De Cicco Market
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Reviews by r0nyn:
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
Located on a main thoroughfare in downtown Pelham, this DeCicco's Marketplace is easy to miss. The parking lot is also a bit tricky to get to, as you have to go around. But like most DeCicco's I've been in, it's well worth the hassle to get to.
The inside is cozy, with aisles close together to utilize the space in the most efficient way. The beer section is towards the back and right of the store from the main entrance. It's a quaint little corner right by the deli shop that contains a veritable treasure trove of craft beer. Row of coolers to the right, a shelf full of snacks in the middle with a couple of racks against the wall containing some excellent brews.
Quality is pretty darn good. They make the most of the limited space they have, packing the shelves to the brim. A lot of the merchandise have price tags; those that don't are usually makred on the cap. Most bottles I checked were well within freshness dates. There were a few big impy stouts that had a few years on them and that is definitely not a bad thing. Selection is world-class. Tons of domestic and foreign offerings, including Goose Island, Cigar City, Stone, Mikkler, Nøgne Ø and so many more. Definitely on par with the Ardsley DeCicco's.
Service is where things get bumped down a little. There doesn't seem to be a dedicated beer guy and the one employee that offered me help didn't know anything about the beer. Not a dealbreaker, but it would have been nice to have someone to answer questions.
Pricing is what's expected for a DeCicco's. Things are a bit on the expensive side, but there were some rather cheap sales as well, which impressed me.
On the whole, this branch lags just slightly behind the Ardsley one. Just about the same in terms of selection, but it doesn't have the service of the one just further north. Still a quality place to get some awesome beer and it would definitely be one of my go-tos if I live in the area.
12-08-2010 01:34:34 | More by r0nyn
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4.16/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went here on a round trip beer run when I was in NYC. I went to the one in Ardsley first, but this one is also a fantastic store.
All of the beer is located in the back corner of the store next to the chips and pop. There is a long stretch of a cooler with a couple of shelves in the far back corner full of beer as well. Fantastic variety of selection back there as well. I saw quite a few alesmith including decadence, mikkeller, goose island reserve wild ales, a few ballast point offerings, plenty of nogne o including the 2nd dark horizon(wish I grabbed it even though it was 25 dollars). The normal NY standard micros are well represented as well as most other common breweries. I even saw the Stone Lucky Bastard still sitting in the cooler, and this was back in July.
The service is really N/A in my case as I went on a random weekday afternoon and did not really see any help around, not that I needed any. But there was a deli down the aisle and they may have been able to help.
There are some older brews there as well such as the weyerbacher 14, but I am positive that the Sculpin I picked up was in a good range of age for an IPA because it was amazing. So the quality is good here. I also picked up the Juliet and Madame Rose even at the steep price of $17 a bottle(but I think that is the normal going price anyways). The pricing is definitely reasonable and is way better than some places in metro NYC, and this is only a half hour away or so from where I was staying.
Overall this was an great stop to make and I am glad I did. I will stop by again if I am ever in NYC. I found the bottle listing on beermenus, which is the main reason why I stopped here as well as the Ardsley location.
09-28-2011 03:12:39 | More by superspak
3.73/5 rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A relatively small and quaint store from the outside, with the inside navigating like a labyrinth. The beer section is a couple turns left and right and tucked away towards the back right. The section is actually very cramped and tight, as it shares room with chips and soda. You can hardly get a cart through there.
Lots of different beers here – basically identical selection as Ardsley, but with more availablity. Tons of the populars, like Goose Island, Bruery, Alesmith, Mikkeller, etc. Prices are actually a tad bit cheaper than Ardsley, as well. Different area = different prices, I guess. So many random bottles tucked away in unusual areas. Keep your eyes open and wandering. You will find something.
The aisle could definitely use a dedicated beer employee. All questions to be asked won't be properly answered by anyone else. For an extensive selection with numerous bottles, I think someone should be there for inquiry.
Pelham definitely holds its own to the bigger Ardsley clout. I just wish the one in New City was like this too!
07-19-2011 20:34:12 | More by infi
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Deciccos has seven locations in the greater NY with the beer geeks flocking to the Brewster, Ardsley, and Pelham sites.
If you know anything about Deciccos, most trips to their beer stores will definitely yield a score. The Pelham site is like the little brother of the Ardsley site in terms of overall attraction but its serviceable nonetheless.
Fully stocked brews, mostly American crafts from everywhere. Definitely more of a pedestrian beer menu compared to the Ardsley site.
The best and worst part about this site is that they dont update their offerings on Beermenus. The other two sites update several times per week. The only good thing about not updating is you get less traffic so you're more likely to find gems compared to the other stores. I recently had someone from the West Coast asking me for Brooklyn Black OPS. I looked around, with most places being out of it. I recalled that last summer I'd seen alot of it in Pelham. I went there last week (1st week May) and most of the bottles hadn't been touched. They could have some from 2009 even, there were at least 40 bottles or so. I also found a Weyerbacher 2007 Anniversary beer (rye barleywine). Not the top score of the year, but it gives you an idea of what could be lurking on the shelves waiting for you.
The beer guy there is cool but compared to the other stores, he doesnt keep the flow of information to the masses in terms of whats on the shelves. You can always call them and ask but its hard to have a reference when the menus are never updated. Also, if you're looking for something rare then Ardsley is your best bet.
Generally 1-2$ cheaper than Ardsley depending on the bottle, but also generally, if Ardsley has it then Pelham may not, but if Pelham has it then Ardsley definitely has it.
Ardsley site is better, but Pelham holds its own. Drop in to save a few bucks and find a Gem or two.
05-05-2011 19:31:33 | More by beenitty
3.6/5 rDev -12.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
This is the second best Decicco's to go to to get beer (the first being Decicco-Ardsley).
Quality here is just as Ardsley. All their beer is refrigerated and kept in good condition on dust free shelves. Rotation is also relatively up to date so they don't have too much past the freshness date.
There is no service here. I've been to this Decicco's 3 times and I've never seen an employee within 20 steps of the beer section... which is kinda outrageous considering this is a supermarket and all other sections of the store are well attended to.
Selection here is good but not as great as in Ardsley. They also don't do growler fills.
Prices here are comparable to other Decicco's but at times, can be a little more. Still more than reasonable though.
10-12-2009 20:40:03 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.15/5 rDev -23.2%
quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This inconspicuous supermarket is a beer heaven in the otherwise dismal beer scene in Westchester County. They claim over 400 varieties of beer and I've found that to be generally true. New releases show up fairly quickly and range from DFH and Southern Tier to Jolly Pumpkin and Rodenbach.
There are some problems, however, that really drive me nuts. Often there is beer on sale way past its lifespan and 90% of the beer is chilled in nearly freezing cold conditions. If they don't sell last years beers, they don't order any of the fresh batch, leaving the old bottles on the shelves, which can be deceiving. Always check dates the best you can at this place.
In recent months I've purchased a skunky chilled Stone RIS and 4 completely destroyed bottles of DFH Red and White and Black and Blue. When I returned the unopened bottles and explained they had gone bad -- seemingly for sitting on a shelf in direct sunlight -- the manager put them back on the shelf.
Overall, great selection but be very careful and stay towards the fresh stuff.
10-21-2008 17:37:02 | More by kasper
4/5 rDev -2.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Checked out DeCicco's in Pelham, NY the other day with my boy Hyland24. Similar to the store in Ardsley, but I didn't think it had quite as big of a selection. Prices were O.K., some higher than normal, some a little lower that the average. All in all a very good selection for such a small chain supermarket, in fact, better than most of the beer distributors in the area. Hyland24 and I wound up grabbing a 4pk of O'hara's to split for $7.99. We might have grabbed more, but we were under time constraints, plus both of our fridges are packed at the moment!
03-28-2008 22:04:31 | More by nasty15108
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The store is a gourmet food market with an impressive deli and hot lunch buffet that you can smell when you enter the store. Its actually a little tricky to find the beer section as the store aisles are a bit of a maze. The selection is impressive although pales in comparison to the De Cicco market in Ardsley. Full selection of Rouges, Flying Dog, Magic Hat, Southhampton, Sam Adams, Brooklyn, Capt Lawrence as well as Paulaner, Celebrator, and a few of the more high end items. Decent bomber selection with an entire set of shelves at the end of the open fridge section dedicated to them. Prices seemed OK. Picked up a 4 pack of O'haras Irish Celtic Stout for $7.99. Definitely a great selection especially for the area, and worth checking out.
03-28-2008 16:23:20 | More by hyland24
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We stopped in Pelham (on the return leg of a recent trip up to New England) to visit this branch of the De Cicco market chain for one purpose. Captain Lawrence and Goose Island products. Its located on the main drag in Pelham, right on Fifth Ave. We found street parking right out front, although there also appeared to be an actual parking lot in the back. The market itself looked to specialize in more gourmet type foods and seemed to us to be like a more cramped and maze like version of a Whole Foods store.
We eventually worked our way over to right hand side of the store to the beer and liquor section. It consists mostly of a giant cooler area that stretches the whole way down the wall and is literally jam packed with all kinds of goodies. They also have a shelf on the far end packed some unchilled versions of what they have in the cooler. Selection was mighty impressive. Lots of quality local NY beers from the likes of Ithaca, Southhampton, Blue Point, Middle Ages, and Southern Tier (from which I was surprised to still see some bottles of Pumking still around). They also had tons of other stuff from other quality American micros and imports. Most of all they came through with exactly what I was looking for. Four types of Capt. Lawrence on the shelves (Liquid Gold, St. Vincents Dubbel, NorEaster, and Smoke From The Oak). They also had a mighty fine selection of Goose Island including their Christmas Ale and all of the Reserve Series, except for the Imperial IPA, but including Bourbon County Stout.
Prices werent bad and were pretty much on par for what I had just paid for beers up in other parts of New England. The only exception was the 4-park of BCS, which was on the expensive side but hey, its BCS and worth it. As for service, we chatted with the beer manager on duty, Keith, who I believe posts here on BA. He was quite helpful with all of our questions and chatted for a bit with us about the NY distribution network. He even threw in a couple of free glasses for us. This place was definitely worth the stop and we look forwarding to visiting again whenever we are passing through.
12-31-2007 20:47:37 | More by Kegatron
De Cicco Market in Pelham, NY
91 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.