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Finelli's Italian Villa

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1808 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2318
+1 814-943-8510
Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit dated this place embodies all that is great with hometown local restaurant. Wonderful family service. Best place I have been to in Altoona.

Thank Jackie T
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Family owned and good food, can get expensive with add-ons and alcohol. Appetizer 'stuffed artichokes ' are wonderful!

Thank stanleyson
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I usually to round up the fam when visiting Altoona and head to Finelli's. The food is superb, the best Italian I have had in PA., and I think we would all agree and I have a bunch of discriminating pallets in the bunch. The desserts - simply amazing, homemade by Mrs. Finelli daily. Do yourself a "flavor" and stop... More 

Thank Davepooch
Orange County, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I flew into PA for the Penn State-Ohio State game this past weekend and stayed at a nearby hotel in Altoona. I had been researching places to eat in Altoona and am so glad that we made a reservation for dinner here one of the nights on our trip. The restaurant is so cute and we were... More 

Thank Hillary W
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It is hard to find a 5 star restaurant that still caters to its customers. Usually the chef makes his coarse and it is take it or leave it. Here you get great food and if you have an allergies to some item let them know and they will make it for you with out that item. Service and great... More 

Thank Larrysavino
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good old school Italian food. The decor is very dated and that takes aweay from the experience. This is an establishement in the Altoona area.

Thank daliae67
Strongsville, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We returned this fall for another visit to Finelli's. This time we brought more family (7 and a baby) and Frank and his staff once again took care of us. We all had fantastic meals and were able to enjoy our experience together.

Thank CherylinOhio
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Finelli's again, this time with family. Everything was amazing...food, service, atmosphere! Great job to our waitress Christy! Highly recommend this place anytime you are in town to visit or passing through. Authentic Italian food and Mrs Finelli's desserts are a must try!!

Thank C S
Mississauga, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Frank was the perfect host from the moment we entered till we walked out the door. The food was well worth the drive to Altoona. In our estimation this is a 6 star restaurant. Everything was to perfection.

Thank JackGail
Mineral Point, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous authentic food. Warming atmosphere and Gail was a fantastic server!! Loved it The desserts where amazing and the prices where very reasonable

Thank Buffdawg

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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
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?