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La Vespa

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78-82 Whalley Road, Clitheroe BB7 1EE, England
+44 1200 428830
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with my wife, 3 girls and 2 boyfriends for my 50th. Service was excellent, food was fantastic. Everything went! We only booked late, but were accommodated and well looked after Highly recommended

Thank Shaun K
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Friday night to celebrate son's birthday. When we arrived we were met by a rather grumpy man who didn't seem particularly welcoming - quite different from how you are usually greeted in an Italian restaurant. The restaurant was already busy and we were shown to our table and left for quite a while before anyone came and took... More 

Thank Horseykitty
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second trip here on a Sunday and both times the place has been empty, however the service was prompt, courteous and welcoming. The set menu is an absolute bargain everything ordered was good quality. Sea Bass drew rave reviews, all three meals were fab making the empty restaurant quite baffling. A gem wil be back.

Thank sabrefield
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a birthday meal. Restaurant wasn't busy. Food average. No atmosphere. Better Italian restaurants in clitheroe than this one.

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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hi I have been in this restaurant last weekend for an evening meal with my partner. Waiters are not friendly but stressed. The table was not perfectly clean. We ordered salmon on toast as a starter to share and that was ok. When I said to the waiter "thank you it was good", no reaction at all, at all. Didn't... More 

Thank CelineSunLight
Accrington, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Really friendly from the minute we arrived, no rush to go to the table, sat and had a drink. Food was lovely not over priced and really nice. Staff lovely, will visit again!!

Thank Linzi A
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has the appearance of a high street Italian, but it has an excellent chef. From routine Italian dishes executed well, the chef puts on some excellent specials and it is well worth being adventurous and asking what specials are available. Highly recommended experience and a wide range of menu options. We had roast rib of lamb and beef... More 

Thank DanielI I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went as a member of a large party. Simple Italian food on offer. Food tasty and not ruined by it containing too much cream; service friendly which was very good considering they were busy. Excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank AlexYac76
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Superb meal as always. Very friendly staff always a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Food excellent. Thank you donato Luigi and staff 😀

Thank Alisa H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

There was nothing particularly outstanding about this restaurant, everything was lovely. The staff were smiley and friendly and very attentive, service was bob on and the food was good. The environment was nice. All in all a lovely relaxed evening. Nothing was particularly outstanding nor is there anything to criticise. Will definitely visit again if in the area.

Thank TheSparklers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?