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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
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81 - 90 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 3 January 2015

I've gone here for drinks before with my girlfriend to end a great night, and I've always loved it here. This place has the class that you crave when you think about s restaurant. When the bartenders aren't serving you, they are constantly polishing glasses!...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 23 November 2014

As the recent reviews say, this restaurant, which we have loved in the past, is going downhill fast. We have been there twice in the past few months. The food used to be flavorful - but no more. The wine selection is not very good,...More

1  Thank Renee D
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Décor; modern and relaxing-pumps ones expectations. That's were it ends. Wine list, probably set up by a wholesaler-- so routine with overpriced inexpensive wines that you want to walk out. Not one above average wine by the glass. Food; Bone marrow -- served with burnt...More

1  Thank Louis H
Reviewed 9 November 2014

My wife and I were looking for something different in SC and tried Zola. We did not have a reservation on a football weekend and were pleased to get a table. The menu is limited but the selections were interesting. I had the turkey chili...More

Thank jcp01
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Zola was our favorite State College restaurant for years but our last visit was a disappointment. The menu, usually creative and exciting, was lackluster (especially short on red meat options). Wines by the glass, once a strong point, were pedestrian... almost like they stopped trying....More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

While the salmon was excellent as well as the calamari, we were shocked that the chicken breast turned out to be a very small leg and thigh. The mushroom reduction sauce was not very flavorful either. The noise level is very high- you almost have...More

Thank Suninobx
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We enjoyed an outstanding dinner Saturday night @ Zola's. The staff is friendly, professional & courteous. The appetizers were amazing, the entrees were delicious. The French toast dessert is a must have.

Thank Detiz
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

I do love coming here. Menu changes from season to season so it's always a surprise as to what will be there. Food was as good as always. Service excellent. Only downside was that it was very loud. Had a jazz band which while I...More

Thank JmpPsu2004
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Stopped in for lunch on a Monday around 1 pm. Not busy but I had a great hot Mac and Cheese "salad" served with a side of mixed green salad. A glass of a Chilean Chardonnay went great with the lunch. Upscale dining with white...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 16 September 2014

While pricey, it is totally worth it. The food and service was phenomenal. Whenever we are in town visiting we make sure to make a reservation ahead of time to ensure we get a good table and seating time.

Thank Polkadot0524
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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, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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