1424 Ave. J, Brooklyn, NY, 11230
at E. 15th St.
By thunderthud on 7/21/2008
I visited Di Fara again recently and they've raised the price of a slice to $4 (and $20 for a pie). Now this is quite shocking, particularly for a small slice, but it does seem to have cut the wait considerably. As a neighbor this is more bad news than good, I won't be visiting as often, but if you want to make the pilgrimage to try this unique and wonderful pizza I'd say it's sort of good news. The wait used to be 20-30 minutes for a slice and good luck getting more than one, on my last visit there were fresh slices waiting for me when I arrived. I don't know if this experiment will last since business appears to be way off but I believe Mr. DeMarco has earned the right to make a little more money while working a bit less, I'm just thankful he's still there at all.
By girardasse on 4/25/2008
Everything is fantastic in that pizza: - thin crust that tastes slightly burnt flour! - tomato sauce almost uniformly melted with cheese - parmeggiano and fresh basil on top. Perfect balance. Sure youll have to wait but its definitely worth it.
By knoodel on 3/20/2008
My daughter and I traveled from Texas to NY for springbreak. We got alittle lost going from the City to Brooklyn, but when we asked others on the streets, they knew exactly where we wanted to go! We had to wait a long time and my daughter was just about ready to give up but the wait was so worth it! It is not the best looking place, but let me tell you what, the taste so out weighted the appearance! I loved the little man in the dirty apron.I am a big fan of garlic, so when I could smell the garlic before I took a bite, I knew that I would just love it. I just wish I could have had a cold beer with it....but hey I lived without it! My daughter even wants to go back before we head back home to Texas! That says alot, she does not wait well, and she is willing to wait to get another slice of this pizza! Thank you for telling my friend about your family resturant!
By BrianKing on 10/24/2005
Having visited NYC many times and sampled lots of pizza I wasn't sure that spending 3-4 hours of our father-son weekend in the city on this "escapade" would be worth it. It was Andrews 16th birthday and into to the big apple and his friend ex Brooklyn had suggested the visit. So we went! Their is nothing I can say to expand on what others have said - simply put the best, most irresistable pizza both I've ever had. And the regulars there told some funny stories. Just one - an Orthodox jewish friend of one patron has him smuggle in the DiFara to his office from time to time. His defense - "I'm not perfect - do you think I can go thru life without ever eating DiFara!" Thanks for the experience - this is what makes NYC the place to be!
By dt917 on 5/6/2005
The pizza in this place is really excellent. For a cheese pizza, I'd say it's second-best in Brooklyn, after Totonno's. If we're talking about pizzas with toppings, then it's perhaps the best in the city. Yes, the place is a dump, but it's not filthy and pizza isn't meant to be eaten with linen and china anyway. What really sets this place apart is the individual attention Dominic puts into each pie -- it isn't an assembly line kind of place like Grimaldi's (not as good as it used to be) or Lombardi's (nothing special anymore). Yes, he's slow, but he's an 80 year old man! Cut him some slack, and bring a book.
By marymagic on 3/26/2005
My standards and taste buds demand the best and Difara's pizza is truly sublime.The wait is intolerable but the taste melts all frustrate away!
By bkprod on 10/31/2012
The crust is somehow caramelized. It is costly but worth the price and trip and I've been to most of the rated "top spots' in nyc.
By nycdoll on 11/9/2009
I was skeptical since the wait is so long and there are a bunch of tourists also waiting and taking pictures of the little old man making the pizza. Once we finally got our pie, I completely was sold. The pizza was absolutely delicious and reminded me of what real Italian pizza used to taste like. The condition of the place, long wait and crowd of people can turn you off but it really is worth the wait if you've never had this pizza before. After that I would recommend trying to go during the day on a weekday for possibly a shorter wait and hassle.
By laracas on 7/1/2005
I heard from many people of Di Fara's glory and I wasn't let down a bit. The long wait in this hot and filthy restaurant was rewarded with the freshest, best pizza i have ever tasted.
By Nick227 on 8/20/2003
Stopped off there last weekend. Wanted to taste what the hype was all about. The pizza was good, but was similar to most of the local pizza places in Brooklyn. If you want great pizza, try Lentos in Bay Ridge, Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst and of course, Gramaldi's in DUMBO.