Current Students Review Two Storrs Center Restaurants

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If you haven’t checked out Storrs Center at UConn, you’re missing out on some seriously delicious meals. This Saturday during Huskies Forever Weekend, we invite you to explore UConn’s newest culinary hotspot during the Storrs Center Stroll.

Stuck on where to eat first? Read these UConn student reviews of two places you may enjoy:

Happy reading (and eating!)

Geno’s Grille

“If you’re looking for nice place to go for dinner or a home-style Italian meal, Geno’s Grille in Storrs art_genos_pizzaCenter is the place for you. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and makes you feel like a part of Geno’s family. It’s a great place to have a family dinner, go on a date, or even catch the game at the bar. The food is delicious and there is something for everyone. There are many options, and be sure to check out the specials on the chalkboard (the waitstaff might even refer to it as “Geno’s playbook” for the day).

Deciding what to eat is tough because everything sounds so good. The choices range from salads, soups, and sandwiches to pastas, pizza, and entrees. Once you decide, you won’t be disappointed. If you can’t decide, sharing is always an option—portion sizes are pretty large.

Try not to fill up too much on your main course because the dessert menu is equally as good. For dessert, you have to try the Montagna dark chocolate cake. It’s perfect for sharing, but if you are up for a challenge, you can definitely devour it yourself. If chocolate cake isn’t your thing, there are other options, too, like gelato, sorbet, and cannolis!art_genos_chocolatecake

You can check out the player wall, where some UConn Basketball stars have signed. You might even get a chance to see Geno when he hosts his radio show live from the restaurant. This is definitely a good place to check out.”

Reviewed by Erin McMahon ’17 and Jasmine Patel ’16

H.A. Café

“Nestled in Storrs Center across from the CVS, this little restaurant is bringing variety to the UConn Campus. Their menu features sushi, tea, and other Asian street food. The most popular item is the “Husky Bowl,” which includes your choice of sashimi in a rice bowl. There are several other “build your own bowl” options as well as customizable okonomiyaki. This is a great menu for sushi lovers that won’t break the bank.art_huskyBowlandChicken

If sushi isn’t your thing, H.A. Café also has a variety of other dishes, appetizers, and refreshing bubble teas to satisfy your cravings. The extensive tea menu includes over 15 flavors of tea and a variety of bits/boba to add to your drink. The mango iced tea is the most popular—I highly recommend trying it with some added boba!

H.A. Café offers Saturday morning workshops once a month with activities ranging from cooking classes to arts and crafts. This restaurant adds a cultural flair to the UConn cuisine and community.”

Reviewed by Emily Johnson ’16.

“I had the pleasure of dining at H.A. Café in Storrs Center. I had such a wonderful experience at this newart_SpicySalmonRoll restaurant that is near campus and ready to feed the Huskies. The restaurant allows you to take charge of your meal and customize every aspect of it. What I loved most about the cuisine is that it was light, refreshing, and filling; very authentic without much hint of westernization. What is even better about this place is that it’s reasonably priced, so students can enjoy great food without going too deep into their pockets. I definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!”

Reviewed by Thalia Mangan ’16

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