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La Vecchia Scuola

#40 of 672 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
+44 1904 644600
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As good as any Italian restaurant I've been to. Lovely decor, service was excellent and food sublime. A good menu with a varied choice, probably a little above the average, price wise, but well worth it. If you're in York and like Italian food do not miss the opportunity to try it out, you will not be disappointed!

1 Thank Graham K
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a meal after seeing the specials menu outside. Building is amazing, staff really friendly and even accommodated the couple next to us when they wanted something off the daytime menu for the evening menu. The food was so tasty and well presented, I had a prawn starter and They were so plump I thought I had mini... More 

1 Thank Justin P
York, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to La Vecchia quite a few times and the food, service and value is consistently excellent whether you pick from lunch/dinner set menus or go a la carte. Wine is good value and a reasonable comprehensive list is available. Difficult to pick specific meals as we don't remember any bad (or not so good) ones. This time, I... More 

1 Thank PHEL56
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Am in York quite often. How have I missed this place. Fabulous menu choices. Food and service 10/10. An absolute must for me next time I am in York.

1 Thank Louise H
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first visit and will defiantly go again.Cannot believe we have visited York so many times and missed this one. Everything about it is good. The food is exception and the staff lovely.I would like to thank Alessandro he made our visit great sorry he was busy when we left and didn't get chance to thank him. Would... More 

1 Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the same day and got a table.. even on race night in York. The service was absolutely amazing Alessandro our waiter was attentive and extremely helpful. I took his recommendations on what to eat and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. I will definitely dine here again.

1 Thank Jennifer J
Crosby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit as a treat from daughter and partner who had eaten here before. We were very impressed by the garden room and the view. Lovely food, particularly my starter of calamari, which was very tender and delicious. It was a Saturday night so not able to take advantage of the very reasonably priced two or three course menus.... More 

1 Thank Judith P
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been let down by another restaurant on Saturday night in the centre of York, the lovely team at La Vecchia Scuola, found us a table at short notice. The staff were all really helpful and friendly. We had plenty of time to order, food came out all together and was really delicious. The menu offered a really interesting selection... More 

1 Thank Jo A
west yorkshire
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for the 3rd time during our recent stay in York. Once gain the food was excellent. We both chose from the set menu and it was all delicious. We were seated in the conservatory with a view of the garden and Minster. This is becoming my favorite restaurant in York.

1 Thank carolamy37
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this for our last evening in York for my mum and I, the atmosphere was electric, the pianist definitely set the mood. The food and service was excellent, the restaurant was very busy and we were very well attended to. Would most definitely recommend.

1 Thank vebeav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?