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Di Fara Pizzeria

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1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-1367
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Today
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 123
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  • 43
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  • 14
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  • 11
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Looks can be deceiving

It looks dirty inside and outdated but what comes out of that pizza oven is perfection. If you like thick crusts don't come here but if you like a nice thin crust with imported ingredients that is perfectly cooked. Fantastic

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Ern_H_can
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It looks dirty inside and outdated but what comes out of that pizza oven is perfection. If you like thick crusts don't come here but if you like a nice thin crust with imported ingredients that is perfectly cooked. Fantastic

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Best pizza I have eaten. Dominos, Pizza Hut, PaPa Murphey's, all taste like cardboard if compared to this. Part of it is the history of this small shop and the man behind it. Plan to take your time here. All the pizzas are still made by the man himself. That's okay. Just soak up the experience. Order a square pizza... More 

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bradenton, fl
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife read about this place and said all the reviews were saying it was the best pizza in New York, so we had to give it a try ourselves. First let me say the place is small and cramped with very little places to sit and if you are lucky enough to grab a seat you are bumping elbows... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is over hyped but the experience was priceless. We took the Q train from Manhattan to Brooklyn which in itself was fun. DiFara's run down pizza joint looks like nothing has changed since its' inception in 1965. Don't order a special order pizza because it takes 35 minutes. I ordered a special order square and it was worth the... More 

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Maciejewo, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The place might not look fancy. But it is not important. What is important that they serve absolutely outstanding pizza. Just looking at how the old man is fixing the toppings for me makes me feel like royalty. What follows is astonishing pizza-perfection experience. I have long moved from Brooklyn, but my taste for pizza has been set by this... More 

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Kendall, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the fact that I got on two subways and waited outside in the freezing cold for 1hr and a 1/2 just to eat this pizza. I was there at 11:45 before they were suppose to open at 12:00pm but they ended up opening at 1:00pm BUT don't let the wait make you leave. The wait was worth... More 

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I've probably had thousands of slices over the years. Mostly all good. I still haven't had one better than the square from Di fara.

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Fujairah-Dhadna
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They open at noon and the line is already formed by 11.30. Some of the best pizza in NY....thin crust, high quality everything. Fresh basil cut with scissors over the top of a done pizza and drizzles of olive oil... There is NO SKIMPING on the ingredients. I recommend all choices, but especially the porcini mushrooms with some garlic. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Di Fara lived up to their expectations... They have one of the best Sicilian slices I've ever had...

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Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The old man can make a mean pizza. It's not cheap, the wait is long and the restaurant is the epitome of 'hole in the wall' but the pizza is supreme.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 258-1367

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?