Cuarto Dining Commons

Cuarto DC is closed for academic year 2020-2021.

Welcome to UC Davis' spotlight dining facility showcasing sustainable food solutions.

  • Five culinary food platforms
  • Waste diversion and composting
  • Seating capacity of 300, serving 1,500 residents
  • Multiple seating options
  • Outdoor seating on 2nd floor balcony
  • Full wireless connectivity
  • Convenience store

16,000 sq.ft. of renoved space into dynamic, attractive, and sustainable facility.

Five culinary platforms have replaced the cafeteria-style serving area. Platforms include Harvest Bakery, Tomato St. Grill, Seasonality featuring entree's with seasonal and local foods, Saucey hosting hand-crafted pizzas and pasta, and Fresh Inspirations serving hand-tossed salads and carved meats.

Expanded and enhanced seating. We've converted the compartmentalized seating rooms into large, open dining areas by removing partition walls and creating a two-story space in the public market area with an opening in the second floor.

Additional enhancements:

  • Mechanical system improvements.
  • Lighting energy use reduction.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Non-chemical water softening.
  • Display boards, electronic displays, and equipment monitoring devices.
  • Solar heat recovery system with high-efficiency boilers and pumps.
  • Lighting reduction and controls integration.
  • Utilization of recycled materials.

Face coverings are required indoors at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.


Academic Year Hours

Tuesday, September 21, 2021Thursday, June 9, 2022.

  • Monday–Friday: 7 AM–10 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM

Scheduled Academic Year Closures

  • Thanksgiving: November 25–28, 2021;
    Meals resume with breakfast on November 29
  • Winter Break: December 11, 2021–January 1, 2022;
    Meals resume with dinner January 2
  • Spring Break: March 19–26, 2022;
    Meals resume with dinner on March 27
  • End of Year: After dinner on June 9, 2022


Cuarto DC Menu

General Manager


Keith Luke

Executive Chef


Anthony Russo


The Cuarto Dining Commons is located at the east end of Oxford Circle, immediately south of Emerson Hall and northeast of Thoreau Hall.

Map displaying Cuarto DC