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May 23, 2008 06:19 AM

Difaras Success

Entered Difaras at 8:20pm, 2 slices and cream soda in hand 8:30pm. While it was shocking to pay $10.00 for this meal, I instantly forgot the price after the first bite. In fact, as I left, I noticed a lucky couple receiving their just ready sausage pie--I would have traded my car for that pie.
Dom is still king.

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  1. Wait, aren't you supposed to be complaining about too many people, the lack of sanitary conditions, the chaos of ordering, the long wait, the people cutting in line, etc.?

    Next time, get a couple of the square slices and you will experience a total food orgasm.

    1. I stopped by yesterday afternoon around 3pm and whalla! No line My only dissapointment, no meatballs, or veal, or shrimp. I actually wanted to try Dom's other menu items. I had to suffer with two slices topped with baby eggplant and black olives. How is his other stuff? Has anyone tried?

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      1. re: bigmackdaddy

        I have never seen anyone get any of that stuff. I think that maybe he did it back before the big popularity surge when it was just a neighborhood joint.

        Would you really want to eat a rarely ordered shrimp sitting back there for who know how long?

        1. re: NYJewboy

          Actually, the daughter told me even when they are stocked with other items it isn't much and it gets ordered quick. The meatballs and eggplant is the only thing they stock in quantity.

          1. re: bigmackdaddy

            Good Grief! They cannot manage to keep up with their pizza trade so, unless they have kitchen staff hidden away, I cannot imagine how they could posibly handle regular food orders.

      2. shocking to pay $10.00 for this meal - The better standard NYC slices go for about $2.50-$3.00 so the meal would cost about $7 if you shopped around. $5 if you comprimised allot on quality. $4 if got the school kid special 2 ok slices and a diluted soft drink (only available before 3:30).

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        1. re: Geo8rge

          There are lots of places that offer mid week specials at very reasonable prices. While I'm not saying the pizza is DiFara's,quality, for $20 you can get an entire meal, EG: A good quality,lg pie,+lg pasta,+lg salad,+2 ltr soda. Enough to feed 4 adults, so paying $10 for 2 slices and a soda is pretty shocking.

          1. re: Geo8rge

            So I guess you think it is crazy to spend $85 for a steak for two at Luger's when you can get two steaks for $15 at Tad's? In fact, DiFara has no equal in Pizza, while Luger's does have real competition in NY.

            1. re: bobjbkln

              Noooo... .Your analogy is not accurate. Reread my post. I didn't say that. As a matter of fact, I specifically noted that the quality is NOT DiFara's b/c I knew one of the faithful would get ruffled. What I said was that $10 for 2 slices and a soda is pretty shocking when less than double that can buy a decent pizza/pasta/salad/soda meal for 4 adults. That is by no means disparagement of DiFara's quality, In this time of the crumbling dollar it's just a comparison of what your money will (Or won't) buy. People who are loyal fans of DiFara's pizza will purchase it regardless of the cost, which is as it should be.

              1. re: Tay

                Sorry Tay, I was responding to Geo8rge. The system does not work perfectly (although the up arrow did point to Geo8rge, not Tay)

          2. It is clear that Dom's prices raise eyebrows even among his most loyal patrons. This has been covered so much in various threads. Even those who love the decor (or lack thereof) and the surrounding neighborhood still feel that it 'should' be cheaper sometimes because of those elements. But then they take that first bite and remember why they came. Then the money is quickly forgotten.
            For me its not the money, its the ordeal of getting there and negotiating the line. I am not a fan of that ordeal even though I have paradoxically come to love it because of the food.

            OK, hail Dom.