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Finelli's Italian Villa

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1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
+1 814-943-8510
Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit was for my husband and I to celebrate Valentine's Day in a restaurant we knew we wouldn't be disappointed at. Besides the wonderful atmosphere, great service, and warm welcome from a family run business this is the place to go for a superb meal. My husband and I have been to numerous restaurants in the Altoona and surrounding... More 

Altoona, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local Altoona gem of a restaurant. Food and service is great but not for someone who is in a rush. This is not an assembly line restaurant and is worth every minute spent there. Recommend a reservation during peak times.

Thank kevinbX2133KF
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to celebrate our son's 22nd birthday. We had a delicious meal with friendly and professional service. Finelli's has been consistently good for over 2 decades. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. They use fresh, quality ingredients and pay attention to the details. I had the Veal Neptune and the veal was tender, nicely seasoned and... More 

Thank jbonn
Everett, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read thru the reviews posted since last I posted I am shocked! Either we visited different places or ??? Since last posting I've eaten there 2 X, 1 w/ wife, 1 w/ my priest. All service was impeccable, food absolutely splendid, warm greetings from hostess [a truly nice lady], and outstanding cooperation from chef [who made a dish a... More 

Thank jwhisker12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good, place looks like a wreck from the outside. Expensive, but would be nice for a romantic evening

Thank Alex B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We found Finelli's via TripAdvisor and decided to have dinner there on our only night in Altoona. It was fantastic; the portions are very generous! Appetizers definitely should be shared. We were pleasantly surprised by the extensive wine list. Desserts were, as promised, delicious. Service was great too😊

1 Thank Lisa S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food is fantastic and they make you feel like family. When you are done eating, go back to the bar and have a drink with Mr Finelli. Always a great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just hang with friends. I will be back. Great Italian food from a great Italian family. Thanks Chef Tony and family for... More 

1 Thank Jake2427
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Finelli's is the ONE to go to for a great fine dining experience. We usually end up going there about once a month. The staff/owners are very friendly and the specials are varied. We often go there for their wonderful tasting steaks. Actually, I have not had a traditional Italian dish there yet although others in our party have and... More 

1 Thank Fred M
Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania
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213 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We went here because it is ranked first in trip advisor in Altoona. Well, it's a good spot but best? I've been to better in Altoona. I had the veal Marsala that was god but a little overpowering on the wine. The tossed salads are good with the Italian, but nothing to rave about. My wife had the veal with... More 

Thank sprucecreekfly
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A bit dated this place embodies all that is great with hometown local restaurant. Wonderful family service. Best place I have been to in Altoona.

Thank Jackie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-8510

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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?