Despite a change in the Scarsdale Village code designed to make it easier for the Village to attract more restaurants, there are still many empty storefronts in town and limited dining options. The good news is that while Scarsdale is struggling, Eastchester and Tuckahoe seem to be sprouting new eateries each week. This month we’ve had the pleasure of tasting unforgettable meatballs at Polpetinna in Eastchester and delicious tapas at Bistro Latino in Tuckahoe. And last night we sampled wood-fire pizza at the newly opened Burrata on the Post Road in Eastchester.
Burrata, just next to the Piper’s Kilt is easy to get to – plus you can park at the Eastchester Library across the street. The restaurant is far more than a pizzeria. It’s beautifully designed around a wood-fired pizza oven and has a lovely bar, attractive seating and has an elegant look without upscale prices.
They offer a full cocktail menu and many varieties of Italian wines by the glass or bottle – and wonderful sides to accompany their first-rate pizza. From the antipasti list we ordered the wood roasted beet salad and also tried a few items from the salumi and formaggi selections. Both the beets and our sopressata and robiola plate were delectable. Also on the menu were caponata, olives, and “crema de burrata”, soft mozzarella cheese which may be the restaurant’s signature dish.
It was difficult to choose from the tempting list of pizza offerings. We settled on the “Burrata” with wild mushrooms, garlic, chile flake and porcini oil and the “Prosciutto” with prosciutto, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano and arugula. However, the next time I go, which will be soon, I would love to try the “Cockle” that includes clams, fresh herb and extra virgin olive oil or the “Sunny” with egg, guaniciale, parmigiano reggiano, mozzarella and truffle oil. The pizza dough was beyond description – a cross between crispy flatbread and freshly baked Italian bread. I could have eaten the pizza crust alone, without any topping whatsoever.
We couldn’t resist a side of roasted brussel sprouts with pancetta from the “Contori” menu and the broccoli rabe with garlic, chile and fresh ricotta. Also on that list were crispy potatoes with truffle aiolo.
Prices for this fresh and flavorful feast were very reasonable, with pizzas ranging from $14 to $17 and sides from $6 - $12. Lunch with soup or salad and a pizza is just $10.
We’re sure that Burrata is going to get very crowded very fast, so we felt lucky to hit them on a Monday night when we could linger over our meal and enjoy the ambiance. Stop by soon and tell Chas that Scarsdale10583 sent you!
Burrata Wood Fired Pizza
425 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709
Lunch: 12-3pm daily
Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday- Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm - 8 pm
Takeout also available