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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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11:00 am - 1:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, 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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  • 27
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  • 17
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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
Favorite Minneapolis Restaurant!

Zelo is now one of my new absolute favorite restaurants! The atmosphere and service is amazing and the food is even better. My Seafood pasta (not sure the exact name of it) was absolutely wonderful. Our server, Jeff, was one of the best servers I've ever had. I can't wait to return to Minneapolis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Shelby H
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Zelo is now one of my new absolute favorite restaurants! The atmosphere and service is amazing and the food is even better. My Seafood pasta (not sure the exact name of it) was absolutely wonderful. Our server, Jeff, was one of the best servers I've ever had. I can't wait to return to Minneapolis so we can go back to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very good Italian fare and exceptional Margarita's. I had a Caesar salad to start dn the meat lasagne made with sausage, which made it pleasantly piquant. Food was very good and not to overwhelming in quantity. Decent price too.

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Floral Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the finest italian resturants I have visted. Excellent food and superior service. Jeff was our waiter and was really good. The fig and prosciutto flatbread appetizer was outstanding as was the calamari. My entree was tortiglioni rossa and it was really, really good. A must try. The lasanga and fettucini with lobster entress were both superb as well.... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

With business colleagues picked Zelo blind out of a list. It's on Nicollet Mall and on a July weekday the weather was great. We got an outside table and enjoyed the street scene. But the real treat was the food and the service. Everything was excellent. The entrees are offered as both "small" and "large". I had the tortiglione rossa,... More 

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Summit, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had plans to dine at another popular restaurant, but they were booked.. Decided to try Zelo and we were quit pleased. We were promptly seated, without reservations. The atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing. Our server was very attentive to our needs and the manager even stopped by to make sure things were good. The food was was well prepared... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a great ending to my birthday. We visited on a beautiful evening, and took advantage of the outside seating, watching the hustle & bustle going by, The service was great, except we never got any bread basket - which I saw on other tables after we had finished eating. The food was great. I had lasagna and a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful interior. Amazing location on Nicollet Mall. Outdoor seating on the street. Valet parking. Dining area. Bar. Food is quality. Everything we had was amazing. Lobster tail was superb along with its risotto. Same for the sea bass! Service is top notch as well. Our server was a bit insistent/rude at times but still good service from start to fin.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been here for business and came back for personal. Great location for work convenience and for great weekend vibe with nearby establishments. Love the atmosphere as its modern and warm, not too loud. Food is very good and service has always been exceptional. People have commented the servers always seem to be there when we want something but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The experience was wonderful from the waiter, Tony to the drinks and the food ..,,superb. The atmosphere was dim light, romantic. We had a table of 9 and every dish was good.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went for dinner with some coworkers, the restaurant was recommended by the staff at the hotel we were staying at. Excellent dinner!! The house made ravioli was amazing, I ordered the large plate (6 pieces) and could not eat it all. Another coworker ordered the walleye, she was very pleased with it. We liked the restaurant so much we went... More 

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Additional Information about Zelo

Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

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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: 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

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