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Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar

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American, Wine Bar
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324 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
+1 814-237-8474
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

First time back to Zola since the restaurant refresh and new owner. More color on the walls, more padding to soften the hard space, and new windows in the front room which used to double as a meat locker in the winter months, kudos for making that investment. Saturday night past was the Central PA Festival of the Arts, always... More 

Thank Russell452014
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610 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped by for an after dinner drink. We were pleased we were able to sit outside as it was a nice night. My husband and I ordered a bottle of wine to share. The wine selection was nice. My only complaint would be that most of the bottles that we were thinking of trying, were not sold by the... More 

Thank Travelbugsforlife
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This place is very nice the food is the best I had in state College it is on the pricier side but worth it

Thank Painfullypolite
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Beautiful, wide open restaurant. Friendly services from the moment we walked in the door. Zola shows off their open kitchen and uses it well. Our waiter was fun and efficient. Nice wine list (hey, they're a wine bar). We enjoyed salads and mains (steak, fish, duck). For dessert, we chose the tart. This was the only disappointing part of our... More 

Thank Food_Snob_PA
State College, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Dinner surprise birthday celebration for 7. We brought our own table decorations and ordered a Zola's cake ahead. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Each one of our group got something different, so it was really interesting to see and sample several of the dishes. They were all beautifully plated and presented. Some of the dishes are more... More 

Thank Chromom
Cincinnati, oh
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Zola is an upscale restaurant, which is not cheap. However, the food was excellent. I had the red snapper along with someone else at the table. I ordered it filleted, which made eating it a lot easier. The other person got the whole fish and they bring out the whole fish fried. While it looked great that way, eating it... More 

Thank Lazboh
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We resisted going back here as last experience a year ago was not good. This time food and service were very good. We celebrated our anniversary and they were very kind. Noise continues to be a people but sitting in the front helps. It's back to fine dining.

Thank Janyce M
State College
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I think the three of us - my friend, son and I - had a similar experience as the previous reviewer. I had never been to "Zola's" before, but I was really impressed by their "Culinary Week" lunch special. For $13 (including tax) we got a three course meal with a non alcoholic drink. However in order to get all... More 

Thank Reiselust1947
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We were warmly greeted and seated and Jay very politely welcomed and served us. We ate off the special culinary week menu. The highlight...the charcuterie platter was a delightful blend of flavorful deliciousness that my bride shared so willingly as I don't know what good gazpacho is supposed to taste like. Appetizers were followed by blackened chicken dripping with flavorful... More 

Thank Kevin F
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Zolas was highly recommended however was very disappointing. The wine and beer list was great. Thinking I couldn't go wrong with a $45 filet was a mistake. Ordered it medium and it was well done. The gnudi wasn't edible and I ordered mushrooms but was given carrots. They did bring mushrooms after telling them the order was wrong. The service... More 

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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
USD 12 - USD 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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