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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 good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

A group of us went there to celebrate a family member's graduation from Penn State. We had been told this was one of the better upscale dining establishments. We were seated as soon as we arrived, and we were surpised that it had several empty...More

Thank UHwanderer
Reviewed May 15, 2017

After we were seated the host came over and asked where we had parked. When I told him he said that was not a good place, but he said they had valet parking. I repeated "you have valet?". He said yes. I said, so I...More

2  Thank kvkrusader
Reviewed May 9, 2017

I've walked past Zola hundreds of times during my numerous trips to Happy Valley as an alum and now parent of PSU students. Never really found the right time to try the restaurant until my daughter's graduation this year. Well worth the wait. Somewhat limited...More

Thank jcav08
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Zola was an amazing find for an outdoor lunch in a dog-friendly restaurant. The outdoor seating is great to watch the world pass by on College Ave. We started with the Crab Cake appetizer, a single but HUGE crabcake that was more than enough to...More

Thank PSUDanO23
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

One of best places in town - a bit upscale and modern. Highly recommend their red snapper. I hear that their wine selection is good too.

Thank nittanylionvp
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent staff, service and food! My family had filet mignon, a rib eye, duck ragu and lamb shank. All cooked perfectly and all were delicious!

Thank HappyMom2011_11
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

The preparation was disappointing with regards to how the steaks should be cooked. Took extremely long time for duration of entire dinner. Understaffed.

1  Thank Sixersdiehard2
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We come to State College several times a year but had never been to Zola, so last night we gave it a try. It's a lovely, white tablecloth place in the heart of downtown State College. The food was excellent. Both my husband and I...More

Thank stoupagr
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Zola many times before and enjoyed our meals, but none compare to the Wine Dinner we had last night! The wine and courses were perfectly paired and from the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. First, we were greeted...More

Thank Annie3232014
Reviewed February 20, 2017

A very classy dinner spot located downtown State College. The service was excellent, though the portions were a little small comparative to the price. The ambiance was perfect for a Valentine's dinner, with the staff proving to be very knowledgeable and very friendly. Absolutely recommend...More

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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
$12 - $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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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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