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Casola Dining Room - Schenectady County Community College
Casola Dining Room - Schenectady County Community College

Casola Dining Room - Schenectady County Community College Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sunysccc.edu/culinary
  • Phone: (518) 381-1391
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Rocco Verrigni
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View
  • Entertainment: American Regional and International music. The music chosen for that particular day or evening is chosen to best match the culinary theme of the cuisine served in the Casola Dining Room that week.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street
  • Public Transit: Schenectady County Community College is centrally located in downtown Schenectady at the corner of State Street (Route 5) and Washington Avenue. Bus and Amtrak train terminals are within easy walking distance, and Albany International Airport is 25 minutes by car or taxi. The College is also served by CDTA local bus service.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available in spacious campus lots.
A word from Casola Dining Room - Schenectady County Community College
The Casola Dining Room is a student operated dining facility located on the first floor of Elston Hall at Schenectady County Community College. The Casola Dining Room provides our students in the Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism the opportunity to learn the necessary cooking, service, and managerial skills required for a la carte service. The Casola Dining Room is first and foremost an educational experience for our students.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Canola Dining was a great dinner experience for us. The students did a great with the preparation and presentation of the meal. Our service was excellent. We will definitely return again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our waiter was fantastic, and obviously experienced at it. The students worked very hard. Wonderful food! A great value! The restaurant was a little on the chilly side for comfort."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Excellent ambiance,food and service. They aim to please!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was a nice comfortable place for a delicious lunch. The appetizers (empanadas and tapas) were very good and the entrees (monk fish and paella) were thoroughly enjoyed. The dessert was not only great to eat but elegant in display. It was easy to have a conversation at the table even though the room was busy with staff getting patrons their food. The only drawback was our waiter rushing us.... even so we'll be back as this is the best deal to try different foods with a great ambiance."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "It was a delightful dining experience for our party of four. The wait staff were courteous, the food was very good (mostly excellent), and it was definitely a good value."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "lovely atmosphere for conversation; waitstaff extremely polite and helpful; food served hot and very interesting recipes"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "what a wonderful place to eat - fine dining, excellent food, and the students who wait the tables are so enthusiastic about their profession and program. And you can't beat the price!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "As usual Casola met and surpassed expectations. While recognizing that the function of the operation is to provide a hand-on learning experience, not only is the quality of the food consistently very good, the on-the floor teaching is conducted in an unobtrusive manner and in such a way that it enhances the quality of the service and dining experience."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "We love going here each week and seeing how the student progress."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Schenectady Community College has a great culinary program. You get to see and enjoy their students learning their trade in an elegant setting. Great food, good service and great (fixed) price. Limited menu, but it changes weekly and you can choose which week you go. Your only tip is your anonymous review and recommendations on food, service and total experience, on the way out."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We dined Monday Oct 28th. We have friends that are in the culinary program and they encouraged us to try it. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Can't wait for next week. Bringing another couple with us. I already know what I'm ordering!! Keep up the good work!!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Casola dining room is a wonderful place to go for dinner. It has a beautiful ambiance, iti s affordable, and it supports our local college students in the culinary classes! Linda Beliveau"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "As usual, my wife and I had a delicious meal at a great price. Although we have a daughter that will be graduating SCCC soon, we will continue to support this establishment as much as possible. It's a win-win for everyone involved!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "It was enjoyable to be able to lend support to the educational experience of the students. My wife and I particularly enjoyed our interaction with Robert as both our waiter and as manager, as he had a professional, caring, friendly and consistent style, at whatever table he was serving or interacting with. The quality and presentation of the food was very good."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I enjoyed the Hawaiian dinner a great deal. I frequently go to Casola Dining Room each semester and liked the fact that they tried something different. Thomas was our server and was very attentive to what we needed. Overall this was one of the best experiences I had at the Casola Dining Room."
    Dined on 10/15/2013