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La Vecchia Scuola

#40 of 670 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
+44 1904 644600
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent staff ,very knowledgeable ,attentive but discrete and superb food in a quiet elegant environment. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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1 Thank 457richardw
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we have been here a number times and always has a great meal backed up by great service. staff vey attentive in meeting your needs. sit in the conservatory if you can for a pleasant view into the garden

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1 Thank paul10019
Ulverston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After an incredibly wet Sunday afternoon, we ventured in to the La Vecchia Scuola. what a fantastic place, the service was outstanding, the food was beautiful and the cocktails even better, the waitress (unfortunately cant remember her name) bent over backwards for us!!! the proprietor was more than happy to make us any cocktails we desired even if they were... More 

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1 Thank pelter1232017
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well over 3 years ago, my friend and I came across this restaurant by accident and deciding we liked the look of it at Christmastime, we went in and had a wonderful meal. On another trip I decided to take another friend on a day visit to York and took her to 'The Schoolhouse' again (which is what is was).... More 

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1 Thank Sallyontheroad
nottingham
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant on the evening of 12th March. The service as far as we were concerned was top notch, front of house was polite and efficient and the waitress was attentive without being overly so. The food was partly satisfactory, my wife had the camembert starter which was fine and I had the glazed belly... More 

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1 Thank Pringsforest
York, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a great meal on New Years Day we returned for my birthday, once again great ambience,great food ,mussels in cream ,sea bass in lemon sauce, smoked salmon mange tout and new potatoes amazing as was my husbands pizza. Lovely Italian beer and white wine, Great food,great friendly service ,would recommend. Thank you again.

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1 Thank alwayssue
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Vecchia Scuola earned a reputation as a place to avoid, so we thought we'd give it a go following a change in the management and popped in for a simple pizza. It is in a stunning location with views of the Minster but diners were few. The waitress was delightful and couldn't have been more helpful - a contrast... More 

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Javea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late Sunday lunch, excellent choice, quality service, quality food and really good house wine. What more can you ask for. If you like Italian try it next time you are in York you will love it.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food-excellent service-good value-fantastic atmosphere with a stunning setting-I had an excellent steak and my partner had gorgeous canneloni with pannecotta and lemoncello to finish-her pate starter was a delight

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1 Thank Johnmox
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant, food always excellent, beautifully cooked and presented, excellent lunch time menu, very good choice of wine.

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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
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?