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 Lunch 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 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

Download Wine List (PDF)


  • 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.

    Download Gluten-free Options (PDF)


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


    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
    Curry Lentil

    Small Plates & Sides

    Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
    Mashed Potatoes
    Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
    Roasted Cauliflower
    Matchstick Zucchini
    Scallops with Prosciutto
    Grilled Vegetables
    Burrata without crostini


    Ciao Baby
    Caesar without croutons
    Salmon Salad
    Tuscan Kale
    Basic Blue without croutons
    Beet Caprese
    Organic Greens


    Brick Roasted Chicken without sauce
    Herb Grilled Salmon without sauce
    Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes
    Pork Chops with mashed potatoes
    New York Strip with mashed potatoes
    Chicken Risotto
    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

    Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Basil Aioli
    Caesar Dressing
    Alfredo Sauce
    Blue Cheese Dressing
    Cocktail Sauce
    Lemon-Garlic Aioli
    Special Sauce
    Sweet and Spicy Dressing
    Thai Chili Beurre Blanc
    Truffle Aioli
    Horseradish Aioli
    Fresno Chili Aioli
    Lemon Vinaigrette
    Ranch Dressing