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La Vespa

78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
+44 1200 428830
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high expectations but were left very disappointed. The steak came drowned in a tomato sauce, or soup. The pasta was not any better considering it’s an authentic Italian place. Service was very much average even though the place was empty. Maybe it’s just...More

Thank Muhammed B
La Vespa R, Direttore at La Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Don't lie please, you never comen, the steak with tomato sauce or soup is not in our menu but in your fantasy.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't booked on a Saturday night but that was no problem. Our love rider was taken with enough time to peruse the menu but not too long. The food was reasonably priced & very good. Service was attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, unpretentious, excellent value for money, charming staff these people always do their best to make your visit memorable, whether you are a regular or occasional visitor they seem to treat all the same! Oh and by the way the food is always consistently...More

2  Thank Barrytaylor100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been on many occasions and had a variety of different dishes. Food has always been excellent. Staff will always please and if you want something slightly different talk to the Chef who will do everything within his power to accommodate your tastes. Atmosphere always good...More

1  Thank Enrico C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very poor having to catch the waiters to get served chaotic organization. Food was made from good products and there was plenty of it. My wife had Bruschetta and it was stone cold and the topping was fridge cold. My cold starter...More

Thank MickTGargrave
La Vespa R, Direttore at La Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am 45 years old, master degree and i have travelled the world but really i have never known in my life a person so nasty and rude, with no respect and no education. We accept any review, because it's the best system for interact...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went for a meal last minute. Waitress couldn’t understand English very well and brought us the wrong drinks. Food Was very bland. Pizza dough was not cooked and very oily! Will not be Going again. Just to add service was good...More

Thank lou1194
donatopie, Owner at La Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wrong place you never been in this place I will report you in trip advisor

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is the first time here . The staff was extremely friendly especially the chef 👨🏿‍🍳 who went out of his way the make sure we was happy . The chef came over whilst we was ordering and presented us with a complementary tomato garlic...More

1  Thank lindsey c
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Lovely place made Gluten free garlic bread and Pizza fresh really good and my sons reallyenjoyed theirs also

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Had an incredible meal there tonight - mussels to start served with lovely bread, then a lovely salmon pasta dish & canneloni - really high quality Italian food & most / all staff Italian. Lovely glass of red wine. Really friendly & helpful staff. Lovely...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Yesterday me and Mrs visited clitheroe and stay overnight and went to la Vespa Italian restaurant for are evening meal what I can say absolute amazing the right word will be superb from starter to main the service all absolute fantastic. Will recommend this very...More

1  Thank Joseajacob
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Questions & Answers
6 January 2017|
Response from Nash0572 | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we have pasta, pizza, garlic bread gluten free
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Angela J
4 July 2015|
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Response from donatopie | Property representative |
Yes I have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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