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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently remodeled I had hoped they would do more in the acoustics department because this is a consistently wonderful place...but it appears the remodeling addressed cosmetic changes only. Food here has never ever disappointed me. During the day there is also a deli that is near the back entry and I frequent it weekly. Overall, highly recommend!

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Thank Jlogans
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful food in a beautiful, classic building. Four diners and each one of us loved our dish. The atmosphere was upscale. Staff was incredible. Primarily Italian, but a number of creative dishes for those who aren't looking for Italian this evening. We went as a special occasion, but will definitely be back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had good Italian food, wine, and excellent service. The atmosphere is awesome, really nice and clean. Definitely recommend the chicken parm!

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Thank Samantha C
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a superb meal at Zelo. Perry took exceptional care of us! Highly recommend the sea bass, brussel sprouts, ciao baby salad, calamari, and lots of bread. If you have never had walleye, Zelo is the place to try it! Sit in the lounge area - you will not be disappointed. I can't wait to return... More 

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Thank Amanda A
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriends decided to spend our dinner time in here before watching the show Wicked in Orpheum Theater, we order Calamaris for our appetizer and it taste so yummy and soft! Compared to other restaurant that I have been to, the Calamaris here is the best! It's so tasty and flavorful! Two of my friends ordered pizza, when... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zero was within walking distance of my hotel. The restaurant is "Old World" cool with a very warm ambience. The restaurant was busy but we were seated right away. They have a good selection of plates to share with the table. The fare is Italian with some modern touches. No a Spaghetti and Meatball sort of place. The wine list... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zelo, located on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, is the sister restaurant of Ciao Bella, located in the suburb of Bloomington. On a recent Friday evening, Zelo was buzzing with patrons. Zelo's menu provides an assortment of items featuring mainly Italian entrees. During our visit, I ordered lasagna and the garden blue salad. Being a connoisseur of Italian food,... More 

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Thank MJL713
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always get zelo on Postmates and love it. I usually get the chicken Parmesan and crab cake and tortiglioni past. Red Italian that's so good!

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had a business dinner at Zelo which I would describe as very good but not great. I like the cheery atmosphere and varied menu and the waiter was very accommodating, especially when we had a special request. On the downside when I ordered the highly-recommended pork chops I was told they would be cooked medium. I said that... More 

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Northern MN
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant! This was our second visit, food and service were excellent both times. Our first visit, was sitting in the bar, having drinks and appetizers. Our second visit was in the dining room for a full dinner. My only complaint is the acoustics in the dining room make it difficult to hear a conversation around the table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
    (9th)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-333-7000
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?