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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 Cirella’s in Melville, Mannino’s Restaurant & Lounge in Oakdale and the 21 Club in Manhattan) and Art Gustafson, chef-owner of the nearby Chadwick’s American Chop House & Bar.

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The menu, said Gustafson, is a combination of Colombo’s 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), Colombo’s 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, tonycolombos.com.