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Finelli's Italian Villa

1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA
814-943-8510
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Ranked #1 of 142 restaurants in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very nice appointments. Service was excellent.Food was very good and prepared as described . Priced fairly and I will return. Family owned and operated .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner tonight with our three children. Mrs Finelli was so welcoming, our waitress was very attentive, and the food and drinks were spectacular. My eggplant parmigiana was perhaps the best I've ever had (lived in multiple countries and in big cities in US). Amazing dining experience!!! I highly recommend for anyone in the area.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Had my first Fenellis experience and really enjoyed it! I will definitely be returning. I had stuffed shrimp which I loved and the desserts were to die for! I would like to thank our server Tessa for making my boyfriend and I's evening complete. This resturant was the perfect place for our date...the atmosphere, the food, and service were all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Finally a night out with the husband and wow was it amazing! We were greeted by Mr. Finelli who was extremely charming and funny! Tessa was our server and she was very knowledgable on the menu and the great wine selection. She suggested the Caesar salad to start which was phenomenal!!! I had the filet imperial and my husband had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My mother broke her hip in a fall and we were several hundred miles from home. As she was convalescing at the hospital waiting and waitin and waiting for her hip replacement we tried your place and absolutely loved it. Thank you for helping us in this time of need.

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Parkland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I love this restaurant , the food is the best, I've never been disappointed , it is just delightful ! Best kept secret in Altoona ! Every year while we r in Altoona we have a Xmas party in September (we r not here most of the year, we live in florida) for about 22 people and I must tell... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are in Altoona for a family reunion and were recommended to Finelli's. Wonderful, homey atmosphere and exceptional staff. Owners Frank and Jeanne, daughter Amigh and chef son Tony were warm and welcoming. Our server Jamie was professional and fun, which was perfect for our group. Very good wine list. The food was exceptional and the dessert tray (Jeanne's specialty)... More

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the best restaurants in the area. When my parents ask me where I want to go on a special occasion, this is the place I choose. I have never had a bad meal here. My father had a filet minon steak that he said was one of the, if not THE best steak he has ever had. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. The chicken parm is the best I have ever had. And the homemade desserts are out of this world!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Seafood selection was phenomenal. I recommend any offering that includes the chef's crab supreme. The wait staff was knowledgeable and made spot-on recommendations for wine pairings for each course and they were prompt and attentive. And make sure you save room for dessert. I recommend the angel cake with almonds. Thanks to everyone that is part of the Finelli's staff.... More

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