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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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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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  • 361
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
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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
Most recent review
A great little find in quaint York

Fabulous building which is bursting with history...if the walls could talk! Food was good and great value for the lunch menu (1 course £7, 2 courses £10). The a la carter menu was also good with lots of choice. Friendly waiting staff. Lovely for a lunch stop whilst enjoying York.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Normski3232
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Bristol
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bristol
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fabulous building which is bursting with history...if the walls could talk! Food was good and great value for the lunch menu (1 course £7, 2 courses £10). The a la carter menu was also good with lots of choice. Friendly waiting staff. Lovely for a lunch stop whilst enjoying York.

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited on the 3rd March, we sat in the conservatory and whilst quiet the ambiance of the room made it feel very comfortable. We ordered 2 pints, very reasonably priced for a restaurant, and then looked at the menu. It had been a little while since we'd been last and the menu looked mouthwatering. My partner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Incredible food, great lunch menu deal, under £45 for 4 people having 2 courses and drinks. Awesome waiters, beautiful scenery and building.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

we were lured in here with a free slice of pizza. the trick worked, but we were very pleased to have fallen for it. we had the 2 courses for £9.99. Great quality, great service and great value.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My partner and I really fancied a steak one night and after looking at a few places decided to book a table at La Vecchia Scuola. What a great choice it was. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The menu was fantastic with many dishes to choose from. I had the pate to start and my partner had the... More 

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North Shields, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I came to York for the first time on the 23rd of Feb to celebrate my friend's birthday. I booked a table at this restaurant because of all the lovely reviews they have received already so decided to give it a go. We arrived early and was greeted by a male waiter who seated us in the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited La Vecchia Scuola with a couple of friends last night. The food was absolutely fantastic. we all tried various seafood starters. My muscles in tomato were beautiful and quite a hefty portion. For a main I had the 28 day hung fillet steak. Without doubt the best steak I've ever had. The rest of the group were equally... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

we visited this restaurant in January of this year and couldn't praise more highly. Hence the glowing review that I posted onto trip advisor. As it is my birthday next week, my wife and daughters decided to surprise me with a return visit. I was over the moon, until we got there. My wife had booked the table with no... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After being recommended by a friend we decided to check it out. We were greeted by a girl handing out a free sample pizza in front of the restaurant. His made our minds up. Inside it's quite delightful and very nice. Waiter service was excellent and food even better. We took advantage of the 2 course menu for £9.95. Garlic... More 

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Derbyshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here during a day visit and it was the highlight of the day. We were looked after by very attentive staff in the conservatory at the rear with a view over the garden to the East end of York Minter. The starter of warm home-made bread and olives was wonderful and our mains of sea-bass and lamb... 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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