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Reviewed March 27, 2022

My sister and I went to dinner there for our sister weekend. Dinner was amazing! The food was delicious and the drinks were great! Our server did a great job and even got us out in time to get to our concert! Definitely plan to...returnMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022

We were looking for a new restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Italian is my favorite cuisine and we decided on DiFabio's Casapela. Excellent choice! Our friend and I both tried the Caprese Pasta with shrimp. The pasta and the shrimp were cooked perfectly. The tomato...basil sauce and the balsamic were delicious. My husband and our other friends all had the build your own pasta - you choose the pasta shape, the sauce and the add-ons. Two had fettuccine with alfredo and chicken (one of which was gluten free!) and one had fettuccini alfredo with shrimp. All agreed that their choices were delicious and perfectly cooked. There are multiple gluten free options and our friend loved hers. The bread our server (who was great!) brought out was delicious as well - crunchy outside and tender inside. I would definitely recommend DiFabio's next time you're looking for an Italian meal!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2021

DiFablio's is always good eats! When we visit Louisville with another couple we always make time for DiFablio's. 3 of us ordered a small salad to go with dinner. The salad was anything but small and absolutely delicious - so fresh. Lasagna, Ravioli and Chicken...Marsala dinners were all wonderful. The Melini Riserva Chianti went well with our meals. We so enjoy this quiet small Italian Restaurant. The staff is very accommodating. Hidden gem for sure.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

Went to DiFablo's on Sunday and it was fantastic!! We began with Calamari and I think it was the best we have ever had! My husband had beautiful fresh salad with their house dressing and Chicken Marcella, my son had some very tasty alfredo with...a pesto sauce and meatballs, my daughter in law and myself had the Chicken Parmesan. All of it was absolutely fresh and delicious! Our waitress was very attentive to our needs and did an excellent job! We will definitely be back! All protocols was observed, safe distancing, masks worn and sanitizer stations.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

We made a reservation about a week out to dine at this Italian restaurant. So glad we did. Upon being seated inside, (you can sit outside) , we were greeted by our server Caleb R. He was excellent in making recommendations and taking care of...us. We started off with Calamari Fritti, and split a salad as an appetizer, with a bottle of wine and an Italian Margarita, which I highly recommend. For our dinner, my wife had the special, which was the Pasta Special with Shrimp and myself had Shrimp Scampi. All were excellent, We were so glad we picked this restaurant and will definitely go back. Our total bill with what we had to eat, a bottle of wine (BTI Donna Laura Ali) and two Italian Margaritas, before tip, came to $107.06. Well worth it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020

Food is awesome, service has always been great..... It's Louisville's hidden Jewel. The escargot is the best I've found locally, and the Caprese Pasta with Shrimp was to die for. Love this place and will always pick them first over any other in the three...falls cities. - WillcoxMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Went in for dinner with the family on Christmas Eve. As you would expect they were a busy but we had a reservation and were seated on time. It was very crowded in the dining area and a little difficult to move around if you...needed to get up. We were pretty close to the table next to us and ended up in conversations with them...they were sweet. The food was delicious. I had read that the portions were generous but I didn’t really see that in our orders for the price. There were 6 of us. I think for the price the portions should be a bit larger or include a side salad instead of charging and additional $5. We liked the place and would consider going again. Considering the prices for the atmosphere and portions would be the only thing to keep us away. Again the food was delicious and service was adequate.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

Great little family owned Italian restaurant conveniently located in central Louisville. Family recipes, great food and goodly portions are the norm. Our meal for four: wine, appetizer, entree fairly priced. Well run in this oversized house- front porch dining in season. We make this a...regular stop these days!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

Small with indoor and outdoor (street side) dining. Freshly prepared dishes, small but full menu, friendly service! In town for college football and was a great change of pace after a busy day in the crowds!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Located in a nice area of town. Staff was very welcoming and service was excellent. Food was fresh and done correctly. Chicken Parm and veal were cooked excellent.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

The food was tasty, the ambiance was nice, but the wait for the food was way too long. In addition, the entrees' did not come with a salad, bread sticks, nada.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

We were frequent diners at DeFabio's when we lived in Louisville. This was our first visit since moving away. We were not disappointed. My favorite pasta is Fettuccine Alfredo with ground Italian Sausage. They make the best I have ever tasted. The ambiance has not...changed: a gently Italian look with great background music. Our daughter loves this place and once again had a delicious meal.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

In my opinion this is the best Italian restaurant in Louisville. Simple, affordable cuisine in an amazing and quaint atmosphere. The breadsticks are delicious! You really can't go wrong with anything you order here, but I recommend the manicotti. Don't forget to finish your meal...with a cannoli! Recommend making reservations as the restaurant is small.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

The food was decent and as we discussed returning for a second time/chance, the manager ruined the entire experience. We had only been sitting 5-10 minutes after completing the meal when we were rudely told to leave since "people were waiting." While other tables had...been there just as long, the manager decided we weren't good enough to stay apparently. What a joke, we will NEVER waste another dime there and will make sure to tell others the same. Thanks for ruining our evening.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

A spur-of-the-moment decision to have Sunday dinner out brought us to DiFabio's Casapela. We had heard about DFC from one of our daughters but had never dined there previously, so we had no idea what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised in every respect: the...menu is extensive not overly ambitious, service was exceptional, food portions were generous, and the atmosphere was outstanding. I had fettuccine Alfredo with Italian sausage links, and my wife had the manicotti - both were well-prepared (good but certainly not gourmet quality) and attractively plated. I think the prices are in line with the food quality/portions, service and ambience. We will definitely go back for more dinners at DFC.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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DiFabio's Casapela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4