Yesterday my wife and I had planned to try a new restaurant (Trattoria Divina) for lunch. It was recommended by Trip Advisor as the # 4 rated restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The local restaurant guide had indicated that it was open for lunch from Wednesday thru Friday.
When we tried to enter, the door was locked and it was obviously closed (we found out later that the "guide" was incorrect). We started to walk away, when the door opened and one of the staff asked what we wanted. We said we thought they were open for lunch, and he said they were not, but asked us to wait a minute as he went back into the restaurant.
Imagine our surprise when the owner appeared and invited us in! She said she had staff there because they had a catering event, and offered to open especially for us! We refused at first, but she insisted and we were seated and given the dinner menu. She said we could order from the dinner menu and she would give us "lunch sized" portions.
The food and service were absolutely outstanding, and the ambience was perfect. We can highly recommend this as one of the best kept secrets on Hilton Head. We will definitely return.
By the way, two other couples approached the restaurant and were also admitted and served lunch. It was a wonderful surprise for all of us.
Thanks Karen for an experience we will never forget.
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