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
211 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (113)good for groups (93)kid-friendly (81)special occasion (75)great for outdoor dining (57)fit for foodies (52)great for lunch (37)romantic (36)late-night find (28)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (14)great for brunch (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After a long wait time by phone to make reservations, I logged onto the website to make our reservation. I thought how non personable and while dining I heard a gentleman actually tell a staff person when he called to make his reservation they told him he should have used the website instead of calling. He obviously does not have the technology as many elderly people. We were not received at the receptionist area with any kind of friendly greeting, more like where are we going to put these people? It took 3 people to decide. Our waiter did a fine job. My husband ordered cowboy pasta? It barely had any meat in it other than a meatball, very little sauce. My Mediterranean Pasta was delicious.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good old fashioned Italian dishes. Phil makes you feel welcome, like going to his house for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp Scampi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I didn't have a bad time here, but honestly I wouldn't come back. - The menu was too big for me. - The house salad was very frugal with its vegetables. -Shrimp Scampi sauce was flavorless, the shrimp rubbery and the fettuccine was underdone. For what the price was I would expect better quality of food. On the positive end, the staff was friendly, the place was clean, and the decor was pleasant.
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  • Babs
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend for a dinner out
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    retiredteachero8
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Seated promptly with our reservation. Wait staff very accommodating. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suprise
    bubba
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Found this place on tripadvisor. Tried it out and was very pleasantly surprised. Food and service were great. Prices werent too bad
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good first impression
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took my wife here for a casual birthday dinner. The place was busy inside and out but our reservation was on time. They sat us in a room with at least two other large groups of young people. They were very loud as you would expect but they sat other parties in there with them. This was not at all what I was looking for as we had to practically yell to speak to each other which just created my noise. This could be avoided by simply not seating small parties with your groups. My wife ordered a beer that was forgotten and our waiter seemed overwhelmed and not attentive. Food was fine but the evening was a downer. There are a lot of nice restaurants in Hershey so no need to go back to this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Golfandgrub
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great Italian food, big portions, fun atmosphere and friendly service. Always enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • founder
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    we had dinner at Fenicci's when we were in Hershey a couple of years ago and loved it. Could not wait to experience it again. This time we were terribly disappointed and most likely will not return. The waitress was fair ( although she did better as the night progressed) but the food was disappointing. We ate outside so any noise level was understandable. I hope that this was just an off night for Fenicci's as we so enjoyed it in the past.
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  • Business lunch
    MattB
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was a great place for my team and I to grab lunch after a mornings long meeting. The prices were fair and the food was excellent. The service was superb, and the owner even stopped by our table to check in on us. We ended up chatting with him for close to 15 minutes. It was easy to see he sets an example for his staff to follow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Night Ever!
    dauphincommish
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was the last evening of our family vacation. After a week in Myrtel Beach we decided to have one more dinner together as a family. The food was excellent! The service...so good that my son (25) asked if we could invite our server over for Christmas. She became part of the family. Early in the evening, the owner came out to meet our 9 month old granddaughter. He asked if she had her first meatball. She had not. He delivered it quickly along with the cutest tee shirt ever. "I ate my first meatball at Fenicci's of Hershey" We had a blast. The food, service and atmosphere made it the best night ever!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fenicci's
    good2go
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice casual Italian. Our table was ready for us at our reservation time. Service greeted us promptly and took our drink orders. Menu was very large, seems like they are trying to hit a lot of demo's there. Waitress picked up on my daughter's birthday and recognized her during dessert. Food was good, would go back with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is very good, but it took an incredibly long time to receive our food - every course. The server was not apologetic. Poor customer service.
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  • Fun, Food & Friends at Fenicci's
    debsong
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We planned with friends to go for dinner and none of us had been to the restaurant for more than 15 years. It was a great evening! A cozy, inviting, place. Lots of chatter , smiles, and delicious food. Our server was very friendly. Above it says notable wine list - I saw a list of mixed drink specialties but never saw a wine list. I asked for a malbec or shiraz and enjoyed a delicious glass of malbec. Two of us had the lasagna, and two had the pasta with choice of sauce , all was enjoyed. The rolls were delicious, a basket of 4 rolls was placed on our table, and if offered , we would have each had another I'm sure. We will definitely return to try some other things on the menu. Booking our reservation online was great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lunch special was delicious. Always appreciate Fenicci's generosity with providing coupons for local residents.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • The worst Italian food we have ever
    Lovemyfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We should have known it was going to be a bad meal when the salads were served. Lifeless and full. The sauce on both the leather like veal and seafood fra diavola was tasteless and bland. No amount of salt, pepper and table side Kraft grated cheese could save it. Noodles were over cooked. Service was terrible. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Skip it and go to Devon's across the street where the food and service are both wonderful
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  • Highly Recommend Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Service, food and waitress -- excellent. Not our first time at Fenicci's of Hershey. Will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • specialoccasion
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and me, along with another couple, took our out oftown guest to your restauant. Steven, our waiter, was social-yet professional. The food was brought out in a timely and all was the correct temperature. Our guest commented positively on your sauces and your portion sizes. Afterwards, we all commented that we enjoy the total experience at Fenicci's. Please maintain the status quo as much as possible. I remember coming here in the 70's when I went to MHS. My wife raves about it at her position at MHS and I tell everyone (not everyone, I like to still get a seat) of our friends about your gem. Thank you for making our recent visit an enjoyable one. Duane Ryan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great place to eat
    Charann102
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've been going to this restaurant since 1971 and the food I'd always great. This time the salads my husband and I got were old. Lettuce was turning brown and some was absolutely wilted. Our entrees were wonderful as always. This is the first time in all of these years I have ever received poor quality food.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Italian in Hershey
    Motownwv
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good and people were fantastic. Portions were large and very tasty! Everything made to your liking and tweaks weren't a problem. Mary the server was a true gem!!! Enough food to enjoy the next day too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place to Eat in Hershey
    AnniversaryCouple
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food at good prices. Very friendly staff, especially our server Lisa and including the owners who came to the table and asked how everything was. It truly is a "gem."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian in Hershey
    Erick
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always enjoy the Food, Drinks, and Staff at this local favorite!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Felt a little rushed but delicious food! Would be nice to have a certificate offered for kids who finish a kid size lasagna!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go see Phil!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The oldest free standing restaurant in Hershey! Phil, the owner, makes sure you will have a wonderful dining experience! Very pleasant staff too! Vast menu, leans Italian. Get the veal, get the veal, get the veal! Accommodates fine dining and family dining all under one roof!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really great changes!
    Partyof4
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always like to go to Fennicci's on our annual Hershey trip..the pizza is pretty good and food better than average. However, they seemed to have made some really nice changes to decor and menu. The food was delicious and service was very attentive. The menu has a wide variety of options. I had the penne vodka with chicken, sausage and shrimp which was outstanding! The portion sizes are very large and since we were staying in a hotel I couldn't take it home...we did sit outside on the very nice patio which was very relaxing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    matt
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    had great delicious dinner with my family of 4 here after a long day at hershey park
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nice place - interesting structure
    HobokenDiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The restaurant was in a good location in Hershey, close to the park and the nearby hotels. The menu had primarily traditional Italian entries, including a number of seafood offerings. We were a party of 6, including 2 children, and we had made reservations in advance. The table was very comfortable, and the service was excellent. The waitress went out of her way to accommodate some special requests. Overall, a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • onehep
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I would rate our food as excellent, but our service (for a group of 5) was rather slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    All the traditional Italian dishes available with thick Mariana sauce.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Good local place
    dentaldanVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was good. Service was friendly and when a mistake was made from the kitchen, it was handled promptly and professionally.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was welcoming and we were comped for a bad meal.
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  • JenG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love this place! Best Italian food around!! We drive over an hour to get here and never regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Last time we were here was 4 years ago for my daughter's 4th birthday. We came back to Hershey to celebrate her 8th and she wanted to go back to Fenicci's! It used to be more casual with checkered cloth table clothes ect.... it's since been updated and it looks great! The owner came over and gave due credit to his wife for the decorating..thumbs up. Food was very good all around, and service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid but not great
    ardsleys
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Solid food but not great. The pasta Primavera only came out with mushrooms as the vegetables. Service was friendly but a little slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a 2nd visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was very busy, but we were seated within 10 minutes of reservation. We were however seated next to bar which was very noisy and we couldn't have a good conversation. The food was great though. Our next visit will be seating away from bar, but over all it was very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food.
    HarrisburgJeff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Any time we have out of town guest, we treat them to Feniccis. Excellent place to eat and a boss always comes to your table to make sure everything is fine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic