Greek food is officially back in downtown Patchogue.
Konstantinos Chilias and Andrew Hendricks, owners of the Colosso Di Rodi Greek Bistro at 58 S. Ocean Avenue, have officially opened their new restaurant.
Chilias, who goes by “Chef Dino,” moved to America from Greece in 1996 and soon after entered the restaurant industry. Hendricks, born of Italian descent, worked in the same industry since he was 16, and the pair have known each other for nearly 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 caters to Greek and other dishes integral to the Mediterranean region, such as octopus, lamb chops, falafel, keftedes (Greek meatballs), gyros and moussaka.
Those seeking popular dishes from Italy might consider the chicken oreganata or the 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 a filet of salmon and a 21-day-aged New York strip steak.
The duo said they hope to attract multiple generations of diners looking for European eats on a night out in the village.
Colosso Di Rodi is open Tuesday through Sunday. from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant also offers services on Door Dash and Uber Eats.
Top: Exterior of Colosso Di Rodi, now open in Patchogue. Photo by Nicholas Esposito.