Fort Scott – Bella Roma
Unfortunately this restaurant is no longer open.
Bella Roma is a new Italian restaurant located at 101 State St in Fort Scott Kansas. It is located in an older facility attached to the Fort Scott Inn. I have heard many different reviews of this place and decided it was time to try it for myself. My appetizer was a side dish of sliced Italian sausage with a red sauce. The sausage has a strong fennel notes that paired beautifully with the sauce. In fact the sauce was amazing. I liked it even better than the sausage.
My main course was a Stromboli with Canadian bacon, sausage, hamburger, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Did I mention cheese? This baby was loaded with cheese. It even had Parmesan cheese on top. If you like meat and cheese order this bad boy.
The restaurant itself is open seven days per week and is owned by an Italian family that has sister restaurants in Iola and Chanute. After talking with a staff member, I learned that they are planning on expanding into another southeast Kansas location as well. Business seems to be brisk, with Friday and Saturday night and Sundays after church being the busiest. I ate there on a Thursday night and was impressed with the crowd. It will be interesting to see how these restaurants fare after the newness subsides. If you like Italian food and want to check out the new kid on the block, check out Bella Roma.
Until next time,