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Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar

719 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (10)
  • Good for a Date (9)
  • Good for Anniversaries (7)
Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar features ingredient-driven, seasonal dishes artfully paired with selections from a world class wine list. Our service goes beyond traditional fine dining details, and our staff is dedicated to creating a memorable dining experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30-2:30
Small plates: Monday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(814) 237-8474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Andrew Hufnagel
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Cross street
Atherton St.
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Parking details
Parking is available directly behind the Zola building, or in the West College Realty parking lot after 5:30pm.
If both lots are full, we recommend the Fraser Street parking garage.
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We offer live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The music spans genres such as jazz, folk, and classical guitar and always blends with the ambiance of the dining room.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 719 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were wonderful. It was a great date night. It's pretty expensive...we had a gift card which is what brought us there for the first time. Loved it but possibly the most expensive restaurant in State College!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Galentine’s dinner experience!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and the best crab cake I’ve ever had! Servers were fast and attentive and all the food (filet & cioppino) was excellent!

vipajn1 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great! only wish they served a little later for post theatre dining etc.

vipPghFoodie (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Unfortunately, State College does not have very many fine dining restaurants which, is good for Zola but bad for you as a customer. Zola is one of the better restaurants in town but it is one of the most expensive one also. A filet is $45.00 al-la-carte, which beats most top steak house in price but not flavor. An average entre is $32-$45 and dinner salads are $12. Add in drinks and you meal is about $85/person which is ok for a "great meal" but at Zola it good but not great. It should have been a telling sign when I went onto Open Table for a reservation on Feb. 10th, the Saturday before Valentine's Day and Zola was the only restaurant that came up with many open time slots. And the restaurant was about half full at 7:00 pm. I would put Zola on my foodie list but at the bottom for State College.

Tess (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner immensely. Nice and quiet atmosphere

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food, but disappointing service. Our waiter seemed distracted and in too much of a hurry.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Very disappointed. I have always loved Zola and go every time I am in st coll. No more. The ceviche was tiny and tasteless, beet salad had one beet and lits of lettuce, pasta was bland and small, sea bass tiny, cocktails and red snapper were the only good thing. An expensive, un satisfying dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I had a terrible experience at Zola. The waitress and manager were incredibly rude, and the food definitely fell short. If you can’t execute ceviche well, you really shouldn’t have it on the menu. I lived in NYC for over ten years, and I’ve never been treated so poorly in a restaurant as I was treated at Zola.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The service could have been improved. My sense is that the wait staff were individually quite attentive but perhaps there were too few of them or perhaps the "team" wasn't playing all together. If it weren't for that, this place would be 4-5 stars across

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food great music, and great fun!!! A bit Pricey.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Waiter was attentive. Food was inconsistent. We started with champagne, a crab cake and mushroom tacos. The men enjoyed the tacos, but the crab cake lacked flavor, was slightly dry even though it was full of crab. The sauce under the crab cake was cold and bland. My husbands filet was perfect. My son had the crispy redfish and really enjoyed
It. My salmon was served raw. My side dish was cold. I did
Send the salmon back. It retuned medium rare. It was a special occasion and I did not want to send it back again, so I ate the edges. If I find myself back at Penn State for a special occasion I don’t think I would return to Zola, even though overall it was positive.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

The service is horrible , the menu is horrible, is over priced ! Food just ok .Everything took forever ! To get a beer,To get bread , one slice of cake was a 30 minute wait ! Will never go back !

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

If you're looking for a Manhattan style experience, this is the place to go. The food was excellent, the wine was great, and the service was fantastic. It is pricey however for State College.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

This was my second visit to Zola’s and each time everything was exceptional. We had raw oysters grow east and west coast. Fresh and tasty

The entrees and appetizers were excellent. Brussels sprout gratin is tasty, especially with the bacon pieces. Our entrees have been scallops, salmon, pork tenderloin. Everything has been cooked perfectly. The only miss may have been the salmon skin. If it was supposed to be crisp, it was not. It was fresh and delicious nonetheless

The food is perfectly paced. Entrees followed appetizers at a perfect time.

Wine list is superb and beer list is very good

Service could be a tad faster but when enjoying a high end dinner, this is a minor issue.