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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, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 300
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  • 201
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    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 Service Great Food

This was a nice surprise to find this restaurant.The food was great and the service was over the top. will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Paris0813
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a nice surprise to find this restaurant.The food was great and the service was over the top. will return.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Minneapolis and decided to have dinner at Zelo. Neat place with a modern decor. Service was on the spot. The food was great. My wife had the linguini del Mar and loved it. I had the Chilean sea bass which was spectacular. Enjoy this fun and lively place.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On a business trip and was in the mood for some "eye-talian" as my Anglo friends say😊 This place is well laid out with a very cool bar area for mixing and mingling as well as a neat singles / couples seating along the window. The menu is interesting Italian including a vegetarian Lasagna. I opted for the Fig and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

An incredible menu with local and regional fare. The atmosphere is cool and chic and the food was delicious! My partner ordered the pesto Sea Bass which was delightful and I had a delicious 8oz tenderloin with potatoes and grilled carrots! Dress code is casual to dressy (Suit and Tie) but overall very comfortable. Our server was well versed, prompt... More 

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upstate ny
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fun place to eat. Great food, good drinks and food. Indoor or outdoor seating. Reasonable prices. Decent service

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had some guests in town. They stayed around downtown Minneapolis. They wanted to have Italian, so we thought let's try Zelo. We were not disappointed. Great service and pleasant experience all around. Food was tasty, and price was reasonable. We are likely to go back here in the future.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went twice to eat their raspberry /rhubarb pie! All food is cooked on the premises and the restaurant is justifiably popular.Perfectly cooked halibut was served on a bed of spinach surrounded by gazpacho.Salmon was a tad over cooked .Very good service on both visits. Close to the Marquette Hotel

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to Zelo last summer and it was not a good experience. The steak was so so and the fish dish was swimming in a watery sauce. The fish must have been frozen before. I did not expect that for the price. It is a busy place for people wanting to get a drink after work i suppose. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Now that the Nicollet Mall is under construction, the fume emitting buses and taxis are no longer ruining the experience of dining alfresco on the Mall. Taking advantage of this is one more reason to try Zelo's. Their indoor offerings have been well recommended for years, but the outdoor patio adds a welcome new dimension to enjoying their cuisine. The... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cute bar... great food .... Best Mojito and the worst Martini. Friendly staff. I would definitely make this my stop every time in Minneapolis

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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: 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

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