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JERSEY-STYLE ITALIAN ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND

stelliniStellini, the self-proclaimed “Jersey-style” Italian restaurant tucked among the pines off Executive Park Road on Hilton Head Island, has been family owned and operated since Joe Pesce opened Stellini Italian Restaurant in 1989. 

Since then, his daughter Elise and her husband, Kyle Parlagreco, have built a loyal following among locals and visitors. 

INNOVATIVE ITALIAN FARE

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Nunzio Restaurant + Bar burst onto the dining scene last year on Hilton Head Island and is the talk of the town. The beautifully renovated space on New Orleans Road is owned by Nunzio Patruno, who currently owns New Jersey restaurant Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, which was reviewed by The New York Times and other media outlets. 

ilcarpaNORTHERN ITALIAN INSPIRED CUISINE

Dining at Il Carpaccio on Hilton Head Island can feel like stepping into a storied and elegant past, an experience that goes beyond the menu. Starting with the antipasti and continuing through the zuppe, pasta, carne or pesce, each dish here is made from scratch with the freshest available ingredients. 

Michael AnthonysEXQUISITE FOOD, AWARD-WINNING WINE LIST & ATTENTIVE SERVICE

Now in their nineteenth year, Michael Anthony’s has evolved from a regional upscale classic Italian fine dining restaurant and bar to an internationally recognized culinary destination. With a cooking school, a specialty Italian market and café added to their operations they have become a local favorite and destination for foodies and casual diners alike. Michael Anthony’s offers exquisite food, an award-winning wine list and personal attentive service. 

DELICIOUS ITALIAN FOOD IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

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A top choice for fine Italian dining since opening in 2012, OMBRA Cucina Italiana continues win praise for its regional dishes and contemporary style. But for Lauren and Michael Cirafesi, running the award-winning restaurant is all about family — and not just their six sons but their staff and guests as well. 

santafeAUTHENTIC SOUTHWESTERN

Santa Fe Café is the only place on Hilton Head Island to find authentic Southwestern cuisine, and nothing is more representative of this favorite locals’ eatery than a bowl of painted desert soup. Made from red pepper, corn, Mexican cream and mole, it’s a feast for the eyes and palate. Regional dishes plus traditional Mexican recipes are the stars of the menu at this vibrant, refined restaurant with a New Mexico look. 

A FAMILY TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Cranes Tavern

Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse on Hilton Head Island has a pedigree that goes back for more than a century. Frank Crane, an immigrant from Ireland, founded Crane’s Tavern in Philadelphia in 1908 and ran it until forced to close during Prohibition. 

Cowboy Brazilian

Are you looking for a unique dining experience for you and your friends? Award-winning Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse in the Village at Wexford is the place to go. 

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique, all-you-can eat “Churrascaria.” They offer a full salad bar with over 30 items including cold cuts and imported cheeses, six Brazilian hot dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA prime cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb carved at your table by their gauchos. Try one or try them all. Each slice of meat is grilled to perfection. 

PHILLYSCAFE & DELI

Locally owned and operated for more than 26 years, Phillys Cafe and Deli is a favorite lunchtime spot for locals and visitors on the south end of Hilton Head wanting a tried and true sandwich. Phillys’ motto is “Best sandwiches on the island…Period!” 

Il Carpaccio2NOTHERN ITALIAN INSPIRED CUISINE

Dining at Il Carpaccio on Hilton Head Island can feel like stepping into a storied and elegant past, an experience that goes beyond the menu. Starting with the antipasti and continuing through the zuppe, pasta, carne or pesce, each dish here is made from scratch with the freshest available ingredients.