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“Our favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zelo

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Ranked #9 of 1,794 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Our favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Went twice, food is outstanding and so is the service. Calamari is a favorite. the pasta dish with lobster is great.

Visited October 2013
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delicious, Downtown Family Owned Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

If you are looking for place for dinner definitely try this place. Atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. Seating in or out but inside great vibe. I took a walk through the bar area after dinner and was lively and full. Food, all homemade - including the most delicious bread.....and extensive wine menu.....but not outrageous proices. You'll love this place

Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Subpar food. Had to flag down my server.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Dined solo for lunch while in town for a conference. Interior was very nice and was expecting similar upscale service. Had the gig flatbread. Which was just okay. Not sure there was any cheese on it at all. And the flatbread was so overbooked it was burnt and crumbly.

My server was attentive until my order was placed, then it took a long time for me to flag someone down to get my bill and then to get my bill paid.

  • Visited October 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just an average restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The prices are high for the quality of the food. The atmosphere is nice though. But there are a lot of other options nearby.

Visited October 2013
Thank BCF25
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Washington, DC
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Overall good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had a salad and the ravioli for take out. I thought the take out service was great. I got everything needed to enjoy my meal in the hotel room. The bread was great, served with a container of butter. The salad was normal but a nice compliment to the hearty and good ravioli.

Visited October 2013
Thank Yolanda C
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