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Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.2
709 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Cuisines
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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What 709 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner 
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
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 !

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 19, 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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 18, 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.

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vipSteve 
5.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

Zola is one of the best restaurants in State College. It’s a little pricey for the area but a good value. The wine list is exceptional. Good for special occasions or important meetings.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on November 10, 2017

We ordered the Oyster special, Crab Cake and cheese platter for appetizer. Oysters were fresh and delicious, crab cake was so good but was cool when it was served. The cheese platter was delicious. My husband had the filet which was cooked to perfection and we had the butternut squash ravioli. Both were very good. We ordered wine that was good as well

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent wine list. Delicious food with a beautiful presentation!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on October 23, 2017

My daughter and I had a lovely dinner here on Saturday. Our waiter was very attentive and the food and wine was delicious. I do with there had been a few more choices on the menu though or a daily special. I had the scallops which were so delicious and my daughter was raving about how good her salmon was. Of course we did save room for dessert which was wonderful. We will be back.

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DMaldonadoAlegria 
2.0
Dined on October 16, 2017

In the past weeks I've visited Zola Kitchen and every time I have a different experiences.

The food is very inconsistent. I have order the same plate (Filet Mignon) and each time the term of the meat is different, every experience been less enjoyable.

The waiter on our last visit didn't listen at all to our requests (term of meat, side of plates, drinks, etc.) and would bring us our order the way he wanted, not how we ordered them.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
Atherton St.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(814) 237-8474
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Entertainment
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.
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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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Executive chef
Chef Andrew Hufnagel
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine