DiFabio's Casapela

4.7
470 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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SA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and loved our food!

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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!!

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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!

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

Traditional Italian food, great value and excellent service.

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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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OT
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was very good, but one of the dishes at our table missed the mark - chicken Parmesan. The bruschetta was an excellent appetizer. The rest of our dishes were consistently good, chicken pesto, chicken piccata, and the meat sauce. The device was excellent.

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St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great! Gluten free fried calamari...I had the chicken parm, only complaint, would have like a wee but more sauce...besides that, simple and great...the wifey had veal piccata GF....also very good...non stuffy environment...very charming...

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JV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic italian food. Some of the best pasta i have had in a long time. Waiter was friendly, knowledgeable. My only complaint is the size of the rooms but luckily we went a time they werent busy

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w
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, a great meal and great service at Di Fabio’s. Caleb was a terrific and attentive server. The Iceberg wedge salad special needs to be a permanent menu item — so good.

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DE
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food selections were good- surprised that they were a bit tight with the bread offering it only when the meal arrived and give little slices. By the way we did have appetizers and drinks so I would have thought they would have been less stingy.
Pasta excellent - chicken parmigiana over cooked and a bit over breaded. Veal good- but doubt fresh.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, without my glasses, light was a little low to read the menu. Love the decor, feels like you are dining in a friend's house! Food was very tasty, we will be back

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JP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They always treat us amazing, they will remember you and make you feel welcome.

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P
Louisville
47 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

DiFabios did a great job handling 13 people in our party. The food and service was great.

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b
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is AMAZING. The absolute best Italian food you can get in the area!! We come here at least twice a week because it is so darn good. The staff is equally as good as the food. They are dedicated to making your dinner experience nothing short of fantastic. BEST PLACE IN LOUISVILLE!!

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RD
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive staff, great food
Look forward to visiting again soon

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GH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had the Lasagna and salads. The lasagna was very good. A good balance of meat, cheese and noodles. I had the house salad and the house dressing was very good. I would recommend getting the dressing on the side. My wife had the Caesar and really enjoyed it. We really enjoyed our meals and will be returning next time we want pasta.

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TR
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you are in the mood for some great Italian food then I would highly recommend. Always had a good meal
Since it was Derby week the place was crowded and service and food were a bit slow. Also we were never offered another round of drinks , but the food made up for slow service.

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous and very well priced for a nicer restaurant. (I was with a group of seven people and our total came to under $250, including 2 appetizers to share, alcoholic beverages for all, and dessert for several.) I will definitely go back!

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r
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was nice but we never got water our drinks refilled. Bread wasn’t served until we were almost fine with entrees. The food was very good reasonably priced. The lack of good service spoiled the experience

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l
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food great value. Our waitress was very good but had too many tables and dinner was a little more rushed than we would have hoped. Other than that it was a very nice dinner.

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g
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our absolute favorite places to dine! We are so lucky to have great restaurants within walking distance of our home. The food is always delicious and the staff is wonderful. When weather permits, take advantage if the porch dining!

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y
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, great food. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in an old house makes the ambience special .
We have been a customer since they opened. The food is consistently delicious. The sauces are so tasty we return to the restaurant when we visit Louisville.
The value remains high compared to similar Italian restaurants anywhere.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming, cozy
Not much parking

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FP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

While the restaurant is very small and doesn't absorb high levels of noise well, the wait staff are very responsive, knowledgeable, and efficient, and the food is very good at a reasonable price. So once a few very loud patrons left, it was an enjoyable experience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DiFabios was fabulous. The calamari was fried to absolute perfection. I enjoyed the fettuccine with alfredo sauce with shrimp. The shrimp were like nothing I have ever had. Cooked in butter and garlic, and seared, but extremely tender. My only complaint, if there was one, was there wasn't more, but that's my appetite talking, as am getting hungry just thinking about it. Our waiter, was knowledgeable, and extremely friendly and personable. I look forward to a return visit in the near future.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish. Hands down best italian in Louisville

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R
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food,, consistently good. However, very noisy and poor acoustics when full or close to fully occupied, making conversation challenging.

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T
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Outdoor seating was wonderful on a nice spring evening.

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B
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful place to eat with friends and family.

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G
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointed !!! After reading several reviews with 5 star outstanding comments, I expected much more than we got.
The dining room was small and seating was cramped. The service was average at best, but friendly.
I've been in food business for 40+ years and my background is firmly Italian. I know outstanding when I see it and taste it.
I can't speak for the couple we were with, however I can tell you about what my wife and I ordered. The calamary appetizer were a little overcooked, the house salad was ok. The chicken marsala I ordered had a single slice of chicken covered in marsala sauce with a few mushrooms atop a big mound of Angel hair pasta that had absolutely no sauce on it and very bland.
My wife's Manicotti was ok....her words.... but not very hot!!!
Sorry but doubt we would visit again.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always cooked perfectly. Service is consistent and timely. One of my favorite go to’s.

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BD
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my local favorites. Chicken Marsala was excellent as was my daughter’s chicken parmigiana. One of the best values for the money in the city.

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food. Very comfortable low-key atmosphere. Good service. Caesar salad, veal parmesan, chicken piccata, and chicken marsala were delicious! Marinara sauce was as good as I have had anywhere. Heartily recommend.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're there when they have mussels as a special, get them!!!

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L
Louisville
138 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Felt nice to be back at our favorite!!

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JG
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food and service are outstanding, ambiance couldn’t be more pleasant, for me anyway. A go-to for my girl and I.

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here is outstanding! I especially recommend the bruschetta and the lasagna. The prices are very good, including the wine. The dining room is small and pretty no frills, but the wait staff is usually attentive and knowledgeable. That being said, I must report that the last time I was there, it took way too long! We were one of the first tables in the place, and it still took an hour and a half. I don't know if it was because we were the first table, or problems in the kitchen or what. We have never had a problem before so we will definitely be going back.

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