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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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Long Beach, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel - the main reason for picking it! Very impressed with both the food and wine. Decent selection of wine by the glass. Menu had a wine variety for those light and heavy eaters as well as veggie, seafood or meatlovers! Italian nuevo would be the best description. We both had the... More 

Thank Cindy O
Bismarck, North Dakota
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This place has some of the best Italian Food in downtown Minneapolis. The prices are very reasonable. Drinks and Appetizers are Excellent. Try the Lasagna with sausage, won't disappoint.

Thank RetiredWatchman
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My coworker and I stop by the first night for some wine and appetizers. We sat in the bar and the service and wine was amazing the staff was very friendly and helpful since this was our first food place since arriving from Seattle. We decided to return for actual meals the next night and the braised lamb Pappardelle was... More 

Thank JDBenjamin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I was a bit jaded by the fact that the Capital Grille was #1 ranked restaurant in Minneapolis. I love the chain, but it is not exactly unique or special. Zelo on the other hand, was unique and excellent. I went on a Tuesday night and sat in the bar area. It was very crowded. The bar staff was accommodating,... More 

Thank Joseph S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Always enjoy this restaurant! It's one of my teenage daughters favorite special occasion restaurants, and I second that!

Thank Nancy V
Hudson, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Whether you are in the mood for a salad, pizza, burger...you name it. Zelo is the place to go. It is also a great spot to sit outside when the weather gets warmer. Hopefully all of the noisy construction on Nicollet will be done by then.

Thank Tam511
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I have ate here several times. Often with my daughter. I find this to be a consistently good place to eat. They have good variety of food.

Thank pfo65
Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Been here many times, from happy hours in bar to many dinners with friends and business peeps. I have never been disappointed on any occasion. Everything is delicious, fresh, great value, good drinks, nice wine list, good location and always satisfied. Being Celiac, I can also say I have not gotten sick here once. Booya.

Thank michael p
Southborough, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Our spring break this year consisted of a night on the town in Minneapolis, beginning with dinner at Zelo. The food and service were fantastic and enjoyed by my husband, teenagers, and me--a difficult proposition considering the ages and food-tastes!

Thank lmgrffth
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Our group ordered everything from Turkey burger and fries to fish. We enjoyed the entire experience -- from the linen covered tables to the well dressed/mannered waitstaff. Definitely elegant.

Thank Melissa B

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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?