@ Towers Center
Overlooking Rialto

The University of Northern Iowa has two award-winning, all-you-care-to-eat dining centers conveniently located on the north (Rialto) and south (Piazza) side of campus. Both dining centers are open for students, faculty, staff and guests to the university and can be accessed by use of a meal plan, dining dollars, debit/credit or cash payment. (Please note: we are currently limiting dining center access to meal plan participants only. See our dining modifications for a complete listing of temporary changes.) Each of the venues within the dining centers serves a variety of quality items to include made-from-scratch recipes, fresh bakery items and locally grown produce. Each location also offers allergy friendly and vegan-specific venues.


  • Accepts Cash
  • Accepts Dining Dollars
  • All You Care To Eat
  • Allergen-Free
  • Late Night Food
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Vegan
Dining Station Description
Colby's Logo

Sandwiches and wraps made-to-order on bread baked fresh in our bakery, as well as made-from-scratch soups.

Cornucopia Logo

Pasta and homestyle favorites.

Vegetarian, vegan and allergen-friendly options as well as a salad bar.

Emiliano's Logo

You're the chef! Create your own entrée from a rotating menu of favorites including salads, quesadillas, fajitas, omelettes and more.

Formaggio Logo

Wood oven pizza and breadsticks, along with a taco and nacho bar.

S'mores Logo

Desserts from Fresh Beginnings Bakery and ice cream.

Sparks Logo

Grilled and fried foods such as burgers, chicken and fries.


Rialto Logo
View of Rialto Cucina
Outside Dining Colby's

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Sara Eberle - Manager
Matt Copp - Senior Assistant Manager
Mitch McAlister - Assistant Manager
Tiffanie Miller - Clerk III


  (319) 273-2405


  Towers Center
  University of Northern Iowa
  Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0290