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La Vecchia Scuola, York, Yorkshire

La Vecchia Scuola

4.5
4.5
3495 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 27 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 3,495 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

3,496 Reviews
  1. Moko

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very attentive, we never had to wait long and they they joined in singing a birthday song for the special occasion. It was great and helped make a fun evening. There was also a piano performer and it was lovely hearing him perform also.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good as always and service was poor, forgetful and more interested in chatting between themselves than serving as always.

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  3. MargaretL

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t understand why the menu is different on a Friday night than during the week for lunch . Was told they would do the salmon tagliatelle this once as a one off , the pasta was more a carbonara with salmon , very heavy sauce , ordered bread as starter one was missing had to ask for it . Not great especially when I had raved about restaurant to friend both let down on night

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  4. CharlotteC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent. There is nothing more that needs to be said.

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  5. Hills

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with friendly service - perfect for our anniversary celebration

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  6. KenM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked last minute for our wedding anniversary so glad we did the whole experience was excellent, previous evening we had Our evening meal at our hotel the Dean Court the food was not a patch on our experience at La Vecchia Sculola so well done👍

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  7. DennisB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and efficient staff and good ambiance. Food very pleasant and freshly cooked.

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  8. nicholasm

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the staff , very friendly , good atmosphere, decent range of food on the menu at reasonable prices, food was well cooked and delivered on time it was just let down by the taste and flavour which was disappointing , wouldn’t recommend the lasagna or risotto at all

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  9. OliviaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very yummy and the waitresses were very accommodating. Really enjoyed it.

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  10. Loveflorida

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All staff were exceptional, very attentive, quick service and the food was amazing

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  11. JanT

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't fault this restaurant! Ate in the conservatory with lovely view out onto the gardens. Service efficient and friendly. Great choice on lunch special menu. Food excellent.

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  12. SarahG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place we went for my boyfriends birthday we didnt realise how big it actually was in there the service was excellent and the waiting staff were really lovely and friendly the food was amazing too. We would definitely go back when visiting York again.

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  13. KarenH

    Derbyshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice of food from both a la carte or the set menu. The lamb was succulent. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was 10 years since our last visit (not York residents) and it was as good as we remembered. Well worth a visit

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for an excellent Italian meal. We both had pasta dishes and they were great. The Tiramisu was amazing. Location and ambience are nice. Overall A+

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Previously ate at La Vecchia Scuola and loved it. Our return visit and we were not disappointed. Service was excellent! As my sister is coeliac we had lots of questions, they were brilliant and so helpful.

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  16. Kmkmkm

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. The best Italian I have been to in a very long time, food is amazing, staff are so lovley and very good service. Will definitely be going again.

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  17. Foody

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the best food in the best surroundings. Absolutely love this gem of a restaurant in York.

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  18. CarylB

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, staff and food very good We went for my Birthday Lunch and was not Disappointed . The Staff were very welcoming and we really enjoyed the food. The prices were reasonable and we would definitely go back

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  19. Penja

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were lucky to be able to eat in the conservatory with its lovely view of the Minster and the garden. Two of us had the lunchtime special menu which was delicious and really good value. The third member of the party had an excellent pizza. The wine we chose was good and the service couldn’t be faulted. I had eaten here before but not my two colleagues and they were extremely impressed.

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  20. Anonymous

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food, the staff were so lovely and attentive

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  21. IanB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch and service. Great city centre setting with a view over the gardens.

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  22. JenniferG

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always and a must whenever visiting York.

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  23. Paulr

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, swift service and excellent food.

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  24. HazelR

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing food was undercooked & cold , so with this experience we won’t be going there again , 😩

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  25. SebC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bang average Italian food, nice setting, nice waiters

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were made to feel very welcome by the manager and all staff . They remembered our details, orders and special diet . It felt as if they really wanted us to enjoy our whole experience … Thankyou

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  27. KaciS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, our server was lovely a got spaghetti bolognese it was the best iv had in a long time

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  28. ValB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food and excellent service. Would recommend

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the prawns for starters this was heavily spiced so could not taste the main course very disappointed as this was not our first visit to the restaurant

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  30. ClareC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal as always. The service was excellent, the staff friendly and attentive.

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  31. AlanW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb meal. Waitress service was excellent. Very enjoyable experience

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  32. DawnT

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat upstairs this visit, was abit apprehensive as we love the vibe downstairs, but there was still plenty of atmosphere upstairs. The staff were really attentive all evening and the food was as beautiful as ever 👍

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  33. SaraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, attentive staff and fabulous food. We had a fantastic evening with friends. The service was well paced as we hate being rushed through the courses Great friendly staff who cared for our every need very promptly. Just a pity our favourite pianist wasn’t on. Keep doing what you do Thanks so much

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  34. DamianL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was very happy overall but felt a little rushed.

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  35. KarenS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our 3rd visit to the restaurant , this time it was abit noisey with a 30th birthday, we love this restaurant tho and staff are lovely.

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  36. ConnorJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff, food was outstanding and the value for money was very good.

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  37. KazzG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service delicious food in central York

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  38. JulieG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We once again had a lovely lunch whilst shopping in York. This is one of our favourite places to go. The food is good and the restaurant is impressive. We took some of our Spanish friends a while ago whilst they were staying with us. They too really enjoyed the meal

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  39. NickA

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good value, tasty, generous portions from the lunch menu Excellent service

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  40. BobbyS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and the food was amazing. Decent value for money. Would recommend to anyone.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vecchia Scuola is rated 4.5 stars by 3495 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 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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