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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 430
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  • 153
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 26
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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
Thoroughly enjoyed, amazing food, amazing staff!

Visited this restaurant on an absolute whim on a Sunday night in York. I had been in York for a tattoo convention in a weekend towards the end of June and after finishing at the convention on Sunday, I went into town with my partner to try and find somewhere to eat. We struggled to find parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Sarah C
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant on an absolute whim on a Sunday night in York. I had been in York for a tattoo convention in a weekend towards the end of June and after finishing at the convention on Sunday, I went into town with my partner to try and find somewhere to eat. We struggled to find parking and in the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant in February with my now girlfriend. The restaurant itself is impeccably clean and impressive to look at (both inside and out) giving the place a feel of prestige. Booking at this restaurant for an evening meal was stress free. Upon arrival we were seated immediately. The staff were very friendly and polite. For drinks we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We used to love this restaurant then it had a period of not being so good but I have been twice recently and both times were excellent again for food and service plus it is a really lovely location - get a table in the conservatory if you can then you can see York Minster. Decent selection for vegetarians as... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

the only thing that lets this place down is the lack of advertising on the outside. me and my mum decided to pop in for a drink before dinner, we ended up looking at the menu and calling our other friends and staying here for dinner. We were not disappointed. the food was lovely and the evening was made by... More 

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Easingwold, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

a lovely Italian restaurant where food and service are excellent. Ambience is lovely and views from conservatory are gorgeous. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Sauces on food are exceptional.

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York, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A really nice place to enjoy itallian food and soak up the atmosphere, whether its with friends, family or on business. If you do go try to get a table in the conservatory. You will enjoy

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were given a table in a side room, beside an open window facing onto the front terrace. This was just perfect, as the main dining room overlooking the garden at the back was busy and noisy. The sea bass ravioli was light and delicious. The service was fast and efficient and surroundings were most pleasant. Would definitely go back.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A popular Italian in the heart of York. Ate here and the food/service was really good. Admittedly used a voucher which brought the cost down but still an enjoyable experience. Pizzas are huge so make sure you have an appetite

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stopped off here during a visit to York for a few days relaxation. This place is clean and fresh and has to areas on AstroTurf, behind railings, outside the restaurant when the weather is nice. The food was well cooked with good service too. Will return again if time permits.

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York, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Called in on Saturday Lunchtime with friends. Having been here a few times in the evening and always had a great experience. The lunch menu is cracking and very good value for money. You can choose 1,2 or 3 courses. Great friendly service in a beautiful setting. Perfect! Try it you won't be disappointed.

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Additional Information about La Vecchia Scuola

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

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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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