by Kat Robinson
Bravo Cucina Italiana is under construction out at The Promenade at Chenal. The Ohio based BRIO Restaurants Group, which has locations of Bravo and Brio in 27 states, will open the new restaurant in March.
According to its website, "BRAVO! is white-tablecloth casual dining at its best with great tasting Italian food and inviting atmosphere under a fun, family-friendly Roman ruin decor. BRAVO! specializes its Italian menu on a broad choice of fresh, made-to-order, authentic Italian food for lunch or dinner as well as creative, seasonal specials, Italian take out and event catering."
A quick browse through the Kansas City menu (Little Rock's menu is not yet available) shows the expected "pinini", salads, pizzas and pastas you'd expect from an Italian joint, with a few upscale and new dishes like meatball shooters, espresso-topped gelato and what appears to be a full coffee drink selection. More info can be gleaned from the company website.