La Collina Restaurant

4.8
873 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La Collina has delighted diners with world-class cuisine, service, and ambiance for more than 31 remarkable years. Classically-trained staff serve a selection of the finest old-world recipes in an atmosphere of casual elegance, while attending to every detail.
Located just off the Schuylkill Expressway in Belmont Hills, La Collina boasts spectacular hilltop views. The bar offers a unique atmosphere with live entertainment and dancing on weekends. This gem is known as one of the most romantic restaurants on the Main Line.
La Collina specializes in fresh seafood and veal dishes. Its signature dish, Dover Sole, is a delicate, tasty fish that is uniquely grilled, and served tableside. In addition to our Dover Sole, our daily fresh-fish specials include Branzino, Norwegian Salmon, Pompano, Orata, soft-shell crabs, Langostina, and other delights from the sea, depending upon availability. We are also known for our veal sirloin, veal porterhouse, ossobuco, and chops.

Buon Appetito!
What 873 People Are Saying
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vipsouthphillygirl
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Delicious Italian food. Great service. Our favorite date night spot.

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AnniversaryTreat
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and friendly staff. Celebrated our wedding anniversary and (as always) La Collina did not let us down.

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vipcljd
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time here- hopefully not our last! Our server Cheryl was incredible. Her suggestions were wonderful! We enjoyed the orata fish special and the New York strip special- both were perfect. Salads, cocktails and carrot cake were also wonderful. What a special place. We left happy and impressed.

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goodfood1011
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Loved the Softshell crab special app and the veal chop. Desserts were seriously lacking: dry, not a palatable texture (Apple cake and creme caramel).
Hosts (valets) were very friendly and helpful with getting our check at the end of the meal (and also had to do double duty to clear our table). Our server was not very outgoing and we did not see him the majority of the evening. A second helper server even served our meals. Would have been nice for our server to come back and ask if everything was cooked to order (he did not). Overall, the atmosphere was nice, and I enjoyed my meal (veal chop); another guest dining with me had the dover sole and did not care for the simple preparation--would have liked more of a sauce. I would go back but hope we get a more attentive server to make for a more well rounded overall experience. If the hosts seem like they would be excellent servers: outgoing and attentive!

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JoeB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

octopus and Gnocchi were excellent. I dont normally like Malbec wine, but the Malbec from family vineyard was very good.

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luvsouthernhospitality
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect service and delicious authentic Italian cuisine!

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JeffreyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience. Consistent, great food, good value. Don't let feeling of old or classic scare you away from experiencing and enjoying. The crowd has definitely changed over the years lending to the experience for all ages to enjoy. Love the flat fee dessert cart. Wish they would bring back more for the peppers, cheese, olives, starter plate - especially be more generous for a group. Other than that, always kindly welcomed, courteous service and help from all staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food was delicious and our waitress was very nice but the restaurant was very quiet. Almost awkward...

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vipMegBuckley
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely local gem! We are there last weekend for the first time, and will definitely return. The food was really good,
And the service was top-notch, without being stuffy!

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vipAngelS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was quick as we were there early but the food was just ok. We ordered Tiramisu only to find out they were sold out because someone just came in and bought all of it?? Strange. Just disappointed in the amount we paid compared to the quality of food. Might go back to see if it was just an off day.

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viplindak
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A bit pricey for pasta, but good food and nice wait staff.

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

So happy to have been back at La Collina for a lovely evening. Looking forward to future dinners at this fine restaurant.

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Padre
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Easter dinner. No disappointment here. Great food, great friendly staff. A great place to go for any occasion.

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DianaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time here. Great service, delicious meals and quiet environment. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love it there!

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DonaldS
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect Italian restaurant. What I especially like is its classic menu, not loaded with a lot of off-beat and trendy concoctions. Perfect classical Italian cuisine, excellently prepared. Wonderful wine list as well.

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LaurenB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at La Collina and we had an excellent experience. The food was very good, they are very accommodating with any food allergies or preferences. I would definitely return.

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ABDB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Awesome service! Great food! With the weather getting warmer more outside seating would be perfect.

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Madison
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere looking over parts of Manayunk. Great food and incredible service.

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vipSnigs
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night!!! Great food!! A romantic restaurant with a wonderful staff!!!

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KristinaO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and food.

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vipMark
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was inviting and appropriately attentive. All meals were perfect, they have quite the selection of pasta, seafood and meats, all prepared with Italian sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3/6/21 we get together every year on this date to remember our kids’ mom mom dolly

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vipHerbertM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best Dover Sole I have eaten . Service and quality is consistantly good.

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vipCaptainJack
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enzo and his Staff create a beautiful Italian evening for you. Close your eyes and you're in the northern Italian countryside of Veneto, half way between Venice and Milan! Skip the 'brand-named' and higher-priced wines, and enjoy Enzo's Family Red directly from Italy. The recipes are all classic cuisine but don't hesitate to ask for exceptions or substitutions, as anything goes with a custom flair to your desire. Simply delicious!
Check out the recreated Piazza or cortile, in the bar area. Look up and imagine you are standing in the courtyard between little Italian houses. Check out the wine-cellar for your next family function, awesome atmosphere.

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vipGreat
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu and customer service - Angelo was wonderful

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vipOAN123
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food..great service..we will be back for sure!

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vipPatMo83
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Collina is always a winner. It is our go-to for all occasions. This one happened to be for a birthday. They made sure our party had a great table with a lovely view. The wait staff were all delightful. Good drinks, good food, great service...what more can one want?

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NadiaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a great evening! Food, service everything was great. Will go back

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RichF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice restaurant, food and excellent service!

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vipChrisS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat. Great food and service!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s been awhile since we dined at LaColina and it didn’t disappoint. The atmosphere was exactly as I remembered and the service was outstanding. The food was excellent!

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MargaretO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

dover sole was amazing and so were the muscles! lemon cake was also very good.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elana and Eddie both were very accommodating and professional! Helped make my sons birthday a real special occasion!

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vipMeghan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Underwhelmed with some of the appetizers and entrees. Expensive for the quality and amount of food.

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Kelster
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time with amazing food abs excellent staff

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vipSeth
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, a stellar experience. We had Carmen last time and forgot to ask for him this time around. We'll make sure to do that next time! Best Italian in the area and great old school feel.

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vipRachelD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for dinner after finding myself hungry after a salon appointment in Narberth. I live in center city and tend to dine in places within walking distance of my residence (where I’ve lived for a decade) . It was a pleasure to find fine dining outside my normal haunts. The staff was welcoming and helpful but not overbearing, and my seafood over linguine was modified without complaint and delicious. I’ll definitely be returning!

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Soulfoodie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for a birthday celebration. The food and service was amazing. I loved the lobster bisque so many pieces of lobster in it. The fried calamari was also fresh and lightly breaded

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DavidB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience with delicious food and amazing staff.

FAQs

La Collina Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 668-1780.

La Collina Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 873 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.