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Allegro Ristorante

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Broad Ave. and 40th Street, Altoona, PA
+1 814-946-5216
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16:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 13:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Altoona
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129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Growing up, I always heard that the Allegro was "so expensive," but it's really not. Or at least it doesn't have to be. It's classy, yet very affordable. My date and I both had pasta dishes (which were decent-sized portions), along with the complimentary bread and veal balls, and were out the door for about $40 (including tip.) Of course,... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

On our most recent visit to the Allegro, I was once again reminded that is it a gem. In attendance were my wife, Maria, and our 2 grandchildren; Izzie (6) and Rocco (9). We had just seen the excellent stage version of SHREK:THE MUSICAL put on by Altoona Community Theatre at the historic Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona and we... More 

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Thank markperehinec
Loretto, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Eaten here many times with family and with my wife. Excellent menu and great service. Have early bird specials for those early diners.

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Thank Phillips J
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I have never visited this establishment and experienced less than fantastic service and delicious food. I love the Allegro!

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Thank Karen W
Altoona, PA
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253 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Stopped in for dinner on a weekend expecting a delicious meal. Steak was served very rare, although ordered well done. Risotto was very overcooked with good flavor, just would have preferred al dente risotto. One waitress wears way too much perfume and when she walks by your table, it really disrupts the taste and flavor of your meal. It's sad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Had no idea that Altoona had such a fine restaurant. Unimpressive exterior, but a great menu and service. Sesami Ahi Tuna was great, and the crab cocktail was not just a little tablespoon of lump crab. We followed that with a Filet Oscar and Lobster dinners. In between they brought us some exquisite veal meatballs in sauce and garlic bread.... More 

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Thank Craig H
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Red sauce. White table cloths. Hard bread. I'm Italian and this not how Grandma made it. Ordering spaghetti at a restaurant or any red sauce can be so disappointing. This is the case for me at the Allegro. It is very over priced. I used to go here on dates but this place is very expensive for spaghetti!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

This is clearly the best place to eat in Altoona. Great Italian food and their steaks can't be beat. Outstanding service too.

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Thank Jannett55
Tipton, PA
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We find ourselves eating at the Allegro with another couple about once a year. I know this is an established retaruant in the Altoona scene, visited by many influentual people in the area, but I have to say I am never impressed with the food, service or atmosphere. The atmosphere feels like you are walking back in time about 30... More 

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Everett, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

To be clear the food was OK, what one might expect from a small "mom & pop" restaurant or chain type; it clearly had absolutely nothing to recommend such inflated prices! Waitress was at best "average" and perhaps had been at her job a lifetime too long and was bored stiff. Answers & service were mechanical. I cannot say a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broad Ave. and 40th Street, Altoona, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-946-5216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?