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any good special slices at DiFara's for the summer?

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kevin Jul 26, 2010 03:37 PM

thanks, and what's the going rate nowadays for a cheese slice there.??? is a baby eggplant, or wild muhsrooms or peppers or artichoke round slice, the best?

also, are there desserts there, like a tiramisu or chocolate mousse or good cannoli?

and how are the fried squash blossoms? lastly, if im sharing with a small group is it worth it to get a meatball parm and veal parm hero sandwich?

thanks for all the help.

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  1. NYJewboy RE: kevin Jul 27, 2010 07:00 AM

    Dom just doesn't seem like a squash blossom kind of guy

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      brooklyndude RE: NYJewboy Jul 27, 2010 09:06 AM

      He's had a tray of fried squash blossoms in the window a few times over the past couple years but I didn't see them on my last visit about a month ago.

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      gnosh RE: kevin Jul 28, 2010 05:27 AM

      I've had delicious squash blossoms several times there, and Dom was very proud of them, but not in the last year or so. I think they are so slammed these days that all they can do is make pizza. As far as I know there have never been any desserts (unless you count orange crush).

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        foodismylife RE: kevin Jul 30, 2010 12:33 PM

        if he has the baby artichokes go for it
        my son likes the pepperoni
        square not round in my opinion
        except on a sat for obvious reasons go directly acrosss the street for kosher cake and pastry
        if you want a tip, dom and his daughter always appreciate some rainbow cookies as a present
        forza pizza
        this is the best pizza this side of Napoli

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          Tay RE: foodismylife Jul 31, 2010 04:59 AM

          "if you want a tip, dom and his daughter always appreciate some rainbow cookies as a present forza pizza"

          Please tell me you're not serious.

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          TomChowhound RE: kevin Aug 31, 2010 06:18 AM

          Although I've lived in Brooklyn for twenty-something adult years, I never heard of Di Fara's Pizza before reading about it on Chowhound now. Perhaps I don't get out enough, as this place is apparently so famous that mentioning where it's located seems to have become superfluous, a la Juniors or Peter Lugers; but a little searching and I was able to find out it's on Ave J between E14 and 15th.

          So they sell pizza by the slice? And the mushrooms used for a topping are fresh rather than the typical jar variety? If so, I'll head over there ASAP.

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            jen kalb RE: TomChowhound Aug 31, 2010 06:38 AM

            Dom uses fresh ingredients and freshly grated cheeses. We particularly like his square pies, If you search this board you will find thousands of posts on this pizzeria

            this site will link restaurant locations if anyone on a thread indicates its a review of a specific restaurant.

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            Di Fara Pizza
            1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

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              kathryn RE: jen kalb Sep 3, 2010 11:40 AM

              I think the "Places" feature is current mal-functioning!

              Here's their site.
              http://www.difara.com/

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              Di Fara Pizza
              1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

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              kathryn RE: TomChowhound Sep 3, 2010 11:38 AM

              All You Need to Know About Di Fara
              http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives...

              They have irregular hours sometimes, and post updates to Facebook:
              http://www.facebook.com/difarapizza

              For example, today they wrote:
              "today 12 -3 and then 7-9....first come first serve...hrs based upon dough availability and are subject to change..."

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                erica RE: kathryn Sep 4, 2010 01:36 PM

                So from what you wrote, Kathryn, I need to call ahead even if I plan to come during the listed opening times? (Plan to take an out-of-town friend here in a couple of weeks.....)

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                  kathryn RE: erica Sep 4, 2010 01:57 PM

                  Yes or check their Facebook page at least! The hours seem super erratic lately.

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                    erica RE: kathryn Sep 5, 2010 02:59 AM

                    Thanks! But (pardon the ignorance) where exactly on their Facebook page can I see this info and can I see it if I am not a member of FB? (I can hear you laughing--it's ok!)

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                      squid kun RE: erica Sep 5, 2010 04:48 AM

                      They post updates on their Facebook wall (there's a link to it from the Chow place record linked at right on this thread). On Friday, for example: "opening today 12-3 and then 7-9....first come first serve...hrs based upon dough availability and are subject to change."

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                        kathryn RE: erica Sep 5, 2010 02:38 PM

                        http://www.facebook.com/difarapizza

                        Click on Filters and "Just Di Fara Pizza" and you'll see only their updates.

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                        Di Fara Pizza
                        1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

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                          erica RE: kathryn Sep 12, 2010 09:51 AM

                          Thanks, K.!

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