Q: Have you tried the new Italian place on West Street — Bella Vita Bistro? Well, it is amazing. I know that a few stories have been written on the new bistro. I just don’t think that it is getting the great attention that it deserves. The chef is amazing, and so was the service. Is there anything that you could do to try and bring more attention to this small but grand establishment? — Submitted by a reader from Wichita
A: I wrote a little about Bella Vita (120 N. West Street) a couple of weeks ago and plan to visit soon. I've also heard that it's great, which is good because Wichita could use more great Italian food.
And a few answers to last week’s question: Which restaurant in Wichita offers the best value for the money?
“I would have to say Riverside Cafe for ‘greasy spoon’ type of meals, and for a little higher quality, I like Larkspur. Portions are big enough for a doggie bag and lunch the next day!” — YouWish
“Definitely Johnny Carino's for dinner Monday through Thursday. They have half-priced appetizers and 99-cent domestic draws before 7 p.m. A group of six of us have gone, had salad, soup and a bunch of appetizers for under $30 total. We couldn't even eat at McDonald’s for that cheap!” — KIMYEAH
“Cafe Asia, Central & Woodlawn. For $15 in take-out, a family of 4 can easily eat a delicious, fresh cooked, healthy meal, and still have leftovers. They give you so much food it's almost comical.” — fish
“Traditionally, Asian restaurants usually give you the biggest bang for your buck. Great Wall at 37th and Woodlawn is advertising $3.99 lunch specials. Hard to beat that. Their quality has remained consistent since opening.” — JinJiang