Greek cuisine is officially back in downtown Patchogue.
Konstantinos Chilias and Andrew Hendricks, owners of Colosso Di Rodi Greek Bistro at 58 S. Ocean Avenue, have officially opened their new restaurant.
Chilias, who goes by “Chef Dino”, moved from Greece to America in 1996 and soon after entered the restaurant industry. Hendricks, born of Italian descent, has worked in the same industry since he was 16, and the couple have known each other for almost two decades.
Fusing Greek and Italian cultures, Colosso Di Rodi reflects the two countries’ “close symbiotic relationship in Europe”, Hendricks previously told GreaterLongIsland.
The menu features Greek and other dishes integral to the Mediterranean region, such as octopus, lamb chops, falafels, keftedes (Greek meatballs), gyros and moussaka.
Those looking for popular dishes from Italy might consider chicken oregano or branzino.
As for drinks, the bistro offers Greek and Italian wines, as well as Greek Frappes.
The bistro also serves entrees for those looking beyond the Mediterranean, such as salmon fillet and 21-day-aged New York strip loin.
The duo said they hoped to attract several generations of diners looking for European dishes on a night out in the village.
Colosso Di Rodi is open from Tuesday to Sunday. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant also offers services on Door Dash and Uber Eats.
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Top: Exterior of the Colosso Di Rodi, now open in Patchogue. Photo by Nicholas Esposito.