Italian food http://kmuw.org en Restaurant Review: Bella Vita Bistro http://kmuw.org/post/restaurant-review-bella-vita-bistro <p>I moved to Wichita after culinary school in the early '90s. The restaurant landscape at the time was just beginning to change and grow.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 23635 at http://kmuw.org Restaurant Review: Bella Vita Bistro Bocconcini http://kmuw.org/post/bocconcini <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Italian food is almost universally accepted as America&rsquo;s Favorite Ethnic Food. It&rsquo;s so mainstream nowadays that we forget that as few as 50 years ago it was considered a very foreign cuisine. We are so saturated with pizza in Wichita (Italian cuisine&rsquo;s gateway drug) that we have acquired a taste for tomato sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella. We love spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna. We want our pasta drenched in sauce and cheese. This Americanized Italian food is delicious, don&rsquo;t get me wrong. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 1250 at http://kmuw.org Bocconcini