DiFabio's Casapela

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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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P
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

P
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality food. Great service. Gluten free options.

J
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

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

SP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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SP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
37 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious! A real favorite.

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
37 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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
50 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food good service

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Caribbean
42 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

RC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

S
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience with this lovely restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious. Our server, Caleb, was great. His wine recommendation was spot on. We will go back!

Y
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Not sure how we missed this place. Food was very good. Place not fancy, pretty basic, but was good value. Will go back.

JH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love DiFabios! The food is great. The prices are so affordable. They have the best playlist of music in town… And we love the porch!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was reasonably priced and delicious! Staff was great!

e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We went here for a birthday dinner and one member of our party was gluten free. Everything she could have was clearly labeled and even got to have desert. Definitely recommend.

SA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very attentive. Food came quickly. Loved the ambiance. Low lighting very romantic! Thank you!

d
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and loved our food!

R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, everyone was friendly. The food was amazing, the build your own pasta on the menu is great they let me mix two different sauces! You will not leave hungry! We'll definitely be back!!

b
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in LOUISVILLE!! Absolutely amazing food and service! The lasagna is perfection!! Chicken Marcella is amazing! Everything on the menu is delish!

CM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Traditional Italian food, great value and excellent service.

RB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and as always, great food! The weather was perfect for sitting on the front porch.

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