Esperienza di qualita

62 Low Petergate, YO1 7HZ York
TEL: 01904 644600

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Welcome La Vecchia Scuola
Esperienza di Qualita

Our exciting, inventive and varied menus have been especially created by our experienced staff, and are La Vecchia Scuola's distinguishing - and distinguished - culinary feature. We believe in serving only the very best in contemporary Italian cooking.

Hours La Vecchia Scuola
opening hours

Monday - Thursday:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:
11:30 am - Midnight
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Food Menu


Gamberoni mari e monti
Pan fried king prawns with chorizo finished in arrabbiata sauce served with garlic pizza bread
Funghi di bosco (V)
Creamy garlic mushrooms combining porcini, button and oyster mushroomsserved with home made bread
Pork belly
Apple cider and honey dressed pork belly served with parsnip crisps and apple puree
Pate de fegato
Home made chicken liver pate served with grilled bread, gherkins, onion marmalade and crispy bacon crumbs
Formaggio di parma
Grilled goats cheese wrapped in parma ham with apple glazed croutons, salad and red onion marmalade
Cozze a piacere
Fresh mussels cooked in a white wine, caper and garlic sauce finished with your choice of cream or tomato and fresh bread
Vecchia’s cocktail
House cocktail with king prawns, avocado, Marie rose and balsamic croutons

Char Grill

Suprema di pollo
Corn fed chicken supreme served with cream of truffle and porcini mushrooms sauce, grilled asparagus, crushed potatoes and crispy oyster mushrooms
Costata di manzo
Perfectly matured 10oz ribeye steak, our favourite cut, its generous marble make this steak the most succulent of all, best enjoyed pink for its tenderness. We serve it with asparagus, chips and peppercorn sauce (add king prawns skewer £5)
Filetto di manzo
8oz fillet steak aged to perfection served with potato cake, asparagus, crispy peppered onions and a red wine shallot sauce (add king prawns skewer £5)
Controfilleto di agnelo
Loin of lamb with charred vegetables, parma ham wrapped potato cake, red wine and shallots sauce, minted pea puree and crispy oyster mushrooms
Branzino zafferano
Pan fried sea bass fillet with charred vegetables, king prawns, samphire grass and a lemon, caper, thyme and cherry tomato sauce
Grigliata mista
Combination of sirloin, loin of lamb, chicken breast, pork fillet and chorizo served with roasted new potatoes, crispy peppered onions and red wine jus
Grigliata di verdura (V)
Combination of chargrilled courgettes, egg plant, peppers, new potatoes and asparagus served with a lemon, thyme, cherry tomato and black olives sauce
Pesce del giorno
Fresh fish of the day (please ask your waiter for details)

Pasta & Risotto

Tagliatelle carbonara
Pan fried pancetta finished in a creamy parmesan sauce topped with lightly poached egg yolk and grana padano
Spaghetti napolitana (V) (Ve)
Pan roasted cherry tomato and garlic finished in our Napoli sauce tossed with spaghetti topped with balsamic rocket
Tagliatelle alfredo
Pan fried chicken and broccoli finished in a creamy garlic sauce topped with crispy pancetta crumbs
Penne mare e monti
Pan fried chorizo and king prawns finished in arrabbiata sauce tossed with penne pasta and crispy rocket
Linguini pescatora
Combination of king prawns, squid, clams and mussels cooked in a rich tomato sauce tossed with linguini pasta
Lasagne al forno
Home made lasagne served with pizza garlic bread and balsamic rocket
Ravioli di arragosta
Lobster ravioli with lemon saffron sauce king prawns and crispy rocket
Risotto di pollo
Risotto cooked in a creamy pancetta, chicken and porcini sauce
Risotto zaferano (V)
Creamy saffron, asparagus and peas risotto with a fresh squeeze of lemon


Regina margherita
Classic with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella (vegan cheese available) topped with basil
Pepperoni mascarpone
Tomato and mozzarella based with mascarpone and pepperoni
Creamy carbonara
Bechamel sauce layered pizza with mozzarella, pancetta, parsley and egg
Misto di carne
Tomato and mozzarella with chorizo, pepperoni, chicken, pancetta, red onions and peppers
Mezza luna
Half folded pizza filled with chicken, garlic mushrooms and mozzarella, the other half with spinach and egg served with Napoli sauce
Calzone diavola
Folded pizza filled with mozzarella, chicken, chorizo, pepperoni and chilli ragu topped with parma ham and side of baked mascarpone cheese
Calzone verdura (V) (Ve)
Folded pizza filled with vegetables ragu and mozzarella (vegan cheese available) served with Napoli sauce


Belgian chocolatte and raspberry torte (V)
Served with fresh raspberries and shot of Chambord
Gin fizz cheesecake with lime and elderflower (GF)
Served with lime and elderflower cocktail shot
Espresso martini cheesecake (GF)
Served with a shot of Tia Maria
Bonoffee pie
House special served with salted caramel ice cream
Served with limoncello liqueur and passion fruits coulis
Cheese board
Combination of cheeses served with celery, apple. dried berries, biscuits and port
Lemon and lime panna cotta (GF)
Served with limoncello liqueur and passion fruit coulis
Sorbet tricolore
Trio of sorbets - lemon, passion fruit and blood orange
Scelta di Galeto
scoop £2.25
Premium ice cream - Salted caramel, vanilla, Reese’s chocolate, blood orange sorbet, lemon sorbet and passion fruit sorbet


Events Private dining
& Live music

We host monthly events including live music with talented artists as well as cater for big dinner parties, hen parties, business meetings etc

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