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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
11:00 am - 1:00 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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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came in at 950p and the kitchen closed at 10p, we turned to walk out because we didn't want to make the kitchen staff work late... April the manager insisted me stay for dinner! Matt was our server and he was absolutely INCREDIBLE - knowledgable, attentive and very quick! The food was absolutely amazing as well - we had... More 

Thank JasonDawson1
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used Trip Advisor to choose Zelo for dinner on our first day in Minneapolis. We were not disappointed! While large, the restaurant is very good. Service was prompt and efficient. We really liked the parmesan encrusted shrimp appetizer. The restaurant offers all their items in large and small sizes with a different price point. Sean, our server, suggested the... More 

Thank Drew K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, impeccable service...if you can't get a reservation, eat in the bar...love the ahi crisp appetizer and any of their seafood entrees...

Thank MidwestTraveler01
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was wife's birthday. We had reservations for dinner and were promptly seated upon arrival. Restaurant was a little kiser. I ordered a salad and chicken Parmesan, my wife ordered meatballs and spaghetti. We both ordered white wine which was properly chilled. My salad was fine. When dinner arrived my dinner had spaghetti and the chicken parm. The pasta needed... More 

Thank devil30
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the conclusion of our meal we were really happy. Very good food and excellent service, especially since we had a toddler with us. At first the service was very rushed which after a long day wasn't what I was looking for, but the server slowed down after a bit and things went well.

Thank FitTravelerCanada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic service that was genuine, and they were very accommodating. The atmosphere is a great blend professional, classy, and comfortable. The food isn't bad, but it is what you would expect from every Italian restaurant downtown- Ameritalian dishes that are mildly over-priced. Great for business and special occasions.

Thank Benjamin Oliver R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Zelo. Awesome food and service, excellent dessert and a vibrant bar scene. In the heart of downtown Mpls this place is definitely a gem!

Thank Lauren G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time I've gone to Zelo the food has been excellent; all the pasta is housemade. The atmosphere is fun, with interesting decorations and a good ambiance. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for slightly upscale Italian.

Thank palindrome16
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined twice at this restaurant during our recent Minneapolis visit. On our first visit we enjoyed excellent service from a male waiter who was French. He was very helpful and attentive. My husband and I split the organic salad; it was perfect for two. The complimentary bread was fresh from the oven. I was pleased with the vegetarian lasagna... More 

Thank Nancy M
minnetonka. minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to Zelo for years, for business lunches, and with family for dinner. I think Zelo has so many regulars because of the personal and professional waitstaff, the high quality/moderately priced food, strong bar, and a laid-back atmosphere. I notice a few critics on here don't feel pampered. This isn't that kind of place. Personally, a lot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Italian, American
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, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
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, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?