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La Vecchia Scuola, York, Yorkshire

La Vecchia Scuola

4.6
4.6
3538 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 22 times today

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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 3,538 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

    Most Booked

3,538 Reviews
  1. EWJW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

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  2. GrahamH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. SiduduzileN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. ElaineS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. PeterB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

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  6. ValerieA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  7. JoshuaJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  9. SandraW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  10. 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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience excellent service and good food

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and really good service, nice relaxed and friendly restaurant to eat

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  13. Moet

    London

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food at a good price for the set lunch which we enjoyed

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  14. EmmaC

    Liverpool

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous lunch. It was bank holiday so only the main menu available but it was still decent value, and an amazing choice on the menu. Service was excellent and all the food stunning! Garlic bread, lobster ravioli, calzone, plus lovely wine. The setting is lovely, a little haven in the middle of the city. Highly recommended.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived early and front of house gave us a warm welcome and told us our table was ready if we wanted to have a drink at table prior to ordering our food. Very attentive staff.

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  16. DeniseJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, best antipasti ever had. Calzones could have had more filing a little sparse on content. The service was very good and all staff were attentive. I was however very disappointed that other than when we were shown to the table nobody mentioned that this was, as previously advised a 70th birthday celebration. Other tables received candles in ice cream or complimentary limoncello but we had nothing which did spoil the celebration. Otherwise excellent

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  17. PhilW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food - fantastic service, and all contributed to a great weekend,will return .

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  18. YorkLover7404

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and well priced, staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs. We were greeted at the door with a smile and were taken to a table in the conservatory with a lovely ambience. The food was delightful and very good value for money, and portion sizes were generous. The only downfall of our visit was the 60 minute wait on our food to be served, but overall a lovely experience and will definitely be returning in the future.

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  19. Michpip

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at the restaurant and was greeted and shown to our table in the conservatory, we asked if we can sit by the wall rather than the middle of the room with another group of men’s, but was refused and the staff gave us some excuse that they need to make the table bigger after the two groups had finished. The food was fine and it came out quite quickly, service was attentive and the evening was fine apart from the relocating of the table at the beginning!

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  20. HGFOODIE123

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience- food was fantastic, beautiful location. Staff couldn’t possibly have been more helpful- impeccable service. Will be back again soon!! Thanks again for a gorgeous meal

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not my first or last visit. The conservatory area is a lovely place to sit and have a meal. Service was good and personable. The lunchtime menu is extensive and good value for money. My out of town guests thoroughly enjoyed it. No hesitation in going again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great services and foods! Highly recommend the lamb chops and beef skewer.

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  23. MikeyMary

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely surroundings clean and well set out Very busy Staff very pleasent and helpful Didnt have to wait long for food which was delicious

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great food and staff. The only thing I could pick on if I was to criticise is that the staff are a little too quick, we felt we were a little rushed. The staff were very helpful when making find choices especially for my daughter with an allergy. Would definitely go again when visiting the area

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  25. AllisonW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely visit again to this wonderful restaurant, however, more choice for Vegetarians needed.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience here Service was second to none food was superb Gluten free options we sat in the orangey there was a piano being played in the background so the setting was perfect We would definitely visit again for sure

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  28. Jash

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Friendly staff. Efficient service. Would recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here many times (partly because my wife is GF) and never had a bad meal or experience. Was unable to book a late evening slot yesterday so ended up eating at 5.30 - by the time we left it was buzzing!! Staff lovely, food lovely and not stupid prices - will need to give their sister restaurants a go!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great relaxing location Friendly attentive staff and great food

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  31. Christina

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for delicious Italian food in the heart of York. Service is outstanding and we had an amazing experience there

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  32. CAROLINEB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, excellent food and service. Will be taking my husband

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good evening. The food was great and the service excellent finding the sweet spot of attentiveness between being ignored or inundated with “Is everything OK?”. They even dealt with the query I had over the bill with good grace and only politely reminded me of the orange juice I’d forgotten I’d had at the start of the meal. (We went with the special menu for restaurant week where a drink was included). All in all would recommend and we will go back again.

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  34. Angela

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, great food, great service ... no negative vibes. We experienced a relaxed and tasty lunch. Everything was spot on - service was really good, we weren't badgered or hassled. We will definitely return and recommend this venue unreservedly. An excellent respite for the footsore, weary and hungry!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been several times before and always enjoyed the experience. Last night was no different, excellent food ,great staff professional yet friendly and the place was buzzing with a great atmosphere.

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  36. EwanM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants in York, the braised beef cheeks and Lamb special are exceptional.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, welcoming staff, quick service and fantastic food. Will return

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  38. SusieSS

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the very warm welcome, to the superb views, and the very reasonably priced and substantial lunch menu was great. I really feel this restaurant has upped its game over the past few years, and the fact it was packed on a Monday lunchtime speaks for itself.

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  39. KeithAndrewOwen

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a nice building, and the ambience is OK.The staff are friendly and helpful. But food is average and the prices are quite high. I probably would not visit again, as there are too many better options available in York

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was disappointing and lasagna and pork belly extremely fatty

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La Vecchia Scuola is rated 4.6 stars by 3538 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 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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