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Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar

) #22 of 184 Restaurants in State College $$$$, American, Wine Bar
324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
+1 814-237-8474
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar
PRICE
$$$$
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324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a great lunch with service 2nd to none. $37.10 for a shared appetizer and two lunch entrees which were very good. Watch parking in the back and only park between the lines. We were about to be towed and still had to shell out...More

Thank foodie2121
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I made 7:30 reservations approx 30 days in advance. They called to confirm a day or two prior to our visit. Arrived on time, told it would be 10 minutes before our table was available. We were finally seated at 8:20. Placed our order shortly...More

1  Thank Jge4psu
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had read several less than stellar reviews of Zola and decided to see for ourselves. So glad that we did. The service was leisurely yet timely and food was outstanding. The decor is contemporary with floral artwork by a local artist. Tables have fresh...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went there for lunch and ordered their lunch combo (crab cake and dessert). The place was not busy, but the food was slow. When it did come, we found that the salad had many rotten leaves. We put it aside and just ate the...More

2  Thank rockme76
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Ate at this State College restaurant on a Friday night during parents weekend at Penn State. It was 9pm, late for a dinner, and the music was quite loud. Food was carefully prepared by an obviously well trained chef, but I just didn't think this...More

Thank MrsfromNYC
Reviewed September 28, 2013

The promise of the menu is not matched by the execution of the kitchen or the wait staff. Creativity is obvious from the menu descriptions. But chile relleno should have been served hot and crisp. It was warm and a bit soggy. Good flavors. Hot...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I generally found State College to fall short in terms of dining, at pretty much all price ranges. Zola Bistro is perhaps the best restaurant in the town. They graciously accommodated a sudden expansion of the table by two and in general, service was good....More

1  Thank bfly1
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Was in State College for a workshop. A friend and I wanted something more upscale than the typical State College restaurant. Food was good and ; nice selection of wine. The mussels were perfect. My friend has a filet mignon that was done to perfection....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Good food but expensive. We paid $50 for a bottle of Italian blend wine, and then looked it up on line. A wine store in NJ sells it for $9.99! The acoustics in the restaurant is not good either; very loud and reverberant. You need...More

2  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We enjoyed the food and the friendly, prompt service, but the noise was unbearably loud on a Friday night. The incessant noise considerably reduced my enjoyment of the meal. Three of us could barely converse using our normal voices. While some people may like the...More

1  Thank RichT529
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Can I bring my dog when dining outside? Thank you!
August 1, 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $50
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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Description
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.