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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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Today
11:00 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: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 260
    Excellent
  • 182
    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
Great restaurant in downtown Minneapolis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
PepaC22
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Zelos is always a great choice for business lunches or dinners. The food is consistently good and the waitstaff highly professional.

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Topeka, KS
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465 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 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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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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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The ambiance is superb. the food is delicious, but the quantity is ridiculous for the price. Still I recommend it highly, for its overall appeal.

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Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We ate here with a group of people for a holiday party. The food was great, I didn't hear one complaint about someone not liking what they ordered. The staff was really nice. It did seem like the dining room was a bit crowded but not terrible.

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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, Doing business, Romantic

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?