I have heard many stories, read many blog posts about Di Fara how it’s the BEST PIZZA EVER with an hour wait to get a pie. How there’s a legend making each pie at one time for over 40years. Not having been there before I know it’ll be good because for one person to make the same thing everyday of his life for the past 40years and still doing it, it gotta be good. I knew it was going to take more than an hour to get the pie but I had nothing to do anyways so why not? My friends and I got there around 3pm, a small argument broke out betwee these two guys around 3:30pm, at around 4pm we finally made it to the counter to place our order. A friend in FRANCE!! told us to get the pizza with artichokes and so we did just that. While waiting for our pizza we took the chance for a single slice when it was offered. So here it goes, the father the mother of all pizzas……….hm………..yeah it was good, there’s a slight saltiness taste to the crust which made it good, quite thin probably the thinness pizza I ever had, hhmmm fresh basil. Domenico De Marco, the man the legend, you know he has been doing this for a long time when he sticks his hand into the oven to check on the pies!! and/or to turn the pies around. Finally after an hour and a half we got our pizza! We took a moment to let it chill and look good for the onslaught of photos. Each of us grabbed a slice, I took a breath before putting it in my mouth. Hhhhmmmmm, a moment of silent while all three of us were chewing and trying to think is it THE best pizza well at least I was thinking of that. I mean it is a pretty damn good pie and the artichoke in this one was a really good idea compare to the one plain slice we got which was good but not nice good. The crust had the same saltiness in it and I love all the crispy burnt part. Is it a pizza worth an hour or longer wait? Hhmmm I am not sure, I wouldn’t go very often but you know I think the experience as a whole the waiting, the anticipation, the exchange of angry words between 2 grown men over a pizza, hearing people complain about the wait, the master at work, the chaos the order, the actual moment you get your pizza were all pretty damn fun. I say if you have a whole Saturday to kill, go for it. Just don’t let all the hype make this pizza sound like the key to nirvana.
- Di Fara Pizzeria 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn