DiFabio's Casapela

4.7
711 Reviews
$30 and under
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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StephaineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. The food, service and atmosphere is great. My favorite Italian restaurant and very affordable prices!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One the best delicious meal. Lovely people.

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MichaelP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Good selection. Excellent service. What more could you want?

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maryk
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fair prices and good service . Enjoyed our dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy a meal at DiFabio’s. It’s got a great atmosphere, dark and cozy without being pretentious. Best lasagna in town, great wine selection, excellent service. When I want great traditional, home style Italian food, this is one of my top choices!

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SueG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recently ate at DiFabio's for the first time and enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious and our server was very pleasant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While I want to keep this neighborhood gem a secret; I can’t say enough good things about the food and service. Our waiter, Cameron, is always a joy. Attentive service, friendly and full of joy. The tender Filet with rich creamy Gorgonzola sauce is to die for. The lasagna is another favorite because of the robust flavor in the sauce.

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vipMika
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, non pretentious food. Simple and delicious.
Cameron was an awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Brett provided excellent service. All servers were nice. Lasagna and bread were delicious! Fettuccine Alfredo was ok. The shrimp add in was delicious. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Super friendly service. Food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Humble neighborhood place with service (Cameron) that was authentically friendly and just the right amount of attentiveness. Would go there again.

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KatiF
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Defabios is our favorite Italian restaurant!!! Love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. Made a last minute reservation at my favorite Italian place. Cameron was super friendly and knowledgeable. They had the best recommendations and the food/drinks were amazing! 10/10 recommend! I’ll definitely be back!

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vipBegees
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Louisville and reasonable prices. Tastes homemade

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Nightout
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was EXCELLENT even with the staff being limited. Cameron was our waiter and could not do enough to make sure our experience was a good one. My daughter had the Caesar salad and it was fantastic. She also ordered the fettuccini with shrimp. I had the caprese pasta. Totally unique and delicious. Never had anything like it before. We took the tiramisu home. I had a glass of wine - extremely generous pour. Small place with not a lot of frills, but the food and service more than made up for it. I was worried when we walked in and could look directly into the kitchen, but it was clean and not a distraction when we were eating. We will go back!

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vipAnnE
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DiFabio`s never disappoints!!! The meal was excellent!!!

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TomC
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Louisville experience

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vipsharon
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the restaurant the food I wonderful and also the service

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TessicaP
Western KY
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is so rich and filling it's just amazing. FYI The building isn't the as fancy as some in the area but historic buildings are like that, the ambiance is still intimate. The price is a steal compared to some of the other restaurants serving the same thing. We got the escargot which I have dying to have and it was cooked perfectly. The bruschetta had a different spin with cheese on the bread but we ate every bite. I got the gorgonzola topped steak which was cooked perfectly and my husband got the veal marsala, both amazing. Our server was sweet and attentive, will definitely eat here again when I'm back in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cameron provided fast friendly and personable service, all orders came out hot and timely

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mallen
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am writing this review due to my wife and I having the worst experience we have ever had at a restaurant. First, we had a reservations for 6pm. I dropped my wife off at the door and went to park the car. When I returned my wife was sitting out on the patio in the cold. She was told by the waitress that our reservation was for outside, which we specified on the reservation that we wanted inside seating due to it being cold outside. In addition there was no heaters on outside. So I requested to see the manager and she said there were no tables inside and the only seating available was outside. Funny thing is we looked in the dining area and there was no one in the restaurant and plenty of empty tables. I initially made this reservation due to the many reviews on open table. My wife and I feel like this happened due to us being African American. This establishment did not try to accommodate us in anyway and did not seem phased when we decided to leave and go somewhere else and eat. They never once apologized for the inconvenience or misunderstanding. So upon leaving we walked across the street to Volare who did not have any tables available but made it a point to find us a seat at the bar where we had a wonderful dinner and great data night. Met many nice people and told them of our experience at DeFabio's. We will not be going back to this establishment, and we will make it a point to tell everyone we know to not support such a terrible business.

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JeffH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our long time favorite restaurant!
Like everywhere… They were short staffed , but our waitress was calm and reassuring and the owners were moving about the restaurant. Beautiful service, always consistently outstanding food! Can’t beat the heated porch and best music playlist for wonderful atmosphere as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun night and great food

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vipDaddywags
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server Cameron was excellent. He was attentive and meal well paced. Wonderful house salad. Lasagna also quite good.

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Cindy
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Loved the Lasagna and Chicken Piccata. The Limon Drop drink was very good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant & will continue to visit going forward.

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vipJamesS
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food value in Louisville. Can't beat the food for the price. Very reasonable wine as well.

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MorganK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron was amazing, as always! Our FAVORITE restaurant in Louisville. Thank you :)

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My veal piccata was exceptionally good.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail by staff from seating until we left. Food fabulous, priced right.

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vipSaraM
Louisville
64 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great and our waiter Cameron was fantastic!!

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vipFoodieFamily
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is really terrific! So friendly and efficient; definitely a team effort since the restaurant was busy on Friday night. Our server, Cameron was on point throughout our meal- checking on us at intervals to make sure we were enjoying dinner. All our entrees were delicious and the portions are generous. This has been a favorite spot for us when visiting Louisville.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good. Large portions. Slow but good drinks. Very noisy. Music was loud. The atmosphere could improve. With some work they could make it more of a finer dining place.

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Jill
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, April, was wonderful as usual! The food was fabulous, as always! Can’t say enough great things about D’Fabios! I tell everyone I know to come here for a wonderful evening alone or with friends. The best Italian in Louisville but also the best atmosphere.

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
71 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The food was excellent as was the service. My only complaint was that the portions for the price were on the smaller side. Excellent Caesars salad. Nice poor on the wine. Cameron was great

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vipJerryW
New England
60 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to say but to repeat…. Food, service & ambiance were perfect! If you’re looking for a little good old fashion Italian food you can’t go wrong here!

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Difabios is my favorite Italian restaurant with a wide range of menu options, including good salads (with homemade dressings), appetizers (love the vegetarian mushrooms), pasta with various sauces and add ons and other dishes. And if you have room for dessert, the Tiramisu is yummy. They also offer a nice selection of wines. The friendly and attentive service is always great, and I feel welcomed. There is limited outdoor seating with pleasant background music. Reservations recommended!

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LisaS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before Chonda Pierce show

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. The Gorgonzola Streak is the #1 most delicious dish I’ve ever had. Have been telling everyone about since last night. Took wife and son there to try it out and cannot wait to go back. Their pasta was amazing too. Alfredo sauce was very good. Highly recommend!

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Map15
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like the shrimp & pasta dish and eating our dinner outside on the covered
porch.

FAQs

DiFabio's Casapela offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 891-0411.

DiFabio's Casapela is rated 4.7 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.