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“Great food and ambiance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ombra Cucina Rustica

Ombra Cucina Rustica
The Village at Wexford, Ste G-2, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-842-5505
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Ranked #5 of 320 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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 Chef Michael Cirafesi voted Best Chef Hilton Head 2013 and 2014. 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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Great food and ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We dined at Ombra several weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine.Extensive wine list, pricey, but worth it. My husband had a poor experience with the female bartender N who was quite rude, but otherwise I would recommend this dining establishment.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Too many great restaurants to bother with this one”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had an early reservation.The place was almost empty. We came in the hostess came up and was ready to seat us and in walked 2 women she seemed to know. She turned to us and said, "I'll be right back" and seated them first. Even though they were part of a large group, there was no reason they couldn't have been shown to their table in turn. We were seated at a table for 2 in a row of about 7 tables for 2 along one wall (ducks in a row). The next 2 women that came in were seated at the next table to us, not one or two away. They waited and waited for someone to acknowledge them, and finally got up and left. The staff was inattentive, the food okay, definitely not at the same level as their prices.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Better than Italy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Having lived in Bologna for 7 years, I see myself as a critic and true afficionado of Classic Italian Cuisine. My wife and I can't believe that the best Italian food we ever had was on Hilton Head!!!??????? We dined at OMBRA last week and it was rather impressive. The tagliatelle alla Bolognese was better than any I ever had while working in Bologna!!! The veal chop and the wild Halibut were perfection....freshness,quality and flavor. The authenticity of the restaurant is bizarre!!!! BETTER than ITALY!!! The panna cotta with local peaches was great, but the chocolate souffle cake is worth a 500 mile drive. Wine list is a heaven for Italian wine lovers, strong on the Brunello and Amarone categories. The Tuscan ambiance is gorgeous, what you would see in Italy or a big city. Amazing new find!!! Grazie Mille- Auguri!!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Eccellente!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had an exceptional dinner last night at Ombra. We started off with a nice glass of wine from an extensive wine list. The bread & oil was delish! Instead of ordering a traditional appetizer, we shared a side order of homemade pasta, which was heavenly! It was very difficult to choose an entree since so many of the items on the menu looked so wonderful, but both of us chose the fish specials. I got the bronzini with cherry tomatoes and capers with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes - perfectly cooked - delicious!!! The other special was the halibut, which was served over sweet & sour caramelized onions in a perfectly season buere blanc sauce, also served with sauteed spinach & mashed potatoes! If that wasn't enough, we HAD to order the signature dessert - Bombato di Cioccolatino, which was a hot, soft centered chocolate souffle served with berries and vanilla gelato! Great service! Nice atmosphere! I'm a local, so I will definitely be back! Can't wait to try the Tuscan Prix FIx Early Dining...and the Summer Happy Hour in the bar from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, which offers 10% off cocktails and wines by the glass with complimentary pizzetta! Again, eccellente!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A gem in Hilton Head”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Chef Michael is outstanding! We had an excellent dinner at Ombra, starting with appetizers and ending with desert. Everything was excellently prepared and flavored. Try the mussels, among the best we have eaten anywhere. The decor of the dining room is very inviting and very Italian (Tuscany? Sicily?) with wonderful colors and interesting art work on the walls. Ned was our waiter and made excellent recommendations. Ombra will definitely be on our "must" list whenever we are on Hilton Head!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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