Zelo

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$30 and under
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Italian
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. Please join us.

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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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! Outstanding service and food. Ordered the chicken risotto and had great flavors. Also ordered the Pumpkin Cake with vanilla ice cream and it was a good ending to a nice meal. I would come back and recommend it to friends.

T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is extremely loud, so if you are hoping for a quiet lunch outing, this is not the place. However, the food is INCREDIBLE and so tasty! The service was a little slow, but overall great experience!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only complaint is it’s a little loud for my taste. Hard floors and ceilings makes it more difficult to talk than ideal.

F
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, hurried service, great management. They really pay attention to your requests.

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A dish which a waiter recommended was very delicious. We were really enjoyed excellent foods!

SA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been long time customers at Zero, although it has been a while since we visited. Zelo did no disappoint. Everything was over the top, excellent !!!

LB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service has been somewhat inadequate the last few times I've visited.

ET
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place. We went for our anniversary with friends, and Zelo picked up a round drinks for us. Very nice. We are always impressed with the service, food, and care every time we come.

TH
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience at Zelo. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of our server but he was AMAZING! Very friendly and attentive and you can tell he loves his job. Started with the caprese salad and shared the spicy crab pasta. Zelo makes their pasta so it was fresh and light. No room for dessert. The cocktails and wine offerings were great too. I would definitely go back if I visit Minneapolis again.

JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hannah took really good care of us and her suggestions, smiles and kindness really made our evening a special time as we are celebrating 50 years this year and it was my husband's first time to Zelo.
Thank you to Hannah especially.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and great food.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my birthday dinner and the food and service was amazing!

GJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and inviting.
We were taken care very well.
Excellent meal.

AD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! Our waitress was fantastic! She helped us decide on portion sizes and was very helpful describing anything we had questions on and very personable.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great menu...lunch or dinner!

S
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good was very good

F
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Well managed restaurant, good food, excellent front desk and service. They pay a lot of attention to special requests, which is great. Tomato basil soup and Brazilians salad are stand outs.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love going to Zelo. Sat in the main dining area this time and it was very loud and hard to have a conversation with my guests.

NT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the walleye and it was excellent! Would definitely go again.

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend this place to all my friends. This is our favorite resturant. Amazing food and the staff their are awesome.

AA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Two people waiting on the table was perfect.

SK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! If you want to dine at an excellent Italian restaurant in Minneapolis with awesome service and exceptional ambience, choose Zelo. First time there, but it won't be our last. The homemade Ravioli and Spaghetti was outstanding. Our server, Jennifer, was second to none. We would request her again. So accommodating and patient. Thank you for a wonderful way to spend our Anniversary!

PN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary, waiter was very nice - they do not offer free dessert or anything for anniversaries!

OT
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amore e grazie!

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LH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing. Best bread I think I have ever had in my life. Just all around great experience

KM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best steak and potatoes I've ever had! Will be coming back!!!

d
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met our daughter for dinner as she attends college near by. This was our first visit and it was good. There was a reasonable selection of wine and a menu that was wide enough to cover our groups variety of pallets. The food was good and the service was good. The restaurant was very loud, but not so loud that it was distracting. This is certainly someplace we would visit again.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The food, staff and drinks were great. Super vibrant space that still exudes class. This will be a definite stop on my list the next time I'm in Minneapolis.

KJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine and beer selection. Food was outstanding. A bit pricey but expected

GK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My brother and his wife came into town from New Jersey and were at the W Hotel in Foshay Tower so we could walk to ZELO. We had a great experience. The food was great the atmosphere was just right and the service was outstanding from our Server Jennifer and the rest of the wait staff. Just outstanding and we will be repeat customers for sure. Good Job all around.

MM
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful experience! Wife’s BD. Great food and ambiance!

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Minneapolis, food was great, service was wonderful, nice place for our dinner. Bob

JS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails and our server was terrific

M
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, great ambiance; when you think of a nice night on the town with an impressive dinner, this is that restaraunt. Bruschetta was fantastic if you're splitting with two or more.

C
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A return to a favorite! Still fabulous’

C
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing time at Zelo! We opted to sit on the patio, which was perfect as the inside seemed a little noisy. I wish I could remember the name of our waitress. She was blonde and was training in the bar later that evening if that is helpful. Either way, she was fantastic! Very personable and attentive. Everything from the crusty, warm bread to the decadent chocolate cake was superb. We stumbled upon Zelo but accident but it was one of the highlights of our trip!

CW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent experience all around, we had an excellent waitress and our food was amazing. My steak sandwich was one of the best steaks I've had, and my girlfriend hasn't stopped longing for the ravioli since.

GF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a dinner stop before a concert. We enjoyed a great dinner and atmosphere. Nice wine selection. Choose this spot - you won’t be disappointed.

SA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Starters were amazing, Bruschetta pasta, halibut (well prepared, but rich flavors so it is a heavy meal) & pizza. Great atmosphere. $$ but worth it for a special occasion.

S
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just live Zelo. One of my all time favorite TC restaurants. They do lots of stuff and doing all well. Tonight was not exception. Spot on in every respect. Great good, attentive service, beautiful space. Just a terrific spot.

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