Bravo! Cucina Italiana opens Friday in the Promenade at Chenal in West Little Rock. The white tablecloth Italian chain offers indoor seating for up to 250, plus an outdoor terrace and a private dining room. Entrees range from $10 to $28. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close Monday through Friday. The phone number is 821-2485.
On Monday, June 7, Bar Louie opens in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center in the space formerly occupied by Crew. The “neighborhood” restaurant and bar claims on its website to specialize in “oversized sandwiches” and “artfully concocted signature cocktails.”