DeCicco's

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70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.52
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 r0nyn:
Photo of r0nyn
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%

Another day, another road trip in search of good craft for BAs infi and r0nyn! We decided to try out this store after hearing so many good things about it from not only BA but a number of other beer sites. Took us no more than 20 minutes to get there from across the Tappan Zee on a Saturday afternoon. Nestled behind a strip mall right off the Saw Mill Parkway, De Cicco's seems like a regular suburban grocery store from the outside. Little did we know what awaited us inside.

The beer section is towards the back of the store, located at the end of the soda aisle. And what a section it is. There's a growler fill station with several taps that held a rotating lineup and right in front of it, a freezer filled with cheeses of all shapes and sizes (including some Chimay offerings, ostensibly to go with the corresponding ales). Next to that is the treasure trove: a long cooler filled with all sorts of craft goodness. There was a great selection, with stuff from Rogue, Stone (including some rarities like the Kona Coffee Porter), Captain Lawrence (duh), Weyerbacher, DFH, Mikkeler, Ballast Point, Weihenstephaner, Smuttynose and many, many more. There were also some racks next to the cooler section with giant magnum bottles of Chimay Blue and Duvel, along with some offerings from Cantillion, Great Divide, Bear Republic and Hoppin' Frog. Just an amazing lineup to choose from. They even have a separate cooled room for all the BMC dross, as if it was too unworthy to sit next to the craft stuff. The quality of the product was also excellent, with almost all of the bottles I checked being fresh.

Prices were actually more reasonable than I expected, like a 750ml bottle of Unibroue Maudite for $5.99 and a Stone RIS for $6.99. Pretty surprising for a store like De Cicco's but I wasn't about to complain. Mostly everything was in line with what I'm used to seeing in other beer stores, so you won't end up paying more if you buy here.

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, helping us find a bomber of Stone Double Bastard that was squirreled away behind all the other Stone things and answering some questions I had about various stouts. Very pleasant experience.

Overall, probably one of the best craft beer stores I've ever been to. Not terribly far away, with an excellent selection, great quality and friendly staff, De Cicco's in Ardsley definitely merits at least a few more return visits in the future.

More User Reviews:
Photo of timotao
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%

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 -11.5%

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 Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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 Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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 -22.6%

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 Afroman
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tikk
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of cck5
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
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 RobDB
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of pitchblack70
4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
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 thudean
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of JC88
4.43/5  rDev -2%
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 -9.3%
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 +8.4%
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.

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DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY
99 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.