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La Vespa

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78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
+44 1200 428830
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for a birthday meal. Restaurant wasn't busy. Food average. No atmosphere. Better Italian restaurants in clitheroe than this one.

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Thank Debbie B
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi I have been in this restaurant last weekend for an evening meal with my partner. Waiters are not friendly but stressed. The table was not perfectly clean. We ordered salmon on toast as a starter to share and that was ok. When I said to the waiter "thank you it was good", no reaction at all, at all. Didn't... More 

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Accrington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really friendly from the minute we arrived, no rush to go to the table, sat and had a drink. Food was lovely not over priced and really nice. Staff lovely, will visit again!!

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Thank Linzi A
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has the appearance of a high street Italian, but it has an excellent chef. From routine Italian dishes executed well, the chef puts on some excellent specials and it is well worth being adventurous and asking what specials are available. Highly recommended experience and a wide range of menu options. We had roast rib of lamb and beef... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went as a member of a large party. Simple Italian food on offer. Food tasty and not ruined by it containing too much cream; service friendly which was very good considering they were busy. Excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

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Thank AlexYac76
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Superb meal as always. Very friendly staff always a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Food excellent. Thank you donato Luigi and staff 😀

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Thank Alisa H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

There was nothing particularly outstanding about this restaurant, everything was lovely. The staff were smiley and friendly and very attentive, service was bob on and the food was good. The environment was nice. All in all a lovely relaxed evening. Nothing was particularly outstanding nor is there anything to criticise. Will definitely visit again if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I visited with my wife on the recommendation of some friends who visit on a regular basis . La Vespa is on the main road into Cltheroe and has a small car park at the back . The greeting on arrival was pleasant and shown to our table we were given a choice f 3 menus a la carte ,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for a meal with a relation we hadn't seen for many years. We were made very welcome. Great menu and great food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Saturday night, there was 23 of us! Everybody's meal arrived together, everybody thoroughly enjoyed there meal and the staff were great! Meals very good value for money too! Thanks for a fab birthday meal to remember! Definitely be back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: +44 1200 428830
Description
Clitheroe's La Vespa is an Italian ristorante and trattoria owned and run by Luigi and partner Donato, an Italian-born chef who is well known locally. The restaurant is situated on the main road into the centre of Clitheroe and really stands out from the crowd, a tall building with beautiful signage and lighting. The restaurant has a large open kitchen and serving area and can cater for around 90 diners. It's a good spot for large groups and parties but also has some quiet and private out-of-the-way tables perfect for a romantic dinner. There is also a relaxing reception area with leather sofas. The kitchen turns out modern and traditional Italian cuisine with everything prepared from scratch, including the sauces. There is a large choice of home made desserts and a selection of Italian wines too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?