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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
+1 612-333-7000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

A charming intimate restaurant on a very busy street! Lovely and authentically prepared Italian dishes. We had calamari fritto to start and each piece was was light, crispy and delicioso. Our mains were a perfectly made chicken/mushroom risotto and the seafood linguini had a great...More

Thank julytripfamily16
Reviewed August 10, 2016

It's a lovely setting from the outside walking up on the quaint Nicollet mall to the inside's cool colors and warm lighting. It's good staple French influenced food with a good wine list to complement it. The finish of the menu is spectacular as the...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Friends and I ate dinner here and all three of us loved it. Plenty of good options for any taste. They have lovely appetizers, salads,pasta and pizza. The wine list had some great choices. The staff here was professional, friendly and helpful. We liked it...More

Thank J W
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We ate here on Sunday, 8/7/16 and were profoundly disappointed. We went off of the high star rating so were very unpleasantly surprised by our experience. Service was very uneven. We went a long time without our server even checking in and had to actually...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed August 8, 2016

I was in search of good seafood, and Zelos came recommended. I visited the menu on line, and knew before arriving I would be having the mussels (appetiser) and the walleye (herb encrusted, I think). I arrived, and the menu had changed. The website was...More

Thank Don894
Reviewed August 7, 2016

When I come to town, I make a point to come here for dinner - this is my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis. The service, food and drink options can't be beat. I wish I could remember the name of my waitress, she was fantastic! I...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Pricey, but ultimately worth is. The service was outstanding, and the food excellent. We shared the Bruschetta, and it was expertly prepared, with nice crispy bread, really fresh tomatoes, and the perfect amount of basil and olive oil. I had the chicken parmesan, which was...More

Thank jmp1819
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Chicken Parmeson and Pork Chops were delicious. Bill was very reasonable. Would definitely go again. A nice laid back environment.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The heirloom salad and ahi tuna crisps were amazing (however more of an appetizer size so definately go for a half salad or cup of soup with it)!

Thank Jill F
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We shared three starters and one main entree between two people. Fast service, delicious food. Loved the ahi tuna starter!

Thank zmijarose
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Amit M
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Response from sana5000 | Reviewed this property |
not sure , but i think they are very accommodating.I don't eat meat or fish, and have had a couple of great meals there. their pasta is great. good luck!
June 23, 2016|
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Response from sipeswoman | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free items
June 3, 2016|
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Response from ajnegstad | Reviewed this property |
There is not a formal dress code but shorts are uncommon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 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
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At Zelo, we serve simple, fresh Italian cuisine made from local ingredients. Our handcrafted meals accompany a thoughtful, approachable wine selection. We believe dining is more than a menu: it is an experience, and ours is quality. When you’re our guest, our staff learn your name and remember your favorite glass of wine. We passionately commit to bring you the full dining experience – quality food and wine presented with welcoming service. Every meal. Every day. An enduring Minneapolis destination, Zelo was opened in 1999 by Rick Webb, a Minnesota restaurateur whose pursuits have set the standard in Twin Cities dining for over 40 years. Looking for another unparalleled dining experience in the south metro? Visit Rick Webb’s acclaimed Ciao Bella, the restaurant that inspired Zelo’s handcrafted food and dedicated service.
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