July 2016



OMBRA: The Essence of Italy



Winner of Best Italian by Island Packet Reader’s Choice Awards 2017



Best Italian:  OMBRA Cucina Rustica

Not only is this the best traditional Italian in the area, but a good number of islanders believe this is the best overall restaurant on Hilton Head Island and that is saying something. Yes, it is that good. The wine list just as good. Executive Chef/Owner Michael Cirafesi is the ultimate host as well. A true gem on the food scene.

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Winner of Best Italian by Eat It and Like It (Jesse Blanco)


OMBRA has been named one of the top fifteen wine bars in the state of South Carolina by scoutology.com!


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Named One of the Top Fifteen Wine Bars in the state of SC!!



Hilton Head Monthly July 2015 Article



Wine Spectator Award 2015




Hilton Head Monthly May 2010 Article


We highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful ambience,service and fantastic Italian food. Dined there twice during our visit to Hilton Head.

Visited October 2014

“Great Italian”


Chef Michael was featured in Taste magazine and after reading the review we knew we had to try it. What a wonderful experience! Our waiter knew everything about how the dishes were prepared and made great suggestions. We had a sweet potato gnocchi that was out of this world. It was so light and soft not chewy and doughy as if often the case with gnocchi. The sauce was so delicious that we used the bread to make sure we didn’t leave a speck of it behind. The main course was a like veal marsala but the sauce was better than most. The veal was thin and tender and could not have been better. The panncotta for desert was surrounded with fresh berries that were so good. They were the perfect compliment for the custard. It was a totally trip 5 star meal. I would recommend everyone to try it for a real treat.

Visited September 2014

“So Delicious We Wanted to Lick the Plate”