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Rotelli Pizza, Pasta, Perfect

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250 E Calder Way, State College, PA 16801-4729
814-238-8463
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent Italian food, great luncheon special, sports bar downstairs

Rotelli's offers american cuisine but also pasta dishes more akin to an Italian restaurant. The lunch special can't be beat. Plenty of menu items, all reasonably priced. Downstairs is a separate dining room with TV's and a bar that turns into a sports bar during sporting events.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shawn D
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University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rotelli's offers american cuisine but also pasta dishes more akin to an Italian restaurant. The lunch special can't be beat. Plenty of menu items, all reasonably priced. Downstairs is a separate dining room with TV's and a bar that turns into a sports bar during sporting events.

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Thank Shawn D
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant the past few years. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The food is good. I love the seafood risotto. Recently we tried the wings. And they are now our very favorite wings...great flavor, juicy, meaty, perfect. The specials are all interesting and reasonably priced....and yet they are comfort foods so they seem to... More 

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Thank Helen L
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at Rotelli's on Friday evening, September 25 with family and friends from Atlanta. They wanted Italian and Rotelli's was the number 1 choice. Our salads were fresh and delicious, especially with their made house balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Among the entrees ordered were Seafood Alfred, Eggplant Rollatine, pasta, and a gourmet pizza. Everything was delicious and done to... More 

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Thank BunnyV1969
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Rotelli's offers the best Italian food in State College at a reasonable price. The seating area also has several TVs that permit you to catch all the game action!

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Thank BobD0320
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been here occasionally. What usually stops us from going back is paying for downtown parking. They do not offer any validation that I know of. So while the food prices are good you have to add in parking into your meal cost. The one benefit to the parking problem is it's located just in front of a parking... More 

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Thank MommaCCC
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Rotelli is not a fancy restaurant and the menu, while having a few interesting choices, is pretty typical for a pizza/ pasta place. But we knew that going in and we were just looking for a nice lunch. And that's exactly what we got. Good food at a good price. What I was most impressed with was our server. We... More 

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Thank Carrie C
State College, PA
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Rotelli's dining room is located upstairs with the bar separate and downstairs. (Although the bar does serve food, we have found it noisy.) The food, which is primarily Italian, very tasty. The servers are friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is pleasant with a view of downtown State College from the window booths. In warm weather patio dining over Calder Alley... More 

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Thank RetiredProfPSU
Ashburn, Virginia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love Rotellis for hockey game viewing! We come here every hockey game. We were just in town and there was a Pens v. Flyers game so we headed over to Rotelli. We got a pasta bowl for $5 (huge bowl of pasta) and were able to select the pasta and sauce combination from a list (chose ziti with vodka... More 

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Thank caitpre
Seaford, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We always eat here at least once during each visit to Penn State... great food and very affordable...!!!!

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Thank ccent817
State College
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Rotelli's has great food, plain and simple. It's not great in that it ranks among the best meals I've ever had, however I crave there food quite often. I tend not to sway from my usual sausage and peppers Mac and cheese, not because I don't like the other food but because I just love that dish so much. Pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 E Calder Way, State College, PA 16801-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-238-8463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?