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Highly praised by Time Out, La Collina serves stunning modern and traditional Italian cuisine, from fresh fish dishes to homemade pastas. Enjoy a fine Italian wine in the minimalist dining room or dine in one of the two al fresco spaces; either the pavement spot or the pretty sheltered decking with greenery and flowers.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, European, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

Good food, useful in the area, which otherwise has few restaurants other than ubs. Is dog-friendly, but better for small dogs than large, as there is not much space between tables

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2021

My wife and I have been going to la Collina for many years. It used to be good, now what is served up is very poor. The chicken Milanese was tasteless and resembled cardboard in texture . The menu is sadly limited in comparison to...what used to be on offer. Our feedback to the manager received barely any acknowledgement Very disappointing!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Patrick O, Owner at La Collina, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2021

Dear Stephen,Thank you for your feedback and your support,our menu is little bit reduced comparing to 2 years ago but not the quality offered even so we are short of staff thanks to brexit. Your remark on the Milanese was acknowledge ,but the plate were...More

Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

The sheltered outdoor area was a total and very welcome surprise. Had a super friendly greetings and attentive friendly service throughout. A small well chosen menu choice that satisfied the four of us. We would happily return.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

A friendly welcome here at one of our “local” restaurants that we frequent Outside to eat in their pretty courtyard something we won’t be doing for much longer thanks to English weather which doesn’t seem to be affected by global warming so far . Peach...Bellini , a rather good one here up with the one at browns hotel bar Pre it’s makeover . Then pappardelle con fungi with black truffles - I love truffles with that unique Smell delicious and perfect then both of us pan fried monkfish in pancetta and once again the black truffle to finish tiramisu ricotta and orange tart . A lovely meal served by friendly young waiters .. This is a little haven that we appreciate greatly .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 25, 2021

I had heard great things about this little Primrose Hill restaurant. That plus the prices led me to think we were in for a treat. However the greeting on arrival and service was cold, the food underwhelming and lacking in taste and the atmosphere lacking...... all in all very disappointing and I will not return. Perhaps it was a bad night for the chef. I don’t know but a real shame.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2020

I'm confused about those good reviews, sorry but the food is bland, no flavour/cuisine (the main dishes - fish & lamb - were grilled with no flavour or sauce, not even a drizzle; the scallops were over salted and dry). The waiter didn't seem to...care much either about our experience. Not impressed.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

La Collina has been a fixture of the Primrose Hill dining scene for many years which says something about the food and service in an area which has numerous places to eat. Situated on a small street near the Engineer pub we had an outside...pavement table. The garden is preferred at the rear of the property by most people (it was a period of very hot weather so no one wanted to be inside) though we were fine on the street and it was nice to see life walking by. We found the food very good and enjoyed all the al la carte options we choose. We both had fish mains (note it is exactly as per the menu so select a side if you are hungry) which were well cooked and great flavour. Desert was a fruit tart which lasted about 3 minutes. The is a good selection of wines though prices do climb quickly and for a neighbourhood restaurant we did not find it especially cheap though the standard is good and it made a welcome change. Service was friendly and relaxed - we will go again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020

Been coming to la collina for several years a reliable local venue for us just 10 mins from hampstead. Sitting in their garden sipping a bellini contemplating the menu we thought how pleasant it was to return here after that long break . All we...had was very good , tasty scallops ,papardelle with ragu di ossobuco followed by passion fruit cheesecake and tiramisu . Welcome back la collina and all the pleasant staff. iMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020

Thank you Collina, delicious as ever. The walnut salad and mozzarella was amazing. So happy you are doing such a great takeaway menu.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Don’t go there !! So rude and unprofessional !! We decided to go for dinner after a nice day and we booked a table trough Opentable. When we arrived the waiter told us that he has given our table and that we needed to find...another restaurant !!! Unacceptable !! Specially on a Saturday night at 20:15 when everything else is fully booked !! So please avoid that horrible restaurant there are some many nice options in London !! Villa Bianca in Hampstead is so much nicer for example !!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Obertop, Owner at La Collina, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Dear Mrs Corren, unfortunately your booking has been placed 5 minute before you arrived and just before the last table has been seated,before the booking where closed on opentable,apologies for the disconfort,the waiter suggested to come back in 20 minutes to have the table.

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Came early for dinner after work on a Friday. Can’t recommend the food- and the service- enough. And I asked the staff to suggest a wine and they did. Padres from Sardinia. Great meal. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

A close friend who I have not seen for a while treated me to dinner at La Collina located in the famously upmarket Primrose Hill area. I did not order as I left that to my host, the ambience was friendly, the service very good...as was the food and wine. Will return............More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 25, 2019

A small restaurant with a great ambience, situated between Primrose Hill and Camden town. The food is Italian, of course, and it is simply excellent. The burrata is great and would highly recommend the seafood taglioline. Everything on the menu was attractive. You know when...the food is good there is not much conversation! A small excellent wine list and very well priced - always a welcome surprise for a London restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

I have been to La Collina a few times, always a friendly warm welcome. Food is always well presented and tastes great, my favourite is the lobster linguine.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

The reason this restaurant has flourished in a quiet, out-of-the-way spot is because it's exceptionally good. A much-loved local. Maitre d' Patrick is a real pro and the food is outstanding. Simple but stunning Italian food - upmarket yet totally comforting.

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4