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La Vespa

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78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
+44 1200 428830
12:00 - 21:00
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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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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A varied menu, much of which we have tried and enjoyed over the past eight years. Excellent food, good house wines and really flexible and family friendly. Happy too to make special dishes to manage my food intolerances. Just like being in a Tratotoria in middle Italy.

Thank The_Weston_Front
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We asked in a local shop for recommendations on where to eat in Clitheroe and were directed to this restaurant as being more friendly and better value than the more obvious Italian restaurants closer to the centre. I'm glad we took their advice. The place has the atmosphere of a family restaurant and we were made very welcome on our... More 

Thank RClouter
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 7 people and received excellent service from start to finish, the food was freshly prepared and plentiful. The menu is very good with plenty of choice and a variety of specials available at reasonable prices. I would not hesitate to recommend La Vespa for a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with exceptional service. Thanks Donato and Luigi

Thank Stuart G
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is long established but is now in a very competitive market with other Italians opening in town. Probably because of this it has a number of value offers including that in the title. They also have a "happy hour" deal of one course for £6.20 Mon-Fri 5-6.30 and Sat 5-6. The restaurant only opens on Friday & Sunday... More 

Thank J S
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my wife, 3 girls and 2 boyfriends for my 50th. Service was excellent, food was fantastic. Everything went! We only booked late, but were accommodated and well looked after Highly recommended

Thank Shaun K
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went on Friday night to celebrate son's birthday. When we arrived we were met by a rather grumpy man who didn't seem particularly welcoming - quite different from how you are usually greeted in an Italian restaurant. The restaurant was already busy and we were shown to our table and left for quite a while before anyone came and took... More 

Thank Horseykitty
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Second trip here on a Sunday and both times the place has been empty, however the service was prompt, courteous and welcoming. The set menu is an absolute bargain everything ordered was good quality. Sea Bass drew rave reviews, all three meals were fab making the empty restaurant quite baffling. A gem wil be back.

Thank sabrefield
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

1 Thank Debbie B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

Thank CelineSunLight
Accrington, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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!!

Thank Linzi A

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?