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About Fenicci's of Hershey

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.

102 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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.

Cross Street:
Linden Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 533-7159

Website:
http://www.feniccis.com/

Entertainment:
Live local talent every Friday & Saturday evening from 9:30pm till Midnight

Catering:
Catering available for Lunch & Dinner.

Parking Details:
Public Lot Directly across the street and on street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Jason Swartz

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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Fenicci's of Hershey Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (63)
Special Occasion (60)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
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Good for a Date (55)
Pre/post Theatre (50)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Authentic (44)
Comfort Food (40)
Good for Groups (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Worth the Drive (38)
Fun (30)
Kid-friendly (29)
Cozy (28)
Business Meals (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Romantic (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Bar Seating (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great Beer (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Holiday party

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·Dined 7 days ago

First time there. Food was amazing. Service was great. Tables are a bit close together causing the other tables conversations to be yours as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual the food and service was superior. I had the Salmon Franchaise from the daily specials. It was excellent, I am a marinara sauce guy and Fenicci’s makes the best, but the Salmon Francaise was superb. Fenicci must put it on the regular menu.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

Server was personable and made recommendations. He was timely and efficient. Food had great presentation and was fresh and very flavorful.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner at fenicci’s. Was in town for the weekend and glad we were able to get a reservation. So disappointed we live 3 hours away or we’d be regulars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great as always. Every time it’s a wonderful experience. Everything is amazing, pizza, salad, bread, wings, meatballs. Very authentic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been dining at Fenicci's for more years than I care to admit, going back to when it was the DeAngelis Restaurant with Bob and Ginny tending bar.
The current owner has kept the warm family atmosphere and the quality of the food intact. It is always a pleasure to visit Fenicci's

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been eating at Fenicci’s regularly for the last ten years. Unfortunately, tonight was a horrific experience. We ordered an appetizer that never arrived. We asked for it three separate times and were told it was coming. It never did, however, I would never complain about this. Appetizers getting lost in the shuffle happen all the time. My three-year old daughter’s food did not come out with our meal. We asked for it two more times and finally, when it did come out, the chicken was completely raw on the inside. Luckily, we cut up the chicken for her to eat easier instead of her biting directly into it. At this point, we did ask for a manager because our waitress went completely MIA. We have previously loved Fenacci’s and it is incredibly unfortunate that this happened. The way the entire situation was handled has made us re-think ever eating there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went there for a family, holiday dinner. Both food and service were great.h

Tags: Authentic
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a delightful dinner before the theater. The food was excellent and our server, Mary, was absolutely lovely. The entire staff could not have been nicer or friendlier. We were able to have a delicious, leisurely meal with plenty of time to get to our show.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service as always, excellent meal, be back again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

service was good...food was good. the music got a little loud but they turned it down. No wait for our table, very prompt attentive staff.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We came here for dinner before going to the theater. Great food, avg prices, and excellent service! Would definitely recommend

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our first visit since new owner took over. It was as expected and the menu brought back memories from the past. We both had the Lasagna and we're not disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

By far, the BEST Italian meal I have ever had! The food, service and price were all OUTSTANDING!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great pre-theater meal!

Well known for Italian food, Fenicci’s did not disappoint. I had Veal Scaloppini and my wife had Lasagna, both were very good. The house speciality, meatballs as an appetizer lived up to its “billing”. Make sure you save room for dessert the frozen limoncello and frozen Hazelnut Strachellata were excellent!!

The staff was very much cognizant of the theater start time and made the evening very relaxing!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fenicci's experts at in and out in time for the theatre. Seriously, food and service were outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We were very disappointed with our experience at Fenicci’s. We made an OpenTable reservation, primarily for my mother in law’s birthday, but also prior to attending a show at the theater. Our food took 45 minutes to arrive at the table, almost an hour after we arrived, and we didn’t have enough time to eat before needing to leave for the show. Our server apologized for the food delay but the restaurant manager or owner did not apologize nor did they offer any accommodation for the exceptionally long wait. We ended up taking most of the food home afterwards. We would not recommend to other groups, especially if you have somewhere to go after dinner, nor will we go back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was the third time there..... The food and server were wonderful..... but the wait time was poor. Had to wait over an hour for food to come out of the kitchen and the appetizer had not come out.... We canceled it. We will return; hope that the kitchen service is better..... If you are going to the theatre, make sure you are there by 5:00 to 5:15.... We were there at 5:30 and cut it too close due to the kitchen. We knew what we wanted and ordered immediately, and our server put our order right in. The meal did not come out until 6:50.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Another great experience at Fenicci's, a local favorite. Our waitress Amanda was friendly and attentive. We asked for a table near a window in our reservation and they accommodated us! The food was great. Drink menu was nice. The only disappointment is that they always seem to run out of certain desserts by 6 PM.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have been there many times and the food is consistently good. We have been there with both large and small groups. The service has been prompt and the wait staff is attentive to any needs that arise.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I met Phil when I was on vacation in Lancaster. I am from NJ. He told me about the restaurant. Since I already had tickets for Kinky Boots I decided to eat here. The food was amazing. The pasta with pesto and vegetables was so delicious. I wish I lived closer, I would go for dinner frequently. Thanks for a great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We visit here with our family a couple of times every year. The food is always good, and the service is terrific!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was ok nothing out of the ordinary. We were served totally frozen hard as a rock peanut butter pie for dessert. When we inquired our waitress said "oh yes we freeze our pies" . We all though this to be just a bit strange. I will say that it is a cozy and friendly place. I'd go back for that.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were excellent ! Dinning on the patio was extremely hot , stuffy and smelled of propane due to the ventless heaters. I would definitely eat here again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The chicken Marsala was very good as well as the Tiramisu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Meatballs were great. Seating on patio wax cozy for november. Service was not so good. No bread or first drink requested was delivered. Pizza was awful. Didnt care for family style salad. Also $3.95 extra charge for mozz on meatballs was ridiculous an unknown at time of order. Nor was the price of chianti that was recommended by server. We were not given a wine list that included prices. Turns out it was $16 vs the house cab that was originally ordered. Will sit at bar next time. Better service.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I have had the pleasure of going to Fenicci's for 59 years! My dad bartended back in the day there and I bussed tables as a teenager when it was DeAngelis Restaurant. It will always hold a special place in my heart. My family still enjoys it to this day. Family and friends celebrate birthdays and holidays, special occasions and not so special occasions there. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. Keep up the great work. My only suggestion would be to serve that chopped salad with every meal (with the mozzarella cheese - yum!) and to do something about the house dressing - it's very vinegar-y.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was wonderful, but to make the table a little more comfortable I would take off the Paper.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great staff. Food was delicious. Definitely worth the time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was wonderful & the food was amazing!! Authentic Italian food. Will certainly go again.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Family dinner after Hershey Park

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wow. Worst experience ever. App was just not good. Some mushroom spinach concoction was cold and tough. So on to main courses. Wife had seafood fettuccini alfredo. Pasta was undercooked and mushy. I had veal scallopini. Also under cooked pasta. Not al dente but clearly starchy and mushy and under cooked. The veal was too thick for a scallopini not pounded out and tenderized properly could not be cut with a fork. So manager came over and when told about these clearly unacceptable food quality issues .. she stormed away. And then tried to charge us for meals we sent back and never ate. Really a crap experience. Come on , do your veal right and can't grasp why the pasta was so starchy and mushy. It's pasta. Clearly it went in the sautée pan in bad shape But the worst part was the " managers " attitude. No apology. Not even interested in trying the bad food just attitude. Never again and will tell everyone to avoid this dump

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a party of 9 people and they did a wonderful job of accommodating us all. The service was excellent and the food was great. I greatly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food and ambience, you will not go hungry (huge portions).

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a good meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

First time visit while in Hershey. My wife and i have the same birthday usually go to a local to us Italian restaurant. However this year we were travelling and I booked Fenicci's based on the menu and reviews here.

It was VERY busy night, yet we were taken to our table right on time for 7:30. We heard them tell those without a reservation that the wait was at least an hour, so they were VERY busy.

Our drink and food orders were taken quickly and it was obvious that the waitress was working hard. I had the meatball appetizer (order by the number you want) with their homemade marinara sauce and it was obvious that they are home made; the meat seemed denser and the sauce delicious.

I also recommend the veal parm. BUT, in a first for me, they list fresh and patty. ORDER THE FRESH! It was as good as any I've had. A large, thin veal , crisp breading, melted provolone and the same marinara. A side of spaghetti and it was all delish! Came with a house salad and their homemade Italian dressing, served in a bottle that you need shake. Seeing the amount of salad, I could have done without the meatball app, but I'm glad I had the meatballs too.

Room had a moderate noise level but I think that was mostly due to the number of people and a group of 20 came in about halfway through our meal. Still, we were easily able to talk without raised voices.

Overall, given how busy it was, I thought the overall experience was wonderful, particularly for a restaurant in a new place and that we really knew nothing about and booked on advice here. It doesn't look like much from the outside and inside is dated, but the food is well worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

not what i expected, restaurant is old and doesnt look like its been renovated since 1935.....food and service was good, waitress was very attentive to our needs...
despite the appearance the staff was very nice and even provided a complimentary dessert for my daughters birthday...unlikely to make a return trip

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My boyfriend (now fiance) and I had our first date here and we came back after now being engaged. Coincidentally, we had the same waitress on both occasions and she was wonderful! We will definitely be back for more date nights!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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