This Famous NYC Pizza Can Be Delivered to Your Door
Finally a way to skip the insanely long line (and the trip to the Big Apple!).
Di Fara Pizza is a Brooklyn institution – a humble corner pizza joint in the borough’s modest Midwood neighborhood that a) makes what many regard as among the best (if not the best) pizzas in New York City, b) attracts pie and slice lovers from all over the world and c) has crazy-long lines that can be off-putting, patience-testing and apt to turn your hungry into hangry.
Now, though, you can avoid the lines (and the trip to New York) and enjoy Di Fara’s famous Neapolitan and Sicilian pies -- with their legendary crisp crusts; yummy tomato sauces; three-cheese blend of fresh buffalo mozzarella, fior di latte, and Parmigiano-Reggiano; and scissor-cut basil topping -- in the comfort of your own home.
Di Fara has hooked up with Goldbelly, an online company that finds iconic local foods from around the country and ships them to your door, so that anyone, anywhere in the U.S. can enjoy its vaunted pizza pretty much straight from the loving hands of Domenico (“Dom”) De Marco, who founded Di Fara Pizza in 1965 after moving to Brooklyn from Italy and still carefully (almost tenderly) makes most of the pizzas served over his humble counter. (Thus the long lines …)
The freshly made pies will be shipped directly from Di Fara’s -- frozen with dry ice and with instructions on how to heat them.
“Goldbelly and the Di Fara family have worked together for a few months getting the packaging and product perfect for shipping -- even down to the little basil bags,” a spokesperson tells FN Dish.
The partnership will launch on Thursday, December 5, for a very special reason: It’s DeMarco’s 83rd birthday. In honor of the beloved pizza maker, Goldbelly is offering a limited batch of $83 four-pizza packages shipped anywhere in the U.S.
Goldbelly has received more than 20,000 Di Fara pizza requests so far, making it the delivery company’s most-requested items since its 2013 launch, according to founder and CEO Joe Ariel.
“There are many people around the country who crave the taste of New York City and the iconic pizza of Di Fara's and can't get it,” Ariel says. “We aim to make their food dreams come true.”
Biting into a Di Fara pizza without the hours-long wait? That’s definitely living the dream.
Photo courtesy of Di Fara and Goldbelly