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62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
+44 1904 644600
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: La Vecchia Scuola is a unique dining experience that can be found in Low...
La Vecchia Scuola is a unique dining experience that can be found in Low Petergate, York very close to the Minster. An amazing restaurant set in a 300 year old Georgian building that was once York college for girls. This restaurant is now operated by new owners from February 2013. It has an innovative new menu with all food sourced locally and prepared for customer onsite.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Restaurant

We have eaten here several times when we have been in Yor. The food is always of excellent quality, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the price is terrific value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
TommoNorfolk
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times when we have been in Yor. The food is always of excellent quality, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the price is terrific value for money.

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sunderland England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Walking passed early of a morning we saw a young girl cleaning ready for service (later to find out her name was Danni. Early meaning 11 am) She showed us round the restaurant giving us information about the opening hours and such and was very welcoming saying she would hopefully see us in the evening. So we decided to give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great little find. This restaurant used to be a school so has lots of character. The conservatory at the back is lovely on a sunny day with views of York Minster. The service is attentive without being too pushy and the food is tasty with good portions. They do a set menu for lunch at a good price. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had been to races during the day and had booked for 8pm but we didn't get there till 8.30 and yet still nothing too much trouble. Food was the best Italian food I have eaten other than my own mama's cooking which is a massive compliment also the atmosphere was fantastic. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous surroundings with wonderful food and drink. My fiance had steak medium rare and said it was the best steak he'd had in a long time. Would definitely eat here again.

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Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal here today. Service was also brilliant. Lovely relaxed setting in the conservatory 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were enticed in for lunch after sampling a piece of pizza that a young lady was handing out at the door which was very good. We choose from the £12.95 3 course lunch menu. I had caprese salad and my friend had the brushetta which were both very good then I opted for the Seabass which was excellent ...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Me and my girlfriend decided one evening to try this restaurant as we both adore Italian cuisine, and my word was we impressed! We started with some cocktails and I decided to order a one that was not on the menu, much to the delight of one of the waiters who later told me he had not seen a Negroni... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had two excellent meals here the first night was spoilt for choice so ate there on our second night also. Staff very good great service. We was travelling with my 83 year old father who adored the food and setting .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I visited with a colleague for a business meal and was very satisfied. We ordered pizza which was very good. Our meal was enhanced by eating in the very attractive conservatory. The staff were pleasant and professional. I would return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 644600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

La Vecchia Scuola is a unique dining experience that can be found in Low Petergate, York very close to the Minster. An amazing restaurant set in a 300 year old Georgian building that was once York college for girls. This restaurant is now operated by new owners from February 2013. It has an innovative new menu with all food sourced locally and prepared for customer onsite.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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