And the Winner Is… Beach Properties Staff Picks Best Restaurant on Hilton Head!

It’s a hard question.  Witness the response of many Beach Properties employees when asked “What is your favorite restaurant on Hilton Head Island?”…

“Wow, that is tough!!” and

“Can you be more specific?” and

“I can’t take that kind of pressure!!!”

That is because Hilton Head Island is blessed with an amazing assortment of dining options.  Breakfast, brunch, sushi, Mexican, burgers, tapas, of course seafood, and the list goes on.  When decisions were reached, and votes cast, however there was a clear winner:

OMBRA Cucina Rustica
OMBRA Cucina Rustica

OMBRA is a casually elegant Italian restaurant in The Village at Wexford Shopping Center, serving authentic Italian cuisine from the Veneto region of Italy.

Rustic flavors are presented throughout the menu in refreshing ways, and the chef incorporates local ingredients into his Italian classics.  The wine list is personally selected and has an eclectic selection of premier Italian wines to choose from.

Stand-outs on the menu are the Gnocchi al Gorgonzola, Medallions of Veal Marsala, and the Homemade Ravioli made daily.

Fresh Ravioli at Ombra Cucina Rustica
Fresh Ravioli at Ombra Cucina Rustica

This is a restaurant that has a warm, rustic-yet-stylish look, and a welcome professionalism among the staff.  Both knowledgeable and efficient, they provide a nice contrast to the sometimes slapdash service that comes with a seasonal resort environment.

ombra dining room
Dining Room at Ombra Cucina Rustica

ombra waiters
Good help is hard to find!

Open for dinner only, prices cover a large range:  Pasta entrees are $17 – $25, and other meat and fish entrees are $24 – $39.  And there is an early-dining 3-course Prix Fixe menu available for $26.99.

With its intimate yet sophisticated vibe, flavorful Italian cuisine, and great wine list, this terrific spot is no secret.  So on your next Hilton Head Island vacation, take it from all of us at Beach Properties… this place stands out from rest.

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