Opening in Rockville Centre: Tony Colombos Italian Bistro

New to Rockville Centre is Tony Colombos Italian New to Rockville Centre is Tony Colombos Italian Bistro in April 2014. Photo Credit: Tony Colombos Italian Bistro

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On Saturday, Tony Colombos Italian Bistro makes its Rockville Centre debut in the renovated space that last housed Cielo. It represents a collaboration between namesake, Tony Colombo (whose past culinary credits include Cirellas in Melville, Manninos Restaurant & Lounge in Oakdale and the 21 Club in Manhattan) and Art Gustafson, chef-owner of the nearby Chadwicks American Chop House & Bar.

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The menu, said Gustafson, is a combination of Colombos Italian cooking, rooted in the classics, and his fun stuff. On the menu: a sizzlin focaccia skillet, or, as Gustafson calls it, Italian fajitas with garlic shrimp, chicken, pork sausage, peppers and onions served with house-made focaccia flats ($12), Colombos eggplant rollatini ($16), beef short rib ravioli ($16) and a stuffed veal chop Colombo ($38).

Tony Colombos Italian Bistro is at 208 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, 516-678-1996,

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