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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
+1 612-333-7000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a must if visiting downtown minneapolis! the service is impeccable, it is a mix of upscale/relaxed environment with the best food selection. their calamari is to die for!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After living in Europe for over 20 years o am still looking for a restaurant in MN with good Italian food. Unfortunately, Zelo was not it either. The atmosphere was nice and judging based on number of other guests that seem know the waiters it...More

Thank kemalusa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hip place. In town in business and wanted something other than hotel food. Nice ambiance, very pleasant staff at the bar. I had the walleye because I never had it before and found it delicious. It is not cheap but it's downtown location and...More

Thank beagle1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my daughter and her best friend here for a farewell dinner. The restaurant was not very busy, we were seated right away and received a great table which I had requested on open table. The food was OK, but not what I have...More

Thank tessalovestravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I figure when I walk through St Peter's Gates they are going to be serving the Zelo's Lamb with grilled vegetables, greens and gnocchi. Mike drop (it is that good)

Thank CoachSingleton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a reason this restaurant gets such rave reviews. I booked thru OpenTable for 6:15p, but arrived early. The restaurant was already packed. My server was at the table immediately with water and she remained attentive the entire time. She was quite helpful with wines...More

Thank Felicia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be fair, the food was very good. But the service kept it from being a memorable experience. The tonic water was off, my order was wrong, the bread passed me by until I reached out to grab it, and I waited a bit too...More

Thank RS L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner on a Friday night before a big concert. We were driving in from out of town and had an early evening reservation. We hit traffic and knew we would not make our reservation time we called and they accommodated us. Once...More

Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family there as we were in town for a concert. The service from the entire staff was excellent and they were very accomodating for our larger group. The food was excellent as well with a varied selection. Would highly recommend.

Thank BkwL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Zelo. Since the first time I went six years ago, it's been my favorite restaurant in the twin cities. The lasagna is the most delicious I've ever had. The steaks and fish are also wonderful. I wish they'd...More

Thank Kaitlyn A
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Amit M
22 May 2017|
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Response from sana5000 | Reviewed this property |
not sure , but i think they are very accommodating.I don't eat meat or fish, and have had a couple of great meals there. their pasta is great. good luck!
24 June 2016|
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Response from sipeswoman | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free items
4 June 2016|
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Response from ajnegstad | Reviewed this property |
There is not a formal dress code but shorts are uncommon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, 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
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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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