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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
$$ - $$$
831 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We dined twice at this restaurant during our recent Minneapolis visit. On our first visit we enjoyed excellent service from a male waiter who was French. He was very helpful and attentive. My husband and I split the organic salad; it was perfect for two....More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I've been coming to Zelo for years, for business lunches, and with family for dinner. I think Zelo has so many regulars because of the personal and professional waitstaff, the high quality/moderately priced food, strong bar, and a laid-back atmosphere. I notice a few critics...More

Thank zadkine
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is great with very nice not normal restaurant feel. Food was ok. Had the chicken Parmesan and it was moist however had no flavor or seasoning. Worst part of meal was our server Sean. Not sure why he is in the hospitality business. Gave...More

Thank tGoNosh
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped in with 4 colleagues from my convention. Worried there would be a wait, we were seated immediately in a beautiful booth. The restaurant itself is lovely! Our server Mike was excellent. He knew the menu well and had great suggestions for food items...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I have been going to Zelo for a couple years now on a fairly regular basis. We continue to go back because of the great food at a value price, as well as the above-average service. Do yourself a favor and try...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had reservations for this restaurant and they took us in right away and sat down in the dining room to the left of the hostess. It seemed that there were 3 separate dining rooms each unique in style. Dinner was very good. My husband,...More

Thank organic2013
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This a very good restaurant with a high level of foods. Service is very good. People are very nice. Highly recommend this restaurant for dinner

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went to Zelo for lunch and then for dinner. Only had appetizers for lunch and the crab cakes were great! Also had the ahi tuna appetizer which would have been better with a more subtle dressing. The Asian sauce overpowered the tuna. Dinner was very...More

Thank louise8545
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and dining experience. We lucked out and found a quiet evening. Besides great food, the atmosphere and interiors are exquisite.

Thank Doug Z
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food is consistently good here. Especially the pizzas. It's right on Nicolette Mall which is under construction unfortunately but still it's a great restaurant in Minneapolis.

Thank Jodi S
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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!
23 June 2016|
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Response from sipeswoman | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free items
3 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, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
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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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