DiFabio's Casapela

4.6
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514 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Family owned and operated Italian restaurant with traditional Italian cuisine, Lasagna and Chicken Parmigian, and some eclectic items as well, Pan Grilled Salmon and Gorgonzola Filet.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MN
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

JS
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian food!!

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J
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruschetta brings me in every time. Always pleased with the special of the night.

C
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We planned this meal around a group of girls going to a dance. We were called personally about our needs. Everything went smoothly and the food was great. If I had to come up with 1 negative, it was the lack of parking but I don't think they can help that situation.

OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had limited time due to another commitment. Service was prompt, food was excellent and we were on time for the next commitment.

KS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

When we arrived for our 7:00 pm reservation, we were informed we needed to eat quickly because our table was reserved at 8:00 pm for another party. Our food didn’t even come out until 8:20 pm. About 8:00 pm, the hostess made a big deal about taking care of everything with the seating so we no longer needed to hurry. The food and service were good, but difficult to enjoy after being told to hurry when we had reservations!!

P
Louisville
400 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We got a reservation late so that may be why the service was so slow. We were out on the porch & if you weren’t under or near a heater the cold air from the door made it cool. We shared some appetizers for six of us & my husband & I shared a shrimp pasta dish which was good.

L
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I hadn’t been here because I am gluten free but I heard they offered gluten free pasta. I had the picatta with gf pasta and it was very good. Service was attentive. Will def go back!

p
Columbus
62 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had a nice, pre-half marathon dinner with my wife. enjoyed the veal parm and spaghetti and meatballs

D
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three people in our party of 6 said the veal marsala was not up to par.

P
Louisville
52 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. April did a great job taking care of our group. Thanks for a great evening.

P
Louisville
52 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service by April was absolutely great. The food wish prepared great and the taste was fabulous

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Server forgot to put in our order so took longer than expected, but overall it was great

D
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food. Great service. Gluten free options.

J
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Lovely atmosphere and dining outside was fun on Frankfort Avenue. The service was top notch and specialty drinks so refreshing! Will definitely be going back.

OT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came to Louisville for a country music festival, wanted some Italian our first night! Was meeting family and needed a place with reservations For kids. Amazing bread, such good caprese shrimp pasta and chicken parm and atmosphere was super cute!! Highly recommend!

SC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! We had a great dinner and the wait staff is awesome.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great. Our server, April, was very knowledgeable and attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious and we sat on the porch which added to our whole experience. I would recommend you bring back the live music that we experienced last summer. Great restaurant and we look forward to returning.

o
Western KY
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience eating on the patio. Server April was nice and attentive. Chicken Picata was very good. Wine list is pretty meager. Had a Chianti that was OK. Wife and sister had a lemon ball cocktail that was very good.

L
Louisville
147 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delicious midweek meal. One of our favorite bistros.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great, down home Italian food and gluten-free calamari. FTW!

SP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food we ate was high quality, much like you would find in an actual Italian restaurant (and I've been to Italy 9 times). Service was terrific and the 1/2 bottles of wine made the evening nearly perfect. Thanks for a memorable evening!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. I can’t believe that I haven’t been here before but I’ll be back soon

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent server. Good recommendation. Great cocktails. Great appetizers. Excellent entrées

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SP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food that is very reasonably priced. Our servers were attentive and friendly. We dined outside this time but I also love the cozy interior dining.

MD
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have enjoyed many visits to DeFanio’s and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent and their version of Marsala sauce is unique and beyond exceptional. We will be back many more times.

JH
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious! A real favorite.

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy place. Loved the ambiance and food.
Great service!!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was delicious but the dessert. The flourless chocolate cake was really bitter. Will go back and just not order that dessert.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent and the food was great. My only complaint would be the dining room is very poorly lit. The low lighting does not create a romantic setting just a little too dark.

C
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was great. I had the chicken Marsala, it was pedestrian. My wife had the Caprese pasta with Shrimp that was fabulous. Sat outside, comfortable and not too loud.

NF
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow (not normal based on other visits). Waited over an hour for our entrees

KH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good but it seemed as though our waitress keep rushing us to order. But would try this place again.

D
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is absolutely one of our favorite casual places. Their marinara sauce is better than any place in Louisville. I always order the chicken piccata and I’ve never been disappointed.

JH
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual spot with tasty appetizers and salad if you don’t want a full meal. Leave room for dessert!

NF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and the food was outstanding. Our server was very friendly and attentive . One of my favorite restaurants.

TD
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We arrived and were promptly seated. The small restaurant is an oddly eclectic mix of Italian items, from Chianti bottles strung up under an arch with christmas lights, traditional Italian art prints were oddly mixed with a small picture of gondolas in Venice and a Mona Lisa image. The decor is disjointed and feels crowded but we were there for the food.

They were obviously understaffed and it appeared one waitress was attempting to manage all the tables in the small, but crowded & loud, front room with the assistance of some food runners / bussers so I forgave the delays in getting service, food & drink. We had both ordered the salmon and after a 20 minute wait were brought 2 charred pieces of fish. It was so obviously burnt that I cannot understand why the kitchen didn't immediately re-fire them but plated them and then why the waitress carried them to our table, presented them and walked away. I'm not overly picky but neither of our plates were edible. When we caught our waitress she was wonderful and apologized profusely, she asked if we wanted something else but we had both had the salmon here before and had enjoyed it so we asked for a 2nd basket of bread (the bread is delicious) and said we'd wait. About 10 minutes later we received new dishes, they were edible but not appetizing. The waitress did comp our drinks (1 beer, 1 wine) and 1 of the dishes which was very nice, so we tipped on the original amount but we won't return.

BE
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food good service

2
Caribbean
42 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A local restaurant, local crowd, low key, relaxing and good food

RC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great and the service was even better. The atmosphere was awesome great place for a couple looking for a quiet dinner together