A Pizza Tour of Downtown Fargo-Moorhead

pizza from rustica
All Photos by Erica Rapp

Out of all the dishes in the world, pizza is definitely one of them that stands above the rest. There’s something about the glorious combination of toppings and carbs that can bring people together, satisfy all of your taste buds and even solve all of your problems (temporarily, at least, because pizza is your best friend). Downtown Fargo and Moorhead are graced with establishments that serve up delicious ‘zas. And while you’re on this pizza tour, you’ll probably uncover a lot more tasty treats than just a good slice.

Blackbird Woodfire

206 Broadway N, Fargo
Artisan pizza with unique topping combinations and handmade dough (made from North Dakota wheat and milled flour) build the foundation of this quaint, welcoming pizza parlor that truly feels like home. Some menu items are also gluten-friendly, just ask your server about your options.

Lunch Special: $10 lunch-sized pizza and a soda / Monday – Friday
Dinner Special: $10 dinner-sized pizzas from 6-close / Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Pepperoni pizza from Blackbird
Pepperoni, basil, honey
Pizza from Blackbird
Shakshuka: harisa red sauce, pepperoni, onion, feta cheese, egg (*Note: this pizza was featured as a weekly special and is not consistently on the menu.)

Blackbird pizza oven

Toasted Frog

305 Broadway N, Fargopizza oven at Toasted Frog
Featuring award-winning menu items, the Toasted Frog is an eclectic restaurant and lounge that serves nightly specials, fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, handcrafted cocktails, wood-fired pizzas and much more. Although it may not be your first stop for pizza (but it should be), you’ll be tempted to stay to try everything on the menu whether it’s drinks or food.

Weekly Special: Half off pizzas Monday – Thursday 10-11pm, 10pm-midnight Friday and Saturday

Pizza chef at Toasted Frog

Bianca pizza at Toasted Frog
Bianca: olive oil, prosciutto, fresh basil, oregano, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni pizza from Toasted Frog
Thick-sliced charred pepperoni with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Cocktail recipe: The Aura – Dingle gin, house grenadine, Thatcher’s Cucumber Liqueur, Dry Vermouth, rose water, toasted lemon peel

Fried pickles from toasted frog

Rustica Eatery & Tavern 

315 Main Ave., Moorhead
If you’re looking for a bar and restaurant that holds a cozy neighborhood atmosphere with a quality, seasonal craft food and drink menu, it’s Rustica over on the Moorhead side. Influenced by American and European fare, there’s plenty on the menu to offer all flavor palates–especially when it comes to pizza.

Daily Happy Hour Special: $6 artisan pizzas (normally $12) from 5-6pm and 9-11pm / Tuesday – Saturday

pizza from rustica
The Haole: pork belly, pineapple, roasted jalapeño, mozzarella, provolone, tomato sauce
pizza from rustica
The Decoy: duck confit, roasted grape, roasted garlic, goat cheese, basil, balsamic syrup
pizza from rustica
The Quixote: chorizo, olives, rosemary, roasted tomatoes, grand queso
pizza from rustica
Mediterranean: roasted red bell pepper, olive, caper, artichoke, sun dried tomato, pine nut

Rhombus Guys

606 Main Ave., Fargo
Gourmet pizzas, plenty of topping choices, tasty appetizers and sandwiches an exciting storefront and plenty of tap beer and cocktails make this downtown staple a must-stop for pizza lovers. And during the summer, your best bet is to spend as much time on the rooftop patio while you can.

Rhombus pizza

*NEW* – Rhombus Guys has got an action-packed menu of rockin’ pizzas that we’re always pretty excited about. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, making this a great place to take visitors and families.

Weekly Special: Half-price large pizzas from 8:30pm-midnight / Every Monday (trivia is on Monday nights too!)
Lunch By The Slice: Noon-1:30pm Monday – Friday / $2.50 cheese and pepperoni slices, $3.50 T-Rex slices, and a rotating option that changes daily

T-Rex pizza from Rhombus
T-Rex: marinara, pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, beef, bacon, bacon, mozzarella cheese. You can also try the Midwesterner, which is basically the T-Rex pizza with green peppers, onions and ranch on the side.
Pickle pizza from Rhombus
Spicy Pickle: roasted jalapeño cream cheese sauce, Canadian bacon, bacon, pickles, parmesan cheese, provolone, cheddar, mozzarella

Dempsey’s Public House

226 Broadway N, Fargo

Beer and pizza at Dempsey's
If there’s a cornerstone in Downtown Fargo, Dempsey’s Pubic House is it. As the Fargo-Moorhead area’s original Irish pub, Dempsey’s features a friendly atmosphere with great food and live entertainment. Aside from the popularity of Wednesday taco nights and Thursday hot dog nights, Dempsey’s also has some tasty ‘zas to offer every day of the week.

Daily Specials: $10 one-topping pizza OR specialty/build-your-own three-topping pizza with pitcher of domestic beer for $20 / 4-9pm / $1.50 per additional topping

Pizza from Dempseys
Pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, green peppers, onion, black olive, mushrooms
Soft pretzel from Dempseys
Try a soft pretzel with queso for only $4! Also available on the late-night menu.

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

404 4th Ave. N, Fargo
With one of the largest beer selections in Fargo, live music every weekend, open mic nights, hearty burgers and more, there’s no reason why you won’t want to give Sidestreet’s savory pizzas a whirl while you’re at it.

Pizza from Sidestreet
The Fargo Pizza: Homemade BBQ sauce and mozzarella cheese, pulled pork, bacon, mayo/horseradish saucePizza and beer from sidestreet


Head over to Spicy Pie at 322 Broadway N. for pizza, grinders, beer and more. Open until 10pm on the weekdays and 1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays.