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Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar

324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
+1 814-237-8474
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner there in town for a football game. The filet was very good but the reviews on the pheasant were less than good. Two friends split the beef bourignon which wasn’t really beef bourignon and was more like short ribs and the kitchen skimped...More

Thank Pittshark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night, a couple of friends and I travelled to State College to have dinner with an old friend who was in town. She had picked Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar for our dinner venue. I had eaten there once, about two years ago, and...More

Thank Walisabeth52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the food was good, service was mediocre and the price was expensive. We couldnt get a reservation until 830pm, arrived early and wouldnt you know there were 12 empty tables for most of the evening. would have liked a larger selection of proteins, as...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The service this evening at Zolas was abysmal! It's as if the servers were never trained. This was a favorite restaurant that we will question whether to go to again. Sad about our experience.

Thank Cynthia C
Karen S, General Manager at Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

I am so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your celebration at Zola. If you have a chance to call the restaurant to let us know what we need to improve, we would love to try and make it up to you.

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the priciest venues in town. So expectations are (and should be) high. We've been there twice in a month and we're disappointed both times. Quality isn't what it was. Oysters are very good. Bread is good. Tomato bisque was good, not...More

1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

When you have more wait staff than you do customers, you know there is a problem. Zola in its various incarnations has always been pretentious. Having a staff member dedicated to bringing a small piece of (bland) bread to each person is a bit much....More

2  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

3 * is an extremely generous rating. As you can see my reviews worldwide, I tend to rate places well and give credit for deserving experiences. Previously unequalled in State College, which is a culinary challenged town, as surprising as that may be. We have...More

3  Thank JandLfromNY
Reviewed 5 September 2017

In September of 2016, we had a 5 star experience. This year, the food was a huge disappointment. First the menu choices were a bit scant. The only proteins available were trout, snapper, a half a roast chicken, a $110 imported Wagyu steak, beef tenderloin...More

4  Thank LVWanderer
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were in State College for Arts Fest and were excited to try Zola's on the first night in town. It didn't disappoint. The food and service were excellent. I really liked that they had a super Tuscan on the wine list and that I...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Zola's was touted as the best in State College. However the recommendation came from a friend whose kids went to PSU 5 years ago. Management and chef apparently have turned over since then. Menu is very limited. My husband wanted the trout but we were...More

Thank GMRPennsylvania
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You can bring your dog if outdoor dining is available. Best to call and reserve an outdoor table and let them know you are bringing your well behaved dog. I saw a weimaraner on the patio when I was walking by a couple of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 50
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-8474
  • E-mail
Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar provides ingredient driven, seasonal, new American cuisine, with exceptional service, and an outstanding selection of wine and spirits. Located in downtown State College, Zola has an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere that enhances the fine dining experience. Chef Andrew Hufnagel uses modern culinary techniques, locally sourced foods, and global inspiration to develop a menu that will challenge and delight your mouth. Our wine bar and state of the art wine room provide an extensive selection of wine by the bottle, as well as premium by the glass selections from our Wine Keeper preservation system. Our Sommelier is available to help you make your selection or answer any questions about our wines. The bar will feature live music on Friday and Saturday night as well as an extensive selection of craft beer, brown liquors, and specialty cocktails for relaxed post dining entertainment.
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