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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
+1 612-333-7000
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Ranked #19 of 1,586 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner..the waiter was the best.. The restaurant was beautiful.. The price was not to bad..next time we in Minneapolis, love to go again..thanks again for the wonderful service...

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St.Paul -Mpls
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This latest visit was with a group of 7 for dinner. I have had lunch at Zelo a couple of times before. As with every visit, the service was exceptional with charm, wit and attentiveness. We were seated comfortably and off to the side so we could enjoy each other as a group without interrupting others. Everything was hot, delicious... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food was excellent and the service was great as well! The restaurant was close to our hotel - within walking distance. Our waiter was fabulous and had been at the restaurant for many years so he knew what to recommend. Excellent experience.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

so I'm working late , husband offers to take me out for dinner - I choose a place, he not so crazy about it( too early ), no crowd. so he suggests Zelo. what's a Zelo I ask. only the most enjoyable bar, food, service!! That's what a Zelo experience is. we ate dinner in the bar after happy hour... More

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Watertown, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

First of I would like to say our service was outstanding. Our server was Shawnah. She couldn't have been more accommodating, courteous, and knowledgable. Service was on point and never lagged. We started with the Brussels sprout appetizer and it was out of this world good. Even a picky eater would love these carmelized sprouts in a honey sauce. Salad... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was ther for lunch with some friends, service was pretty good , portion of food is excellent, the enviroment of the place is casual chic, in the table that we were, It was so closed for the next to us, so when we need go to the restroom was uncomfortable. good location, and the manager and waitress very kind!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have enjoyed this restaurant several times - and I keep sending more and more family, friends, guests to this location. Being a concierge at a 5-star hotel downtown Minneapolis, I can say that I stand behind this restaurant 110%. I send my guests here EVERY CHANCE I GET. EZRA, the manager, is SUCH a cool guy! And LAUREN, is... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you want to have a special time for a special occasion, Zelo's will not disappoint. The meals will average about $100 per person and are worth it. You will find unique and thoughtful treats and surprises everywhere from their forks, to their napkins, to their restrooms and of course in their menu. Every sip, every bite is pure pleasure.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Right on Nicolette hall, this Italian had a nice atmosphere making it an enjoyable experience. Pasta is all homemade.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Great pizza and lasagne! I also had the crusted sea bass.....fantastic! Had one of the best servers, that I have ever had! Real professional and nice! The restaurant was a little warm in temperature but other than that ,it's a great place to eat in the center of downtown!

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Additional Information about Zelo

Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: American, Italian

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