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Casola Dining Room - Schenectady County Community College

95 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. **The Casola Dining Room will be closed for the winter break from Dec. 11th - Jan. 19th. We look forward to serving you once more in January.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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International, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday and Thursday: Seatings at 12:00pm and 12:30pm;
Dinner: Monday and Wednesday: Seatings at 7:00pm and 7:30pm
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Phone number
(518) 381-1391
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rocco Verrigni
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Cross street
State Street
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Parking details
Ample parking is available in spacious campus lots.
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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.
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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.
Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, View
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Maria (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always satisfied with the meals at SCCC. Interesting being in a classroom/dining room atmosphere. Glad I'm able to participate.

Maria (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It's wonderful to be a part of the Culinary Program that is offered at SCCC. The students that serve us are learning all aspects of the restaurant business. Great meals.

Traveler (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Lunch was wonderful. First time for my three friends- they all want to return again soon. Great service. Wonderful resource for the community.

Jean1230on3917 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I have been dining at Casola Dining for several years. It is always a great dining experience and very much enjoy the "ethnic themed" meals. The food is always well prepared, well presented and a very classy atmosphere with linen tablecloths and napkins as an added bonus. Thank you to all of the food preparation folks, serves, supervisors and everyone who is instrumental in making this culinary dining experience absolutely perfect. Sincerely, Jean Burke

Photo: Shepard's Pie (2/8/18) from Irish "themed" Lunch

pegfromupstate (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

++ great value. students are enthusiastic. they did very well for the start of the semester. we definitely will be back.
--room is always cold. wish they would tweek the menus a bit. we do understand the need for consistency.

RobertL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

the server was only a student but very good. I however do not recall his name. I believe it was Tyler.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

We keep coming back. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. The meals are excellent with perfect portions. The friends we've brought are always impressed.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

Very nice! Portions a bit small. Good value. Confused as to why there was no steak on the menu. The cuisine was mid west! When I think of KC I think of beef, not salmon or rigatoni. With that being said the experience was terrific and tasty.

quilter (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was very tasty but just Luke warm. Disappointed in that. Coffee was also not hot at all. Soup was delicious and just warm enough, but the rest of the meal was not at all hot enough to serve. Have to wonder how long it was sitting there before our table was served. Server was very good.

Tom31 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was really good and different from what I normally eat.
The students do a great job cooking, serving, hosting.

Satisfied (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Exceptional service and food. The students are well trained and well prepared.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Our waiter Tyler was terrific and the food was wonderful. Our compliments to all the chefs and the instructors who teach them.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

The luncheon menu was outstanding.... a very delicious three course meal for an inexpensive price. We enjoy going with friends and just wish we could go more often. Sometimes it might be nice to have 8 people at a table, rather than just 6 .

The service was excellent and the food was prepared to our liking ... what more could we ask?
Some of our friends object to the two week previous reservation requirement, but I found doing the reservation on the computer quite easy.

Emily Koch


OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

I've been to the Casola Dining room twice this year. Each time I've been impressed with menu variety, the preparation, and the service. Great food and great value. I'll be back soon.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent experience. Fish was slightly overcooked.