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“Wonderful ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zelo

Zelo
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Ranked #5 of 1,781 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th
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.
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

First stop in Minneapolis was Zelo's and we were not disappointed! We ate in the bar area, atmosphere was relaxed, very nice original art work decorating the walls and light fixtures. The wait staff were fun, attentive and made for a nice evening. The food was excellent!

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English first
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank telekon
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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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242 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars 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
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Thank wabjr705
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Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fine surprise for lunch ”
4 of 5 stars 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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112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good dinner before a show”
5 of 5 stars 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
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