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1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123040.625029 -73.961558
Wed-Fri noon-4 pm, 6:30-9 pm, Sat noon-4 pm, 7-9 pm, Sun 1-4 pm, 7-8 pm
Yes, it's in the middle of nowhere. Yes, you have to wait a million years while owner Dom DeMarco painstakingly makes his pies one at a time. And yes, the pizza costs more than the crap sold on every corner. But these are masterpiece pies, unique in the world, and the standard by which all other pizza is judged. Live with it.
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.
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 for that if you don't like to wait a long while.
a little overrated too sweet worth a try – 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!
Brooklyns best – 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!
Deplorable attitudes!!!!!!!!!!! – I repeat: DEPLORABLE attitudes.
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 minutes, were told that they could not serve us because they were closing. We had arrived 15 minutes before this closing time and were not once informed that we would not be served.
A nice person in line ahead of us had ordered 3 slices and shared one with us. The pizza was good but I would never subject myself to such rude and unprofessional people like that again.
The Taste Still Lingers...Delicioso! – 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 a slice apiece ($5 per; a bit exorbitant, but ultimately worth it) of freshly made pizza with a crisp crust to die for, delicious tangy cheese, San Marzano tomato sauce (sweet and tangy all at once), and fresh, aromatic basil (and I do love me some basil!) My reserve almost weakened to order another slice, but my guilty dieting conscience got the better of me, and I took my time with the one I had. Domenico's pizza is truly 'artisanal'; made lovingly by hand in the true, time-tested way by someone who's been doing this for a good long time. This certainly isn't 'Domino's' (ugh!), or any mass-market pizza; it's the real deal. Don't know if I'd be spending $25-30 for a pie, unless I was in a splurging mood, but you sure can't go wrong if you do. They're closed Mondays and Tuesdays, after all, Dom's been making these for 47 years; he has earned a little 'me' time. If in Brooklyn, check it out, but don't expect anything fancy. Just good, hot and fresh old-world taste. Brava, Dom! Mangia bene!
To Die For – 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
nothing stays the same – 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.
Best pizza I've ever had – 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.
Great pizza - terrible wait! – 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.
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