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Zelo

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831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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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
Very nice and reasonably priced lunch

We were at Zelo for a business lunch. Zelo does a booming business at lunch time. I had the low- carb salad which was excellent. Most of the other folks at my table are regulars at Zelo for lunch and they ordered the Heirloom Grain salads. The salads are a fair size, not too big or small. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Curt H
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were at Zelo for a business lunch. Zelo does a booming business at lunch time. I had the low- carb salad which was excellent. Most of the other folks at my table are regulars at Zelo for lunch and they ordered the Heirloom Grain salads. The salads are a fair size, not too big or small. The prices were... More 

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Thank Curt H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friends and I were out Saturday night to celebrate a birthday and we all agree the meal was delicious and moderately priced. The familiar post-impressionist/Italian art and decor with comfy warm colors perfectly suited our meals of a tasty hangar steak, yummy salmon, walleye, and lasagna. Starring side dish was the garlicky mashed potatoes and the molten chocolate and creme... More 

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Thank CoolLoon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a business lunch here and was not disappointed. The salad and soup were tasty and affordable. Not to mention top notch service.

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Thank CAckerman228
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter was competent, kind, and decisive. Food was delicious. Ambience is sophisticated and funky, a great place to have dinner with your significant other.

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Thank Peter C
Louisville, Kentucky
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273 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zelo is not great dining. Zelo is good eating. Ostensibly an Italian restaurant, Zelo has provided diners a great place to stop for a good bite along Nicollet Mall for years. Almost nothing has changed since it opened, and it all still works. The long bar serves great drinks and the service is friendly, warm, and engaging. Food at Zelo... More 

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Thank enofile1
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was terrible. Waiter didn't get the order correct and made no effort to correct it after it was brought to his attention. The lasagna was obviously sitting out for a while under a heat lamp before they decided to serve it...so it was very mushy & over cooked. There were lots of crying children for a 9pm Saturday... More 

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Thank quarterflip6
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere for work groups combined with great food! Tables of all sizes are available. I have lasagna and a side salad. The piece of lasagna was large enough to share! It was very good! They also had pizza, pastas, main dishes and an assortment of appetizers. The wine selection was very good to pair with all the meals.

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Thank Lynsey M
Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to eat dinner at Zelo on 1/20 with some work colleagues while visiting MN. I cannot say enough about the outstanding service and food. We had the calamari and mushroom zarancini. The calamari was lightly fried with a nice aioli. I had the linguine di made, which was stellar SNF they were not stingy with the seafood.... More 

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Thank KAFORD80
Minnesota
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101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been to Zelo for over a year, always has been one of over favorites in Minneapolis. Has not missed a beat, great food, great service, great ambience.

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Thank TTWindom
Lincoln, Nebraska
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here while staying downtown last weekend. Zelo has an expansive menu with many choices, mainly Italian. The atmosphere is perfect for a quiet night out, with cute candles on each table. The service is equally amazing, as our server offered great suggestions on wine and food. Would come back again next time we are in... More 

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, 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 - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?