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“Finelli's is a brilliant hidden gem!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Finelli's Italian Villa

Finelli's Italian Villa
1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA
814-943-8510
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Ranked #1 of 142 Restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
2 reviews
“Finelli's is a brilliant hidden gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I can't describe how WONDERFUL Finelli's is without writing a book...everything is amazing! In quoting my husband, it is a restaurant bigger than its city. Wonderful hospitality from family and staff, amazing drinks, food, and desserts. Dining at Finelli's is like a trip to Italy a few minutes from home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“food to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

finelli,s in altoona pa truly is a 5 star restaurant, with food to die for, its a family run restaurant, where you are welcomed and maked to feel at home from the outset, with 1st class waitress who inform you fully of the menu, and answer any question you have in a polite and fully informative manner, and always with a welcoming smile, the range of food the chef can put in front of you is both imaginative and vast, i found every time i eat there the owners mr & mrs finelli make,d an effort to ensure you where happy and felt at home in their restaurant, with out doubt an excellent fine dinning non expensive experience
tom . ( scotland)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Green, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Super Italian restaurant. We've been there a couple times and both times the service and food were above average.

Visited July 2013
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Parkland, Florida, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This hard to find restaurant is a little piece of heaven! Tony Finelli the chef uses only fresh meat and makes a Roquefort sauce that is to die for! The cake is all homemade by momma Finelli and I don't eat desserts but theirs are to die for! Do your self a favor and go!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Worth the trip if you are in town or passing trough.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is the best little local Italian restaurant this side of South Philly! It is stuck in a neighborhood house and run by the family. The veal melted in your mouth, and the homemade chocolate cake was like your grandma used to make. Drinks were a good size, and service was good. Just a charming place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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