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OMBRA Cucina Italiana

4.8
1986 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

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.

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5.0Dined a day ago

One of the best in Hilton Head. We dine here annually. We love the food, service and beautiful restaurant.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We always enjoy this restaurant. The service is fantastic ! The food is always first rate. Our favorite restaurant on HILTON Head Island.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent food
Fabulous service

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Fabulous dinner, highly recommend the veal and gnocchi.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We came for our 1st anniversary. Our meals were both excellent and the staff made us feel like family.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was authentic Italian food. It looked amazing and tasted wonderful! We enjoyed our evening so much! The service was awesome as well!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our second time coming to Ombra Cucina in 2 months. Both have been excellent for food quality, presentation and service. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Honey moon

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was a 10 but our server was a dud.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Perfection as always. We love introducing friends and family to this restaurant

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Enjoyed the food and the service. Husband had the halibut and loved!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful service and a welcoming atmosphere.
Dennis & Kaye
Charlotte, NX

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It was a great meal! Tony was our waiter and he was fabulous! Ask for him! Food was off the chart! Great time!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Fantastic restaurant!!! We’ll be back!!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Very surprised by excellent food quality. Much improved over last year.
Phenomenal wine list. Service was excellent and worthy of an Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Everything excellent! Our first time look forward to returning

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Ombra continues to be one of my favorite restaurants on Hilton Head Island. The food is terrific, the portions are large, and the menu has great variety for almost anyone's taste. The wine list is excellent and they have wine by the glass on a few of my favorites, like Barolo. The price is a tad high but with the quality, portions, and service, I would never complain - it is just too good to worry about that. This is an excellent restaurant that has managed to consistently deliver a high standard of cuisine to the island.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Awesome food. Great service. Definitely will go back. Not to kid friendly with the menu but they still accommodated for ours.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Best in Hilton Head! The food-wonderful! My wife had the special: roasted lobster with linguini in a cream sauce. I had the gnocchi. Both were magnifico!
Our server, Alex, gave expert recommendations, was very attentive and added to our very positive experience.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Service was unusually poor. Have had great service before so will come back. This time was a disappointment though.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We had a drink at the bar and was asked to leave early and go to the table. The guests dining at the bar came in 15 minutes early so
We had to vacate the bar and go to the table with our drinks in our hand. Not happy about it.

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