How is DiFara’s (“Avenue J”) number one on this list, while Totonno’s in Coney Island and L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bath Beach don’t even rank? DiFara’s is constant shut down for health code violations - Dom stands over each and every pizza pie, balancing on unopended cans of crushed tomatoes that he later uses… He cuts the basil with a pair of rusted, unsanitary scissors. Totonno’s has been around since 1924, and suffered a devastating fire in 2009, but ultimately bounced back after rebuilding. Shortly after the fire, they were hit by Hurricane Sandy, and again, bounced back. Their brick oven is imported from Italy, and survived both events. Totonno’s was started by an employee from Lombardi’s pizzeria on Spring Street in the city. It’s located at 1524 Neptune Avenue (between West 15th Street and West 16th Street) in Coney Island in Brooklyn. (Plus Totonno’s barely has a wait during Weeknights. Just aren’t open on Mondays.) -Trust someone who’s had Grimaldi’s, DiFara’s, Lombardi’s and just about every raved about local pizzeria in Brooklyn/Staten Island/NYC.