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La Vecchia Scuola

#38 of 674 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch,had a 3 course lunch deal- everything was very tasty, just tomatoes on bruschetta could have been better,delicious sea bass, very tasty desserts. Excellent view from the conservatory, very reasonable prices, lively and friendly waiters, overall a perfect experience

1 Thank danalang
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for Sunday lunch with my parents and kids and found it very good. The head waiter Alessandro was really pleasant and we all enjoyed our meals!of pizza, steak, pasta etc. Fresh and tasty. Will be back.

1 Thank Hungrynose
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I eat here every time I go to York. The food is delicious and of a really high standard. Also the staff are so friendly. Great choice on the menu and very reasonably priced

2 Thank FWG_11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant great service,food ,wine,good.Pate to start ,lasagne good portions and very creamy and tasty.no diet today! When back in York will be back.Good menu plenty of choices good price.visited 20th july

2 Thank boltondotty
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A party of 20 of us dined here for an office retirement party. The food was delicious for those of us who ate. When we booked the table two weeks ago we offered to pre-order our meals as it was a large party. We were assured that there was no need to pre-order as they could prepare the meals very... More 

3 Thank teresa123112
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well what a disappointment !! I had intended to go for lunch with a couple of my colleagues for my retirement but in the end there were 20 of us which was very touching. We decided to go to La Vecchia Scuola and I called to book the table a couple of weeks ago. I discussed pre-ordering but the young... More 

3 Thank Ruth M
Kiveton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Daughter took me to this restaurant for my fathers day treat and treat it was, the old school is in a lovely setting mixing modern and old styles design together. Importantly it was the food we were there for and it didn't let us down, beautifully cooked and presented it tasted delicious

2 Thank Graham P
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived fhirsty after long walk and were disappointed when the drinks we had ordered sat on the bar for 15 minutes before we got them, this aside we had great food and apart from waiting for our drinks the service was good .

2 Thank Paula H
Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 2/3 course lunch deal here with my husband. Lovely table in the Conservatory and peaceful as only a few people in. Everything was fine. Starters good. My linguine was decent and husbands calzone was fine though not very warm. Didn't care much for the pudding but perhaps I didn't make the best choice. Wine was fine and not as... More 

1 Thank avrilritchie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

took us about 40 minutes to being seated and served the starter. the food was so so. la vecchia scuola seems terribly understaffed. we were seated outside, but at times there was not a server on the floor. lovely place. shame the service isn't so great.

1 Thank Danielle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?