Zelino Deli

Zelino is the brassy, classy backdoor to-go counter where you can get treats prepared in the kitchen of fancy Italian restaurant Zelo. Why should you care? First, because you're looking for lunch in the Minneapolis skyways. Second, the phenomenal lasagna salsicca: For less than the cost of a movie ticket, you get a vast brick of hot lasagna in which layers of chewy, homemade pasta are sweetened with light, lovely ricotta, enrobed with scarlet rivers of lush, gorgeously concentrated red sauce, the kind that only comes from long cooking over low heat with good olive oil, and first-rate bits of sausage and meat, the immensity of it all crowned with creamy pillows of mozzarella. Mamma mia, that's a lasagna! The soups and salads at Zelino are also excellent. The Caesar comes covered with golden strips of real parmigiano reggiano, and is presented with a bag of toasty, good olive oil-touched croutons. The joint's one problem is that it closes at 2:00 p.m.


Mon-Fri 10am-2pm