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“Awesome Italian”
Review of Zelo

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Ranked #7 of 1,826 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Service was really attentive, decor was absolutely gorgeous, and the food did not disappoint! Service was very good with Jeff making it fun and light, but very knowledgeable. He gave us many opportunity to taste things before deciding what we were going to settle on, very personalized service.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was here for business and stumbled upon this "happening" place. Enjoyed the outside seating, great service and the crab cakes were not fried! Had large chunks of crab (not shredded) decorated with a perfectly spicy sauce and avocado. Truly the best and freshest crab cakes I've had - and I work in San Francisco! SF chefs- take note! No breading! Cooked just enough!
Wow. Go Zelo's.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Went for my anniversary with my husband. It was our first time at Zelo and we absolutely loved it! The staff provided great service, our waitress was great too. She knew a lot about their wine and made a great recommendation for us. The walleye was the best I've gad! It had a delicate batter fried with Parmesan cheese over mashed potatoes and marinated tomatoes with basil! Beautiful atmosphere, food was excellent as was the service. Can't wait to go back

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Thank CEK11_12
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Went to Zelo to celebrate the summer solstice. Started with Zelo Sangria, Mushroom Flat Bread, and Ahi Tuna. The waiter suggested the summer vegetables which was perfect with the Tuna. My friends had the salmon and the filet. The service was exceptional. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. I plan to return soon.

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Thank Linkster002
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Dined at Zelo twice during a recent work trip to Minneapolis. Consistently good food and great happy hour menu. We had to eat in the bar area for dinner. This place books up fast! If you want to eat in the dining room, make sure to call ahead for reservations. Highlights include.....

To share...
Ahi tuna crisps avocado sesame sweet soy spicy mayo
Lemongrass crab cakes lump crab vanilla avocado
House cut fries

To share or not to share....make it an entree
Flat breads - Wild Mushroom & Local Oganic Asparagus

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Thank JaneSD
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