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La Collina Restaurant, Bala Cynwyd, PA

La Collina Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1175 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 668-1780

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Catering

    From intimate dinner parties to larger receptions, La Collina will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Bala Cynwyd

  • Cross street

    Jefferson Street

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking.

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,175 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

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  1. SC

    SharonC

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrate my birthday every year at a different restaurant and LaCollina was by far the best. The food was exceptional, service was delightful, ambiance warm & relaxing. I’d do it again and tell others.
  2. P

    Paula

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special dinner, a special evening-Thank You La Collina owner and staff!
  3. LS

    LisaS

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to visit my son at St. Joe’s, found this spot on open table. So glad we tried it. Food was outstanding! My son said best pasta dinner he’s had in a long time! Can’t wait to go back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service good food we will come back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  6. t

    todg

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We got a great table. The view down to the river and up the hills to Manayunk and Roxborough was spectacular. Our waiter and the rest of the staff were also fantastic. The food was good but when we go back, I will probably try something different.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was great but, just need to work on the servicing size/portions. Didn’t leave there full….
  8. Z

    Zeppi

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ambiance and food were outstanding. Service was good.
  9. KA

    KathyA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was great, service was rushed. It was clear they wanted us to "be done"
  10. L

    Ladieslunch

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good neighborhood place to eat, drink and get together with friends! Easy parking and great service!
  11. NR

    NoelR

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was an alright meal, nothing special.
  12. r

    roseyfish

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Collina is my absolute best restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. I have been dining there since t990 when the servers wore white jackets with a white towel over their forearm. La Collina never disappoints.
  13. G

    Grunkey

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent! My wife and I are eager to return.
  14. L

    Liliana6107

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was ok, nothing wowed me, service was good, the place is nice, we had a reservation at 9:15 and we still have to wait 20 min to be seated!
  15. DC

    DennyC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I went here for NYE, we absolutely loved it! From the valets, to the bartender, to the servers, everyone treated us like we weee somebody special. Great atmosphere and ambiance, and the food was amazing! I almost forgot, the entertainment that night was incredible! The woman singing had an amazing voice, and the gentleman on the accordion/keyboard was fantastic! Not sure if they’re a regular booking, but hopefully they will become one very soon! Thank you for such a wonderful evening!
  16. C

    Chris

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night, perfect table as I requested. Food and service outstanding! Thank you
  17. DL

    DonnamarieL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband and I had a wonderful dinner start to finish!!
  18. EB

    ElizabethB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We have been to La Collina numerous times before tonight. The service was shockingly poor compared to prior experiences. We refilled our own water glasses from the server's stand, for example. The food was good, but we were "herded" out of there in about an hour. We had a multi-course meal. It was an extremely unpleasant experience.
  19. DE

    DEANW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    VERY WONDERFUL TIME OUT WITH FAMILY. I FINALLY GOT TO THIS RESTAURANT. ITS BEEN 20 YEARS IV'E DIRVEN BY THIS RESTAURANT WHILE DRIVING BY ON 76. IT DID NOT DISAPOINT. I WILL BE GOING BACK AT SOME POINT. NICE SPOT TO KEEP IN THE ROTATION.
  20. JP

    JewelP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing!
  21. C

    Cody

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing !Very nice drinks!Octopus was tender and well paired with the other ingredients.Mussels very tasty and fresh oysters.The pasta al dente.Plenty choices for dessert! Will be back!
  22. SB

    StacyB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner (food), and service on Christmas evening -- a night where staff energies might be down. I asked for a recommendation for appetizer, and the suggestion was great. The only downside was that the road to the restaurant was closed and we needed to work around Waze to find an alternate route, but it all worked out. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It took the bartender over 20 mins to even say anything to us, the waitress told us it was her first day, had to ask for bread after she told us she’d be bringing bread…brought the wrong dessert…reservation was for 7:30pm, didn’t leave restaurant until 10:30pm. Food was pretty good but took very long as a whole experience.
  24. NZ

    1NewZagatsGuide

    Philadelphia

    418 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    418 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most wonderful experience! We ate there all dressed up for our Christmas day meal at night! Thank you so much for being open! Beautiful elegant and romantic! Absolutely loved the food! We tried a lot of different new things, and we enjoyed the hostess, she was so lovely, and we met the chef coming from the kitchen, Has. Such a wonderful guy! They mentioned that they own many other restaurants especially at the shore! Looking forward to trying those and returning to this one! Such a pretty place a pie on the hill! That night was particularly freezing so we gave their valet, a huge Christmas tip! Really super nice people! He had the car brought over for us even before we asked for it! Now that’s service!! Loved that place! BEST CHRISTMAS MEAL! Extremely reasonable pricing! WE LOVED IT!!
  25. KP

    KarenP

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice Christmas dinner with friends! The wait staff was terrific!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Christmas dinner! Always a pleasure being here. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - only thing was my veal Marsala was meh. The lobster ravioli my son got was soooo good, I was jealous. Also, no sides come with the veal - the starch and the vegetables are all carte and the only veg was squash with zucchini and tomatoes. We loved the tiramisu for dessert and will always come back to La Collina!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Christmas Day! The menu items are a bit $$ for the taste . Nevertheless, the dessert and coffee was great and a cocktail Pomegranate Martini.
  28. AG

    AriesGal

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  29. LB

    LisaB

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our experience here!! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!!
  30. CC

    CassandraC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner. Staff is fabulous as always. I miss the old owner. It doesn’t feel as warm and welcoming as it did before. There was a charm and character before that isn’t there anymore. They all used to look like they had fun working together. Now they’re just doing their job. In my own work experience, that comes from the top down.
  31. GC

    GooseCowboy

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, excellent food and service. We will be back.
  33. G

    Giulio

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Collina has always been one of our favorite Italian Restaurants and it did not let us down. Cheryl, our waitress, who has worked there for 30 years, was fantastic! The authentic Italian food was exceptional. We ordered the Osso Bucco, Veal Chop and Veal Piccata. All were cooked as recommended and with an abundance of flavor and presentation.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb! Staff was attentive, personable and polite! Valet exceeded expectations! Had car running and ready as we walked out… small details make a big impression.
  35. PS

    PleasureinSIC39

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went with another couple for dinner. The food was good and the wait staff was attentive. Overall a nice night out for families.
  36. m

    marck

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious, Cheryl our server s was terrific. Always a nice time
  37. MF

    MichaelF

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I pass the restaurant all the time on the Schuylkill but have only been there once before because it's a bit out of the way for me. Decided to go back. Excellent "old school" waiter, food was very good, ambience excellent (I wasn't on a date but when I am, we'll go here!) Admittedly, it's not inexpensive but it ain't Olive Garden. For the quality of the dinner, it was more than a fair value. Will return.
  38. CM

    CathyM

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Waiter did not mention soup until we asked. Drinks took too long to get.
  39. G

    Gary

    Philadelphia

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Still a favorite after all these years and with new ownership. Menu has many of the old favorites. Look forward to returning.
  40. J

    Joseph

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    What once was a classy white tablecloth restaurant has unfortunately taken a step backward with the new owners. Where they previously enforced a dress code, they now allow guests to dress down when they should be dressing up. Shorts, jeans, and hoodies. The owners themselves can’t even put on a dress shirt, let alone a shirt and tie? Our meals were very good as always, as were the waitstaff. Our time sitting at the bar was wonderful, thanks to the music of Pasquale, and the beautiful arias of the lovely Elizabeth.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Collina Restaurant using the Order Online button. La Collina Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 668-1780.

La Collina Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Collina Restaurant

37-41 Ashland Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jefferson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bala Cynwyd

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 668-1780

  • Catering

    From intimate dinner parties to larger receptions, La Collina will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

  • 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.

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