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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
+1 612-333-7000
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Ranked #19 of 1,596 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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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
Lakeville, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

tonight we had Happy hour in the bar. We ordered $7 pizza which had 6 slices of awesome pizza! The service has very good. We never sat with an empty glass or dirty dish. The manager checked in with us to make sure we were happy. Service this good is rare. Nice to find a place that has good food... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

it is no accident that my god-son asks for 6 dinners a year at Zelo for his combination birthday/Christmas gift. Some of the best wait staff in town, always high quality food (I'm completely addicted to the heirloom grain salad and the tomato/avocado flatbread) , creative cocktails, a great wine list and one of the most quirky & lively atmospheres... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We were blown away by our first trip here. The ambiance is so romantic and the emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients really shows. However, on our second and third trip the food was not as good and both times the food came to us cold. The drinks are good but expensive and if you can get a window seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went for dinner last night and it was excellent. There was four of us and everyone had a great meal. We had the Sea Bass, Fettuccine, Risotto and Ravioli. The service was great, very pleasant and knowledgeable. They make their own pasta and the food is locally sourced. This is a new favorite restaurant for us!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I met an out of town couple for dinner on a Saturday night. We had a drink in the bar before and did struggle to get service for our Martinis. They were excellent but expensive (ok the lime slice on my side car wasn't fresh and WAY to thick for a martini glass). Our dinner booth was... More 

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st paul
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped in, after hours of shopping downtown Sat afternoon. At 530 we found a nice rail along the window, In the lounge area of restaurant. Happy hour menu was great. Had a v good Amarone wine for $9, and bf had craft brews. All were discounted $2 for HH. Had good apps too. Brussel sprouts were divine, as were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have eaten here for years, and the food remains consistent and service is always good. We love the Pablo Raviolis, Sea Bass, and they have the best, most flavorful turkey burger in town. No need for ketchup! The salads and pizza are always good. This is one of our go to restaurants where we never had a bad meal.

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Winnipeg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Visited Zelo for the first time back in August, and I've been thinking about my steak sandwich for the last 2 months. When we were back last weekend, it was our first stop again, and it delivered big time! We came with another couple and they raved about their dishes as well, definitely a must stop while in the Twin... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great vibe and my wife Love,Love,Loves the Blanco Margarita. Pasta was fresh and very good. But the menu would benefit from some more interesting options. Great for Happy Hour

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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Four friends and I went here for a birthday dinner for me while on a girls' weekend. (We were staying at the Residence Inn about 1/2 block away - great place to stay!) From the service at Zelo to the atmosphere to the flavors in the food, this will definitely be a place we return. I had the chicken fettuccine... 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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