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Lena's Cafe

) #16 of 136 Restaurants in Altoona ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
+1 814-943-9655
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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2000 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2204
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I had dinner at Lena's Café recently while visiting family in Altoona. This is an older establishment with usual Italian food. We arrived early (apparently it gets crowded quickly) and seated immediately. Waitress was very good. Food good, if you like a lot of sauce...More

Thank cvandenbraak
Reviewed 18 September 2015

I don't get why people are always raving about this place. I'm Italian and I'm not into their super red sauce and "restaurant Italian" food.

Thank dancingirlglitter
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Good as always. Been coming here for years. Italian Cuisine. Best spaghetti sauce in town. Excellent meatballs. Very best lasagne....made with light fluffy ingredients....not of the traditional meat kind....I think its main ingredient is ricotta cheese....fluffy like a bit of heaven ! Fast courteous staff....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great Italian food but do not go if the shift is going to change in 15 minutes or so because they will not wait on you. Craziest thing I have ever seen. You just sit there with bread and water until the next shift shows...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

This place is often not thought of or overlooked. Simple decor, nothing fancy at all, but food is great! Lasagna is wonderful as is the gnocchi dinner.

Thank Jess F
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Lived here a long time, been here several times. Always leave feeling ripped off. Prices are high considering it is pasta and they charge much extra for homemade. I think if that is your specialty that is what you serve everyone. Sauce is not as...More

1  Thank Gerald H
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Celebrated birthday with many family and friends. The restaurant dealt with our group really well. Service was accurate and fast. The food was outstanding. I had the homemade noodles and meatballs, which is ALWAYS an amazing meal.

1  Thank CellDoctor50
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Great Food and Service. We always visit Lena's when we come to PA - they are related to the family and they have GREAT food. Everyone is very friendly and service is fast. GREAT Italian food and their stuffed cabbage rolls are "awesome"

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Recommended to us - and Lena's was wonderful. Great family feeling. Eggplant Parmesan was terrific and the meatballs were incredible. The cannoli's for dessert were delightful. We will definitely go back again a (and again).

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I ate their and their meatballs were quit depressing not that great and I am not impressed with the service

Thank Rick L
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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