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Finelli's Italian Villa

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1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
+1 814-943-8510
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
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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 29, 2016

In my last two visits to Finelli's I've been very disappointed. The ambiance is mediocre and the owners and staff aren't very kind. Eh. You want real Italian? Go to Mama Randazo's.

Thank brandt3004
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Omg. First time here and it was all amazing!! Family owned and operated. It shows. Desserts are awesome! Definitely an experience, you aren't rushed so plan to take your time and enjoy.

Thank Danielle V
2 reviews
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The best Italian food I've ever had. I go out of my way to come here and the Finelli family are always extremely welcoming!

Thank Matthew M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Traveling by myself I found this place on trip advisor and I can't say enough about it! Reminded me of an old Italian restaurant my family used to own. Classy, Frank Sinatra playing, exquisite homemade soup & dinner...I could have picked every dessert. An employee was actually dining next to me for a friend's birthday which says a lot in... More 

Thank CanIgetascreenname
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our group of 16 (reservations had been made) arrived a little earlier than expected, but we were seated immediately. We were given a nice, semi-private dining area. The owners were very accommodating, one of the waitresses very friendly, and the other so-so. We had a limited menu, but there was something for everyone. We waited quite a while to have... More 

Thank angelcollector23
Wichita, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

We were just traveling through for an over night stay. We saw the reveiws and decided to try it, we are glad we did. The food was very good. We had the clams for an appetizer, veal piccata, pasta dish, caesar salad and dessert. All was excellent. The decor might need a little up lifting other than that...a great spot... More 

Thank Diane P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Unbelievable to say-the-least! One of the finest Italian meals that I have ever eaten here in the U.S. Excellent choices on the menu and good value for money. Staff was fantastic and took great care of us (total of 15 men), who at times can be very demanding. Best presentation of "Deserts" ever, and they are to kill for. Highly... More 

Thank Frank S
Loretto, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

We have dined at Finelli's many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Their Caesar Salad is the best I've ever had. Stuffed flounder and veal Oscar are among the best I have ever tasted. You never leave feeling hungry ! Good wine selection and outstanding desserts ! Great service and reasonable prices especially considering the type and... More 

Thank Phillips J
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

A huge menu selection including veal prepared perfectly. Servers are attentive, well trained and friendly. Food is prepared to the standard of excellence. A well stocked separate bar area. The Homemade desserts are presented on a tray and your mouth will water! Two dining areas, one for accommodating larger groups. A long time, hometown favorite.

Thank OCGIRL25
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

The Red Sauce is delicious, really creamy. I was able to try another of their homemade salad dressings. We made reservations again but didn't really need them. I do recommend having reservations around important holidays. I love in the Washington/Baltimore area and my absolute favorite Italian Restaurant is in Altoona, PA.

Thank Gina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1808 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-8510

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