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La Collina Restaurant

4.4
516 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
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.

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(610) 668-1780
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
La Collina is the ideal setting for private parties or special events, offering a variety of options for your social or business affairs. Our spectacular wine cellar offers a charming, casual elegance, with accommodations for up to 70 guests. Our main dining rooms comfortably seat 110 guests in elegant surroundings reminiscent of Italy.

From intimate dinner parties to larger receptions, La Collina will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary Valet parking.
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Entertainment
We provide the best live entertainment on the Main Line in our beautiful Ca" Nova Bar. Thursday nights offer the sounds of Joey on the Piano. Fridays we have Giorgio on the violin or the American classics by George Sinkler. And Saturdays we have the beautiful voice of Elizabeth with the always entertaining Pasquale.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 516 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

LOVED our night! Excellent drinks and dinner! Loved the music and the food... "That's Amore!" Great way to bring friends and family for a wonderful birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and excellent service , Joe I believe was his name ! Can’t wait to stop by again

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food! The salmon and whole fish was good. Desert could be better though.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Very disappointing. Food was not good and water glasses remained empty during the meal. It would be nice to know the cost of the specials without asking. We won’t be returning.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Seafood was not fresh and smelly, but service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. The food and service were quite good, but a bit on the pricey side. We will, however, return since it was an enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It’s our go to Italian restaurant ❤️ the staff

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Terrific restaurant. Always wanted to try it but a little out of the way from Bucks County. So glad we decided to drive the distance. Food, service, ambience all top notch. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice old fashioned Italian restaurant, they could use some women waiters. Service good. Pricey.0ld fashioned.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is bland and overpriced for the quality. Menu is old and outdated.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The waiter was borderline rude. We were rushed through the meal and he acted annoyed when 1 hour into the evening he wanted us to order coffee and dessert and we asked for a little time.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent. Our meal was wonderful. The calamari and clams casino were good as was the branzino and lobster and shrimp. Great cake chooses. Our waiter Anthony was very professional. The bartenders at the bar are slow and inattentive but overall great time.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Looks like reviews can be deceiving. Food and service were both well below what was expected and what was later paid for.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always delicious. My husband and I love the old school feel of the place. Service is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything was outstanding. We will return many times.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a romantic dinner there. The service, food selection,and drinks were great. The waitress was very friendly and provided help in my wife’s selections. The food looked as good as it tasted. There was a large dessert cart with great selection.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had six people, One dish was cold two dishes were sent back not tasting right and my Aragosta Fra'Diavolo was great. The Gnocchi Bolognese was incredible. It looked like a lot of people were enjoying their food, it might of been a freak issue.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Went out for a Post - Valentines days dinner. Food was excellent as always.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I usually love La Collina. Last night I ordered the pasta special that was described as having lobster and shrimp. Unfortunately there was no lobster and one tiny shrimp, it was just a plate of pasta with halved tomatoes. Very disappointing. Fortunately the rest of our group all enjoyed their meals. Our waitress was lovely and the service good. Will order off the menu next time.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

valentines. but is great fir everythinh

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I, like many other reviewers, have passed this restaurant many times, while on I-76. We often talked about having dinner there. On Valentine's Day 2018, we were able to cross it off the bucket list. We arrived and were greeted by two men (maybe a dad/son team) at a makeshift valet stand. Both men were dressed a little too casually given the atmosphere of the restaurant. We checked in at the host stand, and were seated promptly. A waitress approached our table, and was rudely pushed away by a waiter (Mario). Mario was insistent that we were his table. We were never given a drink menu/wine list, which apparently you must ask for. Upon ordering our wine, solely by varietal, dinner menus were brought to the table. There were plenty of excellent options. We started with an order of the fried calamari. As for entrees, my wife ordered the Zuppa di Pesce, and I ordered the Linguine con Pesce. Both, the appetizer and entrees, were very good. While we were enjoying our meals, we overheard another table call Mario out on an $8 discrepancy on their check, which eventually was rectified. We then ordered a red velvet pastry to go, and asked for our check. Mario brought our check and dropped it on the table. I checked his math, which appeared to be correct ($120.53). I gave him a credit card, and off he went to swipe it. When he came back, the credit card signature slip showed a total of $128.53, an $8 discrepancy. I asked Mario about the difference, to which he responded by pointing at the eight and repeating, "That's a zero, not an eight!". It most definitely was an eight, as you can see in the attached photo. He initially refused to fix it, at which time I asked to speak with a manager. Mario said, "I'll take it and show a manager." I insisted that I wanted to speak with the manager personally. A few moments later, a manager arrived... sided with me... and corrected the check. I firmly believe that something fishy was going on. Beware.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I was so excited to finally visit La Collina. I had heard the place was amazing and have always wanted to go there. I was so disappointed. First, the tables are so close together you are pretty much sitting with whoever is at the next table. It is so loud you can’t have a conversation at a normal level. The waiter was miserable and (I have never seen this before in any restaurant) when he cleared my husband’s plate, he leaned right over me to reach across the table to grab the plate as I was still eating - almost hitting me in the face with his elbow. Who does that? Even servers at Chili’s know to clear dishes from the patron’s side. If my Uncle Georgio was there, he would have taught that waiter some manners and stuck his fork in his hand! You never reach across the table in front of someone - that’s just rude! The food was mediocre. I ordered the Risotto with seafood and the risotto was more like Minute Rice in fish broth. Not creamy at all and lacking taste. Where was the cheese people??? I’m Italian and come from a long line of great Italian cooks, so food is a passion for me. La Collina left me lukewarm, much like my husband’s meal which was barely warm when it reached the table. He said it was okay in the taste department but nothing to write home about. He felt bad because he had eaten there before a few times for business and the food was always good so he thinks maybe they got a new Chef. All in all, it was like Graceland to me. A place you have to visit once in your lifetime but its a let down, been there-done that kinda place and I don’t have any desire to go back.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the worst meals that I have had in a long time. The wine selection is very poor. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Nine of us for dinner Saturday evening after a performance in center city. From the pleasant gentleman handling car valet to the friendly and professional host, to the wonderful and professional servers, La Collina really excels at making you feel like a wanted guest in their home. Food and service very good. You can count on La Collina. Thank you again!!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I have noticed LaCollina while drive on 76 for past 25 years but never stopped by.
A friend and I decided to try it and it is an experience. I would not recommend this
for FINE dining, but absolutely recommend it for a good meal and wonderful
experience.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food, excellent service and nice ambiance as well as a bit pricey

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful Italian food. They have BYOB on Sunday. It is somewhat pricey however. Service and food are excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food here is always great, but we felt we were rushed by our waiter. 8:15 reservation, ushered to the bar, seated by 8:40. Told waiter we wanted to enjoy our drinks and appetizers and order entrees later, came back in a few minutes "to take our entrée orders". Everything came pretty fast. Guess they don't like to stay late.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Love this restaurant, it is a classic Old world dining experience. Delicious food, exquisite service and romantic ambiance.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is excellent but the service was terrible. Our waiter was MIA for half the night and after asking for our waiter, he gave us the check without asking if everything was alright, or even a simple ‘have a good night’. Just the check and that was it. Very rude.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a wonderful evening when dining here .. Maurizio makes THE BEST Espresso Martini

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

We went to LaCollina for our 25th Anniversary dinner. I had the special of Crab Ravioli, it was phenomenal! My husband asked for an item that was not on the menu and the chef not only accommodated his request, it was some of the best chicken francaise he’s had in a while! Mario our waiter was attentive, funny and so accommodating. We will certainly return in the near future because the Branzino Amazing!!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Had the grilled Dover sole, one of thei specialties. Wonderful! The wait staff alone is worth the visit

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

There is a very good reason La Collina has been around over 25 years! It is elegantly casual - not at all stuffy. From the time you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by friendly personnel and the attentiveness, warmth and friendliness continue throughout your dining experience.
The restaurant has an authentic Italian menu, phenomenal Branzino (and other fish) served table side, Langostino, veal, soups, starters and sides that are freshly prepared and an amazing selection of desserts. The servers and kitchen personnel are more than happy to accommodate special cooking/preparation requests. You will not get anything drowned in salt and sauces that take away from the flavor of the dish, itself.
We cannot say enough positive things about La Collina!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Our visits to La Collina are always a pleasure. Whether meeting friends, or simply as a twosome, we are never disappointed. Our favorites are fish dishes, always fresh and tastily prepared. We are planning 2 additional visits this month. Our request for a favorite table is always honored.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a fantastic time at La Collina. The food was superb and service spectacular. The dessert, lemon cake and the chocolate cake, were wonderful. It was a terrific way to celebrate a special birthday.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing Gnocchi. A great date spot

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1.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been to this restaurant many times in the past and we always order the chicken parmesan and the Osso Bucco. And it was always wonderful. On this occasion the Osso was SOOOOO small you could barely see it. It was over a very large portion of white rice, awful. The chicken parmesan , was just ok and served with brussel sprouts??? How about serving both entrees with pasta. This was a huge disappointment. We were celebrating a special birthday. We will never go back!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Their Dover Sole is the best you will ever eat!! Their Wine list is amazing!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I took my wife for dinner on new years eve. It was amazing everything they brought to our table was better than the last. Our waiter Mario was awesome.

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