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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 410
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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

Visited for a 30th birthday party, 12 people with one infant, excellent food, great service and really accommodating with child, even on a busy race day!! Fillet steak was fantastic!!!! Would highly recommend!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Chris B
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Visited for a 30th birthday party, 12 people with one infant, excellent food, great service and really accommodating with child, even on a busy race day!! Fillet steak was fantastic!!!! Would highly recommend!!!

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit since 2013; myself and my wife were really impressed by both the quantity and quality of the food. The location is superb - it now has the food and service to match.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is our first night in York and we went here on the off chance. The menu choice is great, so much so we shared all the starters. Great mains and generous portions while enjoying the courtyard view in the new conservatory of this delightful old school.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled across this lovely restaurant - the free sample of pizza actually sold it to us tbh!! We weren't disappointed - lovely bruschetta and pate to start with and mains of spaghetti bolognese and a pizza - absolutely delicious!! The service was fantastic, what Allesandro and his team provide is certainly five star!!!!

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This gorgeous place is a value. My wife and I wanted a Irish coffee and she wanted a dessert. Randomly, we dropped in here. They seated us quickly despite us just dropping in, and the drinks and her dessert was fantastic. Most of all, it was 16 pounds. I wish I had come in here for a full meal, it... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The location is lovely, we ate in the conservatory with a lovely view. The food was excellent, the seafood risotto and the fish speciality. The deserts were similarly good, amaretto pana cotta and tiramisu (with an espresso!) Service was friendly and just right! Thank you!

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

used a groupon voucher for this restaurant and tried it on a weekday.it was very busy and staff were ok but food average I thought for full price I would have been disappointed.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Try to get a table in the conservatory It over looks the Minster the food is great my daughter loves the lobster ravioli. The staff helpful and the place is spotless. If you have time take the opportunity to read about the history of the building it used to be an all girls school. Lunch time specials real value for... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited on saturday afternoon with a friend. I have been before and thought it was good but I think it was even better this time. It's really close to York Minster but could be easily passed by though they often seem to have people giving away samples. We walked straight in at about 12:30 and asked to sit in the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We gave eaten here before and returned to enjoy yet another great meal. Be warned, the starters are huge, may we worth sharing, as we were then too full for pudding! This time we ate on a Friday night. The mussels were super, really large and cooked to perfection. The bruschetta literally fills your plate, next time we would share... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?