extremely slow. We did not leave the restaurant until 7:30 pm. Tables around us were seated after us and left well before us. Food was good and they were willing to accommodate special requests for the kids.
The food and service were outstanding. The tables we to close together so you could hear your neighbors conversation.
I would definitely go back again.
Been to this restaurant many times but the food was very disappointing this trip. I ordered the risotto it was under cooked and still rather hard and it was overly salty. The dish has a red wine in it and you could still taste some of the alcohol that had not been cooked out. My wife ordered the tagliatelle bolognese - it was spinach fettuccine not a nice wide tagliatelle like we are use too. Very disappointing night - we both ate less than half our meals and the server didn't even ask if we enjoyed the meal. There are many better places in town for an Italian meal these days.
Family dinner. Have eaten here several times. Great food and service for a great price. Huge wine selection! The menu can be a little difficult to understand due to the names of the dishes being in Italian, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions. Highly recommend if you are looking for a nice dinner for any occasion.
Wonderful meal! George was an excellent server, too, and helped me choose a great wine. My daughter and I had the beet salad and the panzanella salad, then the sea bass and spaghetti Vongole. Everything was delicious. The only minor imperfection was the dry croutons in the panzanella salad. My pannacotta dessert was sheer bliss. Her profiteroles were generous and well prepared. This is definitely my new favorite restaurant on Hilton Head Island. I wish they had a bigger selection of wines by the glass, even though the ones on offer avoided the usual cliches.
Wonderful Father’s Day menu as well as their regular one. Had a lovely white and a good red wine. Never had a poor meal or service at Ombra’s!
We always enjoy this restaurant. The service is fantastic ! The food is always first rate. Our favorite restaurant on HILTON Head Island.
Ombra is always a great experience. Staff is highly trained and very attentive. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great high end restaurant on Hilton Head.
Fabulous dinner, highly recommend the veal and gnocchi.
This was our first visit to Ombra. The wait was minimal. The service was outstanding. Most of all, the food was amazing. We had the gnocchi and the swordfish. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had. The cream sauce was thick but not too thick. We will definitely go back the next time we visit Hilton Head.
We came for our 1st anniversary. Our meals were both excellent and the staff made us feel like family.
The food was authentic Italian food. It looked amazing and tasted wonderful! We enjoyed our evening so much! The service was awesome as well!
Our second time coming to Ombra Cucina in 2 months. Both have been excellent for food quality, presentation and service. Highly recommend!
Really a 41/2 but no option for that. My wife got the ravioli which was good but lacked filling and a little bland sauce. I got the sea food special which had a ton of seafood which was great. The pasta with it was good. Beet salad was excellent and the bread was excellent as well. Cannoli was good but just a little bland. Service was excellent. Overall a good experience and we will go back when we return to Hilton Head.
My wife picked this place for our anniversary and all we can say is WOW!! One of the best meals we've ever had. From the prosciutto appetizer to the Gorgonzola gnocchi , the veal chop was over the top and the salmon with crab was delicious. One oversight was the wine we had an incredible 2011 Amarone recommended by the chef, we should have had it decanted but forgot to ask and our server did not suggest. Now if they would just open a restaurant in Columbus Ohio
Food was a 10 but our server was a dud.
Perfection as always. We love introducing friends and family to this restaurant
The food and atmosphere was excellent! John, our waiter was fantastic and made excellent recommendations for our dinner. We are never disappointed when we dine here!!
Enjoyed the food and the service. Husband had the halibut and loved!
LOVE Ombra! My wife's vegan needs were easily and politely accommodated. The waiter was down-to-earth yet very professional. Excellent food - best at HH - so no need to look further! Only issue is noise. During one dinner, we were seated next to the kitchen doors and a wall that partitions the kitchen. WOW. The constant banging of the doors and kitchen noise was very distracting and annoying. Ask to be seated elsewhere! I gently mentioned the noise problem to the asst. manager who seemed to not really care. However, food is great.
Excellent food, wonderful service and a welcoming atmosphere.
Dennis & Kaye
This was trip number two for the week, we always go to Ombra as it is sure to have the great standards , like the veal or gnocchi, and surprising specials that are just as thoughtfully cooked and paired. We will be there next trip to HHI.
The only thing I can say is that an appetizer and entree is just too much food. I never have room for desert. Food was great!
The services was absolutely flawless. The food was delicious and had a wonderful presentation. This restaurant is a "can't miss" when you are in Hilton Head.
It was a great meal! Tony was our waiter and he was fabulous! Ask for him! Food was off the chart! Great time!
Fantastic restaurant!!! We’ll be back!!
Very surprised by excellent food quality. Much improved over last year.
Phenomenal wine list. Service was excellent and worthy of an Italian restaurant.
Everything excellent! Our first time look forward to returning
Food choices were truly excellent, service was way above the norm, very knowledgeable about food and wines, very friendly service throughout. All around wonderful experience, Rice’s were a bit high, I thought.
I have always enjoyed dining at Ombra. They have the best wine list and great food. Tonight I was disappointed in the service. We arrived at 5:20 and were quickly seated. The waiter brought the menus but not the early dining one. I asked for it and was smugly told he would see if it was available. It was 5:20. So he brought the early dining menu. I ordered a bottle of wine but before he brought it I changed my mind and ordered something different. When the check arrived he had charged me for the wrong bottle. While the difference was not more than $5 his reply was take it off my tip. Not the service from previous visits.