681 Main Street
Mount Kisco, New York, 10505
Highest quality prepared and made to order Italian Deli and Supermarket. Fresh mozzarella made on premise daily by the owner. Full service butcher fresh pastas and sauces.
After months of construction, preparing recipes and stocking shelves, A&S Marketplace, a new Italian market, opened Dec. 20 in Mount Kisco.
The marketplace, specializing in Italian dishes of all kinds, serves hot food all day. In addition, it offers meats, fresh sausages of all sorts, homemade breads, stuffed breads, sauces, Italian cookies, mixed olives and fresh mozzarella. A&S caters as well.
Soon, said owner Marilyn Competiello, customers can expect to find fish dishes, which are still being finalized on the supplier’s side.
is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
While A&S is known for its fresh mozzarella and wide variety of sausage, Competiello said the A&S customer favorite thus far has been the chicken dish with broccoli rabe and cheese. Another popular item, she added, has been the homemade puttanesca sauce and stuffed bread. “If you just say that, the customers will know what that means,” she said.
Competiello, who does all of the cooking for A&S, said she spends her day in the kitchen, located in the back of the store. Customers may even catch her hard at work while they select from the array of fresh meats in the refrigerated case that separates the kitchen from the rest of the store.
“It’s been wonderful,” Competiello said. “As soon as we opened the door, we were crazy today, all day.”
The immediate demand for the home-style Italian food was apparent in A&S’s high volume of catering orders. A&S catered 65 Christmas meals, which was, as Competiello said, “surprising, great because we opened so recently.”
Competiello and her business partners, John Ciossi and Paul Cortese, have known each other for 20 years. She said their tight-knit, family-like relationship helps them run the business together. “We have known each other forever and have worked together forever,” she said. “My partners are like my kids.”
While other “A&S” Italian markets are in Mamaroneck and Thornwood, called “A&S Fine Foods,” these stores are not affiliated with the A&S Marketplace in Mount Kisco, she said.
Originally from Park Slope, Brooklyn, Competiello has lived in Westchester for 20 years. She expressed excitement about the opening of her new store in Mount Kisco. “The people here have made us feel so welcome and comfortable,” she said. “They have been really good to us. I have never felt so welcome to any place as I have in this town.”
To learn more about A&S, and to track its progress, check out the A&S Facebook page. For other information, including placing catering orders, A&S can be reached at 241-6919.