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Lena's Cafe

2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
+1 814-943-9655
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Lena's Cafe, Has been around for a long time, & is owned by a wonderful family. The food and service are first class. You can't go wrong w/any of thier pasta dishes. If You are one who enjoys Home-made spaghetti... my wife loves this. I...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I was referred to this restaurant by a friend from Altoona. Great "red sauce" Italian. Family owned, with many guests who were obviously regulars. Service was a bit slow, but very helpful & friendly. Food was great, with a somewhat limited menu. Wine/beer choices were...More

Thank JeremyInFairfax
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Lena's holds a special place for me. The original owner was my grandmothers cousin. The restaurant isn't very fancy but the food is delicious. I especially like the home-made pasta; either with garlic and oil or red sauce. Their meatballs are very good with either...More

Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 16 March 2016

very good food, great service, atmosphere is a typical Italian restaurant (neighborhood style ) good prices !

Thank john c
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had a group of 6 for dinner. Bread, Salads, and of course the pasta dishes. Homemade noodles are outstanding. Meatballs are traditional Italian and are excellent. Never a bad meal when dining here.

Thank CellDoctor50
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Have gone to this restaurant in the past not always my choice.My visit this week was very pleasant.I ordered the linguni with clam sauce it was very good.Everyone enjoyed their meals service was sketchy but not terrible.I will go back and will probably order the...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

My first time here was a great experience, from the time I walk in the door. The waitress was great and very helpful. The food was outstanding. I'm definitely going back.

Thank MattGenua
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I had dinner at Lena's Café recently while visiting family in Altoona. This is an older establishment with usual Italian food. We arrived early (apparently it gets crowded quickly) and seated immediately. Waitress was very good. Food good, if you like a lot of sauce...More

Thank cvandenbraak
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I don't get why people are always raving about this place. I'm Italian and I'm not into their super red sauce and "restaurant Italian" food.

Thank dancingirlglitter
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Good as always. Been coming here for years. Italian Cuisine. Best spaghetti sauce in town. Excellent meatballs. Very best lasagne....made with light fluffy ingredients....not of the traditional meat kind....I think its main ingredient is ricotta cheese....fluffy like a bit of heaven ! Fast courteous staff....More

Thank John M
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Brenda R
11 December 2015|
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Response from Debi L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, takeout is available.
Brenda R
11 December 2015|
Response from Brenda R |
Do they have take out
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-9655
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