Fenicci's of Hershey
Fenicci's of Hershey

Fenicci's of Hershey

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.feniccis.com/
  • Phone: (717) 533-7159
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00 am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Bar open later.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Swartz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available for Lunch & Dinner.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Rooms available.
  • Private Party Contact: Phil Guarno 717-533-7159
  • Entertainment: Live local talent every Friday & Saturday evening from 9:30pm till Midnight

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linden Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lot Directly across the street and on street parking available.
A word from Fenicci's of Hershey
Herhey's Oldest Free Standing Restaurant. A local favorite for 78 years. Featuring our Famous DeAngelis Spaghetti Sauces & our Famous Upside Down Pizza. Homemade, delicious Italian Dishes, featuring Seafoods, Steaks and Pasta. Full pub menu & sandwich selection. Full menu offered all day & late night. Full bar with entertainment on weekends. Home to the stars, after cast parties & celebrities from the Hershey Theatre. Conveniently located on Chocolate Avenue, directly across from the Hershey Story Museum. Top rated on Trip Advisor & other sites. Featured in USA Today and Comcast Best of the City.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Fenicci's of Hershey reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (117)good for groups (81)special occasion (71)kid-friendly (60)fit for foodies (60)romantic (34)great for lunch (33)great for outdoor dining (32)late-night find (26)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (18)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (7)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Mechanicsburg Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food and service were very good. The portions are generous. Our server ensured my daughters dairy allergies were not an issue. Thank you for that! My family has been looking for a go to Italian restaurant for some time. We found it. Can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service/Average Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    While our service was great, the food was very average...Not what I had expected from a retaurant that has been in business since 1935...Would we return?...Maybe...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never going back
    HersheyVisitor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food for everyone in our party was cold. My eggplant seemed like it was just taken out of the refrigerator and put under warming lights. Very cold on the bottom. Spaghetti was also stiff and cold. Waitress never came back after food was delivered. A hostess did briefly ask about food, and offered to warm up one of the plates. We declined since we had already started to eat. She did not seem very concerned. No one came back to ask about drink refills, dessert or coffee. As a former waitress, I would have never served food like this. The kitchen and wait staff can tell by the look of the food (steaming, not dried out, etc.) and warm plates if the food is fit for consumption.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nosferatu
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We only had reservations for about 8 but about 25 of us showed up. Caused a little bit of confusion but they handled it well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions, or everyday!
    laurad
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    If you're in town and looking for a great meal in a cozy, friendly atmosphere, skip the chain restaurants and stop here. The food is simply amazing - we've never been disappointed yet! The servers are so friendly and willing to help you narrow down the yummy choices, and even though you may see a kid or two, the ambiance is still quiet and cozy enough for couples to enjoy a 'date night' meal together happily. Check out the changing specials because they are usually to die for, and don't repeat often, so you may not see them again for a while, and will be dying to know when they'll show up again. Not overly pricey, and totally worth the cost... If you take the lasagna challenge, you can even eat your way to a free one. Definitely give them a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, huge portions, reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The menu & portion sizes are enough to bring me back again & again. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is nice & no one leaves hungry. Their beer selection is maybe a bit above average, but everyone can find something they like. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining prior to attending the theater
    SCFarm1
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    On arrival the restaurant was full of diners. Our reservation was for 6:30 but there were no tables for 2 available. Larger groups of 6 were seated while we stood waiting. A bus load of people came in & were seated. I told the hostess we were to attend a performance at 8PM. She spoke with the manager & they offered us a free drink in the bar. Finally a table for 2 in the bar became available 20 minutes after our reservation. From then on everyone was attentive & expedited our meal for us. The food was very good as was the service. We had the lasania which was excellent. We made it to the theater on time!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous
    DeeP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    great variety on menu - (still want to try the pizza). seafood risotto was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifico!
    TastyinHershey
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful restaurant, great food selection and it truly tastes magnifico! Thank you for a delightful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Satisfied2VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service was great, the food mediocre. I wouldn't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    cavscoutslj
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We go here every time we go to the Hershey area and always enjoy the experience. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great late night find
    miloVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service by Maria was outstanding. Large portions, large menu. Finish the lasagna and receive a certificate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tacky paper coverings
    necaVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Paper on top of white linen tablecloths is extremely tacky. Why do they do this? It takes away from the ambience that Fenicci's is trying to create.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    ok place to grab food before show at Hershey Theatre. Food was ok, service was good. Atmosphere was bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'd go back again
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was my first visit to Fenicci's. The food was very good. Our server was attentive but always seemed rushed. It wasn't a deal breaker as far as going back, but it was the one thing I would suggest for improvement.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    MARYDU33
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was a special occasion dinner for my birthday. The service was generally good; when they were reminded to fill our water glasses they sent out multiple people to do that for the rest of the time we were there. Everyone in my party liked their food except my son wasn't crazy about the seafood, which was fried, and I didn't like my veal parmigiana, which was breaded and fried, or my spaghetti (the sauce wasn't that flavorful). But the lemon gelato was out of this world and the best I ever tasted. Overall, a good choice for a special occasion (prices were reasonable, too).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amidiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    great Italian food!!!!! no wonder they have been in business over 75 years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Meals got sent back twice, manager was notified. No apology or comp on our bill for anything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    Rhino
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We love eating here or stopping in after a hockey game. Exceptional food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will never go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I made reservation ahead of time but still ended up with the worst table in house. Half way through the dinner the manager told us that he wants to offer us a better table because there is a huge party who needs our table. The interior is outdated and the restaurant is very noisy.
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  • KathyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always a great experience with excellent Italian food and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NEVER disappointing!
    satisfiedcustomers
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have eaten at Fenicci's many times. We have sat in every section of the establishment and eaten a wide variety of items off the menu and specials list of the night. The service has ALWAYS been impeccable, attentive and prompt. We have never been disappointed. We do not live in the Hershey area, but we make a point to eat at Fenicci's when we travel there for other entertainment or attractions in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    5happyeaters
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Everything was excellent......waiter, atmosphere, food, service. Everyone in our group was very pleased, you make us want to come back for more. Our waiter was so great...don't remember his name but thank you for your great service Again, great place and thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals know best
    LolaHershey
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Place to go when there is an event in downtown Hershey. Went for Hershey's Halloween parade. Pizza and wine, then just stepped out the front door to watch the parade go by. Always a great spot to meet up when you have a large party, and/or kids. Owner and servers always very accommodating. Reservations suggested for larger parties, or on dates when there is a lot going on in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian
    GNO11114
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Reasonable prices and good food. Not many good Italian restaurants in the area results in this being a great restaurnat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hits the spot
    Cayennewingz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food, service, ambiance were perfect. You can feel the passion and professionalism of the wait staff. Even a drop by visit by the owner on a very busy night. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value, generous portions
    Valuedriven
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Each in our party of 4 had different entrees. Pizza was great! Chicken Parm was good! Mixed seafood grill.....shrimp & salmon overcooked but crab cake was terrific! This was our first visit but we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    addie21VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had never dined at Fenicci's, and were very pleased with the food and friendly service. We were seated at a booth in the bar area, which was very busy, but not terribly noisy. My husband had the chicken cacciatore, and I had the duck ravioli special-both were well-prepared and tasty. The restaurant has a cosy, friendly ambience. We will certainly come back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Fenicci's
    sln5009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is actually my second time at Fenicci's. I found it online last year and we decided to try it the night before the Hershey Half Marathon and it was so good that I came back this year the night before the race. They are always busy, so a reservation is a must! We sat in a booth in the bar area, which is just as nice as the regular dining room. We had calamari and bruschetta, salads/bread and then veal parmesan and spaghetti with meatballs. Everything was delicious. Service was good! The only negative thing I can say is that the server brought our salads after about a minute of having our appetizers, so all in all we ate in a half hour, which made us feel a bit rushed! Next time I'd order apps and wait to order the entrée!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, very nice service
    bigb
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Waitress was a 10, food was a 10. The family loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Doc19
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I went here twice on my stay in Hershey. I had pasta one night and their famous upside down pizza a couple of days later. Both were tasty, though the pizza was not as "fabulous" as advertized. I did love the peanut butter pie the second night, as it was delicious. Otherwise, I sat in the bar and on a Friday, it was busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cord
    CordVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Average food, excellent service. House Chianti was horrible. I will return...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Hershey
    HbgItalian
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fennici's is one of our "go to" places when we are eating in Hershey. In a town that has many chain restaurants, this is a nice option if you want real food. The food is good and consistent. The pizzas are fabulous. We order them as an appetizer for the table, or as a dinner so we have extra for lunch the next day. My husband likes their steaks which are very well seasoned, and I usually choose a seafood special or the grilled salmon. We were there before a show at the Theatre, and it was also the weekend of the auto show, so it was very crowded. The service was a bit slow, but did a great job for as busy as they were.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Ordered the house salad along with an appetizer for my meal. The menu promised mozzarella, olives. peppers and egg on the salad. I got about 50 cents worth of bagged salad with shredded carrots, one slice of cucumber and 2 grape tomatoes for $5.25. Never again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner, great place
    Obxkid
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We love eating here, great food, great ambiance, great services always, we love that the owner comes around to greet us and that he remembers us, one of our favorites if not the favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fenicci's
    jonbo
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    West coasters are just not used to the quantity and quality of seafood available back here. The Mediterranean pasta was very good, wife had Crab manicotti filled with cheese, gave it two thumbs up. Friends were happy with gluten-free pasta which satisfied. Wine list not long, but some good selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sd60gone
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My friend and I made reservations at Fenicci's for a quick lunch before going to the theatre. When we were seated our table was directly beside a pole in the middle of the room. We requested another table in a brighter room with windows but were told that those tables were all reserved. I had a view of the other room (around the pole or course) and there were open tables the entire time that we were there. I was very disappointed. Also the waiter was not very attentive and seemed disinterested in serving us. We were not made to feel welcome by any of the staff.
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  • reds
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    excellent quality food; a great place for a celebration
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We frequently have family dinners and always are pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food
    Mactor17VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was seriously the best food I have ever had. The sauce was amazing on the chicken parm. The dessert was the righth size and yummy. Can't wait to be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.