Fresh Mozzarella at A&S in Mount Kisco


We all know about A&S Pork Store in Montrose and Thornwood. But did you know about the new one in Mount Kisco? Our Northern Westchester New in Town correspondent Latoya West reported on it recently:

A+S Marketplace

A little bit of Italy has come to Mount Kisco in the form of A+S Marketplace. The salumeria (delicatessen) carries imported cheeses, salami and prosciutto di Parma, as well as home-style food cooked in the open kitchen by owner Marilyn Competiello. The staff makes fresh mozzarella three or four times a day.
“We would never sell an old mozzarella. Never,” Competiello says. Though Competiello was born in the States, her Italian husband taught her the ropes for 18 years at his Thornwood deli.
In December, Competiello and her partners, above, from left, Paul Cortese and John Cioffi, opened the doors on this new venture. Some of Competiello’s personal favorites are the grilled chicken with lemon and caper sauce and the broccoli rabe with garlic and oil. She also makes eggplant parmigiana, meat and vegetable lasagna and “everyone’s favorite,” pasta fagioli. The store also carries fresh pasta and ravioli, cookies, bread, pastries and other groceries. Details: 681 Main St., Mount Kisco; 914-241-6919.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. I hear its a fake A&S, thats why its called a “marketplace” not fine foods.

  2. Anthony, they are actually the original owners of the A&S in Thornwood and I’ve had their food, definitely nothing fake their.

  3. Hello, my name is Michael and I am the owner of A*S Fine Foods of Millwood, Inc. My store is part of a franchise of Italian specialty food stores since 1948. Look for “our” trademark circle with A*S since 1948 in the center, the Italian color of green and red in a horizontal sash. There are many other stores in the tri-state area that copy the letters similar to us such as A&S Deli, A&S Market Place, but they are not “A*S FINE FOODS or PORK STORES since 1948”! Unfortunately, since the invention of fire, there will always be someone trying to duplicate a successful thing, its just smoke!

  4. It’s not at all smoke; it’s really good food! I’ve been to an event where the food was catered by A&S Marketplace Mt. Kisco and every person at the party was raving about the food. Don’t know if it’s the original store or a new business that just cropped up but I can defintely say that their food is delicious.

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