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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered back on sat afternoon and got in no problem. So we lingered and ate! Must have a reservation in eves here!! It was so fabulous and not so loud either when no one in here! The girls remembered us from last nite too funny. I had a lemon martini to start with bread ( olive oil and balsamic)... More 

Thank Rene D
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my favorite wine - the Sonoma Cutrer and great carb cakes for first course and then the fish was excellent. Will come back soon.

Thank Ziki K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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354 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The newly redone dining area looks much brighter. I had the butternut squash ravioli and caesar salad (smaller portions), and it was plenty for lunch. Both were excellent. My friends had the salmon special and sea bass - and both said their dishes were excellent as well. We were not in a hurry - so the speed of when we... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with a business colleague for dinner and a conversation. Great food and service(Tim was a great waiter!!) I really enjoyed the meal and service. The manager came over to check in on us, overall, a very good experience. I will be back!!

Thank sana5000
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were able to share the pasta feature which had an excellent roasted red pepper sauce. Salads were fresh and delicious and the lemon dessert was out of this world. Service was attentive and efficient

Thank Jean S
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The restaurant has great decor, very stylish. But it was noisy, a hard place to converse. Italian and all diners seemed really happy with their food. Wine was good, too. I had pizza (wood-fired oven) which was very good. My wife had wild mushroom lasagna and she said it was very good, not fabulous, but very good. Friends with us... More 

Thank Richard S
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had a very nice, planned evening for my wife on Sat Mar 4th. We stayed at the Hilton on 10th and Marquette, so Zelo was easily within Walking distance at 8th and Nicollet. I did my research and because my wife really loves Italian cuisine, I thought Zelo was the perfect place, so I made reservations at 6 pm.... More 

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you read my reviews of the spots in downtown Minneapolis, you will notice a running theme that the locals just aren't very polite. I think I heard "you're welcome" maybe twice while there, and "thank you" even less. I was about to assault the next person that walked right past me as I held the door for them, without... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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676 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a very good downtown restaurant choice. The room - or rooms - is beautiful: sophisticated, white table cloths - elegant and gorgeous. Food was excellent. The Kale Salad was overdressed but my pasta - with Italian Sausage and peas - was delicious. Service was friendly, warm and smiling. Wine list is excellent.

Thank 493Ron
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited for lunch. Both of ordered a flatbread and shared the crab cakes. The crab cakes were the best part of the meal. The flatbreads were OK. The bread was the best part. The Wild Mushroom flatbread came out greasy with a chewy crust. Would not recommend. The cheese was not appropriate for a flatbread. Have visited in the past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?