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“Always good food and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #8 of 1,790 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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: 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
Minneapolis, MN
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1,626 reviews
857 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 668 helpful votes
“Always good food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've been here 4-5 times. Always something new and fresh on the menu. The place is always packed so make a reservation (you need to call for groups larger than 4) or plan on waiting. The service is good as well. Easy to get to.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ankeny, Iowa
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“Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

I'm not sure who my waiter was but he rocked! I asked him to surprise me so they made an original pizza with lamb, apple slices, spinach, and a some sort of sauce that had a kick to it. It was so much fun! We were also way under dressed but they didn't care and I love that the host pulled out the table so we could sit down instead of sliding around the corner booth. Very nice! Props to you all.

  • Visited March 2014
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Montreal
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“A true find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Downtown Minneapolis is so full of dining options that choosing can be hard and the risk of disappointing is high. We took a chance and walked into Zelo without a reservation on a busy Saturday night and lucked out on a table right away. The first thing that struck is that the staff there knows that waiting tables is an art, not just a job. Courteous service, relevant explanations on the menu, the sense of detail and care in their approach was simply delighting. The ahi tuna spring roll, their legendary seabass and the homemade icecream sampler blew us away. Not the mention the extensive wine list which you have the pleasure to browse on an ipad. A memorable dining experience.

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Sherbrooke
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“Tout était bon!! Bravo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Merci Tony pour le superbe service! Nous étions 6 et tous ont apprécier leurs repas! Bonne portions et surtout bon goût! First a special thanks to Tony our waiter! We were a party of 6 and everyone like their plates so this is already something! Generous portions and good taste!

Visited March 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Busy place in a great location. Food choices were abundant and the quality was very good. Service was attentive to details (drink refills, extra silverware) and thoroughly knew the menu.

  • Visited December 2013
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