Di Fara Pizza

★★★★☆
  • 1424 Avenue J

    Brooklyn, NY 11230

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  • 718-258-1367

About Di Fara Pizza

Hours
Wed-Fri noon-4 pm, 6:30-9 pm, Sat noon-4 pm, 7-9 pm, Sun 1-4 pm, 7-8 pm

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I was so skeptical at first, thinking, "what can make a $5 slice of pizza so special?" The ingredients are super fresh and its not like any other pizza you have tasted before.

3
★★★★★

I was so skeptical at first, thinking, "what can make a $5 slice of pizza so special?" The ingredients are super fresh and its not like any other pizza you have tasted before.

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Waited 2 hours to get a whole pizza. It was tasty although the ol' man doused the pizza with a bit too much olive oil for my liking. Also, I don't think think it was worth the wait. Slices are apparently easier to obtain. I would opt

3
★★★★★

Waited 2 hours to get a whole pizza. It was tasty although the ol' man doused the pizza with a bit too much olive oil for my liking. Also, I don't think think it was worth the wait. Slices are apparently easier to obtain. I would opt

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The pizza is good and the wait is minimal. Pizza should be crispy and tart and this restaurant knows how to do both. I like pizza with cheese not overpowering the other ingredients and a little improvement could be done in this area. Overall a great dish.

3
★★★☆☆

The pizza is good and the wait is minimal. Pizza should be crispy and tart and this restaurant knows how to do both. I like pizza with cheese not overpowering the other ingredients and a little improvement could be done in this area. Overall a great dish.

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this place was good but the on site fresh to order method of preparation process that everyones raving about doesnt translate into the amazing flaor you hear about. either way, its def worth finding out for yourself. have a slice!

3
★★★★★

this place was good but the on site fresh to order method of preparation process that everyones raving about doesnt translate into the amazing flaor you hear about. either way, its def worth finding out for yourself. have a slice!

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This is a fantastic spot! The pizza is fresh with ingredients made that morning. When the stock is gone, they're closed for the day! Just wish you could get a pie at dinner time!

3
★★★★★

This is a fantastic spot! The pizza is fresh with ingredients made that morning. When the stock is gone, they're closed for the day! Just wish you could get a pie at dinner time!

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I repeat: DEPLORABLE attitudes. \r
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These people have absolutely no regard for their clientele. We experienced extremely dismissive attitudes from the employees (most particularly the daughter of the owner) and after waiting for 40

3
★★★★★

I repeat: DEPLORABLE attitudes. \r
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These people have absolutely no regard for their clientele. We experienced extremely dismissive attitudes from the employees (most particularly the daughter of the owner) and after waiting for 40

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After living the surrounding environs of this Brooklyn neighborhood for 28 years, I finally surrendered my tastebuds to the experience that is Di Fara. While it's certainly not the Hilton, and could be WAY cleaner, my friend and I enjoyed

3
★★★★★

After living the surrounding environs of this Brooklyn neighborhood for 28 years, I finally surrendered my tastebuds to the experience that is Di Fara. While it's certainly not the Hilton, and could be WAY cleaner, my friend and I enjoyed

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This has to be the BEST pizza in tahr entire world. Seriously, it is definitely worth the hour or so wait for a mouthwatering scrumptious experience. Run don't wak, to the best pizza EVER!!! Kevin

3
★★★★★

This has to be the BEST pizza in tahr entire world. Seriously, it is definitely worth the hour or so wait for a mouthwatering scrumptious experience. Run don't wak, to the best pizza EVER!!! Kevin

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Been eating there forever moved upstate was in Bklyn dropped in. Everything looked the same BUT after watching Dom make a dozen or so pie,s I noticed that not one pie had buffalo mozz. put on it & the olive oil was not the same brand that he used to use.I asked him about it & got a strange answer"I USE WHAT THEY PUT IN FRONT OF ME" WHO ARE THEY?Sad to say we were very disapointed that day .If your out of buffalo mozz. then say so but to play dumb SHAME ON YOU. I,ll still drop in & give him another try hoping it,s made the rite way with buffalo mozz.

1
★★★☆☆

Been eating there forever moved upstate was in Bklyn dropped in. Everything looked the same BUT after watching Dom make a dozen or so pie,s I noticed that not one pie had buffalo mozz. put on it & the olive oil was not the same brand that he used to use.I asked him about it & got a strange answer"I USE WHAT THEY PUT IN FRONT OF ME" WHO ARE THEY?Sad to say we were very disapointed that day .If your out of buffalo mozz. then say so but to play dumb SHAME ON YOU. I,ll still drop in & give him another try hoping it,s made the rite way with buffalo mozz.

Pros: Dom still makes a very good pie

Cons: $5.00 a slice way to much A pie is $25.00 do the math

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Di Fara is great, Slices are around $5, but worth it! This is some of the best pizza you will ever have!! When you finally see the store - it, frankly, looks like a dump and a regular old pizzeria. That is until you start seeing the LINE OF PEOPLE in the store as well as the plastering of Zagat rated signs everywhere.

4
★★★★☆

Di Fara is great, Slices are around $5, but worth it! This is some of the best pizza you will ever have!! When you finally see the store - it, frankly, looks like a dump and a regular old pizzeria. That is until you start seeing the LINE OF PEOPLE in the store as well as the plastering of Zagat rated signs everywhere.

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I LOVE pizza. And I eat pizza almost every week, so I've had my fair share of pizza, but I must admit that THIS is the best pizza I've ever had. Which really surprised me because I live in Brooklyn near Grimaldi's - and I have always considered their pizza to be one of the best I've ever had.

After reading all this hype about Di Fara, I finally gave in and made the trek to Midwood. And I must say, it was not only worth the trip, but it was worth the wait.

Dom makes each individual pizza by himself. He really does use the freshest cheese and the most delicious tomatoes. He meticulously grinds the cheese for ever pie and then hand cuts the basil leaves for the finishing touch.

I ordered the regular round pie and when I took the first bite, I was hooked. The pie was baked to perfection and you can taste the freshness of the tomatoes and the cheese. After finishing a whole pie, I could see myself going for more (but I didn't) because I was full. But I was REALLY tempted because it was THAT good.

You should run there ASAP since Dom is the only one that makes the pizza but he's been scaling back the hours. He was open 7 days a week, then reduced it to 6, and now it's only open 5 days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday.) Hurry before it's too late and he retires! You don't want to miss it.

Highly recommended and totally worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

I LOVE pizza. And I eat pizza almost every week, so I've had my fair share of pizza, but I must admit that THIS is the best pizza I've ever had. Which really surprised me because I live in Brooklyn near Grimaldi's - and I have always considered their pizza to be one of the best I've ever had.

After reading all this hype about Di Fara, I finally gave in and made the trek to Midwood. And I must say, it was not only worth the trip, but it was worth the wait.

Dom makes each individual pizza by himself. He really does use the freshest cheese and the most delicious tomatoes. He meticulously grinds the cheese for ever pie and then hand cuts the basil leaves for the finishing touch.

I ordered the regular round pie and when I took the first bite, I was hooked. The pie was baked to perfection and you can taste the freshness of the tomatoes and the cheese. After finishing a whole pie, I could see myself going for more (but I didn't) because I was full. But I was REALLY tempted because it was THAT good.

You should run there ASAP since Dom is the only one that makes the pizza but he's been scaling back the hours. He was open 7 days a week, then reduced it to 6, and now it's only open 5 days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday.) Hurry before it's too late and he retires! You don't want to miss it.

Highly recommended and totally worth the wait.

Pros: Delicious fresh pizza made right in front of you

Cons: Be prepared to wait... for a while

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I do quite enjoy the pizza here, but the wait is unbelievably long. I have to carve out 2 hours of my day to get this pizza, and 3 times now I have arrived to find the store mysteriously closed. I am so frustrated with this place that I will never make the trip again.

1
★★★☆☆

I do quite enjoy the pizza here, but the wait is unbelievably long. I have to carve out 2 hours of my day to get this pizza, and 3 times now I have arrived to find the store mysteriously closed. I am so frustrated with this place that I will never make the trip again.

Pros: Pizza is very tasty

Cons: the wait and inconsistent hours

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This is an order of magnitude better than any other pizza I've had. It must be tasted to be believed. He uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients, and it shows. But be prepared to wait!

5
★★★★★

This is an order of magnitude better than any other pizza I've had. It must be tasted to be believed. He uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients, and it shows. But be prepared to wait!

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Just returned from my first visit to Di Fara's after hearing about it for years. Just last week, Di Fara's made news when the prices for slices rose to a whopping $5.00 per slice, but since every single ingredient is imported from Italy, and being a fool for good pizza, it was worth a trip form Manhattan. The corner storefront is unassuming, and the long line at the counter is daunting, but I'm delighted to say that it was well worth the time and money. Few things in the world are truly worth it, but for foodies, this is a must. Be prepared to wait for about 30 minutes, but watching the pies being made is a show in itself. The delicacy of the layering of the flavors is intoxicating, starting with a chunky tomato sauce spread over a fresh thin crust dough. Fresh mozzarella is hand torn by the master, Mr. D. and scattered over the pie, and since we opted for a Di Fara's special pie (@$30), it was then heaped with peppers, sausage and mushrooms. When it is whisked out of the oven, Mr. Di Fara drizzles it with the lightest golden olive oil I've ever seen, grabs a bunch of fresh Italian basil (never tasted anything so delicate in my life) and a pair of sissors to cut and scatter it over the pie, followed by a couple of fists full of freshly grated parmesan cheese that melts on contact. Searingly hot, the crust has risen to airy perfection and as the pizza sets, all the flavors combine into the most delightful pizza experience I've had for a while. Thank you DiFara's, for making a stormy summer day wonderful after all! I still love Lombardi's on Spring Street, when in Brooklyn it's DiFara for me. You don't say I have never tried that pizza joint in Coney Island. For all the hype, it was incredibly disappointing... a sausage and pepper pizza apparently means a single piece of pepper and a single slice of sausage per pie. Save yourself the trek.

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★★★★★

Just returned from my first visit to Di Fara's after hearing about it for years. Just last week, Di Fara's made news when the prices for slices rose to a whopping $5.00 per slice, but since every single ingredient is imported from Italy, and being a fool for good pizza, it was worth a trip form Manhattan. The corner storefront is unassuming, and the long line at the counter is daunting, but I'm delighted to say that it was well worth the time and money. Few things in the world are truly worth it, but for foodies, this is a must. Be prepared to wait for about 30 minutes, but watching the pies being made is a show in itself. The delicacy of the layering of the flavors is intoxicating, starting with a chunky tomato sauce spread over a fresh thin crust dough. Fresh mozzarella is hand torn by the master, Mr. D. and scattered over the pie, and since we opted for a Di Fara's special pie (@$30), it was then heaped with peppers, sausage and mushrooms. When it is whisked out of the oven, Mr. Di Fara drizzles it with the lightest golden olive oil I've ever seen, grabs a bunch of fresh Italian basil (never tasted anything so delicate in my life) and a pair of sissors to cut and scatter it over the pie, followed by a couple of fists full of freshly grated parmesan cheese that melts on contact. Searingly hot, the crust has risen to airy perfection and as the pizza sets, all the flavors combine into the most delightful pizza experience I've had for a while. Thank you DiFara's, for making a stormy summer day wonderful after all! I still love Lombardi's on Spring Street, when in Brooklyn it's DiFara for me. You don't say I have never tried that pizza joint in Coney Island. For all the hype, it was incredibly disappointing... a sausage and pepper pizza apparently means a single piece of pepper and a single slice of sausage per pie. Save yourself the trek.

Pros: Brilliant Brooklyn pizza!

Cons: travel time to Brooklyn and a bit of a wait for your pie

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I tried Di Fara's last week and I was very disappointed. I just couldnt believe that to many that's the best pizza in NY if not in the world. I don't want to talk about the place (very dirty, yet charming) or the fact that the old man does still everything himself (also very cool to watch). I just want to talk about the pizza. The crust is probably the best part, cripsy to the right degree, but not tasty enough to consider it top. This is probably also due to the oven, a small electric oven which can't just give that sort of light burned taste that big coal ovens give to pizza and which makes the crust extraordinarily good. But the worst part is what he puts on the crust...he pours literally tons of olive oil on it, but so much that the pizza is basically frying in the oven (you can see it fry when he takes it out). The pizza is basically floating on olive oil. And remember, the best pizza maker is the one who can make a great and tasty pizza using few and simple, light ingredients (if you add tons of fat or oil, everything becomes tasty). Tomatoes are also totally wrong, they are of a sweet variety that doenst really match with pizza. I almost couldn't believe it that pizza became so famous. There are several other pizzas which are way better. I am from Italy and so far in the US the best pizza I had was at Pepe's in New Haven, better than Lombardi, Grimaldi etc... Di Fara to me is definitely way below them, I would define it as a slightly above average pizza.

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★★★☆☆

I tried Di Fara's last week and I was very disappointed. I just couldnt believe that to many that's the best pizza in NY if not in the world. I don't want to talk about the place (very dirty, yet charming) or the fact that the old man does still everything himself (also very cool to watch). I just want to talk about the pizza. The crust is probably the best part, cripsy to the right degree, but not tasty enough to consider it top. This is probably also due to the oven, a small electric oven which can't just give that sort of light burned taste that big coal ovens give to pizza and which makes the crust extraordinarily good. But the worst part is what he puts on the crust...he pours literally tons of olive oil on it, but so much that the pizza is basically frying in the oven (you can see it fry when he takes it out). The pizza is basically floating on olive oil. And remember, the best pizza maker is the one who can make a great and tasty pizza using few and simple, light ingredients (if you add tons of fat or oil, everything becomes tasty). Tomatoes are also totally wrong, they are of a sweet variety that doenst really match with pizza. I almost couldn't believe it that pizza became so famous. There are several other pizzas which are way better. I am from Italy and so far in the US the best pizza I had was at Pepe's in New Haven, better than Lombardi, Grimaldi etc... Di Fara to me is definitely way below them, I would define it as a slightly above average pizza.

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To be honest I've had better pizza for less the money,I waited 35 minutes for 2 slices. It was a little on the salty side,but not so bad. Not a place i would take my family and wait for ever for a pie. Theres tons of pizza places in brooklyn with better service and good pizza. well just my 2 cents.

1
★★★☆☆

To be honest I've had better pizza for less the money,I waited 35 minutes for 2 slices. It was a little on the salty side,but not so bad. Not a place i would take my family and wait for ever for a pie. Theres tons of pizza places in brooklyn with better service and good pizza. well just my 2 cents.

Pros: Pizza was ok.

Cons: To slow and not so clean.

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PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW - When you go to a Pizzeria what are you going for??? Decor? Customer service? Price? Wait time? OR THE BEST PIZZA PERIOD?? If you are looking for anything but the last one, I don?t know what to tell you. BUT, if you are looking for the BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD you should go to DiFaras! My brother and I have driven to every "great" pizza place within a 200 mile radius and nothing can touch DiFaras. Words cant even describe the taste! Trust me, its the best pizza you?ll ever eat. The waits are long, the place isn?t spotless, the customer service isn?t the Ritz Carlton, but its the best pizza and worth a trip from anywhere in the world! trust me!!!!!!

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★★★★★

PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW - When you go to a Pizzeria what are you going for??? Decor? Customer service? Price? Wait time? OR THE BEST PIZZA PERIOD?? If you are looking for anything but the last one, I don?t know what to tell you. BUT, if you are looking for the BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD you should go to DiFaras! My brother and I have driven to every "great" pizza place within a 200 mile radius and nothing can touch DiFaras. Words cant even describe the taste! Trust me, its the best pizza you?ll ever eat. The waits are long, the place isn?t spotless, the customer service isn?t the Ritz Carlton, but its the best pizza and worth a trip from anywhere in the world! trust me!!!!!!

Pros: BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD!

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The best pizza in Brooklyn, and there fore in NYC, and therefore in the country. (And possibly the world.) Bring your patience--the old guy at the counter cannot be rushed--but after perhaps an hour you'll have the tangiest slice or oven-blistered pie you can imagine. Made with fresh mozzarella and topped with freshlly snipped herbs and a dusting of hard cheese--plus great toppings like porcini and artichoke--it is an experience no pizza lover should miss.

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★★★★★

The best pizza in Brooklyn, and there fore in NYC, and therefore in the country. (And possibly the world.) Bring your patience--the old guy at the counter cannot be rushed--but after perhaps an hour you'll have the tangiest slice or oven-blistered pie you can imagine. Made with fresh mozzarella and topped with freshlly snipped herbs and a dusting of hard cheese--plus great toppings like porcini and artichoke--it is an experience no pizza lover should miss.

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I have to agree with the last two posts I read (miriam12 and nycbkgirl)--I love this place. This is the best pizza I've ever had. If you are looking for glamour you're not going to get it here. BUT if you're looking for an incredible piece of pizza go now! Be prepared to stand in line and be firm. Everyone crowds around the counter with their mouths watering to watch this man slowly make pizza but more importantly not too lose their place in line. It's actually an amusing scene especially being a NYer and having the luxury of convenience at your fingertips 24/7 (thus possessing very little patience). I actually have only eaten in the pizzeria twice--after that I would go, order a whole pie to share with friends and make the trek back home. Personally I prefer the silician (thick crust). I generally prefer thin crust pizza but the thick crust pizza here is exceptional.

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★★★★★

I have to agree with the last two posts I read (miriam12 and nycbkgirl)--I love this place. This is the best pizza I've ever had. If you are looking for glamour you're not going to get it here. BUT if you're looking for an incredible piece of pizza go now! Be prepared to stand in line and be firm. Everyone crowds around the counter with their mouths watering to watch this man slowly make pizza but more importantly not too lose their place in line. It's actually an amusing scene especially being a NYer and having the luxury of convenience at your fingertips 24/7 (thus possessing very little patience). I actually have only eaten in the pizzeria twice--after that I would go, order a whole pie to share with friends and make the trek back home. Personally I prefer the silician (thick crust). I generally prefer thin crust pizza but the thick crust pizza here is exceptional.

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you will never have to work harder to get a slice of pizza than this. You have to be aggressive or you will be passed over. My suggestion is to go at an off hour- say 4pm. The old man sticks his hands in the oven without gloves. It is a dying art. Don't miss out.

2
★★★★★

you will never have to work harder to get a slice of pizza than this. You have to be aggressive or you will be passed over. My suggestion is to go at an off hour- say 4pm. The old man sticks his hands in the oven without gloves. It is a dying art. Don't miss out.

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I feel as though I have to defend DiFara's after the last reviewer. I think that the atmosphere while strange and kind of dirty gives the place character. Although it is crazy to wait that long for pizza, it is comparable to pizza I've had in Italy, and the long line and one old man making the pizza in what seems to be slow motion just adds to the experience. My recommendation is to go on a saturday afternoon, in that neighborhood you will definitly find plenty of parking on a saturday! Best pizza, cool atmosphere.......long wait but worth it!

2
★★★★★

I feel as though I have to defend DiFara's after the last reviewer. I think that the atmosphere while strange and kind of dirty gives the place character. Although it is crazy to wait that long for pizza, it is comparable to pizza I've had in Italy, and the long line and one old man making the pizza in what seems to be slow motion just adds to the experience. My recommendation is to go on a saturday afternoon, in that neighborhood you will definitly find plenty of parking on a saturday! Best pizza, cool atmosphere.......long wait but worth it!

Pros: pizza!

Cons: slow!

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This place is very small, with no air.. You have an old man and you middle age woman working there serving the pizza and taking the money. Mind you, they do not have gloves on while handling the money and putting your slice in the oven. Then the price for a plain slice is $4.00. Don't bother with the toppings it will run you $5 per slice. A pie would run you $30 easy. Parking in that neighborhood is horrible.

I waited for a slice, to see what the hype was about, and I never got it...I had 3 people in front of me and they moved so slow behind the counter that after 15 minutes of waiting and WATCHING someone walk up to a window and get a slice before me and I spoke up and said "I want a slice too" they just ignored me and pretended they didn't hear...I left! Waste of my 10 minutes driving around looking for parking and my quarter for the meter!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is very small, with no air.. You have an old man and you middle age woman working there serving the pizza and taking the money. Mind you, they do not have gloves on while handling the money and putting your slice in the oven. Then the price for a plain slice is $4.00. Don't bother with the toppings it will run you $5 per slice. A pie would run you $30 easy. Parking in that neighborhood is horrible.

I waited for a slice, to see what the hype was about, and I never got it...I had 3 people in front of me and they moved so slow behind the counter that after 15 minutes of waiting and WATCHING someone walk up to a window and get a slice before me and I spoke up and said "I want a slice too" they just ignored me and pretended they didn't hear...I left! Waste of my 10 minutes driving around looking for parking and my quarter for the meter!

Cons: PARKING, WAIT TIME & SMALL SPACE

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This Pizza is the ultimate pizza with original ingredients and yes it is worth every minute to wait.
The old man makes the pizzas with so much love and takes his sweet time with no rush. If you love pizza this should be the one and only number 1!

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★★★★★

This Pizza is the ultimate pizza with original ingredients and yes it is worth every minute to wait.
The old man makes the pizzas with so much love and takes his sweet time with no rush. If you love pizza this should be the one and only number 1!

Pros: THUMBS UP...all the way!

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Just visited Di Fara's for the first time, waited about an hour after ordering (and 2 reminders of our order) even though there was close to no one in the place on a Thursday afternoon. Everything here is very casual, which is the major charm/annoyance of the place; orders are occasionally written down, but pizzas are basically auctioned off to the most vocal customer as they come out of the oven. The food: the pizza was good (preferred the regular slice to the Sicilian-style square), maybe very good, definitely better than most NY pies, but I was a bit underwhelmed. The inevitable response to this is, if you don't want to wait in line for good pizza then go somewhere else, it's less people for everyone else to wait behind. I grew up in New Haven, CT on Pepe's pizza; I'm used to waiting 2 hours for a great pie. But the difference there is twofold-once you got inside, you didn't wait another hour for your food after ordering (and have to check back with the employees because they've started serving people who came after you), and every time I eat there I am truly wowed by the food. I definitely wanted to love Di Fara's, and it does have a charm to it-the fact that Domenico is so focused on making pies that he doesn't even pay attention to the business side, and that he does everything himself, shredding fresh cheese and clipping the basil that he himself grows with a pair of sheers fresh on every pizza, is old world and one of a kind. The ingredients are as fresh as they come and it reflects in the taste, but I'm not sure if the pizza is really all it's cracked up to be, and if it's worth the trek and subsequent wait/ordering game. I realize that the place has such a reputation that it is very hard to live up to expectations, but New Yorkers also have a tendency to go into lemmings mode when it comes to food. Hype and perceived quality-before the first bite is ever tasted-sometimes form more of their opinion than anything else.

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★★★☆☆

Just visited Di Fara's for the first time, waited about an hour after ordering (and 2 reminders of our order) even though there was close to no one in the place on a Thursday afternoon. Everything here is very casual, which is the major charm/annoyance of the place; orders are occasionally written down, but pizzas are basically auctioned off to the most vocal customer as they come out of the oven. The food: the pizza was good (preferred the regular slice to the Sicilian-style square), maybe very good, definitely better than most NY pies, but I was a bit underwhelmed. The inevitable response to this is, if you don't want to wait in line for good pizza then go somewhere else, it's less people for everyone else to wait behind. I grew up in New Haven, CT on Pepe's pizza; I'm used to waiting 2 hours for a great pie. But the difference there is twofold-once you got inside, you didn't wait another hour for your food after ordering (and have to check back with the employees because they've started serving people who came after you), and every time I eat there I am truly wowed by the food. I definitely wanted to love Di Fara's, and it does have a charm to it-the fact that Domenico is so focused on making pies that he doesn't even pay attention to the business side, and that he does everything himself, shredding fresh cheese and clipping the basil that he himself grows with a pair of sheers fresh on every pizza, is old world and one of a kind. The ingredients are as fresh as they come and it reflects in the taste, but I'm not sure if the pizza is really all it's cracked up to be, and if it's worth the trek and subsequent wait/ordering game. I realize that the place has such a reputation that it is very hard to live up to expectations, but New Yorkers also have a tendency to go into lemmings mode when it comes to food. Hype and perceived quality-before the first bite is ever tasted-sometimes form more of their opinion than anything else.

Pros: Good pizze, charming spot

Cons: Hope they remember your order, $4 slice

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It's just the best pizza and everyone must try it. All of the toppings were fantastic. The porcini was great and so was the sausage. All of the toppings were sliced surprisingly thick but none of them were overpowering. The blend of 3 cheeses was the proverbial MVP and the oil and basil were nominated for the 6th man of the year award only to lose in an extremely close contest to the handmade crust. This was, by far, the best pizza I have ever had.

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★★★★☆

It's just the best pizza and everyone must try it. All of the toppings were fantastic. The porcini was great and so was the sausage. All of the toppings were sliced surprisingly thick but none of them were overpowering. The blend of 3 cheeses was the proverbial MVP and the oil and basil were nominated for the 6th man of the year award only to lose in an extremely close contest to the handmade crust. This was, by far, the best pizza I have ever had.

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Reviewer 'richie2' is an idiot and a liar, and if he stays the hell out of the places I eat, all the better. It's the best pizza in the city: who really cares what you think, Richie? And who wants to hear you whining?

Seriously though, this pizza is the real deal. There aren't many more like this out there nowadays. Go during a weeknight, you won't be disappointed.

And despite the warnings of prissy little morons, you won't get poisoned. Not even close.

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★★★★☆

Reviewer 'richie2' is an idiot and a liar, and if he stays the hell out of the places I eat, all the better. It's the best pizza in the city: who really cares what you think, Richie? And who wants to hear you whining?

Seriously though, this pizza is the real deal. There aren't many more like this out there nowadays. Go during a weeknight, you won't be disappointed.

And despite the warnings of prissy little morons, you won't get poisoned. Not even close.

Pros: great pizza for a decent price

Cons: a little out of the way, and you have to deal with the presence of people who read about the place in Zagats

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You can stand and watch the chef go through his routine handling dough, basil, cheese, dollars, dough, cheese, etc. No washing hands ever. It should be possible to use good ingredients without risking the health of customers. The dust on the walls looked like fur.

You could make any thin-crust pizza into your own di Fara style pizza by sprinkling fresh basil, olive oil, and parmesan cheese on it, after baking.

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★☆☆☆☆

You can stand and watch the chef go through his routine handling dough, basil, cheese, dollars, dough, cheese, etc. No washing hands ever. It should be possible to use good ingredients without risking the health of customers. The dust on the walls looked like fur.

You could make any thin-crust pizza into your own di Fara style pizza by sprinkling fresh basil, olive oil, and parmesan cheese on it, after baking.

Pros: we were not poisoned

Cons: we thought we might be poisoned. Disgraceful sanitation

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The pizza is incredible, but sure the waits are long it is so worth it!!!
If you don't like to wait for a true pizza masterpiece then go to Papa John's.

2
★★★★★

The pizza is incredible, but sure the waits are long it is so worth it!!!
If you don't like to wait for a true pizza masterpiece then go to Papa John's.

Pros: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Cons: Hard to find parking

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The service was beyond slow, the pizza was sloppy/greasy, and overall, it was a regrettable experience.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The service was beyond slow, the pizza was sloppy/greasy, and overall, it was a regrettable experience.

Pros: close to the subway

Cons: overpriced, nasty employees, greasy crust

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I've heard that the place has gone downhill since the hype started a few years ago. I've been there twice, and after this last time, wouldn't ever go again.

It ended up taking 2 1/2 hours to get a pizza after my order was taken right away. My order was forgotten twice (without apology) and after I finally got the pizza and brought it home, it nearly fell through the box b/c of how greasy it was. If you do end up going despite this review, make sure to tell them light on the olive oil, b/c they dump it on. The cheese, toppings, and sauce are fine (better than average). But the outrageously bad service (the guy who took my order--the owner's son--glared at me and muttered something when I said I'd been waiting for two hours) and the greasy, soppy crust is not something that's worth $25 per pie for. Joe's and Lombardi's in Manhattan are both overall better experiences.

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★★☆☆☆

I've heard that the place has gone downhill since the hype started a few years ago. I've been there twice, and after this last time, wouldn't ever go again.

It ended up taking 2 1/2 hours to get a pizza after my order was taken right away. My order was forgotten twice (without apology) and after I finally got the pizza and brought it home, it nearly fell through the box b/c of how greasy it was. If you do end up going despite this review, make sure to tell them light on the olive oil, b/c they dump it on. The cheese, toppings, and sauce are fine (better than average). But the outrageously bad service (the guy who took my order--the owner's son--glared at me and muttered something when I said I'd been waiting for two hours) and the greasy, soppy crust is not something that's worth $25 per pie for. Joe's and Lombardi's in Manhattan are both overall better experiences.

Pros: fresh porcini mushrooms, artichokes, and cheese

Cons: soggy, oily crust; worst service i've ever encountered in my life (not exaggerating)

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If you love pizza you must go to Di Fara's as it won't be around for much longer. The pies are no longer always fantastic, sometimes they are merely "very good." Nonetheless any pizza lover that does not come here will miss being able to say: "I was at di Fara's while Dominic was there."

2
★★★★★

If you love pizza you must go to Di Fara's as it won't be around for much longer. The pies are no longer always fantastic, sometimes they are merely "very good." Nonetheless any pizza lover that does not come here will miss being able to say: "I was at di Fara's while Dominic was there."

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This is the best pizza in New York, I will never go anywhere else! I will wait two hours for a pie cause its the best!

2
★★★★★

This is the best pizza in New York, I will never go anywhere else! I will wait two hours for a pie cause its the best!

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My dad used to take me to Difara's 30 years ago. I recently rediscovered it. The pies are like no where else. They truly are special & worth the wait & price.

2
★★★★★

My dad used to take me to Difara's 30 years ago. I recently rediscovered it. The pies are like no where else. They truly are special & worth the wait & price.

Pros: Delicious Pizza

Cons: sometimes a wait

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We waited patiently for two hours and finally left with no food and still very hungry. Dom was reminded multiple times by the other guy working that we needed service because we had been waiting for so long. All we wanted was two regular pies. I'd been to Di Fara twice before and knew what to expect, but this was too much. Now I'm seeing the place was shut down for health code violations. I guess it was best that we didn't eat there.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We waited patiently for two hours and finally left with no food and still very hungry. Dom was reminded multiple times by the other guy working that we needed service because we had been waiting for so long. All we wanted was two regular pies. I'd been to Di Fara twice before and knew what to expect, but this was too much. Now I'm seeing the place was shut down for health code violations. I guess it was best that we didn't eat there.

Pros: Amazing tasting pizza

Cons: Health code violations / unacceptable service

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For those of you complaining about the service, you have got to be kidding me. If you want fast pizza with processed ingredients that all tastes the same, then get out of line at Di Fara and order Domino's. If you want TRULY different pizza than what you get at every other pizza restaurant in the world, then s*ck it up and wait here for this pizza. Yeah, the place is old and run down, but who cares. Come for the pizza, not the ambiance.

The old guy hand-shreds mozzarella and parmesan that is from Italy--and you can taste the difference. And he cuts up fresh basil with a pair of scissors on each pizza when it's done. Tell me one other pizza place that does that. And the olive oil that he drizzles on top when it comes out of the oven is the cherry on top. There will be some burnt areas on your pizza. But complaining about the burnt crust is like saying you don't want grill marks on your steak.

By every stretch of the imagination, this is pizza like I have not had, and I can't wait to have it again.

2
★★★★★

For those of you complaining about the service, you have got to be kidding me. If you want fast pizza with processed ingredients that all tastes the same, then get out of line at Di Fara and order Domino's. If you want TRULY different pizza than what you get at every other pizza restaurant in the world, then s*ck it up and wait here for this pizza. Yeah, the place is old and run down, but who cares. Come for the pizza, not the ambiance.

The old guy hand-shreds mozzarella and parmesan that is from Italy--and you can taste the difference. And he cuts up fresh basil with a pair of scissors on each pizza when it's done. Tell me one other pizza place that does that. And the olive oil that he drizzles on top when it comes out of the oven is the cherry on top. There will be some burnt areas on your pizza. But complaining about the burnt crust is like saying you don't want grill marks on your steak.

By every stretch of the imagination, this is pizza like I have not had, and I can't wait to have it again.

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Today, 6-6-07 in the NY Daily News, this place was closed down for 51 health violations!!! Including VERMIN... That's not the extra seasoning I want on my pizza... They failed 3 inspections since March '07. They couldn't even pass a food prep class. For those who are not cooks/chefs, that is the BASICS you learn when taking a class. It's hard to forget the BASICS unless you aren't practicing them of course, then that is just nasty. You are cross-contaminating food prep areas... Samonila anyone??? For a place that has been around for YEARS they know better. Yes, I will admit any place you eat in NYC there WILL be vermin/vermin poo, even at places like the renowned Daniel's. That's just the nature of the food business IN NYC. However 51 VIOLATIONS AND YOU WERE CLOSED DOWN?!?!? YUCK!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Today, 6-6-07 in the NY Daily News, this place was closed down for 51 health violations!!! Including VERMIN... That's not the extra seasoning I want on my pizza... They failed 3 inspections since March '07. They couldn't even pass a food prep class. For those who are not cooks/chefs, that is the BASICS you learn when taking a class. It's hard to forget the BASICS unless you aren't practicing them of course, then that is just nasty. You are cross-contaminating food prep areas... Samonila anyone??? For a place that has been around for YEARS they know better. Yes, I will admit any place you eat in NYC there WILL be vermin/vermin poo, even at places like the renowned Daniel's. That's just the nature of the food business IN NYC. However 51 VIOLATIONS AND YOU WERE CLOSED DOWN?!?!? YUCK!!!

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Went with a Brooklyn-native and his girlfriend and my boyfriend on a Saturday afternoon around 1ish. He said he was surprised at how short the line was. So the other girlfriend and I sat down at one of the tables and waited while our boyfriends stood in a "line" for about 30 minutes. We watched the old guy make the pizza, which was cool for about the first 15 minutes, but after that it's just plain boring. People came in and out. Some loud guys that acted as if they knew they old guy and bragged about how they were able to cut the line and get a pizza before everyone else. It was really dumb and honestly I don't even think the old guy knew these people at all, but they were just claiming "15-seconds of fame" in this hole-in-the-wall pizza dump. So finally they guys sat down with 5 slices of pizza. I got a slice of the sicilian, which had BLACK crust because it was so burned. No I'm not exaggerrating. I couldn't even bite through the crust even if I wanted to. And the edible part was not even that good. I didn't get to taste the other kind, because the guys were so hungry at this point that all the other slices were scarfed down within 3 minutes. (they had to get slices because they never got a chance to put in a pie order, like we originally intended). Basically waited in line for 30+ minutes to sit and eat for 5 minutes. So, yeah, definately not the best pizza I've ever had, and FAR from even being close to it. This place is so overrated. I hope I never go back. And I was so hopeful that it would be good, too.

1
★★☆☆☆

Went with a Brooklyn-native and his girlfriend and my boyfriend on a Saturday afternoon around 1ish. He said he was surprised at how short the line was. So the other girlfriend and I sat down at one of the tables and waited while our boyfriends stood in a "line" for about 30 minutes. We watched the old guy make the pizza, which was cool for about the first 15 minutes, but after that it's just plain boring. People came in and out. Some loud guys that acted as if they knew they old guy and bragged about how they were able to cut the line and get a pizza before everyone else. It was really dumb and honestly I don't even think the old guy knew these people at all, but they were just claiming "15-seconds of fame" in this hole-in-the-wall pizza dump. So finally they guys sat down with 5 slices of pizza. I got a slice of the sicilian, which had BLACK crust because it was so burned. No I'm not exaggerrating. I couldn't even bite through the crust even if I wanted to. And the edible part was not even that good. I didn't get to taste the other kind, because the guys were so hungry at this point that all the other slices were scarfed down within 3 minutes. (they had to get slices because they never got a chance to put in a pie order, like we originally intended). Basically waited in line for 30+ minutes to sit and eat for 5 minutes. So, yeah, definately not the best pizza I've ever had, and FAR from even being close to it. This place is so overrated. I hope I never go back. And I was so hopeful that it would be good, too.

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The waits are nowhere near as bad as people say they are and all this stuff takes is practice.

I've been going to Di Fara for almost 10 years now and the pizza is the best I've had anywhere. I'm of Italian descent, I spend my summers in Naples or Genoa and I've had a lot of pretty good pizza. Di Fara is one of two or three pizzerias I'll eat at in NY.

The pizza is Dom's own brand of Ameripolitano. Not quite a Neapolitan pizza, but far off from any corner pizzeria. His pies are extremely thin, but the crusts are usually perfectly formed and hardened. Eating one of these pies without losing your cheese probably takes a little practice. I used to fold my slices but I find that it just cuts down on how many bites you get without adding to the flavor, so definitely make the effort to find that "equilibrium" of grabbing force/bending that'll keep your slice upright and aimed at your mouth, not your shirt. You can distinctly taste at least three types of cheese on the pie, but I think he uses more. His ingredients are really top notch.

In regards to the service, you're buying an artisan's lifelong craft. If you don't like the wait then go get a nice wholesome slice of garbage at Jerusalem Pizza down the block. Getting a pie CAN POTENTIALLY take as long as 45 minutes, but I normally get my pies in about 15. Fastest ever was like 10. You absolutely have to wait at the counter, toss Domenic a greeting, etc. I usually place my order at the end of a mini-conversation about a recent holiday, Italy, etc. He has to remember you or you will wait a veeeery long time. Don't feel bad for cutting in front of people because they would do the same to you in a second. If you make yourself known and leave something in his memory then the next time he turns, he's going to make eye contact with you, raise his eyebrows and go "Regula pie, right?"

People, PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR GARBAGE! Dom is not your grandpa and your stuff will stay there until another customer tosses it.

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★★★★★

The waits are nowhere near as bad as people say they are and all this stuff takes is practice.

I've been going to Di Fara for almost 10 years now and the pizza is the best I've had anywhere. I'm of Italian descent, I spend my summers in Naples or Genoa and I've had a lot of pretty good pizza. Di Fara is one of two or three pizzerias I'll eat at in NY.

The pizza is Dom's own brand of Ameripolitano. Not quite a Neapolitan pizza, but far off from any corner pizzeria. His pies are extremely thin, but the crusts are usually perfectly formed and hardened. Eating one of these pies without losing your cheese probably takes a little practice. I used to fold my slices but I find that it just cuts down on how many bites you get without adding to the flavor, so definitely make the effort to find that "equilibrium" of grabbing force/bending that'll keep your slice upright and aimed at your mouth, not your shirt. You can distinctly taste at least three types of cheese on the pie, but I think he uses more. His ingredients are really top notch.

In regards to the service, you're buying an artisan's lifelong craft. If you don't like the wait then go get a nice wholesome slice of garbage at Jerusalem Pizza down the block. Getting a pie CAN POTENTIALLY take as long as 45 minutes, but I normally get my pies in about 15. Fastest ever was like 10. You absolutely have to wait at the counter, toss Domenic a greeting, etc. I usually place my order at the end of a mini-conversation about a recent holiday, Italy, etc. He has to remember you or you will wait a veeeery long time. Don't feel bad for cutting in front of people because they would do the same to you in a second. If you make yourself known and leave something in his memory then the next time he turns, he's going to make eye contact with you, raise his eyebrows and go "Regula pie, right?"

People, PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR GARBAGE! Dom is not your grandpa and your stuff will stay there until another customer tosses it.

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I absolutely love DiFara's pizza! It is SSSOOOOO delicious! It is all fresh ingredients and though the wait is long - it is absolutely worth it! If you haven't yet tried it - I recommend trying it atleast once - and let your tastebuds decide for themselves. The price may be a little bit more than average pizzerias however, this is NO AVERAGE PIZZA! Plus, Dom is very nice - and you won't be alone (meaning there will be a lot of other nice customers there) when you wait for your slice of heaven - but I recommend ordering a whole pie because you will want more than one slice!!!

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love DiFara's pizza! It is SSSOOOOO delicious! It is all fresh ingredients and though the wait is long - it is absolutely worth it! If you haven't yet tried it - I recommend trying it atleast once - and let your tastebuds decide for themselves. The price may be a little bit more than average pizzerias however, this is NO AVERAGE PIZZA! Plus, Dom is very nice - and you won't be alone (meaning there will be a lot of other nice customers there) when you wait for your slice of heaven - but I recommend ordering a whole pie because you will want more than one slice!!!

Pros: Best pizza and good price!

Cons: Long wait - but worth it!

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We did'nt get to order, never mind eat the pie. Spend ten minutes in this place and you'll walk out shaking your head.....you'll never forget what you've just witnessed.....You'll remember the scene until the day you die....every post here, tells it like it is.....You can tell Dom has been making pies the same way for a long time..he is so calm, cool and collected. Does'nt care how many people are waiting in the joint..does'nt care nor even knows who is next in line..just keeps making the pies...someone must know the secret on how to get served...My suggestion..go there just to watch...don't plan on eating...If you do..God bless ya..you lucked out.....His Pie may be the greatest in NYC..But we will never know...... We were there at 5:30 this evening..I'm sure there are still some of the same people still in there..waiting for that pie.

1
★★☆☆☆

We did'nt get to order, never mind eat the pie. Spend ten minutes in this place and you'll walk out shaking your head.....you'll never forget what you've just witnessed.....You'll remember the scene until the day you die....every post here, tells it like it is.....You can tell Dom has been making pies the same way for a long time..he is so calm, cool and collected. Does'nt care how many people are waiting in the joint..does'nt care nor even knows who is next in line..just keeps making the pies...someone must know the secret on how to get served...My suggestion..go there just to watch...don't plan on eating...If you do..God bless ya..you lucked out.....His Pie may be the greatest in NYC..But we will never know...... We were there at 5:30 this evening..I'm sure there are still some of the same people still in there..waiting for that pie.

Pros: Memories for a lifetime

Cons: Wish I knew what the best slice in NYC tastes like

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I grew up a few blocks from DiFara and have been eating Dom's pizza since the mid 1960s. "Back in the day" a number of other pizza places made their pies similar to (but not quite as good as) DiFara. Make the GRAVY the night before to let it age. Use only the best dough/cheese/olive oil etc...Those pizza masters are all gone now except for DOM. At DiFara nothing has changed except the crowds. Perhaps a bit of advice will help thin some of the masses.
Read/believe the posts - it's wayyy busy/long lines so if you have a prob waiting PLEASE STAY AWAY! FYI: NO YOU CANT CALL UP AND HAVE YOUR PIE WAITING AND WALK PAST EVERYONE ELSE - GEE WHY DIDNT WE ALL THINK OF THAT - DUH. The man does not wear gloves/the place is untidy etc...so if that puts you off your meal PLEASE STAY AWAY! OMG the pizza actually has visable olive oil on it. That's right just like it always has everywhere else but Dominoes and most places besides the East coast. YOUR pizza place doesnt? Go there and PLEASE STAY AWAY! If the thought of an "OLD" master working 7 days a week creating something he loves infringes on your Gen X sensibilities PLEASE STAY AWAY! If you are a food critic of sorts who thinks that your review/post MADE this place and now your gastronome tummy is turned at the wait - DiFara has been there busy and unchanged for decades. YOU merely stumbled on it so PLEASE STAY AWAY!
I know my post doesnt apply to 90% of you but if the other 10% would PLEASE STAY AWAY the rest of us can get our pizza just a bit sooner. Thank you very nice!
But, I do miss the days before it got crazy busy. A time when I could stop in for a slice and chat with a gracious and interesting guy as he made his wonderful pies.

2
★★★★★

I grew up a few blocks from DiFara and have been eating Dom's pizza since the mid 1960s. "Back in the day" a number of other pizza places made their pies similar to (but not quite as good as) DiFara. Make the GRAVY the night before to let it age. Use only the best dough/cheese/olive oil etc...Those pizza masters are all gone now except for DOM. At DiFara nothing has changed except the crowds. Perhaps a bit of advice will help thin some of the masses.
Read/believe the posts - it's wayyy busy/long lines so if you have a prob waiting PLEASE STAY AWAY! FYI: NO YOU CANT CALL UP AND HAVE YOUR PIE WAITING AND WALK PAST EVERYONE ELSE - GEE WHY DIDNT WE ALL THINK OF THAT - DUH. The man does not wear gloves/the place is untidy etc...so if that puts you off your meal PLEASE STAY AWAY! OMG the pizza actually has visable olive oil on it. That's right just like it always has everywhere else but Dominoes and most places besides the East coast. YOUR pizza place doesnt? Go there and PLEASE STAY AWAY! If the thought of an "OLD" master working 7 days a week creating something he loves infringes on your Gen X sensibilities PLEASE STAY AWAY! If you are a food critic of sorts who thinks that your review/post MADE this place and now your gastronome tummy is turned at the wait - DiFara has been there busy and unchanged for decades. YOU merely stumbled on it so PLEASE STAY AWAY!
I know my post doesnt apply to 90% of you but if the other 10% would PLEASE STAY AWAY the rest of us can get our pizza just a bit sooner. Thank you very nice!
But, I do miss the days before it got crazy busy. A time when I could stop in for a slice and chat with a gracious and interesting guy as he made his wonderful pies.

Pros: The best pizza you will ever have

Cons: A long (but worthwhile) wait

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I ordered 2 pies on a saturday afternoon. I tried to call ahead and nobody picked up the phone. When I showed up to order in person I could see why. The guy is about 90 years old and operates his place in complete chaos. He jumps in line serving slices to people who just walk in and ignoring the people who have been waiting "JUST TO PUT AN ORDER IN" that's right. People stood in line for 45mins just to order. We walked out after an hour of waiting to order. The guy only had maybe 8 customers in the store.

He doesn't use gloves or watch his hands. He handles money and goes back to making food.

The place is not worth the wait. I have had the pizza before when someone else picked it up on a slower night and it is greasy and very thin. 2-3 slices of his pizza make up a normal slice (lenny and johns, pronto, L&B)

0
★☆☆☆☆

I ordered 2 pies on a saturday afternoon. I tried to call ahead and nobody picked up the phone. When I showed up to order in person I could see why. The guy is about 90 years old and operates his place in complete chaos. He jumps in line serving slices to people who just walk in and ignoring the people who have been waiting "JUST TO PUT AN ORDER IN" that's right. People stood in line for 45mins just to order. We walked out after an hour of waiting to order. The guy only had maybe 8 customers in the store.

He doesn't use gloves or watch his hands. He handles money and goes back to making food.

The place is not worth the wait. I have had the pizza before when someone else picked it up on a slower night and it is greasy and very thin. 2-3 slices of his pizza make up a normal slice (lenny and johns, pronto, L&B)

Pros: Not a 1

Cons: wait time, greasy pizza, small slices, expensive

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The pizza was amazing here I even ate the crust. Yes it does take a while to get a pie but everything is so fresh!. You have to realize and admire the dedication that is put into every pie made by one man for years !!
One thing i do have to complain about is the pizzaria. I can understand the old school pizzaria envrioment but the place is in serious need of some time or renovations , cleaning and updating . Other then that enjoy one of the best pizzas in NY

2
★★★★★

The pizza was amazing here I even ate the crust. Yes it does take a while to get a pie but everything is so fresh!. You have to realize and admire the dedication that is put into every pie made by one man for years !!
One thing i do have to complain about is the pizzaria. I can understand the old school pizzaria envrioment but the place is in serious need of some time or renovations , cleaning and updating . Other then that enjoy one of the best pizzas in NY

Pros: The pizza

Cons: The wait and the state of the pizzaria

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We arrived around 3 in the afternoon. It's a small, dingy place that hasn't changed in 40 years, nor has it been thoroughly cleaned. We were pushed into the crowd that huddled around the counter. Couldn't tell who had ordered and who hadn't; neither could the owner or his son. Son took our order after we'd stood there for 10 minutes. Watched burned pizzas come out of the oven. Tried to find a couple of chairs at the handful of greasy tables. Waited. Waited. Waited. A few people who came in after us got their food. Waited some more. Watched the owner look into the empty pizza ovens, then start making another order. Told the son what we had ordered 30+ minutes before. He didn't seem to care. Saw the owner looking at a long list of orders. People continued to cram into the place. After an hour, we walked out. It may be the best pizza in NYC, but I'll never find out. I'd rather get 2nd best pizza somewhere else than stand in a dirty, cramped restaurant with poor service and a painfully long wait.

1
★★☆☆☆

We arrived around 3 in the afternoon. It's a small, dingy place that hasn't changed in 40 years, nor has it been thoroughly cleaned. We were pushed into the crowd that huddled around the counter. Couldn't tell who had ordered and who hadn't; neither could the owner or his son. Son took our order after we'd stood there for 10 minutes. Watched burned pizzas come out of the oven. Tried to find a couple of chairs at the handful of greasy tables. Waited. Waited. Waited. A few people who came in after us got their food. Waited some more. Watched the owner look into the empty pizza ovens, then start making another order. Told the son what we had ordered 30+ minutes before. He didn't seem to care. Saw the owner looking at a long list of orders. People continued to cram into the place. After an hour, we walked out. It may be the best pizza in NYC, but I'll never find out. I'd rather get 2nd best pizza somewhere else than stand in a dirty, cramped restaurant with poor service and a painfully long wait.

Cons: long wait, inconvenient location, small size, dirty

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I used to work at Lombardi's in little Italy. I was feed theirs for a bit and loved it. Growing up I went to Grimaldi's if I wanted something special too.

I recently moved near brooklyn college though, in the area, and am sorry that I didn't know about it for the past couple of months here.

I biked over on a rainy sunday night before closing figuring I could get a quick pie order.

When I got there there was a steady stream of people milling around in front of the counter waiting.
I figured if there were that many people waiting at this time it must be good and decided to wait as well.

My assumption was confirmed as I watched Dom make all the pizzas himself like a well oiled machine. It's like watching a master working away at his craft.

Once I got the pizza home it was a little cold and I regret not getting a warm slice while waiting but as I had the first and second slice it was bliss. This is how pizza should taste, light, healthy, not too much cheese, crust perfectly chared.

I'll be going there once every two weeks or more just for a few slices to take back home.

My girlfriend was delighted at the pizza that I brought back and instists she eat there with me the next time she goes.

Go eat there before this masterpiece expires!

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★★★★★

I used to work at Lombardi's in little Italy. I was feed theirs for a bit and loved it. Growing up I went to Grimaldi's if I wanted something special too.

I recently moved near brooklyn college though, in the area, and am sorry that I didn't know about it for the past couple of months here.

I biked over on a rainy sunday night before closing figuring I could get a quick pie order.

When I got there there was a steady stream of people milling around in front of the counter waiting.
I figured if there were that many people waiting at this time it must be good and decided to wait as well.

My assumption was confirmed as I watched Dom make all the pizzas himself like a well oiled machine. It's like watching a master working away at his craft.

Once I got the pizza home it was a little cold and I regret not getting a warm slice while waiting but as I had the first and second slice it was bliss. This is how pizza should taste, light, healthy, not too much cheese, crust perfectly chared.

I'll be going there once every two weeks or more just for a few slices to take back home.

My girlfriend was delighted at the pizza that I brought back and instists she eat there with me the next time she goes.

Go eat there before this masterpiece expires!

Pros: Fresh ingredients, great character to the place

Cons: The teasing wait for the goods.

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Nobody does it better than Di Fara. He's DEFINETLY worth the wait. If I can go there everyday I would. I would wait a week for a slice of pizza if I had to. I love how he always makes the pie in front of you and everything is FRESH FRESH FRESH.

2
★★★★★

Nobody does it better than Di Fara. He's DEFINETLY worth the wait. If I can go there everyday I would. I would wait a week for a slice of pizza if I had to. I love how he always makes the pie in front of you and everything is FRESH FRESH FRESH.

Pros: Best pizza a person will ever eat.

Cons: Long wait, could be cleaner.

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Yes, you can count on a wait; yes, it's well out of the way of most New Yorkers; yes, the place is dingy.
And yes, this is the best pizza in New York City. So make it an afternoon (call ahead, even), have a beer and watch the master at work.

2
★★★★★

Yes, you can count on a wait; yes, it's well out of the way of most New Yorkers; yes, the place is dingy.
And yes, this is the best pizza in New York City. So make it an afternoon (call ahead, even), have a beer and watch the master at work.

Pros: the food, the chef

Cons: the wait, the crowds, the heat

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This place is too far away and the restaurant itself is dirty and decrepit to boot. The owner is a sweet man, but he has no rhyme or reason when it comes to running his business. We were standing in line for over 1.5 hours and he was making pizzas for people who came in after us. Another guy on line who was there before us tried to complain and the owner just shrugged. We just got fed up and ended up leaving. Wake up people! This is NYC, you can practically trip over great pizza don't bother with this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is too far away and the restaurant itself is dirty and decrepit to boot. The owner is a sweet man, but he has no rhyme or reason when it comes to running his business. We were standing in line for over 1.5 hours and he was making pizzas for people who came in after us. Another guy on line who was there before us tried to complain and the owner just shrugged. We just got fed up and ended up leaving. Wake up people! This is NYC, you can practically trip over great pizza don't bother with this place.

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If you want to wait 1 hour for a fresh slice this is the place for you. (Try to spent minimum 10 minutes on checking out how he (the owner) makes the pizza.
Awesome pizza !!!! Not expensive at all.
Made fresh - never reheated !!!!!!!

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★★★★★

If you want to wait 1 hour for a fresh slice this is the place for you. (Try to spent minimum 10 minutes on checking out how he (the owner) makes the pizza.
Awesome pizza !!!! Not expensive at all.
Made fresh - never reheated !!!!!!!

Pros: best pizza !!!

Cons: place needs to be repainted once every 40 years, lol

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One can debate what is more rewarding: Watching Dominic shaping his pies as if he was Stradivarius making a violin, or actually eating one! Be prepared to wait LONG time (by NY standards) - but it is worth it. The pie is fantastic: all ingredients are fresh, crust is thin and juicy! The biggest problem is finding parking space.

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★★★★★

One can debate what is more rewarding: Watching Dominic shaping his pies as if he was Stradivarius making a violin, or actually eating one! Be prepared to wait LONG time (by NY standards) - but it is worth it. The pie is fantastic: all ingredients are fresh, crust is thin and juicy! The biggest problem is finding parking space.

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If you're a pizza connoisseur, you're in the right place. Dominico DeMarco's priority is making amazing pizza---one-by-one, by hand, v-e-r-y slowly. The dough is made with imported Italian flour, he uses not one but three cheeses (buffalo…

 

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