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“Excellent food and service”

Finelli's Italian Villa
Ranked #1 of 164 Restaurants in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Great atmosphere and service chicken parm with green beans excellant many specialty items too choose from you will not leave hungry

  • Visited August 2013
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quiet Class”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

A family run Fine Italian eatery that is a very relaxing total experience. There is caring put into every dish. The red sauce, a family recipe , has an exceptional flavor that is much better then that served at generic Italian places. The meatballs are pure perfection as is the crab dish which is on a value priced section of the menu. The diners ask how can you serve something so good at such a fair price? There is another Italian place in Altoona that is built around hype, but with average food that perceives itself to be gourmet At Finellis there is no hype and the staff, while professional, are very relaxed.The dessert platter is impossible to say no to. Finellis does not try to be more then it is. It is a very good restaurant in a city that is not known for fine dining.They do have a card that frequent diners can use to earn some freebies. You will not go wrong eating here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ron K
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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“Very good Italian, get your steak elsewhere.”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

My wife had the veal Parmesan; best green beans ever. Better than other restaurants in area, very old world atmosphere. Save your steak cravings for another day.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. A restaurant that is bigger than its city. If you visit one spot in this town, this should be it.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Finelli's is a brilliant hidden gem!!!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

I can't describe how WONDERFUL Finelli's is without writing a book...everything is amazing! In quoting my husband, it is a restaurant bigger than its city. Wonderful hospitality from family and staff, amazing drinks, food, and desserts. Dining at Finelli's is like a trip to Italy a few minutes from home.

  • Visited August 2013
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