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DeCicco's

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BA SCORE
99
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61 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

21 Center St
Ardsley, New York, 10502-1805
United States

(914) 813-2009 | map
www.deciccos.com

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Added by Ego on 06-23-2006

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
82
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
7.96%
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 82
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thepenguin
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rosso11
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is one of the earlier DeCicco's stores but still great! They recently expanded the beer selection and added Crowlers along with Growlers. Nick is the beer guy there and does a great job. Always worth a visit when in the area.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

V: They live up to their NY location; there are a lot of items packed in a relatively little store here.

Q: They offer top-notch beers here.

S: They have a dedicated staff member for their beer section (which includes a growler station), who isn't pushy and can be helpful in making selections and will talk to you about beer as much or as little as you want.

S: The selection is second to none.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of papat444
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Oh my was this place a joy to find! Huge selection, all refrigerated. The coolers stretched on and they had pretty much everything. Also have a growler bar with 12 taps available, picked a crowler of Hoppy Birthday. I will definitely come back to this place.

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Photo of CTJman
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GearHaiku
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of psweendogg
4.43/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mersh
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.6/5  rDev -20.4%
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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Photo of Afroman
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev -6%

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DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY
99 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.
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