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Review of Trattoria Divina

Trattoria Divina
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Ranked #16 of 380 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pope Ave & Greenwood Drive
Description: Chef Hugo Lee brings his culinary expertise from San Diego with over 23 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 TO ORDER and on premise. Chef Hugo prepares everything from sauces, pastas and soups from scratch daily. Located in Park Plaza outside the Sea Pines gate, Trattoria Divina offers fine dining Italian food like the island has never seen before.
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We go out to a lot of very nice restaurants and I'm going to tell you that this is probably one of the best meals we have ever had. The service was exceptional and the lobster pot pie was very creative and tasted amazing. Everything from the appetizers,salads to the homemade desserts were Incredible! Would definitely return next time we are in Hilton head.

Thank Weissman22
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have had several different meals at Trattoria Divina and everything has always exceeded our expectations. This is by far the best Italian food that I have had outside of Italy itself (actually better than most places in Italy). The staff is always helpful and the give you little extras from the Chef. It is a staple to our visits to Hilton Head.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Trattoria Divina is one of our favorite places on HHI; we have dined there many times (at least a dozen) since it opened. Our most recent vist was a dinner in March. We have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good, and the service is friendly and professional. (Dom is our favorite waiter on the Island, and is very knowledgable about both food and wines. He always makes us feel very welcomed.)

Most pasta is freshly made, and there is always a nice slection of fresh seafood dishes. Chef Hugo, who was trained in Napa at French Laundry, has some interesting and creative dishes. There usually is a complimentary glass of Prosecco, as well as an amuse-bouche. The wine list is quite good, and Dom is very knowledgable on wines, and can about recommend a choice that pairs well with food, without pushing the most expensive selections.

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Thank BigTripGuy
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Harry M, Owner at Trattoria Divina, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thank you for your visit and your review. I like to say Dom owns the place because he cares so much. We're blessed to have him working with us.

If you've read my previous comments, I've mentioned how Trattoria Divina is a labor of love. That really starts with the heart of our restaurant, Executive Chef Hugo Lee. His passion for finding the best extends well outside the kitchen.

The people at Trattoria Divina are there because of the gifted culinarian (thank you Gaston). It's not only a great place to eat and meet, it's also a great place to work!

We look forward to having you again.

PLEASE NOTE: New Menu APRIL!

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was our last dinner of our two week stay in Hilton Head and it was a very good find.

The decor and ambiance are outstanding. The room is divided by a wall with four stone arches. On one side, a bar/lounge occupies one end, some dining tables in the middle and the other end is a private dining room with a wine rack covering the wall. The other side is all dining tables with the walls painted in old country themes by art students from Savannah and a fabric canopy for a ceiling. A very nice comfortable fine dining theme, which even when full is fairly quiet.

The tables had nice cloth table cloths and napkins, water and wine glasses, silverware, etc. to provide an up-scale feel. The service was faultless and never had us wondering when something would be taken care of.

We were treated to complimentary Prosecco and a beet appetizer to start. The table bread was served with butter and hummus, but the hummus was made with just enough Cayenne pepper to provide an interesting good flavor with a slight bite. We had an Italian wine from the Montepulciano area, salad, seafood and linguine with a very good marinara-like sauce , scampi and lobster bisque soup. All were very good to excellent. The seafood and linguine portion was quite large and is large enough to split.

I really liked this restaurant and am sorry I had such a late lunch that I was not hungry enough to try other dishes - next time, and there will definitely be a next time.

This is a popular restaurant and reservations are highly recommended unless you eat very early.

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Harry M, Owner at Trattoria Divina, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thank you so much for visiting our Trattoria during your visit. Clearly you enjoy travel, dining and sharing your experiences with others.

Our establishment's been only open for 3 years. My wife and I are celebrating our first year of owning it. Chef Hugo Lee continues to explore new dishes that simply wow the taste buds.

tripadvisor reviewers have singlehandedly put Trattoria Divina on the map. without the time and attention to detail of reviews like yours we simply wouldn't be here.

Best regards,
Harry Morales

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We visited Trattoria Divina with 2 other couples celebrating 2 birthdays. One of the couples stated it was their favorite on the island. Well, I have to admit,after coming to HH 30 plus yrs, it is now my favorite also! Exceptional food and impeccable service.
We will definitely be back, and highly recommend!

Thank Marsha M
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