He makes the Best Pizza in all of SALERNO, and Better Pizza than most famous Pizzerias in NAPOLI. I like his Pizza far better than the Pizza I had at Di MATTEO in Naples which I felt was quite soggy in the center as much in the Pizza in Naples is. The pizza in Salerno is made thicher and crunchier, and to me, it's better. I absolutely love thee way Gerardo makes his Pizza at L'Archetto. It's delish.
"Quite simply, Dominic DeMarco makes the Best Pizza in all of New York. Thus, the best pizza in New York equals the Best Pizza in America." ..... NUFF SAID
Dominic DeMarco and his partner opened DiFara Pizza in 1965. The Pizza made by Dom DeMarco at DiFara Pizza in Midwood, Brooklyn is considered by many to be the Best Pizza in New York. We agree.
The pizza at DiFara Pizza is quite expensive at $30 a pie and a whopping $6 for a very small slice, but people like myself pay the price cause it's so Dam Delicious. I kid you not. The lines to get this awesome tasting pizza are insanely long, day after day, year after year, but the people keep coming. Why? Because it's the Best Dam Pizza in the United States of America, and some say, the Best in The Worlds. Even better than Naples Italy. I agree.
The Price of Pizza at DiFARA
$5 a Slice$5 for a Sicilian Slice (Square)$30 a PIE (Regular)$33 for a Pizza Bianco (White Pie)$34 for a Square Pie (Sicilian)
DOM DeMARCO Says :
"My pizza is good because I use fresh tomatoes. They come from Italy, from Salerno. Then I started to get mozzarella from Italy, from my hometown in the province of Caserta. It's $8 a pound, and this parmesan, it's $12. It comes twice a week. This might have been made two days ago, or three days ago.
I do this as an art. I don't look to make big money. If somebody comes over here and offers me a price for the store, there's no price. There's no money in the world they could pay me for it. I'm very proud of what I do. I don't have any employees; I use my kids."
"I come from Italy, and I go back there every once in a while to see how they do it [the dough] over there. They don't throw it in the icebox. It's not supposed to be cold dough. The fresh dough bubbles when you put it in the oven, and the bubbles get a little burnt. You see the pizza, and it's got a lot of black spots, it's Italian pizza. If you see pizza that's straight brown, it's not Italian pizza."
DeMarco emigrated from Caserta in Italy in 1959. He opened Di Fara Pizza in 1965 with his business partner Farina. The name Di Fara comes from a combination of his and his business partner's names. DeMarco bought out Farina in 1978, but kept the name the same.
DeMarco heavily influenced Brooklyn pizza including younger pizzaiolos Mark Iacono of Lucali and Frank Pinello of Best Pizza. Iacono referred to De Marco as the "Joe DiMaggio of pizza". Others have referred to DeMarco as the godfather of pizza.
Many consider Di Fara's to be the best pizzeria in New York City.
In 2015, DeMarco received a haircut in the pizzeria on his 79th birthday from Brian Girgus, a drummer, barbershop owner, and "pizza freak" from Los Angeles.