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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506 (9th)
+1 612-333-7000
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going here for lunches, dinners and Happy Hours since it opened in Minneapolis and it's continues to be one of the best value for the money. But we keep coming back because you just can't beat the great service from Lindsey, Kia and Johnathon. My wife Patty and I along with two Friends had another great meal... More 

Thank Dennis T
Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner for four. Everyone was very pleased with the food. I personally tried the bruschetta and burrata & prosciutto appetizers. Both were very good. I also had the lasagna for dinner. Typically I love lasagna but always leave thinking I could do better myself. This one could actually compete! The service was also very good.

Thank DarleneSB
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great service and lots of variety on the menu. Tuna rolls were phenomenal, as well as pasta. we love this place.

Thank Jim W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would be hard pressed to recall a better dining experience in the last few years, simply outstanding. We had reservations and were promptly seated in a busy dining room. The menu was broad and interesting, our server was perfect. Friendly, knowledgeable and laughed at our jokes. Efficient and prompt cocktails and wine, very reasonably priced. As was the menu.... More 

Thank Tom C
Goshen, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son & DIL are foodies, so when we are together they choose the restaurant. We got into town fairly late and did not have reservations, but they said they could seat us in the bar area, so we decided to try it. The decor is beautiful but very dark. The atmosphere is elegant but casual dress was allowed. The... More 

Thank ConvertibleWoman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around looking for a bar/ some food. Didn't even think about it being New year's eve. We were seriously underdressed walking in, but they were very gracious. We sat in the bar and the server was great - very friendly. Food was good. I had ravioli husband had lasagna. We would recommend either. 2 beers each and it was... More 

Thank Leann C
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there tonight with my husband and our two teenagers. Food was delicious. We had shared a fried calamari appetizer and for dinner we had mushroom flatbread pizza, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm. We all loved our meals. Service was great, very attentive! We never had to ask for a refill. The restaurant was busy but we got... More 

Thank Joanne M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times and the happy hour has very good offerings. The only thing I can complain about is that more often then not, waitstaff appear to look down on us for being happy hour only. Somewhat annoying, but it's not going to stop me from getting their fries. Absolutely delicious.

Thank Danae_H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zelo once had a great vibe. Happy Hour was spilling over with standing room only and vibrant atmosphere. No more...happy hour is gone and, on my last visit during normal happy hour time, the bar was dead...perhaps a fourth full. Beyond the end of happy hour there is a tension in the air that is almost palpable. Five tiny beef... More 

Thank ajnegstad
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Zelo described briefly on a list of restaurants supplied by our hotel (Hyatt Regency), then checked it out on TripAdvisor to find it highly recommended. We walked up NIcollet Mall to the restaurant (the weather had warmed up to a balmy 30 degrees F) for an early dinner, and were not disappointed. The crab cakes that we shared... 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, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?