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The dinner menu draws inspiration from Mediterranean and Italian traditions for dishes such as ravioli stuffed with portobello, shitake, and crimini mushrooms ($14), Italian hummus made with cannellini beans ($9), and roasted pears stuffed with gorgonzola and candied pecans ($12). The bistro also pays homage to classic Americana with a slate of burgers, including the Tuscan—two Angus beef patties layered with prosciutto, provolone, and garlic aioli ($9.75).
Q&A with Roberta, Owner of Vintage House Café
How did Vintage House Café begin?
As a family venture. We started as a restaurant, then added a patio, tearoom, and gift shop. Not only do we offer a large selection of loose-leaf tea, but my son is a glass artist and we sell his blown glass art work.
Aside from owner, what role do you play in the restaurant?
I always enjoyed baking, so I create all the desserts.
Tell us a little about the head chef.
Chef Grant Urmston is a native Clevelander, whose passion for culinary arts began at a young age. His passion grew over the years, and he further developed his skills at the renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. With career stops that included New York, Boston, and Las Vegas, Grant has brought a more traditional Italian and Mediterranean flair to the menu, all while trying to focus more on fresh and local products.
What inspires you to take such a hands-on role in the restaurant?
I love being here and our customers make me smile.
The food is excellent as is the staff, atmosphere and the little shop and tea room upstairs.xmln43v, TripAdvisor, 12/11/12