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Lena's Cafe

2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
+1 814-943-9655
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stopped in on a Saturday evening and although we were not anticipating anything all that great, our meals turned out to be quite delicious! The pasta was fresh and the sauce was stellar. The salads were very fresh and the service was excellent. This visit...More

Thank foodie2121
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you want some of the best old-school,Italian food in Central PA, this is the place to get it! I have had the pleasure of eating here over several decades and it still is just as good as it was the first time I ate...More

1  Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten there numerous times and have never had a bad meal. Great Italian food almost everything is made from scratch. The lasagna is great and is made without meat. The wait staff is fast and courteous and very helpful with eating decisions as...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The food served at Lean's Cafe never disappoints. They offer a variety for dishes ranging from sandwichs, steaks and a host of authentic Italian dishes made with fresh pasta. And the coconut pie is to die for🤗

Thank Ruby4312
Reviewed 1 January 2017

There are many versions of red sauce in the world of Italian cuisine. This is my favorite ever. Great meat balls, they actually taste like a meatball not bread crumbs, Chicken parm is a must try and the same with the stuffed rigatoni. The prices...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Food is excellent, service is good. A great meal, friendly service, makes a great night out. Décor is dated, which is part of the charm.

Thank fjp99
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lenses has specials everyday along with a nice variety on the regular menu. The eggplant parmesan and lasagna are really good. Fresh bread and butter and you can ask for a bag to take your leftover bread home.

Thank leftmyheart
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I came here on the recommendation of some local people i had worked with today. It's not fancy. Very much a local place. The salad is mostly iceberg - but the dressing is made in-house and good. And the food itself is quite good. I...More

Thank Aimieey
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us went here on the recommendation of our customer who we had been working with all week. Small non descript building - inside reminded me of a VFW club. Food was incredible - home made bread, home made salad dressing and home...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had lunch there at work. I don't like to do pasta for lunch so I figured a salad was a good choice. I have heard nothing but good things about Lena's so I was hopeful. Well for $9.75 I got a container of soggy iceberg...More

Thank BJohn2013
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Brenda R
10 December 2015|
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Response from Debi L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, takeout is available.
Brenda R
10 December 2015|
Response from Brenda R |
Do they have take out

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-9655
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