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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 34
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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
Day trip

Came to York for a day out. Came here for lunch. Sat in the conservatory nice surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Restaurant was busy, staff polite and well groomed.The food was excellent well presented and tasted wonderful. This is an authentic Italian restaurant i would not hesitate to recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Sam M
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  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Came to York for a day out. Came here for lunch. Sat in the conservatory nice surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Restaurant was busy, staff polite and well groomed.The food was excellent well presented and tasted wonderful. This is an authentic Italian restaurant i would not hesitate to recommend to others a nice dining experience.Well done.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Visited with the family for a pre-graduation meal. Sat in the conservatory and had a lovely dinner. Good price, good quality and lovely staff. I wouldn't hesitate if we ever return to York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Was meeting a friend from uni in York for the day. Both of us have been to York a few times but not enough to know the best places to eat. We walked past here and saw the lunchtime menu which was a great price and sounded lovely. Opted for 2 courses and had the pate then calzone pizza- both... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This smart Italian restaurant is located just around the corner from York Minster. Enjoyable atmosphere, Delicious food, wide offer and brilliant staff. Will come back. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely meal here. The setting was lovely, we ate in the conservatory overlooking the gardens of the apartment where we were staying. The food was excellent as was the service. We enjoyed a cocktail with our meal rather than wine, a good choice at reasonable prices. Entertainment provided by an excellent pianist, who happened to have a... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful find while on a day out in York. Beautiful place, great food, reasonably priced. Friendly staff. Was sat outside and watched the world go by. Will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely setting with a conservatory overlooking some gardens nice gardens. food was delicious and all in all a great authentic Italian experience. A great selection of cocktails too.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had dinner here and had one of the best meals ever. The sea bass was cooked to perfection and the fish ravioli with king prawn sauce was perfection. Lovely surroundings and excellent friendly service. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I went into York for the day , so we decided to go and have lunch .We have been her a few times and it is always excellent . We chose from the specials board and if was great ,we have had the main menu too and that was faultless aswell .All the .staff are very pleasent... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a window table in the conservatory, and had a very pleasant meal, with good service. My wife's pasta was particularly good.

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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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