Bravos changes name, avoids lawsuit

Bravos, the delicious downtown Italian restaurant I reviewed earlier this year, isn’t Bravos any more.

The restaurant was notified recently that it was being sued by big Italian chain Bravo Cucina Italiana because it was using a name that was already taken.

Rather than going to battle with a corporate giant, said Lita Zendeli, daughter of owner Kas Zendeli, the restaurant agreed to change its name, and the lawsuit was dropped.

The new name is Pasta Piazza Italian Restaurant, a name suggested by a loyal customer. The Zendelis are working on changing signage and labeling on the menus and expects to have the name transition complete within a month.

The restaurant also is changing its hours. Customers had requested that the restaurant open on Sundays, particularly with Music Theatre of Wichita season underway, so now, Pasta Piazza will be open on Sundays and closed on Mondays. The new hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 am. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 316-440-3359.