Review – The Accidental Dinner at Urbanos

Kari and I had reservations for a wine dinner at Jimmy’s Food Store one evening, and the dinner was cancelled. So a very nice gentleman from Jimmy’s not only gave us two bottles of wine gratis but suggested that we take them next door to Urbano’s to have with dinner. So we did. And I am so glad that we  took his advice.

I had eaten there before but Kari had not. This was a real treat.

Urbanos bills themselves and American/Italian Bistro. It’s  a Chef driven restaurant that features a good basic American/Italian menu in addition to, a specialty menu that features local signature offerings with a twist. I asked the waiter to show me what was Gluten-free and he remarked that almost anything can be made Gluten-free per request. Even the Panko Crusted Salmon, they would just leave off the Panko. Why can’t it always be that easy?

As a starter we split the Confit Of Baby Beets Salad – I’m trying to be all about the beets since I know how healthy they are and it was outstanding. We both enjoyed it immensely.

Confit Beet Salad

I ordered off the regular menu and had Pan Seared Scallops with lemon risotto and Dijon cream sauce.

Seared Scallops

Kari chose to order off the nightly specials menu and had Mahi with risotto – it was excellent also.


With so many options it was really hard to make a decision. I’ve already got my pick for a return visit. Italian Sausage Risotto { with Jimmy’s Homemade Italian sausage, San Marzano tomatoes, leeks, pancetta, English peas, asparagus and summer squash .} Oh yea!

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BYOB Policy.

BYOB Corkage Per Person – $5

Urbano Cafe offers BYOB service to all diners. Our secondary dining room, Two Doors Down, offers BYOB to diners and also has a variety of beer and wine by the glass or bottle. For those not dining at Two Doors Down, and for those enjoying appetizers and drinks on The Back Porch, BYOB does not apply.

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