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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: n/a
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21 Center St
Ardsley, New York, 10502-1805
United States
phone: (914) 813-2009

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Place added by: Ego on 06-23-2006

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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%

work has me at this store every month or so... and that is a good thing.

For a supermarket the selection is excellent, even better than some liquor stores. Unlike the Pelham location the layout here is king (not to diss Pelham but it is just a smaller store, great selection there also). I know some of the employees so for me the service is always great. They may not have someone in the beer department 24/7 but just ask for help, there is always someone helpful in the store. There is one long row of refrigerated numbers ranging from a great selection of local micro (NY) product to Belgian and other countries. The Belgian section has most of those you expect but also nice treats like Cantillon products and most of the Trappist brews we all know and love. I also picked up a nice nub of chimay cheese (which is excellent if you haven't had it). The macros are tucked away in a walk in fridge to the right of the beer cooler... so the push at this store is micro and craft (kudos). To give a brief shot off the top of my head here are some things I have bought/seen there:
Achel, Golden Caroulous, Saison DuPont, Cantillon, Ithaca Beer Co, Lagunita's, Dogfish, North Coast (they have 04 old stock ale), Krait, Bear Republic, Stone, Rogue (including the japanese "Retired" ones), Hitachino Nest, Avery, Southampton, Six Point, Southern Tier, and lots of other stuff.

The bonus is this is just a kick ass market in all regards, first class in all categories. They got to build this one up from basically scratch and the care is revealed in the detail of the location.

One complaint? not about the store (if you are not from NY) you get pegged for the bottle refund charge... which being in NJ obviously I am not used to, this isn't too far from north jersey and is worth the drive, you could always grab a small cantillon geuze and some grub... why not.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mersh
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The somewhat recent overhaul of the Beer Dept was much needed. Not as vast of a selection as the two flagship stores, but still a great selection. As of late the tasting events have become stellar and unlike what anyone is doing in the area. The Beer Manager here is a great guy with vast knowledge and a great personality. This is my go-to lunch break pick up spot.

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.6/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

The inventory is less expansive and the staff is less helpful than other DeCicco's stores (often times, there is apparently nobody working in the beer dept).

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%

Good customer service and very good selection. Prices were on par with what I've seen at home. This was a nice stop on my way to a business trip to CT.

Photo of KornWallace
4/5  rDev -11.3%

This store is on par with Pelham and Harrison. Since the renovation they have an even larger beer selection most of which is refrigerated. Making the selection larger then the other two. Their new taps are in a much more convenient location.

As with all the DeCiccos the pricing is on the low side for the area. Just recently I was able to get Bomb and Xmas Bomb for 8.99 and 9.99, respectively.

The staff is friendly and knowledgable. As willing to order a case of whatever you are looking for as to suggest a good beer for the day.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

This place has great selection of beers. During my visit the beer manager was very helpful to me in finding beers on my list and offering suggestions. He was kind enough to find me a speedway stout in the back since the last one in the fridge was taken. I got 5 of my Top 250 from here. Great prices on the beers and majority were served cold. The growler station was a week away from completion which would make it even better.

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

This is a great store with very knowledgable staff. Brett knows his stuff for sure. They recently renovated and expanded they're layout to a much easier browsable layout. Previous reviewer visited amidst their construction so take that with a grain of salt. On top of all new releases and trustworthy for recommendations

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

I visited this store many years ago, back when it was considered one of the best beer stores in the NY area. It’s a different story now… I stopped by after checking out the new DeCicco’s in Armonk, and what a difference. Under construction now, the Ardley store is comparatively smaller.

They have a couple of coolers surrounding the cheese section, with all the big American craft brands sold in packs and bombers. I spotted some cool stuff such as Mikkeller Black and Black Hole, Brewdog Tokio, six different brands of Perennial, fifteen types of Bruery, Super Kitty… I opted for a Dogfish World Wide Stout.

They used to have growlers but I did not see them. While not bad, this store pales in comparison to the new DeCicco’s in Armonk. I will try to revisit after the construction is over to see what’s going on.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Large, beautiful Italian market in Ardsley with a great beer selection. There's a growler station with about 10 selections, didn't indulge there. Some great selections- haven't seen Cigar City in Rochester yet- couldn't imagine a better New Year's Eve drink than a fresh, crisp sixer of Jai Alai! Picked up a Bruery bomber (Autumn Maple, score) as well a Stone Double Bastard and an Imperial Biscotti Break- DeCicco's version. Other great selections abound throughout the back cooler and random shelves interspersed throughout the store. There's a singles shelf that was picked over pretty clean, seems like they keep some good stuff there. The food at the market seemed very high quality. No service to speak of, but the staff seemed very friendly and willing to help if you needed it. Definitely worth a stop.

Photo of pitchblack70
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

It's a supermarket, so there is only so much you can say about atmosphere and service and all that. The beer selection is probably one of the best I've seen in a supermarket, though. And they fill growlers! How awesome is that?

Most of the beers are found in the rear of the store, but you'll also find six packs scattered through out, at the end of the aisles.

Good selection of American-made beers.

Photo of JC88
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Short and sweet- My go to spot for beer. 15 minutes from my house and the beer selection is AWESOME! The beer guy there(I forget his name) is really nice and knows his stuff. I pillage this place whenever I can. Fyi, if you don't see what you want, the beer guy there can special order it for you...NOW THAT'S SERVICE! They also have a great food selection and good local coffee. If you are ever in the Ardsley are and are in search of great brews, this is hands down the only place you need to go to. You will not be let down, take my word for it. One last thing, this place is very close to Captain Lawrence Brewery, so hit up CL and swing on by Decicco's Market after. I'm surrounded by great beer spots!

Photo of BLazarus22
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

DeCicco's is a supermarket first and foremost with a great selection of beer. Not a beer store. A few taps in the back but nobody was there to assist and I was not there to drink or fill a growler so I cannot speak for the draught quality.

Good selection of local NY beers from Coney Island, Captain Lawrence, Southern Tier. Folks working there seemed friendly, not sure if they are well informed. Nobody approached me while I stared at the selection for about fifteen minutes. I prefer a customer service where I am not approached but for those who prefer proactive employees this isn't the place. Overall a worthy 30 minute drive for me but not something I would go too far out the way for.

Photo of BarkingLeopard
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I was at a Captain Lawrence tasting (seriously, great place, there's a reason it's impossible to find parking there on Saturdays, $2 for a sample glass you can bring back again and again for 2 free samples of the ~7 beers they have on tap makes it not only the sole craft brewery in the area but also the cheapest place to drink around), and one of the other guests there mentioned this place to me.

I made it to DeCicco's, roughly 15 minutes from Captain Lawrence's new location, and... damn.

Certainly not the best selection I've ever seen, but for a small supermarket of this size, it is a great selection. Also, beyond the quantity of what's offered, what they do have in stock is quite good, with no "blah" offerings, nothing you can find at the corner 7-Eleven, etc. Clearly a very carefully curated (yes, that is the appropriate term for this) selection.

I'm not from the area (made a field trip to CL and here on a business trip, woohoo), but the sour selection especially was the absolute best I've ever seen, better than, say, the Total Wine chain on the East Coast, which carries 800 beers by the bottle. Plenty of guezes, lambics, and saisons, and at least 2 or 3 Berliner Weisses- first time I've ever seen this style at retail, and probably one of the hardest styles of beer to find. Prices (again, I'm not from the area) seem reasonable on sour beers; the $4 they want for a 12oz bottle of sour beer is as good as it gets where I am from.

Ten growler taps with a variety of less common craft beer (no Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, for example). The guy working the beer area late on a weekday evening was quite good and seemed to know his beer fairly well. He mentioned that DeCicco's is in the process of getting a counter-pressure filling system for its growler fills, which will be great (first I've heard of a place using a system like that for growler fills, can't wait). Management was clearly not trying to slave drive him too much as far as work, as he was happy to chat away on a quiet night, really good guy. There is a sign behind the deli counter that reads, "The customer is not interrupting your work. The customer is the reason you are here," and it's clear that management believes it.

You can order wraps and sandwiches in the deli, and there are olive, salad, and hot food bars. They have a seating area upstairs. The wraps are dellicious, and they are very generous with the meat; I bet there was at least 1/4 lb (~$2+ worth) of Boar's Head meat in my $5.49 wrap. Hint: It may not be legal, but if you are discreet about it, you could probably get a sandwich and a cold bottle of beer, then consume both upstairs if you brought a glass (e.g., your Capt. Lawrence tasting glass).

Apparently the family that owns this independent mini-chain, the DeCicco's is very good friends with both Capt. Lawrence brewery and Lazy Boy Saloon, both of which are well worth hitting if you're in the area.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

So this was the First DeCicco's I have been too and routinely go during my lunch breaks.
The selection is fantastic! They really have a little bit of everything...they are constantly putting new brews out and there are great sales from time to time.

They have rotating taps for growler fills. No sit down bar like the Brewster DeCiccos, but they usually have a nice selection of taps. They also do a tap takeover usually once a month or so.

They recently started doing a small mix-a-six. Not all beers are game, just a wall of a select few. I have only been there once since I have seen it, so not sure of how much this selection is rotated.

The guy who works there knows a lot about beer and about the inventory; and he is always up to talk beer with someone. Im sure its more fun for him than pointing to the corona for the non BAs.

Its a bit cramped and you do feel like you are in the way when deciding what to get, but thats because the store is small and they have to fit hundreds of brews in a small space.

In general, I feel like the beer is ever so slightly over priced. Well, let me clarify...the beer you can get in Stop and Shop, like a Brooklyn or Magic Hat 6 pack is more expensive in DeCiccos...however, something like an Evil Twin Been Smoking Too Long cant be compared because nobody else even carries it in the area, so they can really charge whatever they want.

And the food is amazing...just grab some cheese and deli meat to go with the beer you choose.

If you are in the area, just stop by. You will find something you never had or heard of.

Photo of superspak
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I visited here once when I was out in NYC, I was able to get here and back before my GPS died woo!

Anyways I actually found this place on beermenus, and after looking at the list, I had to give this place a try. The beer was way in the back wall. Most of it was in the cooler; but there were some shelves to the right side and above the cooler that had some offerings as well.

The usual NY offerings are there(ST, Capt. Lawrence, Blue Point, Sixpoint etc), some Pretty Things offerings. A lot of The Bruery, Alesmith, the entire Nogne O Horizon Series, Good number of Cigar City 750s, lots of Mikkeller, some Firestone Walker, a lot of Belgian offerings(De Struse, Drie Fonteinen, Fantome, Rodenbach, etc). Pretty much anything else that is distributed to NYC is probably here as well.

The staff was all around pretty good, one of the guys went upstairs and got me some Bruery Coton. Also snagged the last Blushing Monk that was there(it was released after I left for NYC). World Wide Stout was there as well in limited amounts. They did have Parabola and 14 from FW, but some guy and his friend emptied their bank accounts in the store and left with them :(.

The quality is good, but it does appear that some of the offerings there might be sitting for an extended period of time, due to the large volume of offerings. The prices were overall acceptable for the area, and are far better than the ones in Manhattan.

Overall, this is an outstanding establishment, and I wish I lived closer to it. I will be back if I am ever in NYC with a vehicle again.

Photo of djrn2
4.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Its definitely a most go store. Especially if your going to Captain Lawrence since its 15 min away. It's technically a grocery store that has a excellent beer selection. The service is great (alex) knows his stuff and is always helpfull and willing to dig aroung for you. The selection is always changing with all the big brews NY can get. Rare, Parabola, Cuir, BB4D to name a few. The longer you spend the better chance you have of finding something special. They also have around ten taps for growler fills of always good and rotating beer. This is a great store that any beer geek should check out.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Had my second visit to De Cicco's yesterday to pick up some Sixpoint and Narragansett cans while we're up in the area. The first thing I went to was the growler station. I'd gotten a few of these in trades in the past, but never actually seen the selection myself. There were a few different beers from Captain Lawrence as well as an interesting hoppy beer from Sixpoint.

The setup is pretty nice, with a guy sitting behind the counter ready to fill growlers. He was extremely fast filling the growler and while I didn't have any questions about their beers available for growler fills or anything else in the shop, I get the feeling that I would have had available help if that were the case.

Selection was pretty nice. If it weren't for the growler station, I'd have this at more of a 4.0, but having that number of available (and often relatively obscure) beers right there for either 32oz or 64oz growler fills was very, very nice. Other than that, pretty good import selection with a nice selection of Belgian stuff. Quite a few available lambics and gueuzes, which is always a plus.

Overall, definitely a place that I will frequent whenever I am up in the area.

Photo of number1bum
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I've stopped here a few times now and it is absolutely well worth it. A really unbelievable selection and growler fills to boot. It's not a huge store and the beer area is not huge either, occupying the rear right corner, but there is a growler filling station as well as a cooler area and some racks. The space they have they use very well. It's stocked full of an awesome selection of imports and domestic micros. New arrivals generally are displayed very well in cut-boxes and on racks near the growler filling station. Others occupy endcaps and then most everything is scattered throughout the cooler area. They get some really hard to find stuff in - on my most recent trip they had Bruery Cuir, for instance, and I've seen FW anniversary beers, Hill Farmstead on draft, etc etc. They always have a good selection of Captain Lawrence as well. I've found bottles of Golden Delicious on multiple visits, for instance, at times well removed from its release (I love that beer).

The guy who is often there (don't know his name) knows his shit for sure, so help is definitely there if you need it. If he's not there, though, I wouldn't count on other employees having much of a clue. The only other complaint I have is that the beer cooler is so full of stuff that it's a bit hard to find things. It's not super-well organized, and you really have to look hard for what you may be searching for. Prices are pretty good, a bit high but not unusual given that it's NYC-area. All in all a fantastic stop.

Photo of beenitty
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Its odds that I haven't reviewed a place that I go to 3x a week, so anyways.

This is THE BEST BEER STORE IN METRO NYC. I know there are some insane stores out in Long Island, like Big Z's etc, but in metro NYC, this is the spot. They have everything. Also one of 2 sightings in the past 2 years for growler fills of CC Zhukov.

Seen some other postings about this place being expensive, but if you compare it to everywhere else in metro NYC is 1-2$ cheaper. Only place I've seen with cheaper prices, but also much less selection would be New Beer.

Can't say enough about this place. I shop here for ~90% of my beer needs and I dont think I've ever been dissapointed. Oh, I almost forgot, found a bottle of Bitches Brew here about a week ago. Not sure where it came from but it was fate that there was only one. This store is your best bet for rares and anything else you're looking for.

You wont be dissapointed.

Photo of Paulydeets
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I stopped here about a month ago after the Captain Lawrence Rosso release, and I spent a bushel of cash in this place. The beer selection is amazing, they have a lot of Belgians including Cantillon, De Cam, and Drie Fonteinen. I was also able to pick up a KBS and a Growler of Cigar City Oatmeal Raisin Cookie!! They definately get all of the new releases and a lot of special releases that can only be found there. Right near the beer coolers is a gourmet cheese area and the cheese master, lol, was very knowledgable and able to give my some nice cheeses to try with my cartful of beer. I will definately be stopping here anytime I am in the area.

Photo of Gfunk720
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is a must stop if you are in the CT/NY area. I've been going here for a few years now, and felt I needed to review it.

They have the best selection of beer in the area. Amazing beers on tap and in bottles at all times. The beer is settled in the back of a nice gourmet grocery store. They have great selections of cheese, produce, and just about anything else you'd need.

The guy that runs the beer department is great, and a fellow BA'er. The quality and selection of beers is probably the best I've seen, and I've seen a few.

It is a bit pricey, but with the beers they get I gladly pay a few dollars extra.


Photo of corby112
4.24/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Finally stopped here for the first time after hitting up Captain Lawrence. It's basically an upscale food market with an excellent beer section in the back right corner of the store. They have a nice growler filling station witha great selection of mostly rare beer, one large shelving unit of room temp bottles and a long aisle of chilled bottles.

The service was pretty good with them asnwering questions and selling the rarer beers they kept behind the counter but the prices are pretty high, especially for harder to find beers.

The selection here is very impressive with lots of beers not available in PA, especially Goose Island. They had Juliet and Big John on my visit as well as a host of rarer lambics and Oak Aged Quad from La Trappe. It's also the first place where I saw Marron Acidifie. A bit out of the way and expensive butits well worth seekin out and will definitely be back again many times.

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

stopped in for the smutty tasting after a quick CL run. beers are in the back right, tucked into a very annoying, cramped area of the store. browsing was beyond annoying with food shopping traffic passing through a tight back aisle every 10 seconds. between that and the shelving which I almost knocked a few bottles over had my nerves going.
anyways, beer dude was busy setting up for a tasting so i will not bash that as he was tied up with that which was fine, i was browsing anyways. but was attentive and friendly when filling my growlers and asking if i would like some samples.
selection consisted of a bunch of things not available in nj so i grabbed a few of the more rare -bal aged bottles nj would never see distribution wise. cigar city, alesmith, white birch, hotd, speakeasy, nebraska, goose island to name a few of the non-nj distributed beers. even though pricing was a bit on the high side and detering, the selection was nice, had a few nice finds overall. good stop, especially for the rare growlers that i picked up @ their special tasting that day. will be back.

Photo of cosmo4u
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%

Got my first Vanilla BCS here. Alex is IMHO the best beer master around.. He was polite patient and knowledgable. I will make the trip again for my beer there!!!

THe beer selection is tucked in the back corner of the store thankfully so you can take your time and stand in the isles without too many customers getting in your way or visa versa. The only draw back were the prices.. just a bit on the upside, but well worth the gems of beers they carried that I had only previously read of before..!

Photo of Errto
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

At first glance DeCicco's appears to be your average sort of high end somewhat Italian-themed supermarket of the sort quite common in Westchester. Head to the back right to find the beer. The beer is tightly and efficiently packed into a set of cold shelves and some of the surrounding counters. There's also a cold room in back where most of the major-name-brand stuff is.

I don't know how they do it, but if you're looking for high-end specialty beer, including special releases and hidden gems from just about every brewery you can think of that has any sort of distribution whatsoever in greater NYC - domestic and import - they probably have it.

There's also six or seven beers on tap, ranging from simple locals to things like Nemesis. No samples - you have to know what you want. Also, depending on when you go you may have a hard time finding someone to actually pour the beer. Saturday afternoon is a pretty dependable time, in my experience.

The tradeoff is that because of limited space, they don't offer, say, random mix twelve-packs from 20 different breweries like you'd find at a larger/dedicated store. For those you may have to go elsewhere.

They also of course have their own house beer, brewed by Captain Lawrence, which is not available anywhere else.

Prices are higher than you see elsewhere.

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DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY
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