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La Vecchia Scuola

#39 of 680 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed in York for 3 nights,visited La Vecchia Scuola on our 2nd night the food and service was that good we returned the next evening. The set menu had a fabulous choice and myself and husband could have picked any one of the starters and mains on offer. The belly pork to start was a show stopper! The fillet steak... More 

1 Thank norma c
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like another reviewer we looked at la vecchia scuola and thought it would be very expensive - luckily we looked on trip advisor ! Had a fantastic evening - beautiful inside and food was superb . Amazingly it was very reasonable as well ! We had the set Christmas menu and it really was excellent value . But what also... More 

1 Thank shelaghc2016
Islay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited York on a busy weekend and just about managed to book a table for dinner here. The waiting staff were efficient and friendly, the food was very tasty and a really reasonable price. We had starters, mains, a bottle of wine and coffees, for 3 people it came to about £65. There was a pianist playing some lovely... More 

2 Thank becstar5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As friends we've been going for meals, walks and weekends away since we met when our first children were born 26 years ago, we always have a have a great time - what makes it special are others who make us all feel treasured and Alessandro at La Vecchia scuola did just that from the minute we arrived today to... More 

1 Thank Barberia
London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wandering around York in February on business and not knowing where to go to eat, we found this place by chance. Nearly didn't go in because it looks very expensive, but I am glad we did. Resolved to return with my partner the next time I was in York and was not disappointed. Will always eat here on any visit... More 

1 Thank alwaysroom4pudding
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here with my boyfriend the first weekend of December. The restaurant has such an amazing atmosphere, it was really festive with the Christmas tree and lights and the waiters were exceptional. We were given the Christmas set menu and we both wanted to order the 3 course meal for £20, but then realised we couldn't as it was... More 

1 Thank s0phie61
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with hubby on Friday night, arrived 20 mins early but it didn't appear to be problem for us to have our table early. I went for three course Christmas menu, king prawns were delicious, piping hot, main course was the chicken with spinach and pine nuts, not a pine nut in sight and spinach was tasteless, chicken very dry... More 

1 Thank Lynn B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the £20 a head 3 course Christmas menu very nice I had smoked salmon dill sauce poached egg with garlic bread... amazing starter other mushrooms asparagus and Gorgonzola amazing. Mains fillet beef mushrooms I had sea bass again perfect . Deserts just ok but for £20 a head what do you expect surroundings and building perfect.

1 Thank Anthony A
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with hubby and booked a table (strongly recommended!) for 8pm on Friday evening. We were there early (7.30pm) but it was no problem and we got a nice table in the conservatory. We both chose a starter and main from the set menu. They had a really good price (i think it was £17 for 2 courses) so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A thriving large restaurant. It was suggested to us service might be patchy but actually service was good. We were in the main room. Pleasantly set out. I was gald we weren't in one of the side rooms as there was a noisy party dominating one of those. we enjoyed our meal. Desert was best - well presented and a... More 

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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
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?