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La Vecchia Scuola

#42 of 675 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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

whenever we are in york this is our restaurant of choice.a good all round menu.the food is always well presented and to a high standard.if staff are friendly and helpful.the last time we went on a saturday night we had live light music.

1 Thank danmac080448
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a lovely feast here tonight. I ordered the steak but also tried my friend's risotto primavera. Heavenly. Our knowledgeable waiter, Alessandro, recommended we sample three different red Italian wines, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our waiter took his time, explaining and guiding us through the menu. I find the setting absolutely gorgeous as well. My friend enjoyed her... More 

1 Thank SoniaDybdahlBoutin
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a quick review, had a really nice meal here with great food and great atmosphere. Everything was very nice, busy and exactly as expected. Enjoyed ourselves and will return.

1 Thank LincolnHairyBear
York, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there with my wife and two daughters for an anniversary treat. The food was good though not exceptional. We opted for the two course menu and this was sufficient as the portions, though not large, were adequate. Service was attentive, and not intrusive. The setting and gardens are lovely and it provides a welcome change to all the... More 

1 Thank Bangkokian_7
Preston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went one Sunday night . Not busy so got a table . Normally worth booking in advance as can be very busy . Service was prompt and friendly . Nice décor . Good food and reasonable price . Thank you

1 Thank jamp187062
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Impressive & grand looking building (a former school) - easily located in the centre of town. Was busy on the Friday evening, but they managed to find us a table quickly and without fuss. Menu contained all the classic Italian options, along with pizza & steaks too. Food quality was excellent & high quality, and there was a good range... More 

1 Thank PDScotland
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the third time I've been here and the service has been utterly impeccable every single time. The food is to die for and we couldn't have been made more welcome, especially with a couple of kids in tow! I would highly recommend anyone to book a table!!

1 Thank Julie F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on Sat 15th October arriving at 12.30pm. We were lucky to get a table in the conservatory looking out with views of the Minster and the Minster school. Do book if you want to eat in this area.The restaurant soon gets busy and most of the tables were taken by 1.15pm. Service was friendly and our order was... More 

1 Thank retep d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal, friendly staff in a lovely setting. Food served quickly and attention from the staff was prompt and helpful. Very enjoyable evening.

1 Thank Melissa G
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here on Tuesday with a friend as were visiting York. We found this restaurant by accident en route to another and chose this instead. Lovely building, good menu and very helpful staff.The ambience in the old college rooms is lovely and it was just a pleasure to sit overlooking the garden and eat lovely food.

1 Thank Diane M

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, 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?