315 MAIN AVENUE, MOORHEAD, MN

EATERY HOURS

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

Dining opens at 5pm

Happy Hour: 5-6pm & 9-10pm

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TAVERN HOURS

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

Bar opens at 5pm

Happy Hour: 5-6pm & 9-11pm

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EATERY MENU

ENTREES

Filet Mignon with Smoked Bacon & Roasted Shallots ~35

Horseradish-Herb Butter, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes

Beef Sirloin Steak with Fried Avocado ~29

Mascarpone Polenta, Corn Salsa, Cracked Pepper Demi Glace

Chianti Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips ~29

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Fire Roasted Bell Peppers

Pan Seared Lamb Loin ~33

White Bean Puree, Bacon, Fennel, Roasted Tomatoes

Duck Breast Pastrami ~28

Herb Gnocchi, Braised Red Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Grain Mustard Sauce

Cornmeal Dusted Walleye Fillet & Sweet Garlic Shrimp ~32

Lump Crab, Saffron Beurre Blanc, Pesto Potatoes, Tomato-Basil Relish

 

Pork Loin Saltimbocca ~24

Fresh Sage, Prosciutto, Rustic Fritas, Lemon-Caper Cream Sauce

Roasted Breast of Chicken with Maple Cranberry Glaze ~23

Sweet Potato Mash, Candied Bacon Relish

Salisbury Steak with Broiled Portobello Mushroom ~22

Fried Egg, Caramelized Onions, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Pappardelle Pasta ~18

Chile Braised Beef, Roasted Garlic, Manchego Cheese, Pesto
or
Smoked Salmon, Artichoke, Caper, Sundried Tomato, Kalamata Olive

The Rustica Burger ~15

Mahon, Cheddar, Caesar Aioli, Roasted Onion, Rustic Fritas

STARTERS

Seared Sea Scallop and Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp ~14

Saffron-Chorizo Risotto, Romesco Sauce

Antipasto ~13

Prosciutto, Salami, Olives, Balsamic Mushrooms, Cheese, Bread

Burrata Cheese & Marinated Grape Tomatoes ~12

Toasted Bread, Pesto, Balsamic Syrup

Crispy Pork Belly ~11

Avocado-Basil Salsa, Sundried Tomato Pesto

Fingerling Potato Poutine with Mahon Cheese ~11

Smoked Bacon, Chile Beef, Roasted Garlic & Beef Gravy

Roasted Vegetables ~10

Hummus, Pesto

Spanish Style Meatballs ~8

Sherry-Mushroom Cream Sauce, Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese

Chile Braised Beef Tacos ~8

Tomato Relish, Roasted Garlic & Creme Fraiche

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates ~8

Chile Aioli

SALADS

Kale Caesar with Roasted Garlic & Tomato Confit ~8

Herb Croutons, Lemon-Parmesan Dressing

Petite Greens with Fresh Berries & Toasted Almonds ~8

Spanish Bleu, Crispy Prosciutto, Sherry Vinaigrette

Baby Spinach & Fried Brie ~8

Apple, Pecan, Smoked Bacon, Balsamic Dressing

SOUPS

Today’s Creation ~7

SIDES

Rustic Fritas ~6
Parmesan Mashed Potatoes ~6
Fingerling Potatoes ~6
Sweet Potato Mash ~6
Mascarpone Polenta ~6

DESSERTS

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chianti Macerated Berries Maple ~8
Tres Leches Cake with Almond Tuile & Italian Maraschino Cherries ~8
Maple Crème Brûlée with Cinnamon Mascarpone ~8
Churros with Chocolate Sauce & Fresh Strawberry Coulis ~8

TAVERN MENU

STARTERS

Seared Sea Scallop and Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp ~14

Saffron-Chorizo Risotto, Romesco Sauce

Antipasto ~13

Prosciutto, Salami, Olives, Balsamic Mushrooms, Cheese, Bread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken ~12

Green-Chile Ranch, Tomato Preserves

Burrata Cheese & Marinated Grape Tomatoes ~12

Toasted Bread, Pesto, Balsamic Syrup

Fingerling Potato Poutine with Mahon Cheese ~11

Smoked Bacon, Chile Beef, Roasted Garlic & Beef Gravy

Crispy Pork Belly ~11

Avocado-Basil Salsa, Sundried Tomato Pesto

Roasted Vegetables ~10

Hummus, Pesto

Spanish Style Meatballs ~8

Sherry-Mushroom Cream Sauce, Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese

Chile Braised Beef Tacos ~8

Tomato Relish, Roasted Garlic & Creme Fraiche

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates ~8

Chile Aioli

SALADS

Kale Caesar with Roasted Garlic & Tomato Confit ~8

Herb Croutons, Lemon-Parmesan Dressing

Petite Greens with Fresh Berries & Toasted Almonds ~8

Spanish Bleu, Crispy Prosciutto, Sherry Vinaigrette

Baby Spinach & Fried Brie ~8

Apple, Pecan, Smoked Bacon, Balsamic Dressing

SOUPS

Today’s Creation ~7

SIGNATURE 10`` PIZZAS

The Haole ~12

Pork Belly, Pineapple, Roasted Jalapenos, Mozzarella, Provolone, Tomato Sauce

The Quixote ~12

Chorizo, Olives, Rosemary, Roasted Tomatoes, Grand Queso

The Roman ~12

Italian Sausage, Parmesan, Ricotta, Sweet Onion, Roasted Tomato

French Farmer ~12

Béchamel, Wild Mushroom, Camembert, Egg, Spinach, Truffle Oil

Oaxacan ~12

Chile Beef, Chocolate Mole, Sweet Onion, Roasted Garlic, Manchego, Grand Queso, Cilantro Crema

The Decoy ~12

Duck Confit, Roasted Grape, Roasted Garlic, Goat Cheese, Basil, Balsamic Syrup

The Steadfast ~12

Pepperoni, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan

The Mediterranean ~12

Roasted Bell Pepper, Olive, Caper, Artichoke, Sundried Tomato, Pine Nuts

BBQ Chicken ~12

Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Provolone, Mozzarella, Sweet Onions, Roasted Garlic

Margherita ~9

Roasted Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil

The Bambino ~8

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella

Build-Your-Own ~8

Your Choice of:
Sauce~ Béchamel, Tomato, Pesto, Olive Oil
Cheese~ Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta, Provolone
Meat~ Italian Sausage, Chorizo, Chicken, Smoked Bacon, Pepperoni +2/meat
Vegetables~ Roasted Bell Pepper, Sundried Tomato, Roasted Tomato, Olives, Capers, Spinach, Artichoke, Sweet Onion, Roasted Garlic, Wild Mushrooms +1/vegetable

HAPPY HOUR

5-6pm & 9-11pm Tuesday through Saturday
Eatery and Tavern

1/2 price starters and pizzas!

HAPPY HOUR LIBATIONS

Select Beer ~3

Grillo, Fazio, Sicily ~7

Red Blend, “Flying-Solo” Grenache/Syrah, France ~7

Blue Dream ~7

Stoli Blueberry, Pama Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Muddled Blackberry, Champagne

Aventador ~7

Sparkle Donkey Reposado Tequila, Bauchant, Aperol, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup & Fresh Mint Leaves

HAPPY HOUR MENU

Seared Sea Scallop & Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp ~14/7

Saffron-Chorizo Risotto, Romesco Sauce

Antipasto ~13/6.50

Prosciutto, Salami, Olives, Balsamic Mushrooms, Cheese, Bread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken ~12/6

Green-Chile Ranch, Tomato Preserves

Burrata Cheese & Marinated Grape Tomatoes ~12/6

Toasted Bread, Pesto, Balsamic Syrup

Fingerling Potato Poutine with Mahon Cheese ~11/5.50

Smoked Bacon, Chile Beef, Roasted Garlic & Beef Gravy

Crispy Pork Belly ~11/5.50

Avocado-Basil Salsa, Sundried Tomato Pesto

Roasted Vegetables ~10/5

Hummus, Pesto

Spanish Style Meatballs ~8/4

Sherry-Mushroom Cream Sauce, Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese

Chile Braised Beef Tacos ~8/4

Tomato Relish, Roasted Garlic & Creme Fraiche

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates ~8/4

Chile Aioli

The Rustica Burger ~15/7.50

Mahon, Cheddar, Caesar Aioli, Roasted Onion, Rustic Fritas

SALADS

Kale Caesar with Roasted Garlic & Tomato Confit ~8/4

Herb Croutons, Lemon-Parmesan Dressing

Petite Greens with Fresh Berries & Toasted Almond ~8/4

Spanish Bleu, Crispy Prosciutto, Sherry Vinaigrette

Baby Spinach & Fried Brie ~8/4

Apple, Pecan, Smoked Bacon, Balsamic Dressing

SOUPS

Today’s Creation ~7/3.50

CATERING SERVICES

Make your event more memorable with Mosaic Catering, perfect for celebrations at your home, office or in one of our restaurant venues.

Off site Catering

Platters are a convenient way of serving a variety of foods at your next gathering, party or business meeting. Our platters are beautifully arranged and garnished using only the freshest ingredients and can be picked up or delivered.

On site Catering

Our restaurants provide the perfect setting for hosting your next event. We offer buffet style brunches, dinners and receptions. Our venues are available anytime on Sunday or Monday and from 10am-3pm Tuesday through Saturday. Whether you prefer the eclectic ambiance of Mezzaluna or the cozy charm of Rustica, the room is included with our catering services.  Please inquire for minimum sales price.

Mezzaluna can accomodate 130 guests. The mezzanine area, which seats 25-30 is available for private events every day of the week.

Rustica Eatery can accommodate 60 guests.

Rustica Tavern has space for 60 guests and is available for wood fired pizza parties anytime on Sundays and Mondays.  We also offer private pizza lunches and meetings Tuesday through Saturday 10-3pm.

For more information, please contact us at 701.373.7805 or fill out the form below.

ABOUT

OUR RESTAURANTS

RUSTICA Eatery & Tavern

Rustica is located in downtown Moorhead, MN a short drive from our original restaurant, Mezzaluna – dinemezzluna.com, in Fargo. We boast a cozy neighborhood atmosphere in the historic 1898 Kassenborg Block building, just east of the Main Avenue bridge.

The Eatery features a rustic ambiance with exposed brick creating a warm, comfortable dining experience. Executive Chef Eric Watson is dedicated to offering high quality, seasonally focused products and has created the diverse menu based on traditional American fare with European influences.

The Tavern’s wood burning pizza oven and copper beer taps spawn a more casual bar atmosphere. The innovative pizza menu is fun and the pizzas are exceptional.

Restaurant Manager Mason Nicklaus has extensive experience in mixology, which is confirmed by the libation menu he created.

Parking is available on the street, as well as in the parking ramp southwest of the building.

 

Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna is a casual, fine dining establishment in downtown Fargo. We are located just behind the historic Fargo Theatre, a short jaunt across the Red River from our Moorhead, MN restaurant RUSTICA – dinerustica.com. Built in 1917 as the Smith, Follett & Crowl office and warehouse, the building’s historical features have been preserved creating the perfect atmosphere for the eclectic ambiance of Mezzaluna.

The Dining Room features a chic, relaxed atmosphere. Posh, high backed, semi-circular banquettes surround our dining room and offer comfortable and private seating. Utilizing locally sourced products, Executive Chef Eric Watson has developed a seasonally inspired menu based on traditional American fare. A diverse wine list has been created to complement the cuisine.

The Alleyway Bar offers an informal, upbeat vibe featuring ice cold Grey Goose on tap. Whether seated around the horseshoe bar, at the high top tables, or in the mezzanine overlooking the bar, you can enjoy the full dinner menu or indulge in delectable appetizers.

Our manager, Taylor, along with the entire crew will make you feel right at home with their gracious hospitality.

Free parking is available on the street, in the lot on the north side of the building and in the parking ramp on the corner of Roberts and 2nd Avenue (free after 5pm and weekends).

OUR TEAM

Eric Watson | Executive Chef

Eric’s passion for all things culinary originated in a quaint Colorado town where he grew up. Small game hunting and trout fishing helped guide him to a style of cooking based on whole, fresh ingredients. Eric believes food should be prepared with quality ingredients and classic technique combined with a simplistic approach.

Eric began his restaurant career as a dishwasher and bus boy. His first culinary position was at the Sopris Restaurant in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, working under a Swiss born chef. He worked passionately to master the basics of knife skills and “Garde Manger” also paying close attention to every move the senior chefs made throughout their shift.

Chef Eric pursued formal culinary training immediately following high school graduation. During his time as a culinary apprentice, he traveled throughout the United Stated with a culinary team, taking part in multiple cooking competitions. Eric has cooked in numerous fine dining establishments in Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii and Rhode Island. He never would have imagined ending up in Fargo/Moorhead, but if asked now, he can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Please follow Eric on Facebook to keep up-to-date on news, cooking tips, recipes, and culinary excursions!

Sara Watson | Business Manager

Sara is a Red River Valley native; she grew up on a farm near Glyndon, MN. Being raised as a farm kid gave her a lifelong love of learning about food, and a passion for local foods and supporting our local growers.

After high school, Sara attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where she obtained a bachelor degree in Art History. Throughout this time, she worked in restaurants in Minneapolis where she developed a love for cooking and entertaining. This led her to pursue training in the culinary arts in Colorado.

Sara graduated from a three year culinary apprenticeship of Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colorado. She is a certified culinarian through the American Culinary Federation and possesses an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts.

Sara and Eric met in Colorado but decided to open their business in the Red River Valley. As the business has grown, so has their family. Four kids and their activities keep Sara running around more than working in the kitchen. Her role in the business has changed throughout the years from cook to Business Manager. She handles the bookkeeping, publicity and marketing for the company. An avid gardener, Sara also enjoys educating her own kids about whole foods, where their food comes from, and nutrition. Sara volunteers in the schools with the EAT program through the Barry Foundation which focuses on these matters as well.

Mason Nicklaus | Restaurant Manager

Mason is a native of Fargo, ND and graduated in 2007 from Fargo South High School. Mason’s passion for the hospitality world started at Juano’s where he worked behind the scenes making burritos. Later, he moved to John Alexander’s Restaurant and began honing his bartending skills.

In 2012, Mason became part of the original team opening Mezzaluna. His skills at bartending found him at the head of the team behind Mezzaluna’s creative libations. Mixology became his new passion. Mason’s enthusiasm doesn’t stop at the bar. His love for genuine customer service has brought many friends back to Mezzaluna time and time again. Mason has the ability to make guests feel comfortable and enjoy easy conversation which adds to the entire dining experience.

The Mosaic Foods team expanded the business to open Rustica Eatery & Tavern in 2014 and Mason was promoted to Restaurant Manager.

CONTACT

We are happy to provide you with more information on our dining, event rental and catering services. Please fill out the form below and one of our event experts will be in touch with you to answer your questions or assist in coordinating your event.

Rustica is located at 315 Main Avenue in Moorhead, Minnesota. View map. You may contact us by phone at 218.227.5388.

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