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La Vespa

78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
+44 1200 428830
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fancied checking out the town of Clitheroe on a pleasant evening. La Vespa is located on the drive into town. Parking at rear or on street. Turned up to a large but empty restaurant early midweek - a few more tables filled before I left....More

Thank sleep007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 8 of us last night, the staff go up and beyond to make sure you are content. Always on the ball. So generous with the portions and complimentary sides. Enjoyable evening. Would recommend.

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious vegan meal tonight. The chef was very helpful and his food is amazing. Nothing is to much trouble.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a night out Superb food great chef knows what he is doing great people serving you will go again.the bar is fully loaded,and the wine rack is full of great wine at a good price,the cheese garlic bread is the best I...More

Thank Stanley T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge choice, delicious food. Have eaten there several times over a few years. Never disappointed. Friendly staff.

Thank Francesdee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So with plenty of restaurants to choose from around Clitheroe we booked La Vespa for 8 people at short notice as there were only a few places available at the time we needed. La Vespa was very accommodating and we were really pleased to find...More

Thank Weathered83
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Booked in advance at this nice little authentic Italian. Car parking at the rear was great and it's a short walk from town. I booked and reserved a table for two and chose the table in advance. When I arrived it was set for four....More

Thank Michaelk02
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Me and the misses went here for lunch the food was outstandingly good! Couldn't compliment it more, delicious!! Thankyou very much to the waiter Catalolo, even the cook came out to see if we enjoyed his cooking!! Highly recommend!!

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The offer menu is reasonably extensive, but not as comprehensive as the full a la carte. For one, 2 courses and glass of wine £15.95, for 2, 2 courses and bottle of wine £32.90. The meals are still huge, so no cutting corners. Fairly quiet...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A varied menu, much of which we have tried and enjoyed over the past eight years. Excellent food, good house wines and really flexible and family friendly. Happy too to make special dishes to manage my food intolerances. Just like being in a Tratotoria in...More

Thank The_Weston_Front
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Do you have gluten free pizza/pasta?
7 January 2017|
Response from Nash0572 | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we have pasta, pizza, garlic bread gluten free
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Angela J
Do you offer Gluten Free Pasta?
5 July 2015|
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Response from donatopie | Property representative |
Yes I have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: +44 1200 428830
  • E-mail
Clitheroe's La Vespa is an Italian ristorante and trattoria owned and run by Luigi and partner Donato, an Italian-born chef who is well known locally. The restaurant is situated on the main road into the centre of Clitheroe and really stands out from the crowd, a tall building with beautiful signage and lighting. The restaurant has a large open kitchen and serving area and can cater for around 90 diners. It's a good spot for large groups and parties but also has some quiet and private out-of-the-way tables perfect for a romantic dinner. There is also a relaxing reception area with leather sofas. The kitchen turns out modern and traditional Italian cuisine with everything prepared from scratch, including the sauces. There is a large choice of home made desserts and a selection of Italian wines too.
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