La Vecchia Scuola

4.4
877 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 877 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Weaverhuffs
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect food and service
Lovely evening with friends
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great service and fabulous value for money- would defo recommend ❤️

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ButtB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s the second time we have eaten here in as many weeks.
Great food , value and service.

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George
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Lovely wait staff. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

One of the starters had vegetables that was still frozen pizza was cold risotto was terrible staff were not interested would not be back

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ChristinaP
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and really helpful staff. Will definitely be booking again soon!

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ChrisT
Shropshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant

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HilaryE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good service and friendly staff. My husband and I went for the Set Menu and it was delicious and nicely presented. The only thing I was disappointed at was the fact that no-one came and asked us if everything was ok during our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Visited many times and overall lovely experience. Although last night large party in and my main course was only warm. And when the panna cotta arrived that and the sorbet were on warm plates so started melting. Just a small oversight for the couples customer.

JP
JoyceP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Over all a good eating out experience, with my daughter and 2 grandchildren.

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Sorry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Shortage of menu items and components of menu items disappointing.

The Amatrician dish although very tasty was small for a main

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LynnL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate from the set menu which is very good value and the food was delicious particularly the sea bass.
Service was quick and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommend.

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Dominic
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went for our anniversary. The food was outstanding for the price. The lasagna was unbelievable and I don’t really like lasagna. The service was out of this world. I loved the fact that it was really quick whilst the restaurant itself was busy

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RussHughes66
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance lovely, refined feel but also casual and relaxed. Great welcome and attentive service. Service was efficient and friendly. Food very nice but also the price was reasonable. Overall a lovely experience!

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Dawn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was sub standard. We had the set menu. The chicken was incredibly rubbery. Starters were lukewarm. The Ladies toilet was disgusting with rubbish strewn all around the floor. Not what I would expect from a restaurant marketed as high quality

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LynseyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing, reasonable value and lovely setting, only negative was the service was a bit slow but on the plus you didn’t feel rushed

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AbigailJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff are very friendly and attentive.

Great selection of food and drinks.

Very accommodating for children too.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite resturant to eat at so far in York, fantastic set menu, lots of choice, food of a high quality, lovely surroundings, attentive and friendly staff. Would definitely visit again

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PeterS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service, food and ambience. Helpful staff. Would recommend.

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ClairC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent place to eat. Strongly recommend if you want good food at a good price. Service outstanding, fast and friendly. The set evening menu is outstanding value for the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant staff were really friendly
Great value on set menu

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service food outstanding very good value

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Garry
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal last evening. We attend every time we’re in York. Thoroughly recommended

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Hills
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm friendly welcome, excellent food & wine served by lovely staff. The Pianist made the whole dining experience really wonderful. I will be recommending to family & friends.

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LouiseD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic evening thoroughly recommend it. The staff were attentive and happy in their work, and we loved the pianist who came round to get suggestions for tunes to play he was fabulous. The food was delicious and a nice environment for a very pleasant evening, would recommend it to anyone.

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DrHudson
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A couple of drinks were forgotten but other than that it was perfect. Will definitely return.

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nrinyork
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Would never go back. Booked for my husbands birthday. Appetisers were stale, bread tasted fishy and hard, could’ve made a better bruschetta myself. Literally just chopped tomatoes on bread. Potatoes with the sea bass were old and reheated not fresh at all. Staff seemed extremely stressed out and all over the place. We weren’t even seated in a nice place even though I mentioned in the booking notes that it was my husbands birthday. Nothing special at all. Never going back and a complete tourist trap.

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Janet
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service in pleasant surroundings and a good location.

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Fionne
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was very friendly and efficient. Food was very nice and the set menu is quite varied.
I did feel that having to pay extra for the peppercorn sauce was a bit strange.
However, I will definitely be revisiting this lovely restaurant.

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Gillyb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, beautiful setting, friendly efficient staff and service and excellent value on the set menu. Lamb was delicious. Highly recommended!

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AML7
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Starters were excellent, pizza was nothing special. Disappointed, may have just ordered wrong item on the wrong night. I would return but avoid the Pizza

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited this lovely Italian restaurant several times and it was great to get back there after over 18 months. Food was fantastic. I had lamb cutlets and my partner had steak. Definitely back there

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding! Can’t fault anything-can’t wait to come back for the tomato garlic bread with cheese as soon as possible :)

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Jill
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience staff very attentive delicious food

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was recommended by a friend we were not disappointed the food service and environment was outstanding will certainly visit again when in York

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RebeccaT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly, professional staff. The food was amazing, great prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Really good night , as there was a few different waitresses serving us we did have to keep asking for menus etc , did not spoil our night though .

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CarolyneC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal and the service was excellent. Staff so friendly and attentive. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. We even had the pleasure of listening to a pianist who it appeared was a customer but could play the piano skillfully. It was a great evening to finish off a super week spent in York celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

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SueJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always ,it was such a hot day but the restaurant was so cool & airy which made the experience that much more enjoyable

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

not very impressed by the service and atmosphere,the food was only average and overall was not the experience I would have expected.
The service was poor and when one pudding came without the coffee we asked for this to be rectified and were toatlly ignored.
The table locations near to the toilets was less than desirable and the use of such a nice building was not put to its best use.
We will not be going back and I think that this is accepted by the staff and they realise they can get away with poor service

FAQs

La Vecchia Scuola is rated 4.4 stars by 877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.