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Finelli's Italian Villa

1808 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
+1 814-943-8510
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (24 reviews)
“crab” (21 reviews)
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17:00 - 20:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1808 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My parish priest & I drive over an hour just to eat at Finelli's. I had filet mignon which absolutely positively was finest piece of meat I've eaten in in 77 years! Perhaps the best thing about this wholly family held & run restaurant is...More

Thank jwhisker12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finelli's is so popular that you have to make a reservation. Genuine Italian food, generous portions at a fair price. Staff are friendly and pay attention to you. A must on our list of places to eat in Altoona Pa

Thank susanspaulding4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frank, the owner, is a great host. Be prepared to feel like you are family. Food is delicious followed by wonderful home made desserts. Sit back and enjoy tasty Italian food !

Thank suzijohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing as always...never disappointed with the service or food. One of my favorite places for a romantic dinner

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

1st, the 4 $$$$ is really misleading -- plenty of Italian dishes in the $10-12 range + they have a nice bargain menu. Most of their entrees are priced at or near prices for comparable Altoona restaurants -- only better! As some others have noted,...More

Thank jwhisker12
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I wonderful place for a special dinner with family and/or friends. The food was delicious and our server very attentive. The atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant.

1  Thank Frbrs70
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a find!!!! Everything was truly fantastic!! My dad had the house salad and chicken Marsala, I had the Cesar salad and chicken oscar (I asked for no breading and hollandaise on the side). The chicken Marsala was some of the BEST I have...More

1  Thank Colleen S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Finelli's food is consistently execellent. It is considered one of the top restaurants in Altoona. Locals love it and repeat visitors to the area make sure they come back. My favorite dinners are Veal Finelli or Eggplant Parm. There is no bad dinner. There is...More

2  Thank Serena S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The owner who greeted us at the door ushered us to our table and welcomed us to his restaurant and city. The atmosphere was authentic, warm and comfortable. Our server Carrie was knowledgeable and attentive. She answered our questions without seeming to promote an agenda....More

1  Thank eastlongavenue
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I am a frequent customer at Finelli's and they continue to impress me. Last week I came in with what started out as a group of 2 which turned into a group of 6. This presented no problem as they were willing to open up...More

Thank Christian G
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15 February 2017|
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Response from kymaestro | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are super accommodating to any dietetic need
28 February 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
They have some meals that are glutton free you can call and ask which ones they are
5 February 2015|
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Response from AltoonaFoodJunkie | Property representative |
Dress is casual and were we voted most to romantic place for a date by the Altoona Mirror Hometown favorites!!!! Weekends reservations suggested
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-8510
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