the phrase comes from the merchant city of Venice; renowned for its vendors and markets.
White wine merchants would gather at the foot of the Torre (tower) dell'Orologio, across from the bustling Piazza San Marco.
During the day, these vintners would move their stands to stay in the shadow ("ombra") of the tower.
“Let’s drink in the shade/shadows” became synonymous with “let’s have a glass of wine.”
The phrase "dame un'ombra" continues to be a popular phrase for gathering to imbibe in the Veneto region!
OMBRA embodies the concept of moving and changing, much like the vintners of Venice.
From our seasonal menus to our evolving wine + libations programs, we hope you linger and explore all we have to offer!
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DIM SUM IZAKAYA BANCHAN CICCHETTI Hors D'oeuvre
Small Plates + Libations
call them what you like, OMBRA's globally-inspired bites celebrate the drive to explore, with a touch of Midwestern flare.
Local + Seasonal Fare
our food + beverage offerings aim to foster your sense of adventure, featuring ingredients from local and regional farmers/vendors.
Sharing is Caring!
our nose-to-tail philosophy and Old-World butchery techniques means we always have something special for our sharable Butcher Boards!
we always have seafood and vegetarian options, as well as a few plant-based items for our more restrictive friends!