Di Fara Pizza

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Details
1424 Avenue J (at E 15th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-1367
Pizza
$ $
Hours
Wed–Sun: Noon–4:30 PM

Domenico DeMarco is a local celebrity, having owned and operated Di Fara since 1964. Dom cooks both New York- and Sicilian-style pizza Wednesday through Saturday (noon to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) for hungry New Yorkers and tourists willing to wait in long lines and brave the free-for-all that is the Di Fara counter experience. Yes, you're better off getting a whole pie than shelling out for the $5 slice. Yes, it's a trek, and sure, Dom goes through periods when the underside of the pizza can tend toward overdone, but when he's on, Di Fara can make a very strong case for being America's best pizza.

If you want to understand why before visiting, watch the great video about Di Fara called “The Best Thing I Ever Done.” You can’t go wrong with the classic round or square cheese pie (topped with oil-marinated hot peppers, which you can ladle on at the counter if you elbow in), but the menu’s signature is the Di Fara Classic Pie: mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, plum tomato sauce, basil, sausage, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and of course, a drizzle of olive oil by Dom.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

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Foursquare Tips

  • Exercise patience, receive pizza.
  • If you want any chance at doing something else with your afternoon or evening, get there about a half hour before it opens. Order a whole pie; it's not worth the trip to get it by the slice.
  • Think pizza only tastes great from wood or coal burning ovens? Think again. Fresh, quality ingredients imported from Italy set these pies apart - try the real, thick-cut pepperoni or fresh artichokes.
  • You're probably already here, so my tip to GO BEFORE OPENING is probably wasted on you. So I'll just say, GET A WHOLE PIE. Round or square. Both great. It's not worth the wait for only a slice or two.
  • NY (Eat): My favorite food venue in Brooklyn is Di Fara's Chef Dan Silverman, The Standard Grill
  • This legendary Brooklyn pizzeria garners two hour waits for $5 slices. And yes, it's worth it. Just read up on the rules.
  • Go to Di Fara. Get there before he opens (around noon). Barely a line to speak of.
  • Dominick is a true pizza master and takes his time to get it right. Be patient and don't be picky. You will be back. Cash only
  • http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/07/is-difara-pizza-slice-worth-5-dollars-whens-the-best-time-to-go-whats-good-there.html
  • The best pizza you can possibly eat in New York City. Others will scream about Grimaldi's or some other place, the is no better pizza than Di Fara. Take the Q train to Ave J, you will never regret it
  • On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Sunny Anderson reveals her favorite Italian dish, Pizza with Mushrooms and Garlic, from Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn, NY. Find more tips at FN Local.
  • best pizza on earth.
  • If you love pizza. This is the place to go. You might have to wait at the counter for a while, so get there early.
  • If you want the best, you've gotta work for it. Get there before it opens if you want to wait for 20 minutes instead of 2 hours.
  • say hi to dom for me
  • Try the Pizza
  • This man is so badass he can touch a piping hot/sizzling pizza pan with his bare hands. Experience it before he gets too old!
  • This is an Institution. Whatever you get will be an honour to your mouth.
  • Try the square pie for a thicker, almost biscuit-like crust, absorbing every essence of DeMarco's fresh tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella.
  • This place reminded me how food cures depression.