Craving pancakes? How about fettuccine alfredo? Salad? Fast food? Whatever your dish of choice, the Pittsburgh area offers it! There are many great dining opportunities near La Roche College, including a wide range of chain restaurants, such as Olive Garden, T.G.I. Friday's, Eat'n Park, Denny's, Wendy's, and McDonald's. If you're in the mood for Mexican, there are plenty of places nearby—Mad Mex and El Campesino are two favorites. Students willing to travel from the quiet setting of La Roche into downtown Pittsburgh will find an even wider range of ethnic and exotic foods, including Indian, Syrian, Greek, Japanese, and Arab.
The biggest drawback to off-campus dining is the College's suburban setting and lack of public transportation, which means that to get to a restaurant, students must either have their own car or befriend someone with one. The only restaurant that students are able to walk to safely is North Park Lounge Restaurant, which is directly across the street from campus. Walking on the roads that lead to other area restaurants is not only illegal but very risky due to the high volume of traffic. But once a student finds a way to get off campus, there are places that are cheap, expensive, and in between for people in all financial situations.