I list this one under travel and NYC restaurants. Its both. Even NYC residents “travel” a long way to get here. While I was standing in the queue at Difara’s Pizza on Avenue J out in Midwood Brooklyn, a guy was complaining about how it took him over an hour to “get out here”. Wait till he finds out how long he’s got to wait for a pizza. I was told it would be a 2 hour wait and when I arrived there was already a line out the door. Why? Its the best pizza in NYC, hands down. I’ve tried a lot and I will try more but I find it hard to beat this one.
At one point I almost canceled my order because there were about 9 and 1/2 other hungry people waiting for me back home for the pizza. One of them was pregnant so it was imperative that she eat soon. But all I could think was, I’ve already come this far, they really will understand that its worth the wait.
This time there was someone new there. It was his daughter and considering that I’ve been here about 10 times, I was surprised that I never met her. We had a brief conversation about the pizza, past and present. But she couldn’t talk long. More orders to take. around 8:30 she just stopped taking orders. I had about 25 pizza’s ahead of me and there were about 50 pizza’s behind me. Dom was a workhorse behind the counter; couldn’t even take a second to breathe – Stretch the dough, add the sauce, cut up the cheese, sprinkle the parmesian, swirl the olive oil, in the oven, check the other ovens aaaaannd repeat.
1 hour and 45 minutes later my pizzas came out. I took some pictures along the way – its always an adventure in the smoky sweaty dining room/kitchen. I also shot some video with the 5D Mark 2. And of course, everyone back home said it was worth the wait. I have a feeling that the baby will come out Italian.