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La Vecchia Scuola

#40 of 662 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
+44 1904 644600
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is very grand inside. Service was great, very quick and polite. We had the set menu, good selection. The starters were amazing. I wasn't overly enamoured with my main choice but that was personal preference. Good desserts, salted caramel ice cream was divine! Overall a really lovely night out.

1 Thank mandapandapop606
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely warm atmosphere, great staff, very well priced and tasty food and drink, definitely be back again sometime.

1 Thank stacyd16
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Vecchia Scuola what a change! The owner of this restaurant did an amazing job in the last few years The food is good...the restaurant is Marvellous and the service is perfect Alessandro look after us ....the wine recommended was delicious Primitivo ...the food was definitely fresh ...but the amazing stuff was the Frangelico (hazelnuts or walnuts liquor ) Thanks... More 

1 Thank Daniele S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Friday evening for a friends birthday, we were seated in the back area which was a lovely atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was second to none, especially the sharing starter we got of bruschetta. The portion sizes are very good value for money and i would highly recommend this restaurant... More 

1 Thank SleepyStacey86
west yorkshire
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183 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here in the evening on New Years Day. We had booked a table and were glad we did as the restaurant was busy. We chose off the 3 course set menu and expected the portions to be smaller but they weren't. We could only manage 2 courses and had no room for pudding. The food was really good... More 

1 Thank carolamy37
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was lovely sat in the back area in the glass building with the lovely view of the gardens. Very relaxed and accommodating, the food was also tasty and enjoyable. Food was also reasonably priced. Couldn't fault the experience, will come again.

1 Thank haz242017
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent New Year's Day in York & had a brilliant day helped considerably by being able to enjoy a peaceful enjoyable lunch at La Vecchia Scuola. Choice of one, two or three courses. Excellent choice with wide variety of dishes. I enjoyed the breaded brie for starter & belly pork for mains. Washed down with Peroni & followed by a... More 

1 Thank Dennis H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a 9.00pm sitting, but had to wait until 9.40pm to sit down at table along with a number of other diners. Menu's arrived. Then starters which were OK. Waited for another 40 minutes plus for main, eventually ask for bill, and forget about main course. Main arrived 3 minutes later. However the rest of the diners who had... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The welcome at the front desk was frosty from the male waiter and the heating didn't work in the toilets. There was also no hand drier or towels in there. So I wasn't impressed, to say the least. However when the female staff took over they were delightful and couldn't have been more helpful. We had the set 3 course... More 

2 Thank lyddylulu
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First class service with amazing food in a beautiful restaurant .....it was like a little piece of Italy! The service was first rate and you could not expect better and the food was superb too. I researched places to eat for a big group before visting York and this came out well amongst other places but as a whole group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?