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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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  • 33
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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
Excellent!

I've been to this restaurant a few times now and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time! The food is excellent, it always tastes fresh and delicious, but most of all the service is excellent. Last time we went our waitress, Bryony looked after us really well and could not do enough for us. She really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Ellen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I've been to this restaurant a few times now and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time! The food is excellent, it always tastes fresh and delicious, but most of all the service is excellent. Last time we went our waitress, Bryony looked after us really well and could not do enough for us. She really is a credit to the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Relaxing atmosphere inside , staff very friendly . I visited for lunch £9.95 for home made pate and rump steak !!! Evening menu looks very impressive with variety of choices . Definitely will visit again .

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Saturday 18th April for lunch as we were walking down the shambles. It was pot luck that we found this hidden gem. The menu was superb, great prices and even better quality. Our particular waiter had a good sense of humour. The four of us really enjoyed our meals. My sister accidently cut her finger on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate here in January for my birthday and really enjoyed it - everyone enjoyed their meals thoroughly, however we noticed that service was a little slow. I decided to come again, this time taking advantage of the tastecard deal, however my second experience was not a good one. Service was again slow and we felt rushed by the waiter who... More 

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Saturday evening while on a 2 night break in York with another couple. Excellent Menu,Service,Food & not over priced.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit and we were really impressed outstanding service and good quality food. Prices are very reasonable with an excellent lunch menu with 3 courses for £9.95. Well worth a visit. Fantastic view of the minster from the dinning room

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went with my fiancé last night. The venue is beautiful, the food stunning with a great atmosphere. Service was brilliant and staff very attentive but not overly intrusive. Went on a groupon deal but would definitely go back and pay full price.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lovely setting in an orangery / conservatory overlooking a nice garden. The food and wine were both very good and the service was exceptional. There's not much more to say other than if you like Italian food, eat here! I will again if I get the chance.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Enjoyed a very tasty meal, in a lovely setting in the centre of York. Can highly recommend the lamb and the burger. The staff were very friendly to our children and made us all feel very welcome. A great experience - we will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited La Vecchia Scuola today, for the 3rd time, to find the quality of the food to be excellent and the service was Great by each member of staff that attended our table. We were seated in the conservatory, which has a lovely garden view, and was warm and welcoming. The prices are very reasonable. We used a groupon... 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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