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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here on the recommendation of our hotel and this was in walking distance - white table cloths - nice setting - great service and the food was great too. Burger was excellent! I would certainly go here again

Thank JC1064
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The complimentary valet was a positive. Service and food were unexciting. I would not recommend ordering a side salad with dinner, $10 for a small salad with only dressing and croutons is a bit ridiculous. I would also pass on the butternut squash ravioli. The dish lacked flavor. The creme brûlée was fine. With all the options in downtown, I... More 

Thank Pcock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience, went there for lunch. The food was delicious, the only reason they didn't get 5 stars was that they were out of walleye (specialty dish) and the main reason we tried them while in MN. Service was amazing and they make a Sazerac drink (in-house recipe) that was so so so so good! The even gave us the... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think its funny that I've lived in CA near the ocean my entire life, but the best seafood past I ever had was at Zelo's in Minneapolis. There was so much fish in the pasta and all of it was cooked perfectly. The entire dinner was memorable. We had Justin Wine (from CA), incredible bread, and shared a ceasar... More 

Thank Teri S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here for lunches, dinners and Happy Hours since it opened in Minneapolis and it's continues to be one of the best value for the money. But we keep coming back because you just can't beat the great service from Lindsey, Kia and Johnathon. My wife Patty and I along with two Friends had another great meal... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner for four. Everyone was very pleased with the food. I personally tried the bruschetta and burrata & prosciutto appetizers. Both were very good. I also had the lasagna for dinner. Typically I love lasagna but always leave thinking I could do better myself. This one could actually compete! The service was also very good.

Thank DarleneSB
West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great service and lots of variety on the menu. Tuna rolls were phenomenal, as well as pasta. we love this place.

Thank Jim W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would be hard pressed to recall a better dining experience in the last few years, simply outstanding. We had reservations and were promptly seated in a busy dining room. The menu was broad and interesting, our server was perfect. Friendly, knowledgeable and laughed at our jokes. Efficient and prompt cocktails and wine, very reasonably priced. As was the menu.... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son & DIL are foodies, so when we are together they choose the restaurant. We got into town fairly late and did not have reservations, but they said they could seat us in the bar area, so we decided to try it. The decor is beautiful but very dark. The atmosphere is elegant but casual dress was allowed. The... More 

Thank ConvertibleWoman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around looking for a bar/ some food. Didn't even think about it being New year's eve. We were seriously underdressed walking in, but they were very gracious. We sat in the bar and the server was great - very friendly. Food was good. I had ravioli husband had lasagna. We would recommend either. 2 beers each and it was... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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?