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La Vecchia Scuola

62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
+44 1904 644600
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (95 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (21 reviews)
“sea bass” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here on a very busy Saturday night for a family meal for my birthday. I can't remember what every one had but included pizza, Lamb and my favourite starter Mussels in white wine followed by sea bass and prawns ravioli both were amazing, great...More

Thank alwayssue
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hi all, Decided to have lunch here instead the one close by that we were very disappointed with on a couple of occasions. We opted for the lunch menu ordering 2, course each myself pate & belly pork, my wife chose chicken and a tiramisu...More

1  Thank happyjack321
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked for my daughter's 19th birthday, party of 8. She had chosen it based on a previous visit - and her thoughts being that after travelling, this was the best Italian restaurant in North Yorkshire, outside of Italy. Being a tad older (ahem), I was...More

1  Thank P7197RQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a visit to York found this fantastic restaurant thanks to Trip Advisor. A stunning building that used to be a girls school. From the moment you walk in the staff are very friendly & attentive. The food was exquisite & plentiful with a very...More

1  Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place, and what a setting. This place should be on your "to do list" in York I rang to book a week before hand and to make them aware we had a vegan / gluten intolerant in our party as there didn't seem to...More

1  Thank Martin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been intrigued by the white pillars that adorn the entrance, and the lure of a 3 course meal for £18.99, my girlfriend and I decided to spend an evening dining in La Vecchia Scuola. And what a splendid idea it was. We were promptly...More

1  Thank tranza17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I wanted to book a table for 10 people to celebrate our Son's 21st Birthday, this restaurant was suggested by the small Italian restaurant we normally visit when in York who could not take us at the time we wanted. We were delighted with...More

1  Thank CAH72015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked for water when we ordered our other drinks, the drinks all arrived and the glasses for water, but no water, we had to wait ages to see catch a member of staff to again ask for water, by then the ice in the...More

1  Thank jansosborne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited La Vecchia on many occasions sometimes having lunch and an evening meal other times. We have always enjoyed our meals in a pleasant atmosphere. We tend to choose the 2 course menu or the 3 course, but have also ordered from the...More

1  Thank rubyrae2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

States Vegan option but when I asked I was pointed towards fish, pizza or chips. I mentioned the lack of non diary, non meat options to front of house who offered me a pizza base!!!!! He then said "some people like that and its not...More

1  Thank Daz S
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Questions & Answers
7 November 2017|
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Response from Daz S | Reviewed this property |
Pizza base and chips, thats what I was offered. Well, no, actually, I was offered fish first, it was the guy at the front of house who suggested pizza base.
10 May 2017|
Response from La vecchia scuo... O | Property representative |
we are about 12 minutes walking distance from York station and we do have wheelchair access . Kind regards
Abbie S
22 March 2017|
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Response from yorkytyke | Reviewed this property |
We parked at Grimston Bar park and ride and came in on the bus. Very easy. Shambles Car Park probably the nearest city car park to most central locations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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