Pelham Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pelham

April 14, 2018 Christa Meece

Pelham /pɛləm/ is a suburban town in Westchester County, New York, approximately 14 miles northeast of Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 12,396. Historically, Pelham was composed of five villages and became known as "the Pelhams". Pelham currently contains two independently incorporated villages: the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor, Approximately 28 minutes away from Grand Central Terminal by the Metro-North train, Pelham is home to many New York City commuters and has an active social community for its residents. Notably, the Whitestone Bridge is approximately 8.5 miles (14 km) south of the town and can be reached in 10–15 minutes without traffic. It is also 13 miles (21 km) northeast of LaGuardia Airport, which can be reached in 20–25 minutes without traffic and John F. Kennedy International Airport, the city's main international airport, is 19.5 miles (31 km) south of the town.
Things to do in Pelham

1. Johnny's Pizzeria

30 W Lincoln Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-1107 Takeout, Seating Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 914-668-1957
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Johnny's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Anthony D - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

There is a reason why this place is always packed. Since 1945. They started on Third Street in Mount Vernon. My grandparents took me there almost every Saturday from the time I could eat Pizza. Very thin crust. Johnny had a pie call "marinara". No chease but lots of garlic. My grandfather had him make it. 71 years later, it is now a gourmet menu item! They are now at their third location (for the last 30 years).This is the kind of Pizza that you eat a whole pie by yourself; 8 full slices. As they say, often imitated, never duplicated.

2. EDO Japanese Steak House

4787 Boston Post Rd, Pelham, NY 10803-3001 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Japanese, Asian Dinner +1 914-738-1413
Excellent
45%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

EDO Japanese Steak House

Reviewed By FlyDog33 - Westchester County, New York

This hibachi restaurant was fun for the whole family. Our large group had a private room for a special birthday dinner, and the chef and wait staff were very attentive. Some of the kids in our group shifted seats after we had already placed orders with the waitress. When the chef came to our room, he double-checked our seating positions and food orders before cooking to make sure everyone got what they ordered. We all ate and drank well, and the wait staff checked in frequently. When we left, we noticed that the place was packed and there were several groups waiting for seats -- good signs of how popular this place is!

3. AJ's Burgers

542 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801-2612 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 914-235-3009
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

AJ's Burgers

AJ's is a collaboration of America's Favorite Foods served seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. AJ makes everything in house using fresh ingredients and an orchestra of recipes. We serve pan sandwiches on our homemade bread; chicken, broccoli, rabe with provolone and hot cherry peppers is one of our most popular, beyond our burgers, sliders, chicken parmigiana and our delicous 12” thin crust pizzas!

Reviewed By Kposter

We came to watch our grandson's football game at the high school and read up about AJ's for dinner after the game. Pleasantly surprised even better than reviews. Very friendly service. The boys enjoyed making their bread shapes. Food is fresh and delicious. Wonderful family...MoreThanks so much for coming in, and taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate it!

4. Elia Taverna

502 New Rochelle Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708-4556 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 914-663-4976
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Elia Taverna

Reviewed By shapgo - Hartsdale, New York

This is one of the best Greek restaurants in Westchester. The service is good and the prices are fair. There is an extensive dinner menu. This time we had the saganaki flambe which was really good and fun to watch them prepare at our table. We also had the moussaka and the pastichio. The moussaka was better. I have had better pastichio at some diners.
Sometimes I think it is better to just skip the entrees and just order a bunch of appetizers.
All in all we like this place and will probably return.

5. Pure Bliss Yogurt & Juice bar

106 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803-1504 914-738-PURE
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Chrisitne E - Pelham, New York

This is a true local gem. The staff is excellent and very helpful. The flavors are always interesting and seem to change daily - with lots of seasonal options.

6. Pelham Pizza

113 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803-1503 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 10 +1 914-738-3554
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Pelham Pizza

Reviewed By Larry10803 - Pelham, New York

I love the pizza here, it's the best in the area. Especially like their spinach and chicken options. Very friendly and welcoming staff.

7. Rosie's Bistro Italiano

10 Palmer Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708-3404 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 914-793-2000
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 150 reviews

Rosie's Bistro Italiano

Reviewed By Larry K - Westchester County, New York

Everything, All American dishes.We have dined on many occasions here and never disappointed. It can be harried on a weekend night and reservations are more difficult. Definitely not a drop in restaurant.
Their bread is absolutely delicious, but do not stuff yourself as the portions here are not dainty. leave room for dessert.

8. Dubrovnik Restaurant

721 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6821 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 914-637-3777
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Dubrovnik Restaurant

We miss Croatia. We miss the smell of the sea, the fishing culture and the sounds of our mothers grilling whatever was freshly caught in the morning. We miss being in a land where football is played with feet. Despite the Croatian affinity for the sea, it's difficult for us to go home as much as we want to, so we did the next best thing, we brought our home to us and established Dubrovnik Restaurant. Since opening, our goal has been to make you love Croatia as much as we do. We are committed to bringing the best of Croatia to New Rochelle, even if just for a few hours. Dubrovnik features the best of Croatian cuisine, including succulent meat roasts, fresh grilled fish and a variety of other favorites. Our restaurant features both indoor and outdoor space, so you can feel as though you're on the inside of a ship or enjoying dinner on the beach. At its essence Dubrovnik isn't a restaurant, it's a portal to Croatia. Come experience Croatia, you won't need a passport this time.

Reviewed By FranceneI - New Rochelle, New York

One of the best fish restaurants in the NY metro. Happens to be close to where we live, but we have eaten in the best restaurants all around NYC Besides the warmth of the decor, the service is usually excellent. Food delicious and healthy!

9. Agostino's Italian Ristorante

336 Pelham Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10805-2201 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 914-235-6019
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Agostino's Italian Ristorante

Reviewed By furslands - New York

Still by far the best Italian restaurant in the region. And really Italian/Abruzzese (dishes just like we've enjoyed in Abruzzo) rather than Italian-American like 99.9% of 'Italian' restaurants in the US. Taste, texture, fragrance, variety -- all perfect. The place we always come when we're missing Italy. And always delighted with the experience.

10. Sergio's Ristorante

503 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803-1205 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 914-278-9771
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Sergio's Ristorante

Reviewed By Larry10803 - Pelham, New York

Were celebrating an anniversary and wanted to stay local. Took a chance on Sergio's and were very pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant of this quality and service in Pelham. Food, service, and overall ambience were perfect. Will definitely return. It's on the pricier range but worth it, especially for a local restaurant just a little over a mile away and with ample street parking. Highly recommend!

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