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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
+1 612-333-7000
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Ranked #15 of 1,604 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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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Restaurant details
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
Stevensville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a really good restaurant for the price. The menu is unique and the service is great. I would return here again and also recommend it for a nice business dinner.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday evening of a holiday weekend and it was reasonably busy. Started with a flat bread that was more like a small pizza and delicious. Lots of menu choices and specials. There were 5 of us and all pleased with our entrees. Mine was a Scottish salmon that I thought would be the cold translucent version... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

4 of us had a great 2 hour birthday lunch at Zelo today. We started with soups including Tomato Basil, Clam Chowder, and Chicken Fennel. We also had the Ciao Baby salad and Bibb Beet Salad. Our main courses included a Bacon & Blue salad with walleye fillet added to the salad, House Made Lasagne, Walleye Sandwich and Butternut Squash... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Zelo serves up a variety of meals and beverages that will meet the expectation of different travelers. Their Dry Age Pork Chop was a lovely meal, taken with a nice glass of fruity red.

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Toronto, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited Zelo while on a business trip as we were looking for a meal that on the healthy side. The menu seemed a little 'all over' but our meals were still good (nothing over the top). It was the service that is above average here, great wait staff!!! I would return based on service alone.

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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188 reviews 188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Zelo's has managed to avoid being the clichéd Italian Restaurant while still serving high quality Italian cuisine. My husband and I shared a wonderful salad and a pasta entrée that involved wild mushrooms. A nice wine, some crusty bread and we were totally happy and satisfied.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Never never disappointed.rigatoni with sausage and peas wonderful. Could the bread be any more delicious..???? Nice wine list. Ate in bar.....Window table. Perfect!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great happy hour. Our group enjoyed the pizza, French fries, sliders, and the Brussel sprouts. The drink specials were great.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My friends are at Zelo New Years Eve. Wonderful atmosphere, great service and delicious food. It is often hard to decide what to order as everything on the menu is good. I had a wonderful salad topped with Parmesan crusted shrimp. A friend had the molten chocolate Bodino for dessert. Yum! A great place to eat any time.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our first time eating at Zelo and we would absolutely recommend this restaurant to others. Service, food, and atmosphere were all top-notch! After reading the suggestions of other reviewers, we tried the caramelized brussel sprouts and they were excellent; simple and flavorful. My husband ordered the housemade lasagna, he would have licked the plate clean had we not... More 

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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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