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Di Fara Pizza

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY - (718) 258-1367
Posted By Larry Fendrick on 2/26/2007 11:32:00 AM
Located in the largely Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Midwood Brooklyn is DiFara Pizza. I’d never noticed this small restaurant for the many years I’ve lived in this neighborhood, but after seeing its name come up in many national publications, I figured I’d give it a try.

I thought this pizza would differ little from the many other pizza places that abound in Brooklyn, but I was proven wrong. This pizza had a unique taste like nothing else I have ever had before. It must be due to the fact that Dominic DeMarco of DiFara’s uses fresh buffalo mozzarella that he imports from Italy, and the sweet sauce, made fresh daily, is made with a combination of canned and fresh tomatoes. He uses imported olive oil and fresh seasoning, some from plants growing right on the counter. The pizza has a thin, slightly burnt-at-the-edges crust, and the combination of fresh ingredients all blend together to taste just right.

Watching Dom slowly prepare the pizza in his white apron is like watching an artist at work as he grinds the Parmesan cheese by hand, carefully adds the toppings, and pulls the hot pizza out of the oven with his bare hands! He tops it of by adding fresh basil, which he cuts onto the pizza with a scissor.

A word of warning: be prepared to wait a long time, even if you want just one slice, because it is always crowded. But it is worth it!

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Chris, Amy, and I split this pie with pepperoni and semi-dried cherry tomatoes that was bursting with flavor.
"Chris, Amy, and I split this pie with pepperoni and semi-dried cherry tomatoes that was bursting with flavor."
Bill Homan





Fresh hot pizza, nice burnt crust.
"Fresh hot pizza, nice burnt crust."
Larry Fendrick


Mr. DeMarco, hard at work snipping the basil as a crowning touch to yet another lovingly made pizza.
"Mr. DeMarco, hard at work snipping the basil as a crowning touch to yet another lovingly made pizza."
Bill Homan


Dominic cutting fresh basil with a scissor.
"Dominic cutting fresh basil with a scissor."
Larry Fendrick


Dominic adds fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
"Dominic adds fresh grated Parmesan cheese."
Larry Fendrick


We set our appetites off and running with a slice each of Mr. DeMarco's Sicilian pie.
"We set our appetites off and running with a slice each of Mr. DeMarco's Sicilian pie."
Bill Homan


I'll admit that I felt some ''sticker shock'' when I first glanced at these prices but upon exiting the tiny shop I felt that it was most definitely worth every bite and every penny.
"I'll admit that I felt some ''sticker shock'' when I first glanced at these prices but upon exiting the tiny shop I felt that it was most definitely worth every bite and every penny."
Bill Homan


Such a small place for such big flavors.
"Such a small place for such big flavors."
Bill Homan


The small unassuming entrance to Di Fara Pizza.
"The small unassuming entrance to Di Fara Pizza."
Larry Fendrick



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