I thought this was a fun restaurant
I thought this was a fun restaurant. The bar tenders were great as well as our table server. Overall a great experience.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was just terrific. Our
Service was just terrific.
Our waiter was so professional, like I have not seen in a long time
He made it a memorable night.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. Not sure that a view of the Schuylkill Exoressway at rush ours qualifies as a scenic view but it was interesting to say the least.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a wonderful restaurant
This is a wonderful restaurant in which to enjoy a very good meal while watching the clogged expressway below. Be sure to ask the price of the specials because they tend to be more expensive than the menu items. The pastas are excellent as is the fresh fish. All-in-all La Collina is special and very enjoyable.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service always excellent.
Food and service always excellent. Try the Branzino!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
As sophisticated as I remembered ..
Was a regular stop for me when I worked close by on the other side of the river. Whether with a vendor or on a private occasion with family - the restaurant boasts the proper levels of sophistication and flare. Professional wait staff that have worked diligently for 26 years only add to the restaurants charm. On this night, we had some old school Aracini (fried rice/cheese) balls with fresh marinara as an appetizer and then enjoyed and expertly filleted Branzino and the Dover sole. Our waiter, Angelo - estimated that he had filleted about 10,000 fish during his tenure with this great classic Italian restaurant. An unhurried experience not to be missed.
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding but expensive. Also my favorite main course was not available on Mother's Day.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was wonderful. Can't wait to return.
Our waitress was right on with her recommendations.
Soft shell crabs were cooked to perfection as
Well as everyone at our table.
Thank you for always being consistent
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Great !
Every visit is a dining expereince. Service is outstanding and food aways is consistent and excellent. Would always recommend for a true dining experience.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food & service.
The food and service were excellent and I look forward to the next visit.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, good food
Great restaurant, good food and wonderful service!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will save this restaurant for future special occasions just for the two of us---the service was exceptional, from our first step inside the door--------oops, the valet attendant was so friendly n attentive n treated me like royalty!!!Molly was by far the finest server we have ever encountered!---- all personnel appeared to like their job n seemed to enjoy being there serving others!!!!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going here for 20+ years.....Always good food, friendly with atmosphere. I can count on a good martini and the dover sole ( prepared table side) is the best in Pennsylvania.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband has always wanted to try this restaurant and I'm glad we did. The food was great & service was perfect. Our waiter took care of our every need. We will be going back!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent (see above), and we spent a most pleasant and relaxing evening.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hardly a smile!
Still like the food and atmosphere but the old tired staff needs some service and smile lessons.
Service is rushed and unfriendly! Shame for such a nice place.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was outstanding. Would
Staff was outstanding. Would not recommend for a younger crowd as, on the Friday night when we were there, the average age looked about 55 or 60. Parking is valet only due to limited parking but overall a good experience. I have food allergies and the staff was exceptionally accommodating.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and fantastic food
I decided to try this place out and take some clients out to dinner. The service was fantastic as was the food. Would definitely come back! Everyone was thoroughly impressed! A big thank you to the staff for making it such a special evening for us and making us feel special!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great with groups
With our friends from out-of-town coming we needed a place with goof food and service. Our table of 8 was well cared for by the service staff and all of our friends were very pleased with the presentation of their appetizers and entrees.
The wine list was good and we enjoyed several bottles of a good red. Our one friend who prefers a cocktail commented on the
quality of his drink.
Overall a fine experience for us all.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem!
My friend and I went to La Collina for restaurant week and it was amazing. When we first pulled up they had required valet parking, it put me off a little but the man was very nice. Upon entering La Collina we were greeted and seated promptly. The owner/host brought bread, grilled eggplant and peppers, cheese, and some type of chicken and pepper bread to snack on as we looked over the menu. My friend and I both ordered the eggplant fiorentina for an appetizer and it was phenomenal! I had the veal involtini and she had the spinach gnocchi both of which were great. We then got the tartfufo and the tiramisu which were to die for. All in all, the food was great, good portion sizes, the service was fantastic-very attentive. A must try1
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to La Collina for special family gatherings for many many years. The menu is a delectable selection of authentic Italian prepared to perfection. The staff is attentive, friendly and treat you like your the only one in the room. Consistently perfect , and always a treat. Highly highly recommend : )
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our son chose this restaurant for dinner on his 18th birthday. He loves Italian food. We had a great meal and excellent service. Nice view across the river. Good pricing. Only minus, if you consider it one, is that almost everyone in the restaurant appeared to be over the age of 50.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always wanted to check this restaurant out for as long as I can remember driving by it. My husband surprised me for my birthday by taking me here. What an absolutely fantastic dining experience from the first step inside and through our entire meal. I can't say enough about how great everything was and how remarkably pleasant and friendly our waiter was. Thank you for such a great birthday dinner. 5 stars. Also bar located in the other room seemed lively and upbeat with the live piano entertainment, however, the noise did not effect our quiet romantic dinner.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
This was our second time back at La Collina and we loved it, once again. The wait staff are friendly and eager to please. The bar tender seemed to recognize us and was very friendly. The food was excellent!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there celebrating
We were there celebrating my husband's birthday on November 16th, 2013. Enzo and his staff took excellent care of us start to finish! While we don't linve in the immediate area, we are looking forward to our next pecial occasion we can celebrate there!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is always consistently exceptional. Have never been disappointed.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience….The
Excellent Dining Experience….The Veal Saltimbuca was to die for….Definetly will be back
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I first time, what a pleasant surprise. Our server Molly was outstanding. It was very interesting watching her debone our fish tableside. Also the veal chop was superb.
A pleasant surprise the entertainment by the bar.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a great evening with fabulous
food. Every time we come to Philly we must dine here
at least once.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Returned to an Old Friend
After six or more years absence, I returned to this favorite suburban Philadelphia classic Italian restaurant to find it as charming and delicious as I remembered. The Venetian owner Enzo still greets each guest at the door; most are old friends and repeat patrons. The food is lovingly cooked and served by long-term staff members who are dedicated to making your dining experience a memorable one. The grilled fish offerings are particularly outstanding for freshness and simplicity of preparation.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
great evening out
Went with a small group and really enjoyed ourselves. This is not my first visit here but it was the first time on a Saturday evening and we sat in the bar area where there was live music -great!!!! Food and service was very good and the entertainment was wonderful.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but service should make
The food here has always been very good, the service on the other hand is questionable. The last two times I was there the service was just OK. When your dropping about 250 plus after tip for 2 people the service should be fantastic. Smile, suggestions and very interactive. I can almost rate the service by how quickly they remove empty dishes and glasses and how well they replenish your drinks. This trip was very bad. I had to ask for everything, sorry to say.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM