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Am I the only one who doesn't love DiFara Pizzeria?

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Am I the only one who doesn't love DiFara Pizzeria?

Adam Stephanides | Jul 2, 2000 07:59 PM

I've never seen a negative comment about the food at DiFara (as opposed to the service or ambience) on this site. Everybody not only raves about the food, but assumes that anyone who tries it will also rave about it.

I first went to DiFara some months ago. It was very good pizza, certainly far superior to franchised versions, but I didn't feel it was worth the long subway ride from Hell's Kitchen, where I live. But I felt I might have put too much seasoning on my pizza (imitating a customer), so when I read yet another rave I decided to try again. This time I was even more disappointed. I had the slice with baby artichokes, and while the crust was crispy and delicious, the topping really didn't have much flavor, and it was pretty oily as well.

More generally, I know Jim tries to promote a democratic ethos on these boards, that everyone's opinion is valid. But I can't help feeling like I'm at fault when I don't have the sublime experiences that he and others do at highly recommended places such as DiFara (other relative disappointments: Bo, Tindo). I even worry that I may not be a chowhound at all, but a (gasp!) foodie. Does anyone else ever feel this way?

--Adam

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