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“Excellent food and service”

Ombra Cucina Italiana
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Ranked #6 of 395 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$42
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: OMBRA Cucina Rustica, located in the beautiful Village at Wexford on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Come and enjoy Classic Regional Italian cuisine created by Award Winning Chef Michael Cirafesi voted Best Chef Hilton Head 2013,2014, 2015, and 2016. Winner of Best Italian Restaurant by Island Packet Reader's Choice Awards. We offer gluten free pasta and other gluten free options. OMBRA features 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Sauteed soft shell crab for appetizer and homemade pasta with lobster in a tomato cream sauce were excellent. Good wine list and great service. Will definitely go back when in Hilton Head.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Ombra for a date night and our food was absolutely amazing. Our server was very attentive and we had a great experience. They also have an wonderful wine selection! You won’t regret going to Ombra for dinner I promise! For dessert you absolutely have to try the Bomboloni

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our waiter Manuel was friendly and knowledgeable.the manager runs a first class operation
We go to Hilton Head twice a year and this is our favorite on the .The food is excellent, the staff and save room for dessert
Their wine selection is a perfect match for the cuisine and fairly priced

Thank zeta140
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We visit Hilton Head twice a year for a week to 10 days each. Since we discovered Ombra years ago it has always been our go to place. Our last visit was in May of 17 and as we are a month away from another visit, I reminded myself to do the review I meant to do at the time. We always ordered the same three things whether alone or with friends(who now make it their own), Calamari, the Gnocchi and Veal Marsala and share them.
This time we wanted to try something different so we ordered the Penne Buongustaio instead of the veal for another taste. Needless to say, it did not match up with the first two items ordered. It wasn't bad, just not to the level of everything we've always ordered.

So this year, we've decided not to do Italian and try some of the other great places on the island.

I'm sure we will return to Ombra sometime in the future. I wonder if I can hold myself back from ordering a takeout portion of the Gnocchi?? Time will tell.

We will miss our server, Michael of New York, now HHI

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Thank BCM1225
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

It is as if we were enjoying fine dining in a Northern Italian Restaurant in Italy.

Chef Michael’s bold Ombra Cucina Italiana is a Gem among Hilton Head Island fine dining gems. One week and even two weeks is simply not enough time to experience Hilton Head’s exceptional restaurants.

We strongly recommend reservations at Ombra Cucina Italiana.

As we plan our several Hilton Head Island excursions, we are mindful of the exceptional dining options. Ombra Cucina Italiana has two romantic dining rooms as well as an inviting bar.

Manuel provides exceptional service this evening, and explains the Soft Shell Crab special. While we are interested, Ombra Cucina Italiana offers so many interesting menu items, and Soft Shell Crab season is coming to Dayton.

Ombra Cucina Italiana inviting menu has several entrees, which attract our attention. Tonight it will be Scaloppine Di Vitello Alla Toscana.

We consistently order Insalata Di Barbabietole.

The presentation of the Scaloppine Di Vitello Alla Toscana is delightful as is the dining.

The Profiteroles, vanilla‎ creme filled Italian creme puffs served with vanilla gelato and warm chocolate sauce are very rich, and are a fine dessert.

We are certain to include Ombra Cucina Italiana for our upcoming May and November-December Hilton Head Island resort visit.

Although, this is a Monday night dining experience, we note that the bar and both dining rooms are nearly full.

Dum Spiro Spero

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