Practicalities for the USI community

Cafeteria and weekly menu, Lugano campus

The Lugano Campus cafeteria (commonly called “mensa”, which is Italian for “canteen”) is located in the main building of Lugano West campus. Its opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and it offers breakfast, lunch menus, and a vast choice of take-outs.

Lunch menus:

  • 'Global' daily special, a vast choice of international culinary delights
  • Pasta
  • 'Local' cusine, of classic home-cooking
  • Cold meals, with a salad buffet, sandwiches and snacks

A vegetarian option is always available on the menu.

Weekly menu:


  • Pasta dish 7.50 CHF (students) / 9.50 CHF (staff) / 11.50 CHF (visitors)
  • Vegetarian menu 10.00 CHF (students) / 12.00 CHF (staff) / 14.00 CHF (visitors)
  • Meat or fish menu 11.00 CHF (students) / 13.00 CHF (staff) / 15.00 CHF (visitors)

To benefit from reduced prices, if asked you must show your student ID card or the staff badge.


Catering offers:







Updated on: 04 May 2022