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Finelli Pizzeria

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Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy
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12 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
2076640230
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Go-to Spot for Pizza

We end up eating at Finelli's at least a couple of times each summer when we are downcast. It's a good choice, especially in Maine, whose motto is The Pine Tree State, not "World's Best Pizza." I want to call readers' attention to the "half baked" option. We live 10 miles away, so if we are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were on holidays at a cottage and when we ever drove past there were always a lot of vehicles in the parking lot so after a great morning of mountain biking we decided we deserved to replenish. We ordered a cheese slice for my youngest and ordered a meat pizza for us, we were drooling over his slice till... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We end up eating at Finelli's at least a couple of times each summer when we are downcast. It's a good choice, especially in Maine, whose motto is The Pine Tree State, not "World's Best Pizza." I want to call readers' attention to the "half baked" option. We live 10 miles away, so if we are getting takeout the pizza... More 

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Milton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Several locals suggested that Finelli's Pizzeria had great pizza. I beg to differ! I am not from New York, but if this is "New York pizza" then I don't want to go. It is not very clean and with the windows and doors open the bees and flies were buzzing around. When we came in we were not sure if... More 

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Onancock, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Asked several locals on different occasions for the best pizza spot. The answers were Finelli and Angelo's. Tried both and Finelli's loses without question. The pizza? Too thin crust, really. The toppings? Skimpy. In view of the locals' recommendations, I was surprised and very disappointed with the pizza. The restaurant itself is not appealing -- tiny and no AC on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were disappointed with our Finelli experience after reading mostly positive trip advisor reviews. We ordered 4 pizzas, and the one plain pizza we ordered was a pepperoni, and it was burned beyond the point of being edible. The other 3 were okay, but the quality was inconsistent. We took the burned one back (an hour drive round trip) and... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was our only so-so meal while visiting the Bar Harbor area. The pizza we got looked delicious, but was lacking in taste. The toppings were fresh, but bland, and the pizza itself was very soggy. The staff seemed to lack any personality, and, not to sound rude, but there was a person working who had what looked to be... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's small and doesn't look great but the pizza was awesome. Not a lot of room to sit but the staff was very nice and the beer selection was interesting. Would definitely stop in again for a quick bite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Was a little confused at first when we came in. Didn't know if we should go to the counter or take a seat. Went to the counter and ordered our pizza and salad. Took about 20 minutes to get pizza but it was very good. It is as close to a good pizza pie as you can get in our... More 

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Trenton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love this pizza, the best for miles and miles!! The first time I had one of their pesto pies, I had a dream that there was just one slice left in the box, but bummer, it was just a dream lol, you will not be disappointed, ever!!

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place has the best pizza in Maine! Thin crust, wonderful, creative toppings (including the classics that you never see in pizza places, such as real Marguerita, or pesto and mozzarella).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: 2076640230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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