Fantastic Italian food!!
Bruschetta brings me in every time. Always pleased with the special of the night.
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.
Had limited time due to another commitment. Service was prompt, food was excellent and we were on time for the next commitment.
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!!
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.
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!
had a nice, pre-half marathon dinner with my wife. enjoyed the veal parm and spaghetti and meatballs
Three people in our party of 6 said the veal marsala was not up to par.
The food and service was great. April did a great job taking care of our group. Thanks for a great evening.
The service by April was absolutely great. The food wish prepared great and the taste was fabulous
Server forgot to put in our order so took longer than expected, but overall it was great
Quality food. Great service. Gluten free options.
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.
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!
Fabulous! We had a great dinner and the wait staff is awesome.
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.
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.
Always a delicious midweek meal. One of our favorite bistros.
Great, down home Italian food and gluten-free calamari. FTW!
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!
This place is great. I can’t believe that I haven’t been here before but I’ll be back soon
Excellent server. Good recommendation. Great cocktails. Great appetizers. Excellent entrées
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.
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.
Food is delicious! A real favorite.
Very cozy place. Loved the ambiance and food.
Everything was delicious but the dessert. The flourless chocolate cake was really bitter. Will go back and just not order that dessert.
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.
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.
Service was very slow (not normal based on other visits). Waited over an hour for our entrees
The food was very good but it seemed as though our waitress keep rushing us to order. But would try this place again.
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.
Great casual spot with tasty appetizers and salad if you don’t want a full meal. Leave room for dessert!
Both the service and the food was outstanding. Our server was very friendly and attentive . One of my favorite restaurants.
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.
Good food good service
A local restaurant, local crowd, low key, relaxing and good food
Food was great and the service was even better. The atmosphere was awesome great place for a couple looking for a quiet dinner together