The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Sals Ristorante replaces DiMaggios on Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown. The original DiMaggios in Port Washington is under separate ownership and is open.
Executive chef Pedro Alvarez, who cooked at both DiMaggios locations over the past years, offers an Italian menu featuring such dishes as sausage and zucchini with melted Gorgonzola ($8.95), pizzetta Napolitana ($9.50), spaghetti and meatballs ($12.95), chicken rosemary ($15.95) and pork chop with cherry peppers ($17.95).
Owner Sal Formica said he expects to offer as specials such authentic Southern Italian dishes as pan-fried rabbit, tripe, spaghetti pie and pizza rustica.
Sals Ristorante is at 1012 Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, 631-543-6000, salsofsmithtown.com.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this item incorrectly described Formica's affiliation with DiMaggio's in Port Washington.