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“A Hidden Treasure” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ombra Cucina Rustica

Ombra Cucina Rustica
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Ranked #2 of 362 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

From the moment we entered, we were greeted by the friendly Hostess and felt like we were family. When we made our reservations( which we suggest) we mentioned their partner Nunzio's Restaurant in Collingswood NJ where we had some of the best Itialian food on the planet. Nunzio passed on his passion for food and decor to Chef Micheal for the opening of this gem of a restaurant. Our waiter Ron excelled in information of the menu and the food was delivered right on time,and the presentation was like being at an Art Festival, we ordered the Beet Salad and it was so out of this world delicious.! I had to blink my eyes to make sure I wasn't in Italy, we were invited to kitchen to meet Chef Micheal who is charming and talented and keeps an immaculate kitchen. We will be re-visiting Hilton Head in a couple of months and bringing new friends to experience OMBRA.!

  • Visited August 2014
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a fine dining experience to savor. The bread could have been a meal unto itself. Some places just have that extra bit of sparkle. Ombra is one of them.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Roanoke, Virginia
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Another Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had dinner here with family during our beach vacation. The food was as good as we remembered. We had a 9 year old with us so a bit nervous since no kids menu but they were VERY accommodating to our needs. Even though crowded the service was right on schedule and lick the plate wonderful. We have fond memories till next years visit. Everyone raved about their dishes. One meal was Halibut special and 2 of us had it and could not believe how wonderful it's was. Highly recommend of you are in the area.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brick, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a nice restaurant, good food, and expensive. But its Hilton Head so expect it. However if that's what you want to be, then have the little things that come with an expensive restaurant. Example, we ordered 2 different appetizers to share with 4 people just to sample the food. Gnocchi and then ravioli, both were very tasty, however the waiter puts down the bowls for all of us to share with no spoons to dish it out. When the ravioli came out there was only 3 of them and there were 4 of us. We would have gladly paid more if we each could've had our own. we told the waiter we were sharing the appetizers, he should've known and said something. The specials were given without prices and we should've asked because they were as expected very high. The food was good and very nice atmosphere , however none of the above would've happened in NYC of Chicago, which we frequent often. It almost seemed like we were just another number to them, eat and get out. too bad.

Visited August 2014
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Omaha, Ne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Good food and excellent from groups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for dinner and it was very good. I would say that the prices are a little steep and the food wasn't inspirational. Service was outstanding and the accoutrements were excellent as well. Our meal was next to a table of 12 with many infants so that didn't help our impression. The sauces were ok and overall there were gaps that keep it from being a 5. I'd definitely go back though for a second chance!

Visited August 2014
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