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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.

2311 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
Jane St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 891-0411

Website:
http://www.difabios.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We have 3-4 parking spaces behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Bus stop 1/2 block west.

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

5
4
3
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1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Comfort Food (12)
Casual (10)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Just awesome as usual!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 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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food4
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 (Louisville)·Dined 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?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We often go to DiFabio's because the food is excellent and the service always warm and attentive. (We're local).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Absolute great dining with fantastic service. The chicken marsol was great amd the manacotti was out of this world.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Tough parking, interesting and tasty meal choices. Inside dining was too tight to fully enjoy good conversation with friends though. Will eat there again, but not on a Saturday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good restaurant. I am Italian so be aware that I am hard to wow. I think most people would rate this restaurant a 4 as did the rest of our party!

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food3
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food great environment I love this place. My favorite restaurant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great Beer, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was fantastic as usual. Love this place!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 20, 2017

First time trying this restaurant, was fabulous enjoyed the pasta very much, would go back anytime.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We adore this place. The staff knows us by name! Always get the special it's fantastic and a great option for great food and wine at wonderful pricing.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Such a good restaurant. Everything from the bread to the entree was absolutely delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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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food4
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, a fantastic meal! My husband and I love this place for a cozy date night. The salads and pastas were fantastic. The only negative was the canoli - it was too small and too fried. We didn't even finish because it we were so disappointed by it. Canoli should be a large tube with lots of thick yummy filling! We will continue to go back though, great place!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food4
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love the environment, excellent as always!! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a great spot for dinner. Defabios never lets us down. We love eating on the porch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent as always. One of our favorite weeknight meals.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Probably the best filet I've had. The peppercorn with glaze sauce was delicious. Great atmosphere and nice outdoor dining as well. Great selection of pasta and various Italian dishes. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Sat outside for the first time. Not much noise from the street and had a nice view of the bustle on Franfort Ave. Creamy Pesto was good with the meatballs and the Chicken Marsala was as good as always. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Staff very attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sat outside under covered porch. Menu not friendly to plant-based diets. Food was well put together. Service was friendly. Price was fair for the location.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We loved the Italian fare, excellent service, outdoor porch searing, music.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Never fails!!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Delightful! Very good food, inexpensive wine ($20, just a hint of sweetness, unusual for Merlot, but still OK), great service and ambiance!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Just lovely and perfect for a neighborhood eatery. Never a bad meal or service!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love this place! Every time we have eaten here, the food and service has been excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone! One of our favorites!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I absolutely loved the food at DiFabio's. My veal Marsala was rich and wonderful. The bruschetta was amazing and the tiramisu should not be missed. While the food is excellent, please know the noise level is very high making it difficult to hear the person across your table.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food, as always was excellent. Staff friendly and courteous, service outstanding. Definitely will return!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We love DiFabio's. Some of the best Italian food since our trip to Italy!!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fabulous dinner date! We sat on the porch outside and had both of their specials. The dinner special was a shrimp tortellini. It was Devine. Everything was priced reasonably even out good $20 bottle of wine. Highly recommend this place. We will definitely go back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our waitress Liz did an amazing job as always. Love her!! Food was outstanding.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful Italian restaurant and very reasonably priced. Good wines, love the outside dining. Great service, just an overall wonderful experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant!! So much to choose from and the menu is so enticing.. We have eaten here on a few very special occasions and it never disappoints! This last time, our party of four sat outside on the porch and it was perfect: the weather, the service, the food and the company. Do not leave Louisville without trying DiFabio's!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Loved DiFabio's in Madisonville and was so sad to see it close. Glad to enjoy the same menu on a getaway weekend in Lousiville. Did miss the dessert cart and salad! Otherwise a wonderful experience!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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