Fenicci's of Hershey

4.4
2601 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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About

Herhey's Oldest Free Standing Restaurant. A local favorite for 80 years. Featuring our Famous DeAngelis Spaghetti Sauces & our Famous Upside Down Pizza. Homemade, delicious Italian Dishes, featuring Seafood, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00 am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Bar open later.
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Phone number
(717) 533-7159
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Swartz
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Catering
Catering available for Lunch & Dinner.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Linden Road
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Parking details
Public Lot Directly across the street and on street parking available.
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Entertainment
Live local talent every Friday & Saturday evening from 9:30pm till Midnight
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I usually do not leave reviews however, I wanted to express my disappointment with this restaurant. It is definitely an odd building and layout for a restaurant but I can appreciate the character. We sat on the patio which I liked and preferred. Service to the table was slow at first but salads, app and drinks came out fast. From there downhill. Dinner took an hour to come out as well as our children’s meals, which was disappointing being that it is extremely hard for kids as young as ours to sit that long but they were patient. Waitress said kitchen was behind but the restaurant was not full. The food to me was terrible. I ordered portobello with crabmeat that was ruined by being drowned in Alfredo sauce. To the point you could even see what was under it. The vegetables were cold and def frozen. My husband did not care for his Chicken parm. Also, the bathrooms were not clean. Would not return there next time we are in Hershey.

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1.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The entire experience with booking a reservation, to the meal, service, atmosphere, EVERYTHING was outstanding.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Location is great. We were a group of 11 people: most of us ordered pasta- dry and below average. We wanted some bread before meal and were told that bread would come with dish! Outrageous, right?
We live in Boston - rest. Was not what expected.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Fenicci's has become a "go-to" place anytime we visit Hershey. This time we had house salads (the homemade dressing is garlicky and delicious) and the white pizza. This is real white pizza - no spinach, no broccoli, just lots of cheese and garlic - and it was pretty much to die for authentic. Oh, yeah, we'll be back.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

As a local to the Hershey area, I am quite pleased with the food and atmosphere for my first-time visit. This restaurant not only cares for their tourist needs but us locals as well. Employees and Owner at the restaurant are very friendly and welcoming. I would be making it back sometime soon to try out their other entrees.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Atmosphere was good ,as was the sevice. Food was excellent

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A friendly family restaurant. Good Italian food and family style salad. Upbeat energy and staff was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food, service and value were exceptional, and a good time was had by all!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Moz sticks were excellent pasta delish as well

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great service and ready for us when we arrived. As always - a great place to eat, great food and a great location.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Very good food and location, with decent prices. The service was a bit slow to get our check to us and take payment (15 minutes in total, after our plates were removed)... Overall, good visit.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything was perfect! Absolutely delicious and the staff were so polite and accommodating

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I’m from Northern Nj and Italian so pretty up on the Italian food thing. Food was below average at best. Sorry got to tell it like it is. Service and location were really good.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were very impressed with our whole dining experience! Making the reservation was super simple. We arrived a few minutes early and were promptly seated at a lovely outside table for two. Our server arrived within moments with water, and told us the wonderful history of the site, and took drink orders. He was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu, and we had wonderful service from him our whole time! All that we ordered was delicious, and very satisfying! We will definitely find our way back to this place-- worth the drive for us!!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Nice place. Good food. Good service. Decent ambience. Surprisingly noisy. Only truly bad experience was parking. It is nonexistent.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent crab cake, not so special asparagus but great service.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The restaurant was open late for dinner on a Sunday which was great. Wonderful server and great food even with a large crowd for an event.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wonderful restaurant!! Service, food and atmosphere was great!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Awesome Experience! Server was outstanding and very interactive. Food was delicious and plentiful! The staff really cares if you are enjoying your meal! Spoke with the owner and heard more history of the place! Love it at Fenicci's!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very authentic Italian dining experience! From the atmosphere to the food it felt like a metro upscale Italian restaurant. Only thing missing were over the top Italian accents from the staff. I grew up in an Italian family and this felt like home. Well done and I’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food was average. I had soup. Our salad came out almost immediately after my soup which was ok. We took 2 bites of our salad and our entrees showed up. It was like they were rushing to get us out. The timing might have been bad because we had to wait about 5 minutes for the salad dressing.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Trey was a terrific server, food was awesome. Good choice to celebrate a college graduation.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Service began shortly after being greeted & seated. Server was new to staff, knew the menu and did very well. Food was delicious as always through past experiences. Service attentive and excellent. Always a great experience!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Ben , our waiter, was very courteous and gave us a lot of attention even though the restaurant was crowded.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dinner and service was exceptional. Great family time!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great experience! A group of 12 of us went for Mother’s Day and all enjoyed our meals. Our server was friendly and very attentive when needing anything, the food was delicious and the prices are very reasonable! The menu was huge so the worst part of it all was deciding what to order. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had reservations for Mother's Day. What a special time we had. Had the table overlooking the street. The food, server and just everything made for a perfect day. Was not our first time at the restaurant but it was for the rest of the family. They all had a great meal and will be back.Our server was the best-oh and the food-great. thank you for making our day wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

All of the staff was extremely sweet and accommodating. The waitress was very kind and brought our drinks and food out quickly, the food was extremely good, the hostess and management was top notch to make our day special. They made our lunch extra special by bringing out our 9 month old his very first meatball with a shirt that said “I had my very first meatball at Fenicci’s.”

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We received excellent service and found the food quality to be better than the Hotel Hershey’s venues, for less money. We recommend the pesto seafood risotto, indulgent but full of flavor! Also we enjoyed their homemade tortilla chips & watermelon salsa and mussels. Our kids raved about the garlic bread.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Eaten there a couple of time and never been disappointed. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great spot for mother's day celebration. perfect round table for six. Reservations made the day before and were accommodating. Food was excellent as always. Everyone in party enjoyed our meal. Our waitress Kelly is the best. We've had her before and she is very friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had an excellent time with friends; great service, super menu choices and outstanding food. It was our first time there. We will absolutely dine there again!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was very good and Erin our server was attentive and professional. I had the pesto risotto and my boyfriend had the Lasagna Both dishes were outstanding. I have some dietary restrictions and Erin and the restaurant were able to accommodate me.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food. Friendly staff. Very knowledgeable and on point with service. Dessert was great. Will come back again

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Was really great! We ate there before Prom and it was honestly the best.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful homemade Italian cuisine! Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Our server was very attentive and informative. We will certainly recommend to others and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The Hanna’s started eating at Fenicci’s in the late 1990s. We refer to Fenicci’s as our Kitchen having literally eaten there 100s of times. Bob Hanna brings clients to Fenicci’s, esp during the Twp Supervisors convention.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Overall, I think this restaurant has great food, portion sizes, and affordable for families. They also do an awesome job st celebrating people’s birhdays. Great gluten free options and they have a cute porch to sit on during nice summer evenings but I guaruntee you will need reservations and specifically tell them you want seated there as this restaurant gets packed! My one complaint is the restaurant does not have great access for individuals with mobility issues. From what we observed, there was only an entrance with stairs unless they have another entrance that my party was unaware of. The night we went, we had a waitress who was not that great and seemed rather scatterbrained, but I have been there before and had excellent service so it is kind of a shot in the dark. I will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Fenniccis is a fabulous local Italian restaurant with amazing food, friendly service and a wide variety of dishes. Bring your appetite!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff,owner walks around speaking to customers, very welcoming.
Salad served family style, there was more than enough. Rolls were warm and fluffy. Bottles of cold tap water left on table so you can serve yourself.
Food portions are very generous and delicious.

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