Colosso di Rodi Greek Bistro Opens in Patchogue
Colosso di Rodi, a new Greek restaurant, opened in Patchogue this spring and it’s filling the local appetite for Mediterranean delights.
The appetizers, which they say are perfect for sharing, include Saganaki Kefalograviera, a pan fried graviera with a Metaxa brandy flambe finish ($14), Ouzo Shrimp Saganaki, sauteed shrimp with tomatoes and peppers in a roasted tomato sauce finished with feta ($19), Falafel, golden pan fried with Greek yogurt mint sauce ($13) and Octopus, charcoal grilled Mediterranean octopus over a split pea coulis with pickled onion slaw ($24).
The sandwich menu has Lamb Gyro ($10), Chicken Souvlaki ($10), Loukaniko (Greek Sausage), and Falafel ($10) all on a warm pita with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tzatziki.
Entrees include Double Cut Pork Chop served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach ($28), Pastitsio, layers of pasta, seasoned beef, topped with bechamel cream sauce ($21), Grilled Salmon served with spinach-rice and broccoli ($25) and Mousaka, layers of eggplant, potato, seasoned beef, topped with bechamel cream sauce ($21) among other specialties.
On Yelp, Megan G, from Patchogue, gave it five stars.
“Ever since the Old Olive Tree closed I have been missing a good Greek place in Patchogue,” she wrote. “Thankfully Colosso has moved in. Their food is dynamite. We ordered 8 things and all 8 were GREAT.”
She especially loved the spinach pie calling it “fantastic” and the gyro.
“Lastly, the owner, Andrew, is a class act,” she said. “He was attentive to our needs, friendly, and humble (despite being an obvious badass in the kitchen).”
Janet S, from Patchogue, also gave it five stars.
“Finally a Greek restaurant in Patchogue, and it’s excellent,” she said. “My husband and I ate there tonight for the first time and we’re definitely going back. The owner was super nice too.”
Location: 58d South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, (631) 714-4315.