The Pizza Boys Take a Trip!
On a cold and dreary Wednesday in January Tour guides Mason and Raheem took a pilgrimage out to the legendary Pizza spot Di Fara for what has been referred to as NYC’s greatest pizza, now in it’s 51st year. This pizza store is as much lore as it is legend with owner and sole pizza maker Dom Demarco blessing each pie with his golden “touch”, or crust depending on how you look at it.
Located in Midwood Brooklyn since 1964, this old school pizza shop has been on every top ten pizza list from NYC to around the world, and it rarely disappoints. As long as you know what you are in for before you go…long lines, long waits and pricy pies. But for us food loving guides at Foods of NY Tours this is a walk in the park for some delicious pizza holiness!
Mason and Raheem plan their trip like professionals arriving 15 minutes before the noon opening time, and on a weekday (they are closed Mondays and Tuesday) to avoid a longer than normal wait of 45 minutes to 2 hours.
|Raheem with Pizza on the mind.|
|Mason can’t contain his excitement.|
After a 20 minute delayed opening they are 5th in line and place their standard order of a plain pie, cost a mere $30, but well worth it when they hear that it will only be around 15 minutes for their cheesy reward.
|Order is in!|
Like it only took seconds, we hear music to our ears, “Raheem pizza up”. We take our trophy to our lightly secured table, a few pics for the blog, then BAM, pizza nirvana!
You will always remember that first bite of Di Fara pizza like your first kiss. That complex blend of cheeses, including three different types of mozzarella and hand grated Parmigiano Reggiano imported from italy, creates a cacophony of flavors in your mouth which harmonize perfectly. The finishing touches of drizzled extra virgin olive oil and hand cut basil directly on the pizza immediately transports your taste buds to a piazza in Italy.
With pizza as good as this it is no wonder that three slices apiece aren’t enough. For some more information on Di Fara Pizza and tips on how to make the most of your visit check out this great article from seariouseats.com