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

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

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    1. re: NYJewboy

      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.

    2. 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).

      1. 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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        1. re: foodismylife

          "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.

        2. 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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          1. re: TomChowhound

            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

            1. re: jen kalb

              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

            2. re: TomChowhound

              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..."

              1. re: kathryn

                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.....)

                1. re: erica

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

                  1. re: kathryn

                    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!)

                    1. re: erica

                      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."

                      1. re: erica

                        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