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Di Fara Pizzeria

#231 of 4,179 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-1367
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Still the best pizza in NYC

This place is filled with tourists. You have to wait, sometimes over an hour for pizza. There is no bathroom. A pie costs 32 bucks. Its not exactly a nice looking pizza place. So with all these negatives what makes this place so special? Its old fashioned NY pizza, the stuff we grew up on and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
nycnyuguy
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place is filled with tourists. You have to wait, sometimes over an hour for pizza. There is no bathroom. A pie costs 32 bucks. Its not exactly a nice looking pizza place. So with all these negatives what makes this place so special? Its old fashioned NY pizza, the stuff we grew up on and love. Thin crust, that's... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Di Fara is a world famous pizza place and has been approved by Zaggat. So perhaps going against these giants is useless. But please read on: My niece has been visiting from South America and On Sunday July 19th I decided to treat ourselves and a friend Di Fara's Pizza pie. Was closing for the day and we were their... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It doesn't get any more authentic then this! Its just the one guy in there that makes the pizzas and he imports all the ingredients from Italy. Its in a tiny run down little building but its so good! It costs $6 a slice and we waited about 20 minutes. We thought it was worth it!

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were staying in Midtown and made the trek out here on a Sunday, arriving about 15 minutes before opening. Even then, there was a huge line already. When we got to the counter, there were no slices left so we *had* to order a pizza... It's really worth it to order a pizza and take the rest to go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

.!!!! This is a place I would not go to ever again and I DO NOT recommend, service is terrible, the way to order is completely stupid, I placed my order by a window and after that I had to wait outside because they had the door locked and they only allowed customers about ever 30 minutes. They want you... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I don't recommend this pizzeria. I waited outside for 30 mins for my order and 1 hr to enter an extremely hot space. There was no service and all this for a regular homemade style pizza isn't worth it at all.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'd actually like to meet the people who give this place a "terrible" review - I'd have to ask if they even like pizza. There will always be a wait for a spot like Di Fara. With its 50 year history, you can't expect something as delicious and authentic as this to come quickly. Guys, it's not Papa John's. The... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best pizza I have ever eaten in my life. It was definitely worth waiting half an hour for a slice. I ate a slice of margarita and a slice of pepperoni, straight from Mr. Di Fara's hands... I was in heaven.

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brooklyn, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Go at an off hour and still be prepared to wait. They make everything to order at Doms pace so be patient. It's worth it. The Sicilian pie is awesome especially with sausage and pepperoni. Try to go during the week off hours.

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Mar del Plata
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Travelled from Argentina and been lucky to eat there two times, yes it's two hours wanting for a pie and can be extreme starving but then you need to thank Dom for his talent as a pizza magician and unique tasty NYslice that makes the experience unforgettable, PIZZA LOVERS only!

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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 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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