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Di Fara Pizza

1424 Ave. J, Brooklyn, NY, 11230
at E. 15th St.
718-258-1367

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 9
Service: 5
Décor: 4
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

78% would go back.

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worth the wait

By laracas on 7/1/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 2
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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299 out of 631 people found this review helpful.

Among the Great Pizzas

By dt917 on 5/6/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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339 out of 691 people found this review helpful.

pizza heaven

By marymagic on 3/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 2
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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330 out of 750 people found this review helpful.

Worth the wait

By bklyngurl5 on 5/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Expect to be there a while, the wait for a pie can be over an hour. The old man still makes every pizza with his own two hands. However, this pizza is really a work of art. The buffalo mozzarella gives the pizza a fantastic sharp flavor. The slices are thin and the crust is crunchy. Difara's has been shut down by the health department recently so you might want to check and make sure that it's open before you go.

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403 out of 751 people found this review helpful.

Best Pizza

By normm on 3/6/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

When you walk in for the first time every looks like a typical pizza place. But--I watched the owner making the pizza with all fresh ingredients and grating the cheeses and using top oils and other products and I realized this wasn't the average place. When you then look around at the awards and commendations you realize the place and the product is very special.

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327 out of 697 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Pizza

By Bushel1 on 10/6/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place has fantastic pizza with very slow service. The man needs some help making the pies.

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314 out of 691 people found this review helpful.

Good, but not the best in Brooklyn

By Nick227 on 8/20/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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On The Fence Re: Whether Worth The Trip

By colpo on 4/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

A friend recommended this shop for the food only. He specifically advised NOT to wear nice clothes because you will get grease spots on your clothes here. Right on both counts. One more neg: ever take the subway to Midwood - TAKE LONGER ALREADY. The pizza's the thing here, oily and tasty with great ingredients. Counter service is slow. If you go on a weekend, it seems like the next 3 pies yet to come out of the oven are already spoken for by the throng waiting at the counter. I don't know if I'd go back here, frankly. Maybe that's how it's loyal customers would prefer it.

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276 out of 572 people found this review helpful.

THE SECRET IS OUT

By mobilemike on 4/16/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 2
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have traveled the world since discovering DiFara's in 1989 and none can compete. I now live 1000 miles away and still make a pilgrimage every chance I get for a "slice" on Avenue J. I don't know what Dom's secret recipe may be, but I do know that he is a Master. "Chic" it is not, but if you're in search of great pizza then DiFara's is the spot. It's a family run business with alot of heart. I will keep going back every chance I get!

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Best Pizza

By centralpark on 4/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 2
  • Yes, I would go back!

Quality pizza is worth everything! It is great and unlike anything you've tasted - fresh, hot, and oh so good. Yes, the place isn't well kept. You don't go to a pizzeria for clean tables, you go for an excellent pizza. If you like hot, fresh pizza, it's worth the trek!

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