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La Vecchia Scuola

62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
01904 644600
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Ranked #67 of 674 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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cheshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went here on a recommendation ,i dont really care for Italian food but my partner does so i thought we would give it a try , how wrong can you be !!!!!!!!!!! we ordered some bread and oils, the bread was like a brick,heavy, and very doughy ,then we waited for our mains and waited and waited , 40... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Top restaurant, so very different to a chain restaurant. Great food, wide choice on the menu. Friendly staff who made us feel very welcome.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely building with nice views and and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The food however was very bland and overpriced considering what we were served. I wouldn't go again and I think if you are after nice Italian food there are better places you can go. The staff were friendly and the service was at a good pace.

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Solihull
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194 reviews 194 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We walked in off the road, attracted by the outside tables at the front, but were invited into the beautiful large semi -circular conservatory at the back, given a table near the window, with a lovely view of the gardens and old buildings at the back. Service and welcome by staff was exceptional, particularly Sergio, who was extremely helpful and... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I enjoy this place, i think its in a converted old school. Easy eating Italian, without the usual chain restaurant feel and standard menus. well worth coming here , good value , nice service , decent well prepares food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick launch had a r.eye steak was delicious best one ever. Staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely returning in future

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We chose to visit this restaurant as we bought a voucher from Living Social- It cost us £18 and we got £45 to spend in the restaurant. We both ordered a glass of prosecco and the smaller bruschetta starter (there were smaller and larger starter choices). The bruschetta was one of the best we have both tasted (and we have... More

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Darlington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Came to the restaurant for for dinner again and although busy the staff are fluid and service is always attentive and professional.. The salads were fresh and crisp, pizza is fantastic and I enjoyed a great bottle of chianti reserva. Nice. If you're looking for somewhere with a buzzing meditteranean atmosphere and great food then this is your place... And... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has an atmosphere like some old girls school... Oh wait... it is. Well if that's your thing... The name "La Vecchia Scuola" means "The Old School", which to my amusement seems to have mustered up more irony than charm over the years. The staff look like a dance troupe straight off stage from Britains Got Talent, even with... More

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york
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have been eating in this restaurant since it opened and with changing ownerships over the years the quality of food and service has varied from superb to mediocre. I am pleased to say that I have eaten here now on 7 occasions in the lat six months and the quality of this place is superb. The lunchtime specials offering... More

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