According to Slice, Di Fara is raising it’s prices and cutting it’s hours. Slices are going up to $5 and plain pies are now $25, square pies are $30, special round pies are $30, and special square pies are $35.
This might seem expensive, but it doesn’t bother me one bit. Pizza from Di Fara, as I’ve mentioned on this site many times before, is the absolute best thing I’ve ever consumed. That being said, you can’t really put a price tag on something so delicious. A fancy meal in Manhattan can easily run you $50 per person, so splitting a pie with a friend for $12.50 each seems relatively harmless. Dom DeMarco has been making pies long enough that he can charge whatever he wants. What upsets me is when new places pop up that overcharge you for their sub-par pizza.
As far as the hours… Di Fara is now closed on Tuesday in addition to Mondays. This only means it’ll be more crowded on the other days of the week. Dom turns 74 this month and he’s been working 6-7 weeks for the past 50 years. It’s about time he cut down on his hours.
Anyone who has never been to Di Fara needs to make the trek out there. It’s a 30 minute train ride from Union Square and well worth any wait you might encouter.