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La Vecchia Scuola

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
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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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 33
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  • 15
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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
Birthday celebration

Table for 13 people reserved, didn't realise they had an early bird menu, we all chose from it, the choice was excellent even for myself with wheat and dairy intolerances,and excellent value,very spacious restaurant, the staff were very attentive and didn't mind our laughter,we are planning to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jane T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Table for 13 people reserved, didn't realise they had an early bird menu, we all chose from it, the choice was excellent even for myself with wheat and dairy intolerances,and excellent value,very spacious restaurant, the staff were very attentive and didn't mind our laughter,we are planning to return very soon.

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1 Thank Jane T
Lanarkshire,Scotland
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely table in the conservatory, overlooking the Minster. Staff were delightful and the menu, extensive. We were happy with our choices. Would happily recommend this restaurant to others.

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1 Thank Les13
York, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked here for a friends 50th birthday, so glad we did. We arrived 15mins early and was promptly seated at our table - thankfully in the conservatory. Drinks ordered and brought straight away. Both my husband and I had steaks which were delicious, our friends had pasta / risotto dishes which they also said was very nice. 1 slight... More 

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1 Thank mtf0508
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to be able to leave a great review as the building is great and staff extremely friendly and helpful. There's also an excellent selection on the menu. Unfortunately the food itself was very bland - the garlic bread with Napoli sauce just tasted like blended tomatoes.

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2 Thank sarah a
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last time we came we were given a flyer outside here but didnt get chance to try it but the place looked perfect to eat with friends. The lovely old building (once aschool) lends itself as a restaurant. Staff were lovely, friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. I can thoroughly reccomend the seafood linguine and the tagliatele with... More 

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3 Thank Cheryl S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant, great service, good value for money. A varied and interesting menu. Calamari best I have ever had.

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2 Thank Kevin D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been before and always loves this restaurant. Went in December for my birthday, with family. The services is fantastic, the staff are so friendly and the food is exceptional. My nephew who has pizza decided it was the best he has ever had. The surroundings are lovely with a great atmosphere. Would recommend this place to everyone who visits... More 

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2 Thank HelenRS99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't usually leave reviews but had to for this restaurant because the experience was so lovely. Our waiter Alessandro was amazing and well-informed. The rest of the staff were also friendly and charismatic and the atmosphere was delightful. The food was also really delicious, couldn't fault it.

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2 Thank Nill T
Culross, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

starter good. steak was particularly good. however, mixed fish dish was ruined by the clam sauce. clams were too old - strong unpleasant old fish taste. as the sauce was all over the fish all of the plate was spoiled. drawing it to the attention of the waiter resulted in a curious £1.90 being deducted from the bill!

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this restaurant for dinner during a weekend stay in York. 6 adults and 1 baby. We were welcomed and made to feel at home, from the moment we arrived and our 9 month grandson was treated like one of the family! Great wine at a reasonable price and food which reminded us of the great holidays we have... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?