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La Vecchia Scuola

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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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.
$10 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday

As a local, born just around the corner from this restaurant I was interested to see what they had done with the old Girls College. Great interior and very pretty conservatory which is where we had lunch. We all chose the pork belly and a...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Annie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We passed here on our way to meet up with others and stopped for a drink. The restaurant was empty but as this was after the lunch trade and before dinner trade, no surprise then. We were seated outside and our drinks brought out quickly....More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank helenh567
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here Tuesday evening. Had the dinner special menu. What a choice and what an amazing price. I had the prawn and chorizo skewer to start and the sea bass for main. Great presentation and even greater taste. Fab fab fab. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with great service and ambience. We really enjoyed all of our entrees and felt everything was reasonably priced. Highly recommend. We ordered the 3 course fixed price and were stuffed!!!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank CinMinnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitng York with a few friends, we dropped in La Vecchia Scuola for lunch. We had a warm welcome, attentive service and chose our food from the lunch specials menu. Lovely food and value for money, will definitely visit again!

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Guilana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had chosen to have a colleague's leaving meal here and were not disappointed. We were seated at the back of the building in the conservatory area which was very pleasant - light and airy as you would expect. We had decided to choose from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank YvonnePW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a former private girls school the setting of this eatery is an attractive venue. In a city that is over provided for with Italian restaurants, many of which are conducting their business in a most satisfactory manner, La Vevecchia seems to be aiming...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for my mother’s birthday as a surprise as she’s a big fan of FS.. And boy was it a surprise, the staff were fantastic, the impersonator was spot on, but the food. The food was out of this world .. so good. So...More

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank CarlL1260
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and I were visiting York, when we came across this restaurant. The lunch menu was displayed outside and it was appealing. We sat in the conservatory which was very pleasant, although somewhat hot. I fan would have been welcome! We enjoyed a large,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank gerrardEngland
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Visited our favourite restaurant again Saterday and again excellent to food and service, and the staff are always so obliging, efficient and friendly regardless how busy they are and the food always cooked to perfection

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank 528harryw
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November 21, 2018|
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Response from teresasharpe | Reviewed this property |
Not sure would imagine them to as an excellent restaurant. Best to call them .
November 4, 2018|
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Response from amanda25elliott | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure, but when we dinned there everyone appeared to be dressed smartly.
November 6, 2017|
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Response from DazStevens | Reviewed this property |
Pizza base and chips, thats what I was offered. Well, no, actually, I was offered fish first, it was the guy at the front of house who suggested pizza base.
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