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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
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Ranked #14 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th
Description: Zelo celebrates fresh food, with influences from Italy and the Mediterranean to Asia and beyond. This downtown Minneapolis institution sets for itself high standards, and compliments its menu with exceptional hospitality and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Using fresh food from local sources and original recipes made from scratch, Zelo is inspired by the food - making it authentic and approachable, feeding customers' increasing desire to experience, learn and discover.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I had dinner here and omg... This is an amazing restaurant. The menu is great and the food is exquisite. Not cheap but simply excellent food. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Denver, Colorado USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

To begin with the Pizza is among the best and most authentic pizza in Minneapolis. we're new to the city and have already eaten here 8 times! try the lasagna and the ravioli is also great! decent deserts... this is a very consistent great meal reasonable about 75-80 dollars for two. try it out!!!

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palm coast, FL
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Drinks, food and service very good. It is a beautiful restaurant . Perry was a goo server. It was a beautiful day when we were there and a great place to eat outdoors.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to this restaurant 4 years ago and had appetizers in the bar. Both the appetizers and the drinks were great so we returned for dinner this time. There were 4 adults and 2 college students in our party. Between us we ordered for appetizers: Ahi Tuna Crisp, Beef Carpaccio, & Bruschetta. All were great but the Ahi Tuna... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great homemade Italian food. Large portions. Odd atmosphere but relaxing and comfortable. Can dress casual or fancy...will fit in either way.

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Winnipeg, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was in Minneapolis for the weekend and was walking downtown looking for a place to eat dinner. Thought we would head into Zelo as I have heard good things. It was great! My boyfriend ordered the steak sandwich and I ordered tortigleoni rossa. Both so good! Steak sandwich was a highlight. Also had a pitcher of sangria that was very... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you want some delicious pasta or pizza this is the place i would suggest. I know some people will not agree but this is my main recommendation.

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Montreal, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place was around the corner from my hotel and had a terrace on a bizzy corner, great people watching. My waiter was super friendly and funny too. I enjoyed their homemade pasta.

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Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had high hopes based on the TripAdvisor reviews, and it is a beautiful, interestingly art deco decorated place. I guess it was our waiter who just had this arrogance about him, wasn't very helpful and seemed to not appreciate very basic questions from experienced diners unfamiliar with the menu. The food was good. Amazing appetizers (both the tuna and the... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excelent choice for italian dinner in Minneapolis! Located on Nicollet Mall, is a pleasure to walk afterwards! Menu changes with the seasons but I had the ricotta and spinach raviolis and almoat asks for seconds.

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