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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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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the food that I had..I started with the Brushetta with roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella cheese..they I had the tomato and avocado flatbread which was amazing. Super thin crust brushed with oil and some crushed red pepper after that is heated and crunchy then it's topped with tomatoes and avocado. Yum. For dessert the wonderful lemon dessert omg.... More 

Thank MIchelle L
Osceola, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good things besides a great manhattan, beer and wine recommendation -- extremely decent staff with smiles a-plenty who had seemingly unlimited time to chat with customers, excellent butternut squash ravioli (who knew??) and good gelato desserts (for us, one serving worked well). Noise levels were moderately evil for me, semi-deaf, but tolerable and no music overhead! Definitely upscale prices, but... More 

Thank hartman551
Bloomington, Minnesota
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this place. We brought a client here for dinner and the food was great!! Walleye couldn't have been better, the steak was perfect, and the alfredo was delicious! My only complaint was that the noise level was so high We could hardly have a conversation. Has something changed here or was it just that we... More 

Thank julielp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a table for two without reservations but the place was relatively busy with most tables occupied. Our server Jason was humorous and attentive. I had the Scottish Salmon which was delicious. Great food!!

Thank Peaprincess1972
Chandler, Arizona
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location if you work or stay in downtown. I tried the calamari for appetizer and it is really well done. Fresh and soft. For the main course I had the walleye and it was one of the best walleye I ever had. I was told it came from Canada and was not frozen. It did taste like a fresh... More 

Thank kamada199
Miltona, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I tend to enjoy sitting at the bar for dinner this night(s) was no exception. We were greeted immediately and provided with a drink and a food menu. The bartender provided us with some specials and comments about a few items on the menu. The food was served after about a cocktail and a half which is... More 

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Advance, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visit Minneapolis several times a year and always put Zelo high on the list. It's a bit pricy but you get great food and service every time. I'm partial to the Wahoo and Salmon, but I enjoyed the Chicken Parm this time and wasn't disappointed. Also loved the bread and Caesar salad!

Thank JoesueFree
upstate NY
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347 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We did not have reservations but found a table in the bar area which was very comfortable and lively, but not too loud. Service here was excellent - we were offered drinks during the short wait for the table, our waiter was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. We started with scallops with crispy prosciutto - 3 scallops with an... More 

Thank lisa9962
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

What a great red Italian restaurant. I got the parmigiana chicken and it was fantastic. The calimari and crab cakes were good but very similar. I recommend this place highly for the parmigiana.

Thank Robert F
Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I certainly would have given this restaurant 5 of 5 for food and service but it was extremely noisy in the dining room. If I want a noisy atmosphere I'll go to a pub down the street. I do not understand why up-scale restaurants like this cannot figure out that many people who come there after a long day or... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
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?