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“Love this place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zelo

Zelo
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Ranked #7 of 1,803 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th
Description: Opened in 1999 by local restaurateur Rick Webb, Zelo offers contemporary Italian cuisine and unparalleled service. Our passion and commitment is to bring you handcrafted food, created with fresh, seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Every meal. Every day. The restaurant is dramatic, comfortable and surrounds you with the warmth of wood, original art and murals, hand wrought iron works and renowned hospitality. Whether it is a business lunch or a relaxed evening with friends, the entire Zelo Team looks forward to welcoming you. Historical architecture meets funky decor in our downtown Minneapolis institution. This one-of-a-kind atmosphere sets the bar high for true hospitality, and great locally inspired food. Zelo, at 15 years old, is very comfortable in its sophisticated role amidst the downtown restaurant community. Zelo is now offering Complimentary Valet which is available to all Zelo guests. It is located on 9th Street right outside of Zelo. Valet is available starting at 6:00pm MON-SAT. Our kitchen is open from 11:00am to 10:00pm Monday - Thursday 11:00am to 11:00pm Friday 11:30am to 11:00pm Saturday 4:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Zelo is my favorite restaurant in Downtown Minneapolis. I love the dining room -- a great space with beautiful decor. The service is always exceptional.

I am also a huge fan of the menu. There are many great dishes, but the sea bass is the one I choose most often.

Zelo is my "go to" restaurant for special occasions.

Visited July 2013
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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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311 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great atmosphere, great food, courteous, knowledgable wait staff. We went to eat before going to see "Wicked." We informed the staff that we needed to be done & on our way in time for the play. The staff had us ready to go with time to spare, and we had a leisurely, wonderful meal "to boot." The shrimp appetizer is "to die for."

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wabjr705
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Sao Paulo, SP
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fine surprise for lunch ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant with mixed feelings based on liking the looks of it and concerned for some of the reviews here. Fortunately, we are aligned with the positive reviews: food, ambiance, service and decor were very good for us -- the place was crowded with locals but we had a short wait and it was worthwhile.

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Thank Roberto S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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114 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good dinner before a show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Two couples stopped in for an early dinner before the theater. Our waiter was great (and he was serving a group of 17 next to us). We all thorougly enjoyed our meals -- a caprese salad and pasta; walleye milanese; mussels and a grain salad; and a lovely mixed salad with tuna added to it. Very busy, but the service was great. Haven't been here for a bit, but we'll come back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RHG0165
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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269 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Average food, great atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

I had no expectations, did not research this restaurant. The drinks were a tad small on the pour side, but I loved the ambiance. Very nicely decorated. I was following the servers lead on entrees and she recommended highly the Pesto Encrusted Sea Bass. It was a 6 on a scale of 10. I am from Idaho and I expect more in large cities....no kidding the Sea Bass at 41 South in Sandpoint Idaho beats this place hands down. The Sea Bass was a tad mushy and slightly overdone. Salad was average, and she recommended that also. If I had a choice in Minneapolis I would either "settle" on Zelo or if it counts, or it needs to count, continue your search.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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