Altoona >Food & Dining > Finelli's Italian Villa
1808 4th Ave, Altoona, PA | Directions 1660240.505770 -78.399474
Mon. - Thu. 5pm - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
Italian Fine Dining at it's Best – Finelli's Italian is fine dining at it's best! It reminds me of the great Italian restaurants of Little Italy in NYC or the real thing in Rome or Venice. The atmosphere is comfortable and warm with the Finelli family interacting with the customers like everyone is a long lost family member being welcomed home.
The "Villa" has gotten the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and is listed in the DiRona guide to fine dining. Great achievements for any restaurant and rare in central Pennsylvania! The staff is professional and helpful. Finelli's hosts several special events each year such as wine tastings, New Year's Eve and Mardi Gras celebrations.
Be aware, this is not the Olive Garden or TGIFridays! This is a dining experience that is best enjoyed over a few hours at a leisurely pace. Only take a date here if you are looking to impress!
Bad location, don't walk alone at night. – Food is typical for local italian restaurants but prices are very high. Meals are inconsistent, if I order the same meal twice, there are major differences. The owner/hostess is overbearing, interrupts a pleasant dining experience by socializing sometimes constantly. Atmosphere is pleasant, waitstaff professional, some food items seem as though they come from a jar or freezer??? (though I could be wrong). I have stopped dining here, the Allegro or even the Olive Garden is much more fun and delicious.
User review by danceon – No doubt the best fine dinning in Blair County! The Finelli family makes your dinner a dining experience. The food is in a league of its own, compliments to the chef and to Mrs. Finelli's wonderful desserts. I never leave with an empty stomache. Finelli's resturant is a must for anyone looking to experience the best food in Altoona, PA!
great food, great atmosphere! – Excellent food in a comfortable, softly lit beautiful setting. The Finelli family go to great lengths to make every dining experience here memorable and they succeed. The veal, seafood and pasta entrees are tops. Special events (like "Mardi Gras" night) throughout the year make this restaurant a "destination" dining spot. This is truly one of Altoona's few "fine dining" locations. A very good (separate) well-stocked bar for "unwinding" before moving to the elegant dining rooms.
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