If pizza is basketball and Di Fara is your Michael Jordan, then this Carroll Gardens joint is LeBron James, a prodigal talent threatening to dethrone the game's top player in its first few years. Since opening in 2006, chowhound chatter has run rampant with comparisons and arguments about this family-friendly, sit-down place that serves only two things, pizza and calzones. The bottom line is this: the old-school Brooklyn-style pizza, cooked in a brick-oven, is good; it comes thin, crispy and slightly charred, with standard toppings like fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and sausage. Other than that, don't ask for slices, it's BYOB, and it closes randomly if the owner feels like watching a football game or hitting up a birthday party.
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Nyers love their pizza and this year there seems to be nice places popping up all over the place. Here are some of my favorites.
My favorite spots in the hood. Gowanus Yacht Club is NOT included.
Some neighborhood favorites