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Zelo

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Italian, American, Pasta
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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Zelo celebrates fresh food, with influences from Italy and the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food and exceptionally knowledgeable waiter

We love Zelo and it's suburban cousin Bacio. This time we had the steak sandwich, crabcakes, and Braziliana salad. The salad has hearts of palm, celery, greens, and a flavorful dressing. The blend of textures and flavors are superb. The steak sandwich was perfectly done with a horseradish dressing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Richard L
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Hopkins, Minnesota, USA
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Hopkins, Minnesota, USA
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We love Zelo and it's suburban cousin Bacio. This time we had the steak sandwich, crabcakes, and Braziliana salad. The salad has hearts of palm, celery, greens, and a flavorful dressing. The blend of textures and flavors are superb. The steak sandwich was perfectly done with a horseradish dressing and the waiter brought extra dressing without asking when it looked... More 

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Campinas, SP
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I had lunch in this restaurant and we ordered some fried calamari as starter. This was one of the best calamari I experienced!! Really amazing! The rest of the lunch was good, but this starter really worth the visit to the restaurant. Service is also very good,

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience in Zelo, all the service staff were great, our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wines especially. He even offered us a wine tasting to test which one to go for. The parmesan-crusted shrimp starter was great, the smaller portion is definitely enough. Shrimps were juicy, tender and well seasoned, come with aioli... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I saw great reviews and came here last night. This is second night. Great fresh salads. I had a super yummy ravioli. Tonight getting the local fish. Dessert was great as well. Portions are medium. Not huge but quality

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love the appetizers at Zelo's! All of them are delicious but my favorite is the calamari. Although the parmesan shrimp is a very close second. My favorite meal there is the sirloin sandwhich. It has an amazing amount of perfectly cooked steak and just the right combination of flavors. Others in the party really enjoyed the fish and of... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate here the other evening while in town on business. Great waiter and a very nice relaxed ambiance. The pesto crusted sea bass was superb. My husband had parmesan crusted shrimp which were well prepared , and my daughter had a very nice pasta. We also enjoyed desserts. Very nice gelatos, and the chocolate lava cake-yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a hidden jewel in Minneapolis. The place is elegant and cozy, the staff is amazing and the wine selection is excellent. Be careful with the Wasabi sauce, if you are not local it can melt your face. Try it with respect.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I ate at Zelo's twice in one week since it was convenient to my hotel. The food was very fresh and the menu variety was good - whether you were looking for a light dinner or heavy meal, if you're a vegetarian or carnivore, there are plenty of options. I particularly liked the heirloom grain salad (healthy and tasty), as... More 

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had our son's graduation celebration here and they were so accommodating to our need of getting in and out in time for the ceremony. The food was incredible, especially the appetizers! The ahi tuna, parmesan shrimp, and crabcake appetizers were awesome! Service was superb as well. Wonderful decor/atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a cozy and relaxing dinner here. What was most amazing was the ability to book your reservation on line, which we did on our way home of sightseeing. Parking was not bad, although do watch your meter. Our waiter was excellent in helping us select a wine for our dinner. The staff were all very... More 

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Additional Information about Zelo

Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (9th)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?