USC pizzeria serves a little comfort during COVID-19 crisis
A university-run eatery offers comfort food at a reasonable price for those working or staying on campus.
The menu is straightforward: chicken pot pie on Monday, meatloaf on Wednesday, lasagna on Friday.
USC Hospitality is offering a comforting Community Café menu at Rosso Oro’s Pizzeria on South Figueroa Street, set up especially for university employees or anyone staying nearby.
We want to make sure our Trojan family is fed.
“A lot of the people who come in work for the Department of Public Safety, transportation, IT services, LAPD and fire and some Keck employees staying around here,” said manager Geno Ross. “It’s all based around comfort food. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes might bring a little smile right now.”
The lunch and dinner menus, by popular demand, still include pizza. All meals are one price — $7 plus tax — and packed to go. Plaza Marketplace on the Health Sciences Campus has also adopted a simplified takeout menu.
“We want to make sure our Trojan family is fed,” said Chef Keith Shutta. “This is a place where normally people come in for pizza or to watch sports. They can’t stay here and do that right now. Maybe they can pick up a little of that comfort and take it with them.”