Food Service and Canteens

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The University food service in Padova - RistorESU - offers, every year, about 1,500,000 meals to the whole university student population of Padova.

Students from other Italian or foreign universities in Padova can access RistorESU by submitting a request.

Nowadays, ESU offers its food services through 3 University canteens11 affiliated canteens.

How to access the University's food services

Access to the services is regulated by the University Food Service Access Regulations, updated every year. 

Students will have access to the food services through QRcode identification available, upon accreditation, on the web page > Online Services.

For duly certified educational reasons, students who possess their QRcode have complete access to all the canteens, both in Padova and in the University's satellite locationsprovided that they are computerised and the users' data can be collected​.


  1. The QRcode is strictly personal. It cannot be lent to others, and the owner is responsible for its use and safekeeping.

  2. Every student can receive one lunch and one dinner per day

  3. Students who are entitled to a free meal can enjoy it indifferently for lunch or dinner.

  4. Students who do not possess their QRcode have to pay the E TARIFF.

Students are kindly requested to read carefully the norms to access the service, its features, as well as the Warnings and Sanctions sections.

Information can improve the use of the service.


For more information on access criteria to the food services contact the Settore Diritto allo Studio.


For any user who is not connected to the University or anyone interested in signing an agreement, contact the Restaurant Service.