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Finelli's Italian Villa

1808 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
+1 814-943-8510
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (27 reviews)
“crab” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1808 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finelli's is by far the best restaurant ever! Portabello mushroom with crab is to die for, as are Mrs. Finelli's homemade desserts. Italian food is like no other. Friendly and accommodating staff. Either Frank or Jeannie welcome guests, making you feel special. I highly recommend...More

Thank maryannwharton
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I after 50 years plus in town finally ate at this hometown gem the other night. We had a newly hired server who had a few minor issues but did well. The food was outstanding and we wondered why it had taken...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went based off of reviews in TA. So glad I went. I had eggplant parm, five fresh pieces, melted in your mouth. Served with a side of angel hair. Dinner salad was good size, i had the blue cheese and French mix, nice touch....More

Thank M P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Dined with 2 friends, none of us dressed as well as we should have but greeted warmly nevertheless. Wine, cocktails were finely served and very good. Food (veal for all of us) was outstanding. Save room for desserts! We were the last to leave but...More

Thank joe m
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visiting Altoona for a convention, my wife and I decided to use the Trip Advisor recommendation and dine at Finelli's. First the positive, the server was fantastic. I became concerned when the bread offered was store-bought white and not authentic Italian bread. I asked about...More

1  Thank Chilibeans70
Reviewed 5 November 2017

On a recent road trip to Altoona and beyond and explore railroad attractions dinner time was approaching. We discovered Finelli's by askin' around and were pleasantly surprised by the welcome, service, and most importantly the cuisine. The well preserved 70's restaurant served up some major...More

Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had a wonderful meal here while visiting from out of town. It is really as good as any restaurant I have visited. The menu is extensive, but that does not seem to effect quality.All of the appetizers and meals were nicely presented and nicely...More

Thank travellevret
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Have been here many times and each time the food is beyond amazing..One hard decision is because of the food being so good do I chose the same thing I already had or try something new.....Mrs Finelli's desserts are a MUST, the Tiramisu is our...More

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Worth the price. Great food, great service. They spent the time to work around my allergy to onions. Lasagna portion was too large for my wife to finish, but I was unable to help due to onions in the sauce. And a good bartender. Re...More

Thank Jesse J M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Have been to Finelli’s many times, recently was not real busy, but what originally drew us there was the food. This visit re-established our love! Busy house and the food was as expected - Perfect! Mr & Mrs Finelli are wonderful hosts, like family -...More

Thank John M
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15 February 2017|
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Response from kymaestro | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are super accommodating to any dietetic need
28 February 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
They have some meals that are glutton free you can call and ask which ones they are
4 February 2015|
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Response from AltoonaFoodJunkie | Property representative |
Dress is casual and were we voted most to romantic place for a date by the Altoona Mirror Hometown favorites!!!! Weekends reservations suggested
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, 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 Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-8510
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