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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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  • 373
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Fabulous!

Visited with husband and 2 yr old on a friends recommendation while on holiday. Wish we'd not waited until our last night. The staff were friendly & efficient. We were seated in the conservatory with a great view of York minster. Our food was fabulous. We each had a starter, main & dessert and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
kcbny
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UK
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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577 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited with husband and 2 yr old on a friends recommendation while on holiday. Wish we'd not waited until our last night. The staff were friendly & efficient. We were seated in the conservatory with a great view of York minster. Our food was fabulous. We each had a starter, main & dessert and all were faultless. The food was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant beginning of March whilst staying in York for the weekend, it was one of the best meals I've ever had! The pate was lovely and the risotto was equally as nice. The waiting staff were very attentive and very friendly. We enjoyed the meal so much we dined their the Saturday night also. The bill on the... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The food was nice and staff friendly. I would recommend the cocktails which were very reasonable priced.

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York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Have been here twice in March, excellent food and service, great menu with lots of choice. Mussels in cream to die for,also the salmon, sea bass, scallops and prawns amazing,plus lovely sea bass ravioli with prawns. Also my husband had a lovely pizza no room for pudding. Lovely seating in the conservatory. Thank you we will be returning.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We hadn't booked , fortunately there was a table. Service by all staff was excellent. With humour and a smile. Pianist very good entertainment. Food chosen was great, arribatta prawns as starter. Good enough for two. Steak was great. Sea bass great. Wine - Sancerre very good. Overall well ran. Not over priced. Good value.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

As always we make this out first stop in York, this time I tried the goats cheese with beetroot which was very tasty and then the fillet steak with potato cake, this was fabulous as normal the staff were very friendly and service excellent. The building has such a warm feel about it and the conservatory area is nice in... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had passed this a number of times and decided to return at lunchtime as it was a good price for 2 or 3 courses. I started with the garlic mushrooms and bread followed by the calzone folded meat and vegetable pizza. It was brilliant, and hot flavoured, needing my Moretti draught beer. No time for a third course. Real... More 

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Manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant was one of the nicest restaurants I've been too in a while. The interior was beautiful and the pianist added to the atmosphere. The food was lovely and the service was great. We was waiting quite a while for our starter but after we received them the waiter said he would remove one of the drinks off the... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited for lunch on Mothers Day had the two course menu - excellent value for £9.99 per person. We sat in the conservatory which had a lovely view of the gardens and the Minster. The food was served quickly and hot, the staff were pleasant - I had actually eaten here previously about a year ago with a group of... More 

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Newcastle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My friend and I visited York for a day out to celebrate my 24th Birthday. My friend decided to book this restaurant after reading such good reviews and I can say, without a doubt, we were not disappointed! Upon arrival we were seated in the conservatory area which has a lovely atmosphere. I cannot fault the service we recieved especially... 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

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?