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Finelli's Italian Villa



1808 4th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

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(814) 943-8510

Cuisine: Italian Restaurants

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3.6 of 5.0 from 5 reviews

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Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA
  • Finelli's Italian Villa in Altoona, PA

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  • dhopk77222 reviewI have been to Finelli's Italian resturant several times over the past several years and ALWAYS walk away completely satistfied; both in the meal and the atmostphere. Although a bit more pricey and a bit out of the way; it is well worth the trip! It is private, as well as family oriented. What a wonder place to eat!! And the food is awesome!!!

    44444 by dhopk77222


  • dhopk77222 reviewthe food here is consistenly the best in the area, prepared and served with class. Many of the dishes are family traditions and come from handed-down recipes...made with love. The yearly Mardi Gras night is the best restaurant party in town!

    44444 by dhopk77222


  • JillB reviewA city the size of Altoona is forunate to have a restaurant of this quality. Rated 3 diamonds by AAA. Daily special features. Flambe seections. Intimate atmosphere - all desserts made by Jeannie Finelli

    44444 by JillB


  • ChefMoz“We had a big occasion to celebrate here, and sadly, we ended up regretting our choice with Finelli's. I will list all of the bad experiences in the order in which they occurred: 1) Our party called ahead and gave them the billing information as to not haggle for the check later-- to which they said they required a 20% tip for the server. In the end, our server did not deserve the 20% gratuity they tacked onto our bill. 2) When we arrived, we were not presented with menus or a wine list until 10 minutes after sitting down and only after we requested them. 3) It took at least 15 minutes for bread to arrive, even though the table had been pre-set with butter dishes. 4) When asked about the wine, the server was not knowledgeable about the menu, a lot of the wines listed on the wine menu were our of stock, and when asked to recommend another in our price range, the server was not prepared to do so, and had to go check with the chef. 5) The server did not inform us of the 86'd menu items for the night, so when ordered, she told us they were out of the item. 6) The server talked up the Cesar salads, and highly recommended them, however did not mention the fact that they were a $5.00 charge (when you could get a garden salad with your meal for free). 7) The dining room was freezing. 8) We waited 35 minutes for our starter salads. 9) We waited 1 hour 20 minutes for our entrees. 10) One of our party's dishes had charred grilled chicken. When he told the waitress it was burned, her reply was "Well, we grill it." in a snide tone. He had tasted grilled chicken before, and knew it wasn't supposed to taste burned. 11) The special dish for the night was said to come with white asparagus. When the asparagus came out, it appeared to be from a can. If not-- insanely overcooked. It was mush, and inedible. 12) Some of the pasta dishes had sauces that were watery, and just not very tasty. Overall, I would say I do not recommend this place to anyone.... if you do end up having to go here, stay away from any meat dishes, and stick to the simple pastas. I think those are the safest. ”

    11111 by ChefMoz.org


  • Craig H.Save room for dessert.

    55555 by Craig H.


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