To be honest, after failing in love with Nova Scotia and specifically Cape Breton, I was a little disappointed as we drove into St. John.( A little too urban after being in NS) But after walking around and certainly after the experience of dinner at Urban Deli, I have a new appreciation for this charming city. This was our last night in Canada, and we chose Urban Deli/Italian by Night. We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before our 8 p.m. reservation, and the restaurant was pretty full. Luckily for us, we were greeted by Fran, who only works on Thursday nights ( we found out later). She told us that we had a table but that if we wanted to wait a few minutes we could have a booth. She was extremely accommodating and offered a table for us to have drinks while we waited. When our table opened up we moved and the evening only got better from there. I don't want to bore you with too many details but the details are what made this night one of the best evenings out we've had in a long time. We love food and cooking and usually restaurants don' t measure up. Because we have such high expectations, we don't always get what we are seeking. Well, this restaurant exceeded our expectations, and it did on all fronts. The food was fantastic-- from the antipasti platter, to the salad, and then the piece de resistance, the seafood risotto. It was amazing. We finished with a lemon cake dessert that was light and not too sweet. The food was what a good meal should be--superior ingredients cooked just right. The wine was delicious as was the Prosecco we had after dinner As for the service, Fran outdid herself. We got lucky with Fran. She did an awesome job, and the night wouldn't have been the same without her. She is a true professional and it showed in everything that she did. She is totally an asset to the team. I highly recommend Italian by Night at Urban Deli, and I challenge you to have a better experience anywhere. Still reliving the experience!!