The Menu

At Zelo, we serve simple, fresh Italian cuisine made from local ingredients. We have a thoughtful, approachable wine list. We believe dining is more than a menu: it’s an experience, and ours is quality.

We passionately commit to bringing you a dining experience of quality food and wine with welcoming service. Every meal. Every day.

An enduring Minneapolis destination located in the heart of Nicollet Mall, 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.

Our philosophy is simple: the best food comes from the best ingredients. That’s why we use pure, double-filtered water in our cooking, baking and beverages. We buy local, fresh, in-season produce. Our sustainably sourced fish is flown in fresh daily. Our locally farmed meats are 100% natural, vegetarian-fed, and hormone and antibiotic free. Our desserts are always made with certified organic dairy products. Every day we hand-roll our homemade pastas, bake fresh bread, churn small batch gelatos and craft desserts.

Looking for another quality dining experience in the south metro? Visit our acclaimed sister restaurant, Ciao Bella in Bloomington.




Download Dinner Menu (PDF)

*these items are raw or undercooked, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness



Download Dessert Menu (PDF)

Wine List

Wine List

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White Wines by the Bottle

Red Wines by the Bottle



Our servers and chefs understand the importance of particular dietary requests, and are happy to accommodate you with these gluten-free options.

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All Wine, Ports and Sherries
Soda possible to contain less than .02% but very unlikely
Hard Cider
Hard Seltzer


Please note that all soups listed may not always be available
Tomato Basil without croutons
Chicken Fennel without croutons
Chicken Black Bean
Split Pea
Butternut Squash
Spring Pea
Spicy Sausage Kale

Small Plates & Sides

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Mashed Potatoes
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Cauliflower
Seared Tuna on Cucumber
Scallops with Prosciutto
Grilled Vegetables
Burrata without crostini


Ciao Baby
Caesar without croutons
Basic Blue without croutons
Beet or Tomato Caprese
Organic Greens


Brick Roasted Chicken
Herb Grilled Salmon
Filet Mignon
Pork Chops
New York Strip
Chicken Risotto
Pappardelle Amatriciana
Fish check with chef on current specials. We can always prepare our fish simply grilled or seared with grilled vegetables or mashed potatoes as an option.


Sorbetto without cookie
Gelato without cookie
Budino without tuille
Sea Salt Caramel Custard
Creme Brulee

Dressings and Sauces

Amatriciana Sauce
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Basil Aioli
Caesar Dressing
Alfredo Sauce
Blue Cheese Dressing
Cocktail Sauce
Lemon-Garlic Aioli
Marinara Sauce
Special Sauce
Thai Chili Beurre Blanc
Truffle Aioli
Lemon-Thyme Sauce
Fresno Chili Aioli
Lemon Vinaigrette
Ranch Dressing