Di Fara, one of the most beloved pizzerias on planet Earth, is taking a break starting today so that the DeMarco family can have some time for bereavement. A message on the restaurant's answering machine notes: "Due to an unforeseeable family matter, we will unfortunately have to be closed for a period of bereavement starting October 30th till November 7th. Please check our Facebook page for updates, and thank you very much for your patience during this time." There
are no updates on any of the restaurant's social media channels, and no details about what happened within the family [See update below].
Pizzaiolo Dom DeMarco celebrated the 50th anniversary of his pizzeria last month. To coincide with this milestone, the DeMarco clan also opened a spinoff cafe down the block called Di Fara Dolce Fatts. The new shop sells coffee and Italian pastries, and it doubles a place for guests to wait when the pizzeria gets too crowded.
It brings us unbelievable sadness to say Dom and family suffered a tremendous loss this week. Michael Angelo De Marco jr. was an amazing grandson, nephew, brother and friend to many. At 23 yrs old he fought like no other post a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia. Our store will be closed beginning today and will remain closed for up to 7 days . Anyone who has a private party booked next week, we will open in the evenings to accomodate. We will be in touch with you in the next few days to discuss. We will do our best to reply to the emails we have received the past week within 72 hrs. Thank you for all the love.