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La Vecchia Scuola, York, Yorkshire

La Vecchia Scuola

4.6
4.6
3568 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
La Vecchia Scuola is a unique dining experience offering excellent service to match the exquisite standards of our food. Our menus have been specially designed to offer a creative side of Italian cuisine as well as producing some Italian classics.

Our chefs believe in serving only the very best, using trusted local suppliers for our fresh produce and authentic Italian ingredients such as cheeses and cured meats directly from Italy.

We can cater for any special dietary requirements you might have. We cook to order so can change any recipes that you like.

Come along to experience an unrivalled and relaxed dining experience – right in the heart of York - at La Vecchia Scuola.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01904 644600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alessio Puccio
  • Area
    York
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Within City Centre, 10 minute walk to the railway station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,568 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • North Yorkshire

    Italian

3,568 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW. Simply put but WOW. Great food, great service. If you have not been then GO!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, excellent food but the portions were too big. When we come to York again we'll likely visit the restaurant but just have a main course.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with great service in a lovely environment. Would definitely recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place for lunch while meeting up my daughter. Pleasant staff couldn't have been more helpful. Would definitely return when next visiting York.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great service. Will be back and will recommend.

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  6. CindyH

    Portland

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice dinner here in room with view of the garden. Pasta dishes large enough to share for light appetites with the addition of a side or two. Service was great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food in an impressive setting. Ask for a table in the conservatory

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  8. MDog2019

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food we had was very good, however, we ordered the antipasti to start which had no tomatoes or artichoke in, I had a ribeye ordered medium rare but was completely cooked through the middle with no pink at all, the wrong side came with our meal also, a replacement was sorted but arrived when we had just about finished our main course The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was good but silly errors let the meal down

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  9. KathrynW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous and would recommend, we will return very soon

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tremendous and Service was fantastic. Would recommend this place to anybody

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely supper with friendly, unhurried service. Would definitely recommend.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious, it was overall a very relaxed and enjoyable dining experiance, I would most definitely go to this restaurant again

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and excellent service from friendly attentive staff.

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  14. GlendaP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment. Fully enjoyed watching the variety of visiting birds to the garden. Had dinner before going to Theatre.

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  15. lovingthefood

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous lunch here. Staff service and food were excellent.

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  16. StevenG

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent setting, staff very friendly, lunch menu amazing value for money

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  17. SuzanneT

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the second time that l have eaten at this wonderful restaurant. It really is a little hidden gem. The food is outstanding, the staff are lovely. The surroundings are beautiful.

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  18. JNVK

    Cambridge

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch in a big group and we both decided to revisit this restaurant the next day. Impeccable service, excellent food (especially the pork belly), good ambiance, spacious. Good value too! It’s one of the best dining experience we have had in the UK. 100% recommended!

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  19. MarilynP

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely restaurant and clearly a locals’ favourite. The ambiance and service was exceptional, and the food excellent. I would have preferred real home made chips with my steak however and that’s the only reason for giving the food 4*.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the staff were welcoming and friendly, always smiling. The food was prepared very quickly & it was so tasty! And looked great on the plate too. The lunch menu is excellent value for money. And it's a lovely place to eat.

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  21. PhilM

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another very pleasant meal in lovely surroundings overlooking the garden. Friendly, chatty staff are really efficient without a hint of “stuffiness”

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  22. JoeV

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for my 21st birthday. The staff offered to take our picture and even sung happy birthday for me. They really made my day special and I would definitely visit again.

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  23. Terri

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here! Our favourite in York!

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  24. YvonneA

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing 5 stars all the way definitely a brilliant find with everything we love it. We will be going back to York and definitely eating here again. Thank you for everything.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Must do better! Arrived at 8.30pm and seated very promptly, order taken within 15 minutes…. It all went downhill after that. In my opinion the food was slightly above average. I’ve eaten in so many authentic restaurants and I’m afraid this isn’t one of them. Having waited over 1 hour and 40 minutes for our main courses to arrive, the food quality was poor and underwhelming. Lots of apologies from the front of house staff for the wait, which at that point I just wanted to leave, I was very respectful towards the front of house staff, but if I’m honest it’s just not good enough. Bringing out a ‘free’ tiramisu just didn’t cut it… wasted our time, our evening was pretty ruined by the whole experience and then a lovely £100 bill to pay. The restaurant I would say is no different to a commercial chain, if you prefer that experience. Very disappointing.

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  26. MelanieD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant! The food is simple and extremely well cooked, with good presentation. Every member of staff that we came into contact with was kind, polite, and helpful! We shall definitely return… Thank you!

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  27. DavidG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant, exceptional restaurant. Look no further for a wonderful dining experience. Great service, ambience, food & wine. We were in the conservatory which is beautiful overlooking a superb garden.

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  28. JoyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue, food & service in a beautiful setting.

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  29. Alan

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service food was excellent lovely view of york minster from the conservatory

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  30. StuartH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Asked when booking wether we had any special requests. Requested a table for two in the Conservatory. On arrival was given said table as restaurant was quiet. However be warned. Manager says can't guarantee table as policy is first come first served. SO WHAT IS THE POINT OF BOOKING IN ADVANCE.

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  31. EWJW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and excellent service in lovely setting.

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  32. GrahamH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic restaurant, the staff are attentive without being overbearing, the food is awesome, the best calamari I have tasted in this country. Our main course was beautifully cooked and presented. The icing on the torte is the piano being played in the background. This is a fixture on our next visit to York.

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  33. SiduduzileN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time with my family. The food was good, the service was great. Would definitely go back there again

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  34. ElaineS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful find with great food. Really enjoyed the pianist

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  35. PeterB

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly and efficient. Food was superb

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  36. ValerieA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thought the choice of menu was limited Two course set menu was not available.

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  37. JoshuaJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, prompt and polite service. Definitely value for money, the venue looks amazing and has a great atmosphere. Even gave us a free drink for our anniversary. Would always recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service from the staff and the food was top notch. Try to Lobster Ravioli it is to die for.

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  39. SandraW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good value lunch here. The staff are very welcoming and the food very good for the price. A favourite when visiting York.

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  40. AnnB

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent as usual. Would strongly recommend the breaded brie and seabass. Our visitor had the lamb and said it was verygood.

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La Vecchia Scuola is rated 4.6 stars by 3568 OpenTable diners.

La Vecchia Scuola does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for La Vecchia Scuola

62 Low Petergate, York, Yorkshire YO1 7HZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    York
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Within City Centre, 10 minute walk to the railway station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard
  • Executive Chef
    Alessio Puccio
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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