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DiFabio's Casapela

4.6
306 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(502) 891-0411
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Caity M. DiFabio
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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.
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Private party contact
Caity DiFabio: (502) 891-0411
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Catering
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.
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Cross street
Jane St
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Parking details
We have 3-4 parking spaces behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Bus stop 1/2 block west.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 306 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved it!! Was such a great experience and great food!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing! Amazing! We had an early dinner on the porch with the airshow going on, so we heard or witnessed an occasional jet flyover. The place is not fining, but it is great dining. We shared two calamari fritti(which is gluten free) and that was the main reason for our return. I had the gnocchi special, annnnnnnnd it was so spot on that I almost finished the dish(which I rarely do). They have a full bar with a very small wine list, maybe 8-10 inexpensive bottles. The bread, you will indulge even if you don't eat bread lol...it is the perfect bread!!!! A neighborhood gem for simple great food!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I went here on a double date. The environment is quaint and exciting, but the tables are so close together that you have to speak louder than normal to be heard at your own table. Great food at a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Date night with the lady, everything was fantastic! Lasagna was amazing (Chefs recomandation), tortalini was killer....great staff, great space, amazing food. Well done.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Difabios was very good and our service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Liz J took very good care of our party of 14!!! Such a perfect experience, we will be back for many family get togethers! Thank you so much!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love the food here! Chef was very accommodating about a low carb diet.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It can get very noisy if there are several large parties sitting next to each other.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was very good as was the service. Not so much on the ambiance. We had requested a table, not a high top when we set our reservation through open table. We received a hightop...tucked in a very tight corner, right next to where the servers get drinks and everything else...it was incredibly loud and not nearly the dining experience I was wanting.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent special!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We had our church small group meeting there, and the atmosphere was quite conducive for our needs.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We love this restaurant! The menu is surprisingly diverse. We always look forward to being there.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food is delicious! Very reasonably priced. Small and quaint place with excellent service. Everyone super nice. I have been twice and both times I had the salmon. Yum! Also I tasted the lasagna and pesto, great options too.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This is an unpretentious, neighborhood Italian restaurant. The pastas are dependable and actually the lasagna was very good. A simple wine list that is dependably low priced.
Just not my idea of a worthwhile place for a dinner out. I probably won't be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a Wonderful Waitress!! I had a special request and it was Fulfilled and it Made my night even more special!! I would totally Recommend this beautiful restaurant! The food.... THE FOOD WAS SO OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very enjoyable and the food was excellent. Recommend the calamari.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As usual dinner was excellent. Never ordered the same thing twice and never disappointed. Restaurant was very busy but service was fast without rushing.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great ambiance. Food was great too...try the desserts. Gluten free items were much better than most places.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first time visiting, and we were very impressed! The food was delicious (try the pesto cream sauce!) and the server was attentive. The restaurant is not very spacious, but if you're looking for a cozy atmosphere, this is a great spot!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Frankfort Avenue parking is not great on a Saturday so get there early as you may need to walk a bit. The restaurant is great. Everyone we encountered was kind and helpful. The food and service were great. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Consistently delicious and always friendly staff, love DiFabios!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our service was excellent and our food was delicious! This is one of our favorite places. Our table was a little cramped in the back room but we still had an enjoyable meal and dining experience

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Di Fabio's is a great Italian neighborhood restaurant. One of our group is gluten free, and he was happy to find so many GF choices (calamari, pasta, etc.). Everyone enjoyed their choices. Service was very friendly and efficient. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very close quarters, felt crammed in at our table. Server was great. Probably won’t go back as the seating was way too tight. The table we were at really should have sat only 2 diners. We were a party of 4.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The first time we went it was very good. This was our second time and the food was a bit dry. Their bread was very good. The room was very loud.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food, great service. I love the Italian Margaritas.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our visits to DiFabio's are always excellent dining experiences. Our server, Jen was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Just awesome as usual!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service! Prices are reasonable . Good wine and beer selection.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and the service was outstanding. Although it was Christmas Eve, the waitress was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent and we had really good service. Space was tight for a larger group. But it was really nice.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

My greatest difficulty was finding parking. (I parked--I think illegally in the back.)
Managing the front steps was a bit of a chore with my relatively newly replaced knee! Is there another entrance for those who are handicapped?

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