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La Vecchia Scuola

#38 of 664 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are here one night on a weekend away in York. All of the staff were incredibly friendly, the food tasted amazing and arrived very quickly. The meals were perfect, we recommend the garlic bread pizza with tomato to start! The waiters had large pepper grinders and bowls of parmesan on request. We had pasta, which was... More 

Thank Alex B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We finished a lovely day in York here having pre-booked our table. We were seated in the conservatory and a good job we had booked; 6pm and it was busy. An extensive menu and an ample wine list to choose from. The girls had a bottle of Pinot whilst we shared a bottle of Montepulciana, at £18.95 a bottle not... More 

1 Thank colouredimages
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit tonight and it will not be our last. Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff and fantastic food. My husband said it's the best steak he's ever had, so tender he didn't need a steak knife. Lovely tomato garlic bread and the carbonara was delicious.

1 Thank Flossy17
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant 7 years ago and wanted to take our friends there on this visit. I have to say we weren't disappointed. The food was amazing and our waiter Alesandro could not have been more attentive. His knowledge of the food, wine and beards ( inside joke) was endless. Please give this restaurant a visit... More 

1 Thank Karen Lynn P
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here on a busy Friday night, having booked earlier in the day. The staff were friendly, courteous and very helpful. The food was excellent. Nice varied menu, real food, freshly made. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thank you.

1 Thank James K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my son here for a meal forgetting it was Valentine's Day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The meal was great with a huge choice

1 Thank Morto51
Pickering, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting York for Valentines Day with my wife I decided to take her for lunch to La Vecchia Scuola. We were met at the door by friendly staff, no advanced booking had been made but it did not present a problem. Showed to our table we ordered house wine which arrived in minutes. Browsing the menu we decided to go... More 

1 Thank Cropton45
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for a valentines meal. We enjoyed wonderful atmosphere and ambience as well as a huge range on the menu. The service was friendly but not over the top. Food was high quality and would definetely return for another meal. Highly recommended.

1 Thank MhairiLJ
Worksop, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for a lovely romantic meal, in the backdrop of the Minster. Only slightly let down by lack of decaf coffee!

1 Thank Alan D
Duns, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based our visit on trip advisor reviews and we're pleased we went. We were seated in the conservatory which was a little cramped when a party of 10 were seated very close to us. The waiting staff were friendly and our food arrived in good time and was well cooked. They offer an extensive menu and a set dinner menu.... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?