Students reveal the best two pizza places in Westfield


“Humans are drawn to fatty, sweet, rich, and complex foods. Pizza has all of these components. Cheese is fatty, meat toppings tend to be rich and the sauce is sweet. Pizza toppings are also packed with a compound called glutamate, which can be found in tomatoes, cheese, pepperoni, and sausage” (Miller). These facts are probably the reason why so many people love pizza today. With so many places to choose from in Westfield, how do residents choose their pizza?

   To begin,  DiFarina pizzeria is located at 107 East Broad Steet. Many people believe DiFarina  is the best pizza place in Westfield. Students and staff chose it for many reasons, but the amazing crust and BBQ chicken pizza were the most popular reasons.  “I get the buffalo pizza,” Edison Intermediate School (EIS) eighth grade student Noah Lederman explained. 

Some things that are also popular on their menu are their wraps, salads, and pasta. Furthermore, some people like that their pizza is cooked at a higher temperature, “They cook it at a higher temperature, so it is crispy,” stated eighth grade math teacher Mr. Zachary Crutcher. 

Julia Nissim, an Edison Intermediate School seventh grader, added, “DiFarina pizza has good flavor, and I like the crust.” 

Mason Ferrigno, a seventh grader said, “It is crispy–the crust is good.”

Another favorite pizza place is Casa Di Pizza and it is located on 50 Elm Street in Westfield.  Many people believe that Casa di Pizza has the best pizza because it has the perfect balance of cheese and the cheese is very flavorful. Brianna Russell, an eighth grader, said, “The cheese is very cheesy.”  

Sixth grader Laila Mehmedovic exclaimed, “They let you put parmesan cheese on the pizza.” 

Nina Seidman, another sixth grader stated, “Casa di Pizza pie has the perfect amount of cheese.” 

Sam Burkat, the owner of the pizzeria, explained what makes his pizza shop different from others in Westfield. He stated, “We make our ingredients fresh every day, nothing is frozen.” 

He also talked about the difficulties of running a business. “The hardest part is making sure every single customer is happy,” Sam said. “Casa Di Pizza has been in business for 13 years and is continuing to be successful.” 

Overall, pizza is really popular especially in Westfield. Without these pizza places in Westfield many people wouldn’t know where to get pizza.