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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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11:30 am - 2:00 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: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, 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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  • 263
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Excellent dining experience all the way around!

This is a wonderful place to dine. The atmosphere is great, the waitstaff are very professional and the food and drink selection are quite good. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, and my coworker, a return diner at Zelo, ordered her favorite dish. This is a must when in Minneapolis.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ward L
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to dine. The atmosphere is great, the waitstaff are very professional and the food and drink selection are quite good. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, and my coworker, a return diner at Zelo, ordered her favorite dish. This is a must when in Minneapolis.

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Michigan
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273 reviews 273 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great staff with great food located in a great location in downtown Minneapolis. Everything was excellently prepared and our waiter couldn't have been better. Very nice ambiance without being pretentious.

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Bronx, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I came to Zelo on a Wednesday night with 3 others. We were seated in no time and had a nice waitress. The basketball game was on at the bar so extra points for Zelo! My group and I all ordered something different and all enjoyed our meal. The bread and butter brought out in the beginning was soft and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I ate at Zelo’s while at a conference in Minneapolis. I really enjoyed the service, and the food was excellent. I had the “Ahi Tuna Crisps” as an appetizer and the “Linguini di Mare” as the main. The sea food on both dishes was super fresh. If you get the Linguini di Mare make sure you save some bread for... More 

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new jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I enjoyed great service when I ate alone last evening, enjoying homemade ravioli and a salad along with a glass of Cabernet. The wait staff efficiently refilled my water glass and arrived promptly with my selections. The noise level is a bit high for quiet conversation and the bar on the opposite side seemed lively and crowded. My waitress was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to either dine in the restaurant or their bar area, the atmosphere is great, as is the food.

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Topeka, KS
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466 restaurant reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A small group of us walked from our hotel (Marriott City City) just a couple of short blocks to this restaurant. The staff were amazingly friendly and efficient. We were greeted like we were old friends and were seated immediately. The restaurant is gorgeous... high ceilings, richly-appointed seats, colorful glass chandeliers that could double as an art piece. We were... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a very pleasant dinner for two at Zelo. Service was excellent and the food was great. I had a half salad and a full entree. My wife had a half salad and small entree. Well prepared and just the right size. We had room left for espresso and gelato. We will return to Zelo.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The ambience and the food are excellent. Oh... the bread is the best, it's warm and the butter was melting when you spread it, yummy! My first visit was really the best, the server was awesome, he recommended the most popular menus and the wines. My second visit was still good but not the server. He needs more training. He... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I visited this restaurant with a large group of colleagues and friends. The food cane out surprisingly quickly for the number if people we had and service was good. I loved the ambiance of the space, especially considering it is in a very busy location downtown. We never felt rushed. I was a bit disappointed with the bread service, as... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?