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Sep 26, 2007 02:48 PM

How long will I wait at Di Fara's this Saturday, Sept 29?

Fellow Chowhounds: I plan to head over to Di Fara's in Brooklyn early to get a full pie with one other person (so we will be requesting a table for two.) How long will I have to wait? I can go early, get there around 5:30PM. Any advice greatly appreciated!

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    1. 5:30pm is waaaaaaay too late. Go for the 12pm opening.

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      1. re: bigmackdaddy


        Bigmac is right. If you don't want to wait, and have the option, go when he opens on SAT. SAT's are busy at most popular places, especially this one.

        You can't request a table; you'll be lucky to request the pizza and get it in a timely manner. Enjoy.

      2. At DiFara's, there no such thing as "requesting a table." It's a hole-in-the-wall dump with 3 or 4 tables. When it's busy, good luck snagging one. If there is such a thing as a slow time there, it would probably be mid-week between 2 and 3 p.m.

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        1. re: RGR

          RGR, you neglected to mention it's also a GREEN 'hole-in-the-wall dump'.

          Have a look at those walls -->

          1. re: Cheese Boy

            Frankly, Cheese Boy, I think it's better to just eat the pizza and not look around too much. lol

            1. re: RGR

              And miss all those accolades on a kermit green background?
              I suppose it's all part of the charm. I never looked, but I wonder what color the floor is, and does it clash with the walls? Hhhmm....

        2. It depends how pointy your elbows are, and whether you have any shame.

          1. I figure at 5:30, even on a Saturday, you'll find two seats when you come in. Expect to wait 75 to 90 minutes for your pie if you get up and makes sure he sees you at the counter every once in a while. I recommend bringing a decent bottle of red. Drink half slowly while you are waiting and the other half with your pie. If you have patience, you will be rewarded.

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            1. re: bobjbkln

              Wow - thanks every body. The video on Di Fara's was great, it helped me to "understand" the situation, I had no idea it was a hole in the wall. I have now decided to go early, noon will be much better. There is also an Oyster Festival in Brooklyn so I will hit that as well. Finally I will top it all off with a visit to Baked in Red Hook, which I have been dying to try ever since I first saw the owner make his sweet n salty cake on Martha Stewart Show. I will report back if my stomach doesn't explode.

              1. re: Cookiepuss

                please do tell more about the Oyster Festival. TIA!

                1. re: welle

                  Here is info on the Oyster Festival:
                  Shuck: Stone Street Oyster Festival
                  12pm-? Sat Sep 29, outside Ulysses
                  58 Stone St, at Hanover Sq
                  This massive annual fest shucks up Blue Points on the half shell, fried, and in stew, plus cold pints and live bands. Tickets must be purchased for drinks/mollusks, but admission's free, giving you the option of strolling around ostentatiously devouring a steaming slice of pizza, just to be a jerk.
                  More info at

                  1. re: Cookiepuss

                    Stone Street is in Manhattan my friend.

                    1. re: fishermb

                      Indeed, the Oysterfest is Hanover Sq., which is around/between Pearl and Stone streets, south of Wall St. in Manhattan.
                      If you're looking for Brooklyn fun this weekend, there's the Dumbo Art Festival today through Sunday, and on Sunday only, the Atlantic Antic (lots of good eatin' there) and Bubby's Pie Social!!