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Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Wine Bar
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324 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
+1 814-237-8474
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 Zola's for a night on the town with a significant other.

Thank R F G
Alexandria, VA
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us at dinner from out of town and we all had a great meal. I shared the Charcuterie and Cheese Board appetizer which was very good. For my entree, I chose the Australian lamb shank with creamy truffled polenta which was excellent - a huge plate of food, I couldn't finish it all. The bread was... More 

Thank VadoinItalia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in for her birthday for dessert. The atmosphere was very nice..the staff was friendly and helpful. The wine was a bit pricey at $15 a glass for a white blend but it was very good. The frittes appetizer is amazing. And we had the chefs special salted caramel creme brule which was outstanding.

Thank Kristin H
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visit Zola recently with friends. As typical of Zola the food was excellent and the service is also excellent. I would recommend sitting in the window room section as the back of the restaurant and bar can be a bit noisy.

Thank Mary M
Management response:

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Zola! You can always request the front room when you make your reservation, and we will do our best to seat you there. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wanted something more than pub food. this place delivered. Great interesting food. Had venison which don't get to often. Excellent wine menu although a bit pricey on relatively easy to get wines. 2.5 times store prices.

Thank Glen F
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a recommendation of a PSU prof, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.....excellent service, food, and ambiance. Best place I've frequented in State College during an annual business trip for the last 4 years.

Thank Joe T
Management response:

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to serving you again. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The red snapper was delicious and is their signature dish. We went on a Saturday night, and it actually was fairly quiet since everybody was home or out getting ready to watch the Big 10 championship game. Service was excellent. Would have given 5 stars but it was very pricey for State College. Over $90 per person with tip and... More 

Thank Samuel G
State College, Pennsylvania, Usa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

very crowded with a very small bar and small area where the band was playing. Very "pricey"........Food and drink.

Thank Emma T
Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

had a family dinner for 6 this past Friday some good food calamari tartare ($24) overpriced filet and salmon now the misses the forgot my duck breast rushed it back and it was not good asked for a side of carbonara and got a flat no have to buy the entree waited 20 min for desserts after the coffee was... More 

Thank lbrown6281
Mississauga, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The service was good, but that was where it ended. The charcuterie was not worth going back for and the crab sandwich was very disappointing.....where was the crab? This was a lunch and had planned on going back for dinner but thought our money would be best spent elsewhere.

Thank JackGail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
American, Wine Bar
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-8474
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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