Campus Dining

Pittsburgh, PA
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Its okay, but it more quantity over quality.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: its an okay dining room they have plenty of options but the food is not the best. it will fill the void when you cant leave campus

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Terrible food! Claim to have variety but you can't and shouldn't eat pizza everyday! Rude staff! Nothing is ever ready!

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food sucks most days. Don't be fooled by people who tell you its amazing. I always bring my own food of eat cereal in the cafeteria. Its kind of ridiculous actually that they never have good food besides pasta. The Red Hawk Cafe is good but its never open when it should be.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: I eat at home but i hear people say they prefer to eat off campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 653rd
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 834th
    Best Quality Food
  • 869th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 910th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 945th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Pennington
Zelienople, Pa.
Writing/French minor
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While many colleges offer a variety of dining halls and eateries, La Roche offers only two—Cantellops Dining Hall (a.k.a. the cafeteria) and Redhawk Café. The cafeteria only operates in short increments of time per meal throughout the day, making it difficult for students with many classes to get anything to eat. Most students dislike the cafeteria, not only because of its odd hours but because the majority of people who work there are often unfriendly and short with students. There are also very strict rules on taking food out of the dining hall. If students want to take something with them, they must pay 25 cents for a container, get their food, and leave promptly afterwards. Students who can't make it to the cafeteria go to Redhawk Café, which is open from early morning until early evening. Plus, the food there is decent.

In general, the food is not well received. Many resident students go grocery shopping every week and eat the bulk of their meals in their dorm rooms. Most commuter students don't even bother paying for a meal plan and either just eat at home or pay to eat at off-campus restaurants. The consensus? LRC's food is not worth the more than $1,000 students pay per semester.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3572 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. The Redhawk Meal Plan is mandatory for all freshmen.
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Eggs and bacon
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Smoothies
  • Vending machines
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Did You Know?
  • The cafeteria has demo cooking on weekdays, when wraps, salads, stir-fry, sandwiches, and the student-favorite pasta bar are made to order.
  • The Redhawk Café is located next to the main dining hall. Students can either pay in cash here or use their Hawk Dollars (extra money placed on each student's meal plan).
  • Students may pay for guests to eat in the dining hall with their Hawk Dollars.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Cantellops Dining Hall
Location: Zappala College Center
Food: Home style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.,Saturday–Sunday 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Redhawk Café
Location: Zappala College Center
Food: Sandwiches, salads, drinks, wings, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 11 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options


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