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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner there on Friday! We had no reservation,and the dining room was full, but the bar area was classy and the menu was the same, so my husband and I had a wonderful experience there. Service was great, and so was my pesto-encrusted sea bass. I would highly recommend Zelo as a dining experience!

Thank Kristine N
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is well prepared, but not outstanding in my view. Service is excellent and the decor a mash up of funky and classical Italy. A very busy place that definitely requires a reservation.

Thank Intouchable
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been going to Zelo for years and I've never been disappointed. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is perfect and the staff is very professional and witty. I live near downtown so I'm usually walking and whenever I encounter visitors trying to find their way someplace, if they haven't decided on a location I always recommend Zelo.

Thank Pauhal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, ambience and friendly service. Have visited this restaurant over 16 years and it still is one of my favorite restaurants. Tremendous lasagna! Friend had the walleye and said it was delicious.

Thank evertraveling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

when in minnesota eat walleye!! fries are awesome and the staff is welcoming and attentive. decor is fun and funky. highly recommend.

Thank Kristin W
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Zelo with 2 of my friends while in Minneapolis for a conference. We all had delicious meals. We started with the Ahi tuna crisps and scallops which were fantastic. 2 of us ordered the linguini de mare. Linguini de mare is one of my go to meals at Italian restaurants and this was hands down the best... More 

Thank TEGinPA
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had one night in Minneapolis and our hotel concierge recommended Zelo. The wine list was amazing and well priced. The food was excellent, we ate the Walleye Parmigiana which was delicious. It was difficult to pick from all the choices! I highly recommend.

Thank Gus V
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here the night before the Twin Cities Marathon so we couldn't indulge in wine or cocktails, but the food was fantastic. The bread was amazing and without questions the best spaghetti and meatballs i've ever had.

Thank Allen B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as high end Italian food goes, I felt that Zelo's was average. Their ravioli was of course good, but didn't really stand out. Same with the shrimp appetizer; good but didn't really stand out in any way. I will say the service was very good though.

Thank Mike A
Inverkeithing, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ryder Cup week in Minneapolis. Central restaurants were busy on a Saturday night with the normal Minneapolis customers enhanced with out of town visitors. Waiter was first class. Halibut special was a very fine dish. Starters were good and a very nice dessert of salted caramel custard with caramel corn. Very comprehensive wine list. Would recommend.

Thank Bill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
Opened in 1999 by local restaurateur Rick Webb, Zelo offers contemporary Italian cuisine and unparalleled service. Our passion and commitment is to bring you handcrafted food, created with fresh, seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Every meal. Every day. The restaurant is dramatic, comfortable and surrounds you with the warmth of wood, original art and murals, hand wrought iron works and renowned hospitality. Whether it is a business lunch or a relaxed evening with friends, the entire Zelo Team looks forward to welcoming you. Historical architecture meets funky decor in our downtown Minneapolis institution. This one-of-a-kind atmosphere sets the bar high for true hospitality, and great locally inspired food. Zelo, at 15 years old, is very comfortable in its sophisticated role amidst the downtown restaurant community. Zelo is now offering Complimentary Valet which is available to all Zelo guests. It is located on 9th Street right outside of Zelo. Valet is available starting at 6:00pm MON-SAT. Our kitchen is open from 11:00am to 10:00pm Monday - Thursday 11:00am to 11:00pm Friday 11:30am to 11:00pm Saturday 4:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?