Places and Spaces


Good food at affordable prices is always in style. Add a convenient location in the atrium of the A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, and the Celtic Café- operated by the university and its dining services partner, Aladdin-was a guaranteed hit.

Joe Colantuono, Aladdin's director of food service, said students were uppermost in mind when the Celtic Café was transformed over the summer into a new full-service eatery and Starbucks.

"Our goal is to provide an expanded, exceptional student- centered dining experience to accommodate the additional classes that will be relocated to this area of campus," Colantuono said.

Aladdin's culinary team designed the new and expanded made-to-order food offerings, which include breakfast sandwiches, deli and flatbread sandwiches, salads, hoagies, wraps and a robust selection of homemade soups. All are available for lunch or dinner for eat-in or take-out.

Celtic Cafe

Those with a sweet tooth will be excited about the cookies, donuts, muffins and other pastries baked and delivered fresh daily by Potomac Bakery in Mt. Lebanon. Students can use their block meal plans during lunch and dinner hours, and faculty and staff can take advantage of commuter meal plan options.

Comfortable seating for up to 100 offers a social environment for students to relax with friends or have a quick bite to eat before class. Charge ports allow students to easily hook up electronics to learn and stay connected to the campus community.

The Celtic Café is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The menu is available online at