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La Vespa

78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
+44 1200 428830
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“garlic bread” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for a meal with my wife at short notice. Absolutely stunning food, very authentic. Great service and friendly staff too. Would 100% come here again!

Thank Jayde1983
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

by far my favourite Italian, come here with my girlfriend very often and the fillet steak is amazing, friendly staff and good atmosphere, donato is the man to speak to

1  Thank Sam M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has had a face lift since our last visit. Whilst the surroundings are not too inspiring the food is the reason to keep coming back. Once you know the chef he will look after you and make recommendations for you. I had a...More

1  Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Never again. The food was horrendous. I had garlic mushrooms to start and they tasted vile like the sauce was off. My partner had a prawns in a chilli and garlic sauce. He then had chicken which came in the exact same sauce despite saying...More

1  Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Yet again an excellent evening at La Vespa. This restaurant has a very friendly ambience (it's almost like being in Italy). We really enjoyed our food & drink and the service was first class. The chef took the time to enquire in person about our...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We all had a fabulous meal tonight at la Vespa. This restaurant has a unique and authentic atmosphere. Excellent service also friendly proprietors and staff. Great value. Definitely our favourite restaurant. We will be back soon.

Thank mfranks51
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Needed somewhere to grab a bite on a Monday night, which does limit your options. Thankfully La Vespa was open and serving till 10pm. We just had garlic bread and a plate of pasta each. We all enjoyed the food and we were served quickly.

Thank Sweetfannyadams
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was just our second time at La Vespa, and the food and service were again excellent! This was the best Italian food we have had outside Italy, served in comfortable and friendly surroundings, by attentive and friendly waiters. The fish and seafood were especially...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A Monday evening so not very busy but well worth the visit. Four of us enjoying meals ranging from steak, pasta and a pizza. All well prepared, presented and very enjoyable. A wide selection on the menu so it took some time to make a...More

1  Thank red2upee
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations but were left very disappointed. The steak came drowned in a tomato sauce, or soup. The pasta was not any better considering it’s an authentic Italian place. Service was very much average even though the place was empty. Maybe it’s just...More

Thank Muhammed B
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6 January 2017|
Response from Nash0572 | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we have pasta, pizza, garlic bread gluten free
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Angela J
4 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$21
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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