Di Fara Pizza
Di Fara Pizza is a pizzeria located in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York. It serves classic New York-style pizza and authentic Sicilian pies, as well as pasta, sandwiches, and other items. The restaurant has been owned and operated by Domenico DeMarco 1 since 1964. Di Fara has received many awards and has been labeled the "Best... pizza in New York several times by many publications including New York (magazine) and the online publication.
A little about the owner DeMarco opened Di Fara after emigrating from the Province of Caserta, Italy in 1959.
"I'm 69 years old. I've been in Brooklyn since 1959. I'm from Provincia di Caserta in Italy, near Napoli. When I got here, I spent three months in Long Island, in Huntington, working on a farm... then somebody put a bug in my head and said there's a good spot on Avenue J. I didn't even know Avenue J existed. So I come over here with my accountant on a Saturday night, and this corner was for rent. It was so crowded, the street. So I take the phone number, I call the landlord, and he says to come see me Sunday, make sure you bring a deposit. When I opened the store, my partner's name was Farina. My name is DeMarco. So when the lawyer made the paper, he put the two names together. Di Fara. Di for me, and Fara for him. I bought my partner out in 1978, I think. I kept the same name; I didn't bother changing it." ~Domenico DeMarco for The New York Times. Sunday, July 18, 2004
Fame for Di Fara finally came in 1999 when The Village Voice, a popular New York City publication, proclaimed it as one of the "Best Italian restaurants". From that point and going forward, Di Fara has been regarded as a top pizzeria by many established publications including Zagat and Daily News.
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