About DiFabio's Casapela
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.
Louisville, KY 40206
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00-10:00 P.M. Friday-Saturday: 5:00-11:00 P.M. Sunday: 4:00-9:00 P.M.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a family style catering menu. We also are able to do off-site caterings with at least a week's notice given over the phone.
We have 3-4 parking spaces behind the restaurant.
Bus stop 1/2 block west.
Caity M. DiFabio
Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant is available for private parties seven days a week. Availability is limited and rules and restrictions do apply. Parties must be booked over the phone or in person and there is a spending minimum that will be discussed upon booking.
Private Party Contact:
Caity DiFabio: (502) 891-0411
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
DiFabio's Casapela Ratings and Reviews
Overall the food was good, and they had a lot of gluten free options. Our waitress was really attentive as well. The only issue was we specifically reserved a short table and we were given a high top. It was pretty hard to sit there in my Valentine's dress, but other than that it was a pretty good experience and an excellent value for all we got. We would come back again.
The lasagna was amazing. The service was not great. Server didn't bring us bread until after we ordered appetizers, which I felt was misleading. Additionally, the server only checked on us once throughout the course of our meal and took too long getting us the check and processing payment. It was also stuffy in the restaurant.
The food was amazing. Much better than more expensive Italian restaurants. Very impressed with both the lasagna and Gorgonzola filet. And, honestly, the wedge salad was the best I’ve ever had. We will definitely be coming back.
Only bit of advice I can give is try to grab a table in the main dining area.
As usual, we had a wonderful evening! Service was great, food was wonderful and ambience can't be beat! We started with the house salad which is a great staple. I tend to always get the lasagna because it is so good. My husband got angel hair pasta with sausage and there was not a speck left. Bread is very good also. Great Valentine's night. Our waitress was friendly and readily available. Loved our night!
Everything here was just fair. We ordered the special appetizer upon recommendation of the server: a baked goat cheese with marinara and house made pita chips. The goat cheese was fine, but the chips were bitter and tasted horrible. We also had the bruschetta, though, which was delicious. My friend ordered veal piccata, was brought chicken piccata that the server realized once it was cut into and switched out. I ordered the chicken piccata, which was chicken but the chicken had no breading on it so must have been for someone who ordered it gluten free, but the server refused to recognize that and told me I was wrong - as she was taking away the obviously breaded piece of chicken piccata served to my friend. My husband ordered pasta with meat sauce (recommended by server) with sausage and a meatball. The meatball was inedible. My father had baked spaghetti, not on the menu but which they fixed because he asked for it. He enjoyed his. The best thing of the night was the bottle of Chianti off of their very limited wine menu. This is a medium priced restaurant that I’m afraid just doesn’t deliver, even if our server was friendly. We were there on a Friday night, and it was busy, even though I was able to make our 6:30 reservations that afternoon.
First time at DeFabio’s and will definitely return. Liz provided excellent service and suggestions. Bother the goat cheese and marinara as well as the veal piccata were freshly prepared and delicious. As close to Italian home cooking as we have ever had and an excellent value!
I can't believe I'm just trying this place for the first time! We went for my husband's birthday with a group of six people and everybody loved their food (we all ordered something different). My daughter even tried the escargot and love them too!
Overall a great experience. We will be back soon.
We were in Louisville for a few days and stopped in with our kids for dinner. After reading positive reviews online, we were hoping for some good pasta. However, what we found was that the pasta was pre-cooked and probably just heated up in boiling water before being served a bit too soft, and the sauces were just mediocre at best. I returned my first dish of pasta because the pasta was overcooked. I asked for it to be al dente, and a few minutes later they came back with a new dish, equally overcooked. Maybe that is how they or their repeat customers like it (which is fine if they do, it's just not how we are used to eating pasta). The cheesy garlic bread was the type you would get at a pizza place - heaps of melted mozzarella cheese. There are very few salad choices (only 2 to be exact), and not a lot for vegans except for overcooked pasta with marinara sauce. The crusty Italian bread was good, and the waitress was kind and attentive. The room in the back (and the main room) was very cold in the freezing temps of the winter. We all ate with our coats on.
We enjoyed our recent Saturday dinner at DiFabio's. We made a reservation a few days ahead, and were seated in the back dining room (not the main dining space). Even though the room was small, only about 4-5 tables, it was loud when other diners were speaking enthusiastically to each other, making it hard to hear my husband across the table. Service was very good, our server checked on us frequently. The kitchen was a bit slow, it took quite a while to get our entrees. But we were pleased with our food when it came, and would return.
We were in a room with only 5 two top tables. We waited a fair amount of time to have our waitress greet us, that was only after she went to all of the other tables (who were already seated and had ordered) and we motioned her over asking if she was our server. She responded she was but not in a very friendly manner and while gritting her teeth asked us if we wanted something to drink. The service got better, but it was my first time there and it had been years since my companion had gone. I asked why it had been so long, he responded saying it wasn't anything to write home about. There are plenty of other Italian restaurants who do it better, friendlier, and even though I tip 20% (which she got from me) I don't need to go back.
Unfortunately we were not seated in the main dining room. Our accommodations were not very comfortable. Service was very slow. Our waiter was not very attentive. I would insist on table in main dining room next time. My leftovers were better than the original meal. I have had two other experiences here that were much better. I was embarrassed for the new folks I brought this night.
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