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La Vecchia Scuola

62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
01904 644600
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Ranked #65 of 672 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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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had the immense pleasure of dining here this lunchtime and everything was absolutely smashing. A three course lunch for £15 that does not skip on quality. Our waiter was pleasant and informative throughout This is only my second ever review but a total contrast to the first. Top class - enough said

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We saw the lunch deal walking past, something like £10 for 2 courses. We didn't have a reservation but this wasn't a problem, we were seated in the conservatory which was lovely and had views of York Minister. The waiters were attentive and we were served quickly. We had a prawn salad and cannelloni for mains and these were both... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a good choice for dinner. We enjoyed sitting in the sunlit room at the back of the restaurant that overlooked the back yard. There was no waiting for our table of four. I think we got there at the right time, as tables started filling up fast after we were seated. The building was once a girls' school.... More

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well what can I say? We took our daughter for a meal at this 'so called' well rated restaurant. Lest we forget not too long ago they had a zero rating for food hygiene! But looking past that and hearing they had cleaned their act up we thought let's give it another go! Bad idea. Firstly we were given a... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in the conservatory with a group of friends. Excellent food and service and a lovely view of the Minster.

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Orpington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pleasant setting in the conservatory - then the food arrived. Cannelloni should have been left in the microwave for longer (so bad the restaurant kindly didn't charge us for it); Margherita pizza mediocre; risotto passable. Lots of better restaurants in town.

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