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DeCicco's Family Markets

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DeCicco's Family MarketsDeCicco's Family Markets
BA SCORE
99
world-class

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.83%
[ Store ]

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 drinksandeats:
Photo of drinksandeats
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

Went here while visiting relatives in the area. My uncle thought it was worth seeing, but was worried that I'd be underwhelmed. He couldn't have been more wrong. A very long case of six- and four-packs and singles, both regular bottles and bombers, lay next to a few racks of warm beer specially priced to move and a cold room with twelve-packs and other assorted beers. Lots of Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Ommegang, Unibroue, He'Brew, Southern Tier, Sam Adams, Dogfish, Long Trail, and Brooklyn, just to name a few of the bigger craft brewers. They did have Thomas Hardy and a Utopia at the higher end of the price scale. I spent a solid twenty minutes checking out the very large selection. A little pricey -- six-packs were around $8-9 for many things -- but given the neighborhood it's probably right in line. I recommend the trip.

drinksandeats, Apr 14, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of KornWallace
4/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

KornWallace, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Mikexw, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Nuggetz, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

reebtaerG, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Jlabs, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of DanforthPewter
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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

DanforthPewter, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Afroman
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Afroman, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

bobv, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

tikk, Jun 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

cck5, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

AlpacaAlpaca, May 20, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of RobDB
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

RobDB, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of pitchblack70
4.03/5  rDev -11%

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.

pitchblack70, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of thudean
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

thudean, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

acurtis, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of JC88
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

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!

JC88, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of BLazarus22
4.1/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

BLazarus22, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of BarkingLeopard
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

BarkingLeopard, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of superspak
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

superspak, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

djrn2, Aug 01, 2011
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DeCicco's Family Markets in Ardsley, NY
99 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.