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La Vecchia Scuola

62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
01904 644600
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Ranked #62 of 681 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Husthwaite
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tried this resturant after trying a taster outside. Set menu. 2couses £9.95, 3 couses £12.95. Excellent quality. Staff very friendly. Will definitely go back. Why haven't we been here before.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had the perfect dinner : nice surroundings (historic building and view on a nice garden) very friendly yet discreet staff. A good place to go to with children as they can have any pasta or pizza from the menu in a smaller portion. Food was tasteful and fresh. A lot of nice vegetarian option like goat's cheese calzone. Good... More

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Oxfordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Ate lunch here with husband and 2 sons (10 and 4) in August 2014. Landed up staying just over 2 hours and it was lovely. Great food, lovely staff and no rushing about. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. If you are not in a rush, eat here.

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Nottingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came across this restaurant by chance when wondering around. The lunch set menu was amazing value at 9.95 for two courses. The selection was great with the option of three starters and around 6/7 mains. Food was really fresh and well presented - tasted delicious. We loved it so much that we went back for lunch the next day.... More

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Rochdale
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had lunch here during our recent visit to York. We had the 2 courses for £9.95 which we thought was very good value. The food was amazing and the staff were all very attentive, professional and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal with a nice glass of Pinot. We will definitely visit again next time we're in York

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here a few times and it's always great value for money. Today we had lunch, two courses, bottle of wine and a glass of Kir Royale each, £52!! Food is well presented and tastes excellent, I had the salmon linguine which was superb and certainly value for money. Looking forward to returning!!

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

As soon as we walked through the door, a waiter snarled HAVE YOU BOOKED? i wanted to leave but my husband was hungry, so we gave it a go. Well this is an honest review, as all mine are. The waiting staff in this restaurant are USELESS! It was like being on a conveyor belt, sit/ eat/ leave. No real... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited today for lunch having been attracted by a pleasant young lady offering tasters of food outside the restaurant, Friendly welcoming staff seated us and quickly brought menus and drinks. 3 excellent courses followed bruschetta and antipasto skewer, calzone pizza and pannacotta and tiramisu. An extensive cocktail list and wines including pro secco available by the glass. Non alcoholic cocktails... More

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have dined several times on an evening but had friends visiting York for the day so we decided to try the lunchtime menu We were not disappointed as it was excellent.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Have visited here a number of times with work colleagues when on business in York. Have always found service to be friendly, courteous and efficient and they are always so patient when we have to divide our bill across many business account cards! Food is good, although does not match that of some other Italian restaurants I have visited elsewhere.... More

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