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Editors’ Picks 2013: The Best Food & Drink in Westchester

Westchester Magazine’s editorial staff picks the county’s best spots for fine dining, wine, food, and more.

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Pasta Perfection 

Dishes an Italian grandma would be jealous of 

Fettuccine Carbonara - Sal’s Pizza & Pasta
201 Marble Ave, Pleasantville
(914) 769-1199; salspizzaplace.com
Where can you go for great fettuccine carbonara? To a pricey Little Italy restaurant with a big name—or to Sal’s Pizza & Pasta, a bright, cheerful pizzeria/restaurant located on busy Marble Avenue in Pleasantville. There, you’ll find mouthwatering, perfectly al dente fettuccine tossed in a homemade sauce that’s just the right combo of creamy, cheesy, and bacon-y, yet somehow not too heavy or gooey. “All our ingredients are very fresh, and it makes a big difference,” says owner Danny Giardullo, who opened the shop in 2010. “We also use both bacon and prosciutto, as well as imported Parmigiano-Reggiano.” No wonder the bustling, 35-seat eatery has become such a favorite with locals. 

Mafalde Lungo with White Clam Sauce - Savona
2 Chase Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 798-0550; savonarestaurant.com
We love Savona for its simplicity: It’s New Italian cuisine that’s classy but not over-complicated. And the seasonal mafalde lungo is no exception. The wide, wavy pasta, which carries a heavier body than your typical linguine, is served with a delicious, garlicky clam sauce. An essential? Have bread handy for any leftover sauce.


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