How Di Fara Became A New York Pizza Institution | Legendary Eats

  • Published on Apr 21, 2019
  • Di Fara Pizza was opened in 1965 by Domenico DeMarco, an Italian immigrant and known workaholic who’s barely taken a day off in over 50 years. With fans like Leonardo DiCaprio and the late Anthony Bourdain, Di Fara's $5 slice and infamously long wait times are worth it. Producer Spencer Alben visits the shop, now mostly run by Dom’s kids, to learn about their history, and try their legendary pizza for herself.
    Correction: One of the DeMarco kids is incorrectly labeled as Michael DeMarco. It is actually Dominick DeMarco, Jr. who appears in the video. Insider regrets the error.
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Comments • 197

    FOOD INSIDER  Month ago

    What other legendary places should we visit next? Let us know in the comments below!

  • prince khan
    prince khan 22 hours ago

    Dominos and Pizza Hut left the chat

  • Frank V
    Frank V 11 days ago

    Oklahoma to get a pizza you gotta be the stupidest person ever. You can make this pizza yourself. The only advantage this place has is an oven but you can replicate this and it will still taste better than most pizzas

  • Lam Bro
    Lam Bro 12 days ago

    I tried this pizza a few years ago. My mom bought me a slice, brought it home, it was cold so I warmed it up in oven. I didn't see what was so special in terms of taste. Tasted like a regular pizza to me. Though I must admit, once you start to rehead food the taste and quality of it diminishes so maybe i need to try it fresh out of the oven and maybe it'll be just as good as people claim.
    Do they use San Marzano tomato's? Those are the best, the tomato's are so sweet making the pizza taste better. Don't know if Di Fara uses that though.

  • Ahmed H
    Ahmed H 20 days ago

    $5 slice........🤨

  • Spencer Broder
    Spencer Broder Month ago

    If you havent had a slice here you havent had real good pizza

  • Santino Boy
    Santino Boy Month ago

    Olive oil can make Matzo bread taste good. I lived in Brooklyn my whole life and never heard of this place.

  • mrbing 70
    mrbing 70 Month ago +1

    Constantly being cited by the City of New York for health violations. Over priced pizza and over rated. Dirty establishment.

  • Aaron Reicher
    Aaron Reicher 2 months ago

    Best Pizza in Brooklyn!!! Hands down!!!

  • B Linton
    B Linton 2 months ago

    The sauce has pork in it

  • Taylor 1
    Taylor 1 2 months ago

    Close to $30 for a pizza pie? Even the best pizza in Italy doesn’t cost that much. I can get a whole pizza pie from a local Italian pizza place here in the states with actual Italian workers for less than $20 and it tastes great.

  • the A
    the A 2 months ago

    How many money do i need to put my video on this channel titled as"best comment in the history if mankind"??

  • Maciej Terepko
    Maciej Terepko 2 months ago

    u rlly call anthony bourdain? what a shame!

  • Ichinomiya Conbimai
    Ichinomiya Conbimai 2 months ago +2

    Its all burnt on the underside of the pizza ...?

  • Wilson Hunter
    Wilson Hunter 2 months ago

    She’s cute

  • blueberrycobbler
    blueberrycobbler 2 months ago +7

    3:02...Why do people in all forms of visual media feel that have to ham it up and act like dingbats? Don’t try so hard, it’s nauseating.

  • Matilda
    Matilda 2 months ago

    I wish i got the luxury of pre-sliced pizza.

    KABOOM 2 months ago

    5 bucks a slice...

  • Games For Me
    Games For Me 2 months ago

    They definitely need to expand worldwide!!

  • KKB1976
    KKB1976 2 months ago

    Best in the world?!?!

  • yellow92591
    yellow92591 2 months ago +1

    Oh they compromised quality. Thr DiFaras in vegas sucks!! Disappointing

    • Meyer Goldstein
      Meyer Goldstein 2 months ago

      The DiFaras in Vegas is unrelated to the one and only in Brooklyn. Just scamming the name.

  • bkflatbushhav
    bkflatbushhav 2 months ago +3

    Don't believe the hype I live in Brooklyn not too far from this place, pizza is overpriced and overhyped, many pizzerias in New York City make pizza just as good or even better

    • Hank Mardukas
      Hank Mardukas 2 months ago

      bkflatbushhav what are your recommendations for places better than this one? I like plain cheese pizza like the pies shown in the video

    • Tubernery
      Tubernery 2 months ago +1

      I live in NYC, and am a marguerita pizzaholic. I told my friend we have to try this place! She tells me we already ate here, but I honestly don't remember ¯\(ツ)/¯

  • Krac3x !
    Krac3x ! 2 months ago

    5$ a piece holy moly

  • Tounsi Behi
    Tounsi Behi 2 months ago +1

    5 $ for a slice thats 15 dinars in my country Tunisia and if you order the whole thing 5x8 thats 40 US $ or almost 120 dinars in my country which is insane a pizza here doesnt cost you over 10 dinars and sometimes you can buy it for even less .

  • Ty Nao
    Ty Nao 2 months ago +1

    This pizza tastes like trash, totally burnt

  • Corey Singleton
    Corey Singleton 2 months ago

    Lucali is the best.

    • Hank Mardukas
      Hank Mardukas 2 months ago

      Corey Singleton have you had both? What makes Lucali better than the pizza in the video

  • Akisha Soyadi
    Akisha Soyadi 2 months ago

    best in the world my ass...

  • Shawn Akumalla
    Shawn Akumalla 2 months ago

    The only reason i take this with a grain of salt is that Portnoy gave it 9.4 which ties it with johns on bleker and everyone knows the rules.

  • nome facoltativo
    nome facoltativo 2 months ago

    oil in the tomato sauce..oil before cooking oil after it cooks..want more?

  • Moe Wein
    Moe Wein 2 months ago +9

    One Bite. Everybody Knows The Rules

  • maria l
    maria l 2 months ago

    I dont like pizza this way that much

  • saigonbond
    saigonbond 2 months ago

    It's an institution for mice and rats...

  • Sancho G
    Sancho G 2 months ago

    Pizza Hut crew checkin in!! #HitTheHut

  • Mo M
    Mo M 2 months ago +12

    I live like 2 blocks down from DiFara, it’s decent. It doesnt justify how disgusting the dining area is.

    • We Win
      We Win Month ago

      @Ute Castronoova I'd still eat 😂🤣

    • Ute  Castronoova
      Ute Castronoova Month ago

      @We Win shutdown by health inspectors for rodent activity....again. google is your friend.

    • We Win
      We Win 2 months ago


  • Jess Morrison
    Jess Morrison 2 months ago

    ???? it's joe's pizza. the answer to best pizza in NYC is Joe's.

  • Official T.N
    Official T.N 2 months ago

    Yep is either this or Lucali. Cant go wrong. Is like a Roll Royce or a Bentley.

  • Hard Rock
    Hard Rock 2 months ago +1

    5 баксов за кусок ? У меня в мухосранску за 5 баксов можно взять пиздатую метровую пицу на компанию )

  • Nice One
    Nice One 2 months ago

    1:55 Damn this is about the 5th pizza video where Leonardo DiCapio name was mentioned as a fan. Hearing that he likes a pizza restaurant does not mean much since he likes them all.

  • Vito K.
    Vito K. 2 months ago

    Great video. Annoying "host".

  • Richard Xia
    Richard Xia 2 months ago +1

    Just curious is this pizza better than ones they sell in Italy?

    • 0neCrazyCracker
      0neCrazyCracker 2 months ago

      It's all about personal preference. Also there's different styles depending where in Italy you're talking about.

  • Mark Rigsby
    Mark Rigsby 2 months ago

    A true American icon.

  • Shawn Cao
    Shawn Cao 2 months ago

    One bite everybody knows the rule

  • Galactic123
    Galactic123 2 months ago +6

    Dom DeMarco is to pizza as Jiro is to sushi.

  • Nadeem Riaz
    Nadeem Riaz 2 months ago

    Really, best in the world?

  • Faiz Khalifa
    Faiz Khalifa 2 months ago

    Either she’s tiny or the slice is huge

  • Jason
    Jason 2 months ago

    2:30 her eyes her eyes!!! 0_0 can't see the whites looks straight out of a demonic horror movie

  • Lulu Galván
    Lulu Galván 2 months ago

    These are artesanal pizzas in México

  • george R
    george R 2 months ago +4

    1 hour wait and $5.00 for a burnt slice 2:37 nah i'm good.

    • Trey Connor
      Trey Connor 2 months ago

      Pizza hut.

    • Official T.N
      Official T.N 2 months ago

      Burn? Then you dont know pizza. Go get some Domino buddy.

  • Danny Kingz
    Danny Kingz 2 months ago

    Best pizza

  • lil walmart
    lil walmart 2 months ago +1

    You are trying to be like Barstool Sports..pls leave it to experts

  • Ken
    Ken 2 months ago

    Di Fara is not A New York Pizza Institution

  • Boi 23
    Boi 23 2 months ago +1

    That is your legendary pizza place, mine is? Just right in the corner u dont know? It's called "Joe's Pizza"

  • Daniel3131
    Daniel3131 2 months ago

    Pro Food Insider..
    Lazy Food Outsider.

  • Oakenshield
    Oakenshield 2 months ago

    catafalco di puttana

    SKYWALKER SKYWALKER 3 months ago +3

    My bucket list !! Trying Di Fara Pizza.

  • victor acuña rodriguez

    Me rompe que con sólo un bocado ya sabe distinguir hasta cuánto porcentaje de gluten tiene la masa, vaya matada JAJAJAAJJA

  • paolo anacleto wong
    paolo anacleto wong 3 months ago

    Lucali is the lechon of yo pizza restaurant but this one looks better tho.

  • Enix 005
    Enix 005 3 months ago

    here we see the american chef.. proven to be one only with the shitty tattoos

  • Rewdawrath
    Rewdawrath 3 months ago

    Is it really dough?

    Wait wrong channel

  • Headbanger's Kitchen
    Headbanger's Kitchen 3 months ago +9

    If I ever visit the USA I am going to become obese and then return to India.

  • Pushpam Sivakumar
    Pushpam Sivakumar 3 months ago

    Did anyone realize that they censored her before she said damm thats good

  • viata vy
    viata vy 3 months ago

    omg her old dad is the chef hats off to this man

  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone 3 months ago

    Di Fara is nowhere near top 3, but they are a solid top 10.

  • Matthew Vu
    Matthew Vu 3 months ago +2

    The bottom of the pizza is burnt 🥵

    • Matthew Vu
      Matthew Vu 2 months ago

      MyKeeP81 not really

    • MyKeeP81
      MyKeeP81 2 months ago

      yeah that makes it better

  • Herlina Hermansyah
    Herlina Hermansyah 3 months ago +2

    Next how MAMA make the best pizza in NYC

  • Ns Amin
    Ns Amin 3 months ago +1

    I remember watch this episode like a month ago, why’d you guys re-upload it?

  • Jermaine Burgess
    Jermaine Burgess 3 months ago +4

    Not paying 5 bucks for a slice with extra olive oil if I do go there it would be a 1 time thing just to show love to the old man

  • mitchlu
    mitchlu 3 months ago +3

    I've been living in Brooklyn my whole life. I'm 52. Although I do love Brooklyn pizza, DiFara's is wayyyyyyy overrated and disproportionately expensive. The hype is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy here.

    • ras0220
      ras0220 2 months ago

      Mitchlu where do you go for pizza in Brooklyn?

    • mitchlu
      mitchlu 2 months ago

      @ariez84 so I guess you ate at every pizzeria in the U.S.?...fugghedaboutit.

    • ariez84
      ariez84 3 months ago

      I'll give you expensive...but it is by far the best slice in USA.

    • Jermaine Burgess
      Jermaine Burgess 3 months ago +1

      This video is for out of towners

  • J Castro
    J Castro 3 months ago +1

    Did she chose Joe’s pizza already as the best pizza in NYC?

  • acrophobe
    acrophobe 3 months ago +1

    But why do I care what pizza Leonardo Dicaprio likes? Is he renowned for his pizza expertise? As long as we're keeping track of things he likes, does he have a favorite toilet paper? I need to know.

    • RNLH
      RNLH 3 months ago +1

      places love namedropping celebrities who have been there and liked it. i think it's along the lines of "he's rich and famous and can have the best of the best and this is what he likes"

  • Tom
    Tom 3 months ago +3

    I think the fact americans call pizza "pies" shows how little they care about the art of pizza
    If you want to call it a pie, it's not a pizza

    • Tee L
      Tee L 3 months ago

      Its a new york thing

    • Star Lexa
      Star Lexa 3 months ago +1

      I'm American I cringed when they called the pizza pie it gave me chills

  • Gerard Gustilo
    Gerard Gustilo 3 months ago

    No square?

    KILL BILL 3 months ago

    Looks like there's barely any cheese? Nonetheless the pizza still looks good.

  • Trevallo Smooth
    Trevallo Smooth 3 months ago

    She on violation for leaving the pizza box open while eating her slice

  • Josie Cumbá
    Josie Cumbá 3 months ago +2


  • Aakash M.
    Aakash M. 3 months ago

    Make one video on Joe's.

    JOSE SALAZAR 3 months ago +18

    5$ for a quality slice is cheap I’m from Houston and a slice from sbarro at the mall is 5$

  • Jason
    Jason 3 months ago +5

    Its $5 a slice , also tastes great , but for 2 slices worth I could get a small pie from the pizzeria around the corner from me and get the same taste and quality

  • Cyborg1337
    Cyborg1337 3 months ago


  • Aoedele Sophia
    Aoedele Sophia 3 months ago +2

    I've never had Di Fara, but I've also never had a bad slice of pizza in NYC, even the $1 slice is delicious. I think it's the eater.

  • Antonio Palomba
    Antonio Palomba 3 months ago +6

    5 dollars slice.. You are crazy!

  • Jangles57 - Hockey News

    Had both, Lucali is barely better. Di Fara square is better than their round.

  • Rahul Sarodey
    Rahul Sarodey 3 months ago +4

    Why Re-uploaded.? 🙄

  • Farid Muhammed
    Farid Muhammed 3 months ago


  • Denny Abay-abay
    Denny Abay-abay 3 months ago +2

    Do they accept deliveries to the Philippines?😂😭

    • Marathonracer
      Marathonracer 3 months ago

      Yes. The pie is $35 and the shipping is $26,000 for a private jet that will be there in fourteen hours, give or take. Napkins are extra.

  • Rachel Sweets
    Rachel Sweets 3 months ago


  • Gman
    Gman 3 months ago +11

    They're nice Italian immigrants who use Italian ingredients. The foundation for good pizza.

  • Jackson Walter
    Jackson Walter 3 months ago

    It's expensive and there's always a wait, but the pizza at Di Fara is worth it.

  • Adrian Rajkumar
    Adrian Rajkumar 3 months ago +142

    Using old video footage again .. that’s cheaper than the 🍕

    • chromebomb
      chromebomb 2 months ago +2

      @Bubba insider is CHEAP

    • Bubba
      Bubba 3 months ago +2

      yep lmao😂😂

  • Ble D
    Ble D 3 months ago +5

    Just go to Italy, you’ll find the best pizza there

  • Salvatore Lucania
    Salvatore Lucania 3 months ago

    My favorite pizza of all time!

  • Lucas Mendoza
    Lucas Mendoza 3 months ago

    Where some GLOVES 🤢

  • BloodFacedBeeatch
    BloodFacedBeeatch 3 months ago

    Gluten will kill you. Don't eat this shit.

  • viodio tutti
    viodio tutti 3 months ago +2

    It's burnt on the bottom

  • 따뜻해신기해
    따뜻해신기해 3 months ago

    Am I hungry only?
    It looks very good.
    I want to eat that food.
    Come see my Korean food on my channel

  • Star Cherry
    Star Cherry 3 months ago +2

    I don't like my pizza to be that burnt though

  • Marco Dornelas
    Marco Dornelas 3 months ago +1

    Better not show this video in some African countries

  • LadyVampire
    LadyVampire 3 months ago +2

    using old clips

  • Afdal H.
    Afdal H. 3 months ago +1

    5 dollars a slice. How much does a whole pie goes for?

  • Ela Messi
    Ela Messi 3 months ago

    I love pizza