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An Italian restaurant in Hartsdale, a pizza spot in Larchmont, and a Greek kitchen in White Plains add flavor to the county.
Pizza, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and entrées, such as chicken piccata and vegan mushroom risotto, are on the menu at the new Constantino’s of Hartsdale (15 E Hartsdale Ave; 914.358.4048; constantinosofhartsdale.com), a family-owned Italian restaurant that also has a location in Greenwich.
Neapolitan pies and house-made pastas are the signatures at Alondra’s Woodfired Pizza & Restaurant (18 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont; 914.881.3466; alondraslarchmontny.com). Also on the menu: roasted octopus over polenta cake; Parmesan-crusted dough with garlic butter; sautéed shrimp kebabs in a lemon sauce; and veal rollatini with spinach and white truffle Moliterno cheese.
In the space where the defunct Niko’s Greek Taverna was is now Anasa Greek Kitchen (287 Central Ave, White Plains; 914.368.8828). Expect such Greek classics as eggplant dip, horiatiki salad, lamb souvlaki, pork gyro, and pastitsio (aka Greek lasagna).
In the location that was Holy Smoke BBQ is now Rosarito Tacos & Tequilas (2016 Albany Post Rd, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.274.5350). Avocado salad, chicken-and-tortilla soup, burritos, slow-roasted pork fajitas, and brisket tacos are among the menu items to sample.
The chopped cheese sandwich at the new Toasty Sandwich Shop (132 Gavin St, Yonkers; 914.457.8509; toastysandwichshop.wixsite.com/toasty-sandwich-shop) is quickly becoming the signature item. Also among the sandwiches to try are the Toasty Supreme (fried chicken, bacon, French fries, smoked Gouda, and chipotle sauce) and the Top Shelf (grilled chicken, cheddar, bacon, mozzarella sticks, chipotle-and-ranch sauce). Breakfast items and myriad smoothies are also offered.
Tipsy Taco Bar of Mount Kisco has opened a second location, in Scarsdale (56 Garth Rd; 914.574.6242; tipsytacobar.com), which previously housed Westchester Burger Co.
From-scratch pie bakery Noble Pies (22 Purdy Ave, Rye; 914.305.3174; noblepies.com) is now serving breakfast. Bacon, egg, and cheese on a croissant, biscuits with local jam, yogurt parfaits, sweet or savory scones, mixed veggie quiches, and chocolate or almond croissants are among the offerings.