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Rotelli Pizza, Pasta, Perfect

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250 E Calder Way, State College, PA 16801-4729
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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161 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped in for an early, quick, dinner. I ordered a chicken/pasta dish and was pleasantly surprised with the quality. To be honest, my expectations were not too high, and I was in a hurry. Friendly staff, great food, and served in a timely fashion.

Thank Matt H
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a very light meal and enjoyed the veggie pizza. What stood out was the appetizer. It was eggplant cooked in a balsamic sauce. Never had anything like this before and was a really tasty dish.

Thank KJShah
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

One of the best Italian dining place in State College. The variety of dishes they offer in the menu is delicious. The staff are all very nice and welcoming. Portions are large and the prices are competitive. The location is so good and enjoyable.

Thank bluewave4444
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I love the food at Rotelli. I really do. Over the years one thing remains consistent besides the food...the painfully slow service. Lunch, dinner, crowded or empty I can honestly say it happens every time. Needless to say don't go here in a rush or with hungry kids. Order takeout. The menu is pretty standard as far as Italian places... More 

Thank M O
Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is a quick sit down Italian place with decent food. They offer gluten free pizza which is very nice if you have that need.

Thank blakecleary
Huber Heights
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Just a half block off campus, Rotelli Pizza & Pasta is located upstairs in Calder Alley just down the way from the Tavern. They have a moderately priced typical Italian menu, and a diner like setting (outside seating available also). The Seafood Bisque was very tasty, and the Bella Rotelli Penne was excellent even without an added protein. Portions were... More 

Thank Frank S
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Right before midterms or finals, my friends and I like to treat ourselves to a dinner (of something other than dining hall food) at Rotelli. We've always had great meals and decent service. The restaurant is fairly small so I would recommend getting there early. The downstairs seating area has more room for larger parties, a bar, and a few... More 

Thank shutupjenna
Philadelphia, PA
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152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We had a group of 12 with a reservation and we were accommodated and served with a smile. The food took a while but that was OK as they provided TVs to watch and they kept up with our drink orders. Food was good! Would go back.

1 Thank Sandy B
Ramsey, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Their lower level has many TV screens and is a good place to watch sports with friends. Their food isn't nearly as good. On my last visit, I had Chicken Parmesan with angel hair pasta. It was forgettable ... with not enough sauce!

Thank M4642WRjohnm
State College
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

This was my first visit to "Rotelli", and I have to say that the coupon that my friend had - 2 entrees for the price of one - was one of the best parts of the meal. Everything else was a curious mixture of just o.k. and pretty good. She ordered the Chicken Parmigiana which came with a roasted tomato... More 

Thank Reiselust1947

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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