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Finelli's Italian Villa

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1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
+1 814-943-8510
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Great Service

The Food was great as always, The Veal Finelli never disapoints. The nice part is they give you enough to take a little home for the next night. Lisa our waitress was first class. Could not ask for a nicer person. If you go, ask for Lisa!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kirk B
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food was great as always, The Veal Finelli never disapoints. The nice part is they give you enough to take a little home for the next night. Lisa our waitress was first class. Could not ask for a nicer person. If you go, ask for Lisa!!

Thank Kirk B
Barton, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't do reviews, but just had to for this restaurant. Really a family affair, daughter runs the bar area, son is chef, mom and dad there too. Mom makes all the desserts we had a slice of lemon and orange cream absolutely delicious! We found this place through trip advisor and will definitely return. I had the chicken... More 

Thank Scott2806
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is wonderful. The food is diverse and the chef cooks to perfection . Our time there has always bee ideal atmosphere, gracious hosts and hostesses. Would recommend highly to all

Thank Gramsluvs2
Schenectady, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow great little gem, small place, felt almost like walking into a friends home, Staff great people, the Food was just wonderful, great selection thinking will have to go back tomorrow night as there were so many great options, the desserts are varied and I had a cake that was 5 * all by it's self. price is great not... More 

Thank sp1002
Georgia, USA
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472 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We had an early reservation, and ate in a nearly empty restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient, and the staff made extra effort with the two young children in our group. I had the crab dish,which was good and certainly not an Italian dish, but those who had other dishes all said they were very good to excellent. There are... More 

Thank Charlie Sierra
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My family had a private party at Finelli's recently, and there isn't one bad thing I could possibly say. Everything was excellent-food, service, atmosphere, etc. I got the veal a la Finelli and it was fantastic. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed our meals.

Thank Emily C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was the best red sauce I have ever had in my entire life. The Veal Parmesan was delicious, as was the Meatball Ravioli, (all made on site). Lastly, I make my own salad dressing I only eat homemade salad dressing, I had their Red Roquefort, it was amazing. I can't wait to go back and try them all.

Thank Gina A
Central PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were greeted at the front desk by Mr Finelli, the owner. He talked with my wife and I for a few minutes after seating us. Angela, our waitress was right on the money all evening. Our meals were among the best we have ever had at a restaurant no matter where we have eaten ( NYC, Baltimore, Boston-Area, San... More 

Thank Michael B
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

With the owners always onsite, the service and food are always good and consistent. Italian staples like stuffed peppers and charcuterie, and of course antipasti get things going to the pleasure of all. Can't go wrong with the entrees whether looking for Italian fare, steaks or pure pasta. I have enjoyed Finelli's often personally and wasn't disappointed with a business... More 

Thank Greg D
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Service was great, they went out of their way to make everything nice. Food was wonderful. Plan to go back for our anniversary.

Thank SVannoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-8510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?