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“Authentic Italian in a relaxed atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Divina

Trattoria Divina
33 Office Park Road, Suite 224, Outside of Sea Pines Gate!, Hilton Head, SC 29928
843-686-4442
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Ranked #11 of 319 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pope Ave & Greenwood Drive
Description: Nestled in Park Plaza, Trattoria Divina offers fine dining Italian food like the island has never seen it. Chef Hugo Lee brings his culinary expertise from San Diego with over 15 years of experience creating Italian food that surprises and delights our patrons. From the Lobster Pot Pie to the Ice Sculpture Sorbet, everything presented is made in house. Chef Hugo prepares everything from sauces to soups from scratch daily.
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian in a relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

This authentic and DIVINE Italian restaurant is located in a strip mall, behind Harris Teeter. But as soon as you walk in, you are transported to a tiny trattoria in a tuscan hideaway. They draped fabric down the walls and across the ceiling and installed soft mood lighting that slowly changes color to keep it cozy and inviting. Mom thinks it looks like the waves of the ocean...fitting for a beach resort restaurant. The wall behind the bar is a large piece of hammered copper, that also looks like a wave. But the real centerpiece of the decor is the painting on the ceiling in the main dining room....apparently done by a local artist.

When we were first seated, we were greeted with a glass of Proseco, which is dry, Italian, sparkling wine, and a lovely slice of peach with bleu cheese and chocolate sauce. For an appetizer we had the baked brie (baked in phyllo dough and topped with truffle honey sauce), which is served with green apple slices and crostini. Fresh bread with a hummus sort of spread was also served.

Our server, Robert, gave us an extensive list of specials...which all sounded amazing. We decided on the lobster ravioli and the squash tortellini with crushed amaretto cookies. I am almost certain all of the pasta is handmade...it is perfectly al dente. And the servings aren't huge...like those chain Italian restaurants...it is the ideal amount. We washed it all down with a glass of chianti each.

Dessert was a real treat, too. We split the Ice Sculpture Sorbet, which is 3 scoops of sorbet, topped with diced fresh fruit...all served in a tear drop ice sculpture! It is not just dessert, it's a work of art!

So, an appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 glasses of wine, and a dessert to split was about $80. Very reasonable, we felt, for the quality of the meal.

Reservations are recommended, but we walked right in and were seated immediately on a Sunday night. We have been coming to HHI since the 1980's and have seen many restaurants come and go. We think this one has the menu and friendly, warm service to keep it around for many years! We will certainly be back!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Atlanta GA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good. Accomodatingto allergy. Prepared special to order and adjusted price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Good food,excellent service..owner involved indetails..chef excellent

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weston, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic artistic environment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I woke up this morning and decided I was going to drive to Hilton Head to eat some delicious pasta a friend had recommended. Trattoria Divina was the destination. I saw my friend, talked to the incredibly friendly staff, admired the equally as delicious Raphael reproduction, and ate a meal that will drive me home. It was truly a joyous visit.

Visited October 2011
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Cary, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

The food is authentic and very good. Great service, atmosphere and wine list.

Visited November 2010
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant on Hilton Head”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I have been a Realtor on Hilton Head Island for 18 years, this place has it all. Great Service, Great Food and the Chef will cook anything your heart desires. Great, Great, Great.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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