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Pick Your Perfect Pesto Dish From These Westchester Eateries

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Do you think the green stuff makes everything better? Find it in appetizers, pastas, pizzas, and more at eateries across the 914.

Presto! Pesto Appetizers

Horsefeathers

94 North Broadway, Tarrytown; 914.631.6606

The sometimes spooky but always delicious Horsefeathers in Tarrytown serves up a sweet seafood appetizer with everyone’s favorite basil-packed condiment. The Stonnington Scallops are pan-seared with tartar and pesto and so good you’ll want to buy one of the Horsefeathers hoodies on your way out.

Patsy’s Pizza

2 Pelham Rd, New Rochelle; 914.365.2255

This is the pesto we didn’t know we needed. Patsy’s Pizza serves a creamy and delicious burrata atop a buttery smooth avocado variation. The dish also includes roasted tomatoes and garlic toast, making it the perfect set up for an Italian twist on avocado toast. To top it all off, Patsy’s offers incredible views of the water (and a pesto chicken sandwich for those who can’t get enough of the saucy stuff).

Pesto Pasta Dishes That Are Worth Every Penne

Il Bacio Trattoria

1 Park Pl, Bronxville; 914.337.4100

Expect nothing less than fresh ingredients, fairly priced wine, and flavorful pesto at Il Bacio in Bronxville. The pasta dish here features ricotta-infused cavatelli pasta, Genovese basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, and pancetta. The recipe, like much of the menu, is meant to honor the traditional Italian cuisine and especially highlight the region of Frosinone.

L’inizio

698 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.693.5400

We’re pasta-tive L’inizio serves the most picturesque and smooth pesto pasta dish this side of the Arno. The campenelle, featuring basil, arugula, and parmesan (with the option to add chicken or shrimp) is made in-house daily and locally sourced, like so much of the menu at this Rivertown gem.

Village Social

251 East Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.864.1255
67 Purchase St, Rye; 914.612.4267

Both locations of this lively and welcoming restaurant group serve a vibrant green and delicious pasta dish. The flagship location in Mount Kisco presents tortellini with pistachio pea pesto, tomato, herbs, asparagus, and sugar snap peas, while Rye delivers fusilli al pesto, made from broccoli pesto, pecorino, basil, and lemon. Together, and in our opinion, the Village Social Restaurant Group serves as a pesto powerhouse in Westchester.

This Pesto Needs Gnocchi Into Your Heart

Lago

97 Lake St, West Harrison; 914.358.9180

Pesto professionals, here’s the deal: When you order Gnocchi Alla “4P” at lunchtime, you have four sauces to choose from and, of course, pesto is an option (along with panna, pomodoro, and parmigiano). For dinner, consider the gnocchetti al pesto Genovese, which is not exactly mini gnocchi, but it’s similarly shaped.

Tredici North

578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113

The pesto-infused gnocchi from four-time Best of Westchester winner Tredici North creatively deviates from the standard Italian dish. The homemade gnocchi dish features zucchini, asparagus, spring peas, toasted garlic, EVOO, and is topped with ricotta salata — and you won’t gnocchi how good it is ‘til you try it.

The Pesto Part of Dinner Is the Entrée

Angelina’s

97 Lake Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.779.7944

At Angelina’s Ristorante of Tuckahoe, each of the four dining rooms has a unique look and atmosphere, and luckily you can dine on the eggplant Genovese in all of them. Stuffed with ricotta and spinach, it’s served in a dreamy pesto cream sauce.

Terra Rustica

550 North State Rd, Briarcliff Manor; 914.923.8300

If you’re a firm believer in the notion that pesto, pasta, and protein comprise the most balanced and most delicious main course, then the Gamberoni alla Griglia con Pesto is a go. It features grilled jumbo shrimp with the green sauce, and is served over orzo with roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, and ricotta salata, then drizzled with pepper puree and basil oil. (P.S. It pairs perfectly with anything from the drink menu.)

Love Every Pizza This Pesto

Exit 4 Food Hall

153 East Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.241.1200

Exit 4 Food Hall puts the perfect summer twist on classic caprese for all pizza lovers to relish. The corn caprese pizza includes basil pesto, stracciatella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fig balsamic drizzle, and sea salt for a bright and filling lunch or dinner.

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

Pizza cravings are more than welcome in Westchester, and if plain and classic is your pizza style, try the basil pesto pizza from Moderne Barn. Although simple, this pizza from the family-owned eatery in Armonk is far from run-of-the-mill. Each sizzling slice has a wonderfully crisp crust and is topped with bold beefsteak tomatoes, mozzarella, and parmigiano Reggiano.

This List of Pesto Dishes Is on a Roll

D’Italia Pizzeria

238 N Highland Ave, Ossining; 914.944.9200 

This pizzeria in Ossining serves up the chicken and veggie sandwich of your dreams. And, get a loaf of this, the sandwich is named after the pizzeria itself. The D’italia Focaccia features chicken cutlet, Portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, spinach, pesto mayo, and provolone cheese.

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard

130 Hardscrabble Rd; North Salem; 914.485.1210

Apple cider donuts aren’t the only delicious treats Harvest Moon has to offer. Appreciate the fresh air and landscape views while munching on, not one, not two, but three pesto sandwiches on the menu. The grilled cheese is made of cheddar, tomato, and green sauce on sourdough. The grilled veggie panini features zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions, pesto mayo, and mozzarella on sourdough. And, the black bean burger is stacked with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a sundried tomato version of the normally green condiment on brioche.

This Homemade Pesto Will Have You Feeling Saucy

Pick up one of these homemade sauces for a ­­quick and delish dinner at home.

A&S Pork Store

1789 Central Park Ave, Yonkers; 914.337.2550

Katonah Pasta

28 Valley Rd, Katonah; 914.401.9045

Trotta

790 Commerce St, Thornwood; 914.769.8977


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