For many years, my sister and my brother-in-law have been claiming that the world's best pizza was made by a pizzeria in Brooklyn called DiFara's. I had never had it before, but this afternoon they were over with my nieces, and brought along some pizza from the place, so I could judge for myself.
It was pretty damn good. The best in the world? Could very well be.
There'a a pizza place by the Brooklyn Bridge called Patsy's that a few people have told me is the best they've ever had, but I can understand why people rave about DiFara's. My brother-in-law had to wait about an hour after ordering two pies, as there was a big crowd waiting, as there always is. He was also telling me that DiFara's has a worldwide reputation, as tourists will travel deep into the heart of Brooklyn to get this pizza.
I can understand why. The crust was a bit thin, but the taste is terrific. We had both the plain and sausage pizza. It is also a bit pricy (a regular pie goes for about $15), but it is really worth it. DiFara's is at 1424 Avenue J, near E. 14th Street. I found more about DiFara's on this website:
I have always said that the best pizza in the world is made in Brooklyn (and not Manhattan) by Italian guys. DiFara's just reinforced my feelings. And fortunately for me, DiFara's is just one stop on the subway, or a good stretch of the legs, away from my house. I'll be back there again soon.