Di Fara Pizza: One Slice, Free Droppings!

The Department of Health's latest anschluss has shuttered one of Brooklyn's best pizzerias, Di Fara. Pizza partisans claim the closure is merely DOH politicking, but a perusal of the DOH health report uncovers a ton of shit—or as they like to call it, mice excreta.

When DiFara proprietor Dom DeMarco told SliceNY that "the Department of Health had closed the place for little things" he wasn't exactly lying. Mouse poo—it's very little! And yes, while the DOH does mention in its report that he has to "wear gloves now—and a hat," they also mention the nearly 100 mouse droppings inspector Yip Lin Leung found liberally sprinkled around the storerooms, atop the wine bottles and even on the food prep tables.

DiFara's, unlike the recently permanently shuttered sister restaurant DeMarco's and of late the scene of a tragic murder, will be opening come Friday.

Selected nuggets of the disturbing DOH reading:

2a) 23. Food found cross-contaminated in that of 2 paper packages 95 pounds each) of raw sweet italian observed to be contaminated by paper packaged food being stored in direct contact with dirty icy water....

2a) 23....Food found cross-contaminated in that EIGHT two and a half gallon containers of Gino bran italian ice observed uncovered and to be contaminated by dust and dirt...

11a) ...mouse activity present in that approximately 10 fresh and stale mice excreta observed on big wine storage shelf in kitchen ...

11b) ....mouse activity present in that approximately 20-30 fresh and stale mice excreta on a bottom onion and salt and spice container storage shelf of a food preparation table in kitchen...


11c)....mouse activity present in that approximately 15-20 fresh and stale mice excreta observed on floor under 3-compartment sink in kitchen...

11d)...mouse activity present in that approximately 30-40 fresh and stale mice excreta observed on floor under wine bottle storage rack and next to reach in freezer in kitchen....

And the worst:
11e)...mouse activity present in that 10 fresh and stale mice excreta observed on food preparation table where stored spice, pepper, and pizza in kitchen.