I am disappointed in the praise heaped on DiFara's Pizza in Brooklyn, and I'll tell you why.
I grew up around the corner, in the 1970's and 80's, and then, the pizza was very good. But steadily since then, the quality declined, and the service became, well, temperamental, to be fair.
I LOVE pizza...the thicker and chewier the better. In my multi-national 'za test tastes, I have come across better in Vermont, and even nearby on Avenue J in Brooklyn. Do not mistake DiFara's newer (and less generous) thin and burned pizza for post-modern gourmet pie...that is NOT how DiFara's served it years ago.
I recently came across a reliable place that I heartily recommend, very much because it reminds me of the (Old) DiFara's--Romano's in Jersey City (West Side Avenue). Try a piece of their 24 inch pie and step back into the golden age of NYC metro pizza !
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