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“Twice in one week”

Finelli's Italian Villa
Ranked #1 of 165 Restaurants in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Twice in one week”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had eaten at Finelli's earlier in the week and the Fire roasted tilapia was excellent. It was so tasteful it almost tasted like lobster.
Our friends called and said we had reservations tonight ( Saturday ) at Finelli's be there at 7:00PM we said sure fine
Meal was again outstanding from a terrific Creaser Salad to a perfectly cooked filet
Wonderful experience and it happened two times in one week
great restaurant a place not to miss

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best place to eat in altoona!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Finelli's has the best food around! i ate there for dinner recently and it was the best dinner i have had out in a long time! the waitstaff is very friendly and attentive. This is one of my new favorite spots to eat!! make sure you check it out when you are in the altoona are!! so delicious!!! :)

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Kelly J
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New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

A great menu and the food is outstanding. Delicious homemade food and very generous portions. Nice atmosphere and the service was wonderful. Our server, Sue, was friendly, efficient and attentive. The entire staff was pleasant and friendly. Can't say enough good things about Finelli's.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Robin_PA_7
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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best dinner in Altoona!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Fabulous dinner at Finellis! We had veal piccata, veal saltimbocca and chicken parm. All the entrees were delicious. Our waitress Gail was top notch and friendly. After stuffing ourselves we didn't think we could possibly eat more but there was no passing up the best coconut cake I have ever had. If you are in town for one dinner this is the place to go!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Maureen F
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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Superb food, super friendly service”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stumbled on this after reading reviews in Trip Advisor. This little neighborhood restaurant was really a find, from salad to dessert and in between. Try the chicken with Fontina sauce. Outstanding. Or try the chicken with Rocquefort sauce (web site menu says pork. They no longer do that dish, but instead use the sauce on chicken). Outstanding also. When we were there, they had 2 vegetable specials as sides...potatoes with onions and peppers (super) and green beans cooked with bourbon, almonds, & brown sugar. Fabulous. Finally a restaurant where you can get decent and creative sides with your main course. Desserts are all made by Mrs. Finelli. Mr. Finelli greets & seats customers and he is a charmer. The son is the chef; the daughter is the bartender. Just loved the ambiance as well as the food of this restaurant. We're rarely in Altoona but if we ever come back, we will definitely eat here. In the meantime, we are spreading the word among our D.C. friends.

  • Visited August 2014
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