Bocconcini Italian Eatery
4811 East Central
Wichita, KS 67208
Over the holiday break, I was looking to grab some lunch at Bocconcini. I’ve heard pretty good things about the place and notice its steady run of patrons if I’m ever driving by. So on Friday afternoon, my buddy, Brandon and I stopped in to check the place out.
When we arrived the place was busy. Nearly every table was packed except for a couple two-tops with flowers on them. It was quite romantic (totally kidding!). We sat and were immediately greeted by our server who brought us out our waters.
It took us a while to figure out what we wanted, there were many items on the menu that sounded really good. I almost said “looked” but realized that there weren’t pictures on the menu.
In the meantime, we both went with their soup of the day which was a potato soup and leek with bits of bacon and parsley. Pretty good stuff. We devoured the bowl quickly, probably because we were both very hungry.
|The Soup of the Day|
|Salmon P.L.T. with garlic fries|
The service was great. Our server noticed the both of us in Shockers gear and was quick to make a comment about them even though it was clear to see he didn’t know much about them. A for effort though. At least he didn’t make some comment like “I like KU basketball more” (true story!). Waters were always refilled. With as busy as the place was, we still received our food promptly.
My only gripe was one minor detail and it’s something other servers do. They will say “Our deserts today are such and such and such, when one should I bring you?” or “We have ice tea, Pepsi products, which one would you like?”. It comes off kind of pushy. Kind of a minor pet peeve or annoyance of mine. Others may feel differently but being a former server I just like the “Did anybody save any room for desert today” or “Would anybody like to hear about our deserts?”. That’s all.
Overall, we both liked Bocconcini. There are other items on their menu I would really like to try sometime but I recommend it. Give it a try if you’re in the area. It’s located over at Central and Oliver at the southeast corner.
Plenty more blogs to come out before Project Minimum Salary starts in less than a week’s time! Stay tuned!
3 thoughts on “Special Dining Report: Bocconcini Italian Eatery (CLOSED)”
When I was a server we were required to take drink orders starting with some version of "we serve Coke products – can I bring you one of those, or an iced tea, or something from the bar?" – of course it's pushy. They're trying to make sales so they can make more tips, or as you would say… straight cash homie.
If you're too cheap to get a dedicated website, you're probably not going to make it. 360wichita.com – are you kidding?
Same goes for decent eateries that don't get permanent signage. Metro Grill in Andover still has the same crappy vinyl sign hanging down in the front of the place by some nylon twine. Very classy.
I know not everyone is a techie or lives on the internet like some of us, but not having a decent website in this day and age is embarrasing.
Note to the "Street-Address-Impaired" … This is in the building that formerly was Sugar Sisters Bakery (which should have made it after they started serving those wonderful burgers!).
It's a nice, bright dining room, with lots of windows.