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“Going Downhill” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pizza & Brew

Pizza & Brew
Ranked #45 of 101 Restaurants in Scarsdale
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yonkers, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Going Downhill”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

Racanelli's Scarsdale branch of Pizza & Brew has been a place we've patronized for years. The food was good, the place was clean and the service was attentive. Hubby and I hadn't been there for a few months. All I can say is since Mr. Racanelli passed, the quality of his restaurant has never been the same.

Last night, Christmas Eve, Hubby and I decided to go to Pizza & Brew for dinner. We both ordered veal. It arrived cold and overcooked. My husband's had several burned places on both sided, mine was over browned. The pasta side looked like it had been plated in the afternoon.

Usually the service at this restaurant is attentive. Last night, it was slow and when our server did appear, his attitude was apologetic, but you could tell he didn't care if we liked the meal or not. He said he'd send replacement plates, but they never arrived. We just paid the bill and left,

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Henderson, Nevada
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217 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Pretty good pizza, but the place needs a facelift and some cleaning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Needed a quick family restaurant while visiting family in Westchester. My husband used to go here years ago when he lived in the area. He remembered that it as being good and pizza sounded good so we headed over. It was on black Friday so the place was pretty busy. Server was nice enough. Was there when we needed her, but also gave us some space. Atmosphere was very family friendly with tired shoppers taking a break after the black Friday frenzy. Prices were reasonable. We were all still pretty full from Thanksgiving so we just ordered one pizza to share. They brought out bread to start and that was pretty tasty. The meatball pizza we ordered was pretty darned good. Not the best pizza I’ve ever had, but certainly no where near the worst. They had a decent beer selection and my husband was able to get a beer that he can’t get back home.

The downside to this place is that it seems pretty old and dirty and that's why I gave it 3 stars instead of 4. My husband laughed when we walked in stating that it hadn’t changed one bit in 20 years. That’s a little scary. They have movie posters hanging in the area of the rail car and the most recent movie was probably 20 years ago. If you’re a little OCD about cleanliness, you might want to skip this place.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hendersongal
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NY
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dumpy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

Pizza & Brew is a typical, old NY pizzeria. Unlike some of their other locations, this place is quite grubby, the floors need to be replaced, and the tables are oversized booths. The food is somewhat tasty, the portions are generous, the service is average. For the moderate prices, it's fine for the locals who frequent this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Len L
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Scarsdale, New York
1 review
“One of My Favorite Restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

The menu is extensive. The pasta faziol soup is awesome.
You can't go wrong with the main courses. They carry the best
ice cream! Even the bread is great. I havent had a bad experience there.
Nothing is perfect of course.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sunnrray
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This place is great! Extensive yet...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

This place is great! Extensive yet cohesive menu, good quality, nice-sized portions, cool atmosphere, and overall great value! The soups and sauces are homemade and not greasy, the pizza has high quality cheese with well-seasoned sauce, and the desserts are great and some pretty authentic. They have good lunch and dinner specials for a relatively low price. The place is good for families as well as casual dates as you can't beat the quality for this type of place. Nearly everything except the pasta noodles are made fresh and on the premises. Highly recommend the pizza, chicken parmesan, pasta faglioli, penne vodka with homemade ricotta (Italian) cheesecake or Snickers pie for dessert.

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Thank Tennis8763
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