Need A Break From The Fine Dining of Valentine Hall?

By Rebecca Gooch

Lasell College has one main dining hall students attend for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Valentine Hall is a place you will always see someone you know when you walk in as it is Lasell’s most accessible dining service. Lasell does continue to make efforts to expand their food selection which personally, I have noticed. However, sometimes venturing out into the community of Newton to local restaurants is a refreshing treat.

Only minutes away from Moody Street, Newton Center, and West Newton, Lasell College is in a perfect location for students to walk or drive to restaurants if Valentine Hall is not catering to their needs. In walking distance, just over a mile away is Bruegger’s, Bocca Bella Café & Bistro, and Tom’s Pizza. These are all affordable, good quality restaurants students should give a try.

Located in the Star Market plaza is Bruegger’s, which is great for breakfast but also makes great Panini sandwiches if you’re looking for lunch. Bocca Bella Café & Bistro is the priciest out of these three but is an excellent Italian restaurant for lunch or dinner. Just across the street is Tom’s Pizza, your classic pizzeria. Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza, a box to split with friends, or a sub, Tom’s has you covered and always provides quick and quality service.

Students with cars who have the option to venture a little further should explore Heidi’s on Moody Street, Tango Mango in Newton Center, or Comella’s in West Newton. All three of these restaurants will give you generous portions for unbeatable prices. Heidi’s is the perfect late night diner. Tango Mango may have the best burritos around, always hand rolled before you with the freshest ingredients. And then Comella’s, famous for their “messes,” is cheap and always serves generous portion sizes.

Lasell College is located minutes away from all six restaurants whether you walk or drive. Please expand your horizon and dine at these unique local restaurants!


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