Urbano Souk al Bahar Dubai

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Urbano have created a concept that delivers authentic, tasty and simple Italian cuisine in a modern, unpretentious environment, while still maintaining the comfortable feel of traditional Italy.

Urbano’s unique concept includes three elements – Caffe, Trattoria, Pizzeria – which create an atmosphere of hustle and bustle. With this scene, Urbano provides a place where everyone can relax and enjoy good food and good company.

By creating a modernly stylish, yet authentically Italian eatery, Urbano sets the scene generating vibes that’ll have you thinking you’re in the heart of Florence having dinner.

We started our night off with a couple non-alcoholic cocktails recommended to us by our lovely waiter.

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Strawberry mojito (Crushed strawberries and cranberry juice, muddled with lime and mint – 22) and Vespa (Orange and apple juices, with mint, sugar and soda – 22). Super fresh cocktails that will kick your night off with a refreshing bang.

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Cipolla e rosmarino – Caramelised red onion, gorgonzola cheese and picked rosemary (35). Caramelised red onion has to definitely be my favourite adding. The onions give the pizza like entrée great flavour.

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Carpaccio – Thinly sliced prime beef fillet, rocket, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar (55). With the beef so finely cut, this is an ideal light entrée if you’re planning on saving yourself for the main course. The rocket, parmesan and balsamic vinegar create a great combination for the beef. A must try.

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Mixed Patter – Mix olives, mushroom in olive oil, spicy meatballs, mozzarella with olive oil and marinated eggplant (6 cicchetti 69). This had to be my favourite entrée of the night. Maybe because it brought back memories of Florence, Italy which every fork full. If you’re after a quick and easy entrée filled with variety, then the mixed platter is the way to go.

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Filetto do Manzo – Beef Tenderloin 220g served with broccoli and bearnaise sauce (185). Yet again, I went with meat. Standard. The beef tenderloin was grilled to perfection (medium/rare) and went very well with the roasted tomato. Urbano had  a verity of different mains ranging from pizza’s to seafood.

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Branzino alla Siciliana – Roasted sea bass, capers and sun-dried tomatoes aromatic sauce, fennel and butternut squash (140). My company took a slightly different angle and went with sea food by ordering the sea bass. Infused with so much flavour, he didn’t say a word the whole time.

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Tiramisu – Coffee soaked sponge with mascarpone cream and cocoa (35).

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Cassata – Traditional Sicilian dessert with a twist. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream mixed with dried fruits and covered with vanilla sponge (35). If you’re after traditional Italian dessert then you should definitely order the Cassata.


Ground Level in Souk al Bahar
Downtown, Dubai
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+971 4 435 5777

Operational Hours:

Monday – Sunday 10:30am to 11pm

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Founder of SMF. Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo. He currently resides in Dubai, UAE, and has made it his mission to become best buddies with the Sheikh.