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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

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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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

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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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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service2
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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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vip
 (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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 (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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food5
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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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food3
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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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food5
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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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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was perfect! My fiancee and I had such a nice time! Even the salads were delicious.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and reasonable prices. Pasta is always fresh and the salads are great to share as an appetizer.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Loved the food, the music, the vibe/feel, everything but...

I didn't care for being able to see the waitresses brushing their hair and putting on deodorant in the bread/drink prep area through the doorway near the bar. Obviously I shouldn't make a reservation at the exact time the doors open.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We decided to try this restaurant after seeing an advertisement in a Kentucky tourism magazine and we were very glad we did. The ambiance was exactly what we were looking for - casual and comfortable but still upscale. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. We absolutely would recommend DiFabio's to friends.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We love this restaurant and go there pretty often. The staff are just great--warm and welcoming--and the food delicious. It's an old toll house, so it's very cozy and atmospheric.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Server great. Food very flavorful; kitchen makes each dish to order. As time progressed, environment became too noisy to speak to person across the table, as well as room became increasingly warm & uncomfortable. Whole experience became unpleasant because it simply took way too long to experience.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Consistently great food, FABULOUS customer service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Two people from New Bern, NC One from Charlotte, NC, and one from Chicago, Il. We all voted it the best food we found in Louisville.....bar none !
Next time we are in Louisville, we will have dinner there again....for SURE!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was outstanding, especially the salmon. The server willingly accommodated our requests to share items. It was our first time to dine there, but we definitely will return.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Very nice place to enjoy dinner. Even though it's a very small place, it's still romantic and the food is very good. I recommend it to anyone who likes good Italian food.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Pasta sauce was not good at all. Meatballs were dry and hard.
Won't be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food, great service. Our server Jenifer was very informative of the special of the day. I love the Italian Margaritas !!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Went with neighbors & it was their first time. We tried the stuffed mushrooms which were big, hot & very good. They split the house salad & special with sausage, & we split the house salad & lasagne. Iwe we're very pleased & full! The atmosphere would have been great, but after we were seated, a large party of about 10 people were seated right next to us & they were very loud.

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