Faccia Luna Pizzeria
Address: 1229 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801
Pizza is a staple of the college diet, and Faccia Luna in State College serves up some of the best authentic Italian pies in the area. Skip the greasy restaurants and try one of Faccia Luna’s for a healthier and tastier option that will fuel you better for college life and your studies.
The margherita pizza is a traditional favorite, along with their authentic 16-inch classic thick pizza. We also recommend one of their calzones if you’re on the go. Their menu has salads and sandwiches, and they offer delivery via Grubhub. Perfect for rumbling stomachs in the library.
Address: 228 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801
Chinese food is known for being quick, reasonably priced, and satisfying. You can order a large dish with rice, vegetables, and protein that won’t break your college budget. Little Szechuan is the popular option in State College for students.
We like the classics, such as General Tso’s chicken, sesame chicken, and fried rice. Or you can try an item on their large menu that you haven’t tasted before.
They are open daily for takeout, and offer delivery from 5-9 p.m. during the week and starting at noon on the weekend via EatStreet, Seamless, or Grubhub.
Address: 220 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801
The Tavern is not just another local college pub in State College. It’s a cozy, colonial-style restaurant that serves up traditional comfort food, including seafood, steak, and pasta.
For lunch, we’re a fan of their Tavern crab cake sandwich and bacon cheddar burger. For a hearty dinner, order up their baked lasagna or cajun-style chicken breast. If you’re looking for something fancy, they have an extensive wine list that you can try. Come hungry because they offer unlimited sides with entrees.
The Tavern is a nice local restaurant to take your parents and family when they visit, or it can be a romantic date spot. They’re open during lunch and dinner hours, have live music on Thursdays, and accept reservations. Show off your local taste by taking your party to The Tavern.
Allen Street Grill
Address: 100 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801
“Award winning menu, late night sizzle” is the tagline of the Allen Street Grill, a local favorite for college students in the area. They serve up traditional and contemporary American food. It’s a great spot to go late at night with a group of friends after a full day of classes or to fill up before an event or game on campus.
Grab one of their sandwiches, such as the Cuban chicken panini or the turkey bacon grill. You can also fill up with a steak or chicken parmesan meal. They also serve up naan pizzas, soups, and salads.
The Allen Street Grill is a PSU classic and has a great outdoor patio area when the weather is warm. Take advantage of their late-night happy hours and grab a drink with a friend.