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Ombra Cucina Rustica

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The Village at Wexford, Ste G-2, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-842-5505
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When tour daughter wants panna cotta from the best restsurant on the island and they are conpletely full with no reservations left - they give you the best table available - in the kitchen! Couldn't ask for anythig better.

Thank Jgleitsmann
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very relaxing atmosphere. Knowledgeable staff. The menu made was excellent. I wnet for the homemade ravioli. It was outstanding.

Thank Steve R
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hilton Head has several very good restaurants--this ranks right up there. Their beet salad is outstanding and I always have a great meal. Wonderful place to bring visitors to the island.

Thank Slw19682015
New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying in Hilton Head for a couple of days of relaxation with friends and found this restaurant, by looking through TA's restaurant listing. I must say that being from NY, we never expected to have such a great Italian dinner in South Carolina. The food was perfect, the wine list complete and the service exceptional. I hope they did... More 

Thank Luis G
Ireland, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good enough food, heavy handed with salt, good friendly service. Mentioned that food was salty after we had ordered desert and restaurant manager insisted upon us having it complimentary, this was not why we brought it to their attention

Thank ANNENIreland
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared the seared scallops for an appetizer. My wife had the Veal Marsala w/ mushrooms, and I had the Gorgonzola Gnocchi. For desert, we shared the Lemoncello Zabaglione. Everything was excellent, as was the service. The food was as good as we remembered it from last year. We'll definitely return!

Thank TomR233
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here during a recent trip to Hilton Head. Definitely get reservations or you will not eat here! We were met by a young, polite server who took our drink orders and brought us bread. The olive oil that was served with the bread was so-so. We opened with the fried calmari- one of our favorites... More 

Thank Fred A
Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is wonderful. There is every attention to detail, the appetizers are delicious as well as the entree. One special that evening was the veal loin, it was a melt in your mouth surprise. Desserts are a lovely temptation. Our server Gloria, was outstanding. The wine list has something for everyone. Cannot wait to return.

Thank E D
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in a strip mall, which is not unusual for HHI. It looks ver small from the outside but the treasure lies within. The menu can be a bit intimidating as the items are "Italian" -at least to me. But the description is accurate and the food is excellent. We sat at a table in the bar... More 

Thank Sacho K
Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time we eat there. The atmosphere is really nice. we had their seafood soup that was among the best I have had. We also had their special grouper which was cooked to perfection. They also had a large pasta selection for pasta lovers. Would definitely go back there next time we visit.

Thank Fatatino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Village at Wexford, Ste G-2, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-5505
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.

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