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1424 Ave. J, Brooklyn, NY, 11230
at E. 15th St.
The best sicilian slice i've ever had
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 oneeggcream on 6/13/2011
I lived in Brooklyn for the first 21 years of my life and went to Di Fara always. The pizza was OK then but I can't imagine that someone would think it's the BEST pizza now! $6.50 for a slice of pizza? I don't think so!! Larry's on Ave M had pizza that was some of the best I've ever had! I don't know who started this idea that De Fara was the best but I don't think who ever it was really knows their pizza! I'd be damned if I would stand in line for a piece of pizza and then have to pay $6.50 for it!! That would have to be the best pizza in the world no less in Brooklyn! Save your hard earned money and go to Crispy Pizza on 13th Ave for some REALLY GOOD pizza. There has to be a dozen more pizza places in Brooklyn that have GREAT pizza and not nearly as expensive as Di Fara's!!
Domenico De Marco should be knighted.
By yekcul on 6/11/2010
Yes. Try it. It's really that good and it's entertaining to watch this artist, this bright shining light from heaven, make your pie. You need to have a sense of humor about the wait though, otherwise you'll ruin the entire experience for yourself.
di faras? di joke
By davifranci on 3/17/2010
if youre the type of person who enjoy punishment at the hands of pizza shop owners , wade right in . average pizza horrible service. no one deserves this kind of brutatily, except the most weird. in an update i went back, there were no lines , ordered, waited about 5 min, pizza was ready , i took my 2 slices and ate them walking down the street. it was about as normal as pizza can be. slices were fair.
Di Fara, Another Emperor With No Clothes
By thewiseking on 2/9/2010
you enter a dirty crowded little place with a long line and filled with pizza tourists and the usual accolades from the p.r. fueled media. after an eternity of waiting you plunk down five hard earned bucks and are handed a thin slice overloaded with a multitude of “artisanal” components you really could do without. nice char on the crust but when you lift your slice a soupy mess slides right off and you are left with only a handful of soggy crust with which to somehow scoop it up. best pizza in Brooklyn? fuhgeddaboutit UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2011: ONCE AGAIN THIS FILTHY DUMP HAS BEEN SHUTTERED BY THE DEPT OF HEALTH FOR SERIOUS HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS!
Really is the best pizza.
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 peterf54 on 10/3/2009
Wonderful sauce. Decent crust. Overall very good but far from the best and very overpriced Worth trying but not worth the trip to nowhere
By shellylog on 4/15/2009
the best of the best .everything good is worth waiting for lol
Bad sign when it's packed with Tourists
By Massi on 3/9/2009
Not only did I have to wait 45 minutes for an overpriced pizza, but I had to listen to the inane blathering of multiple groups of tourists. Say goodbye to an era. I even heard that DeMarco's in West Village shut down and has become Mezzaluna. Sad really.
No Pizza in History worth 90 minute wait
By Waffle_Rama on 3/2/2009
I should have trusted my gut instinct when we stepped in at 2:20 yesterday afternoon. I should have walked away. It took five minutes just to figure out that we had to push through the crowd to place our order. We placed it at 2:25 and got our pice at 4:00. No, I'm not exaggerating. Though good, there was a hard object in mine on which I broke my tooth. I don't know why the health dept has not shut down. It is filthy. At 3:30, they locked the door with about 50 people inside. That can't be legal. Sorry folks. I say don't waste your time.
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