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“Wonderful birthday dinner!”

Ombra Cucina Rustica
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Ranked #3 of 377 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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 Award Winning Chef Michael Cirafesi voted Best Chef Hilton Head 2013,2014, 2015, and 2016. Winner of Best Italian Restaurant by Island Packet Reader's Choice Awards. We offer gluten free pasta and other gluten free options. 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.
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Last night we celebrated my mother's birthday with a wonderful dinner at the bar of Ombra. The restaurant has a great bar that lends itself to enjoying dinner with comfortable seats and a completely manageable noise level. From the first delicious bite of prosciutto with peppery arugula and sweet balsamic to the delicate spinach and ricotta ravioli and the decadent profiteroles enrobed in rich chocolate, every course of our meal was divine. The wine list is fantastic with interesting options by the glass which is always a welcome addition. Christian, our bartender took excellent care of us with great suggestions and special attention to the birthday girl. We look forward to our next visit to Ombra.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great food, nice atmosphere, very attentive waiter, good wine list (though expensive) and reasonable food prices for the overall value. We discovered it for the first time last night. Will definitely go back a lot!

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Yes, Ombra delivers authentic Italian cuisine in a sleek setting. But if it expects to be deserving of star status among restaurants, train or upgrade your waitstaff. Our waitress was not polished, professional or passionate about food. She was challenged when quizzed about entrees, and failed to be present while serving. She seemed to be better suited for a stint at Stacks than a restaurant that should be about an enhanced dining experience. Michael Anthony's Restaurant seems to understand part of the ingredients for success is making it memorable. Ombra hasn't mastered that lesson yet. If the lackluster staff isn't changing, maybe it's time for the chef to do some table hopping.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I had one of the most memorable and delicious meals I've ever experienced at OMBRA Cucina Rustica! From the beautiful table setting and decor, to the fabulous wine, incredible food and superb service, everything was absolutely top notch. I will return again and again. You simply cannot beat homemade pasta and let me tell you they know how to do it here, every appetizer, entree and dessert was made with excellence and care. You can really see that they know the art of cuisine here.

Thank you Ned and Mary for your excellent hospitality, I will be sure to recommend you to all my friends and guests.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The food at Ombra has always been fantastic. However, the service was not quite up to par. That changed when we were lucky enough to have Gloria serve us. She is personable, attentive and very knowledgeable. We asked for her as she has made our last two visits a great experience. Now with Michael in the kitchen working his magic and Gloria in the front taking care of guests there is absolutely no better restaurant on Hilton Head. Some say pricey but what else would you expect for quality, quality, quality?

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