315 MAIN AVENUE, MOORHEAD, MN

EATERY | TAVERN | PATIO

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

5pm-9pm

CURBSIDE & DELIVERY

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

5pm-9pm

MENU

Aside from dietary restrictions or food allergies, no substitutions please.

Order Via Bite Squad

STARTERS

CHORIZO-STUFFED DATES [gf]  |  10
bacon-wrapped, served with chile aioli

BEEF TACOS  |  10
two flour tortillas with chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, tomato-basil relish, crème fraiche, cilantro

SPANISH STYLE MEATBALLS  |  12
sherry-mushroom cream sauce, crispy prosciutto, manchego cheese, tomato confit

FINGERLING POTATO POUTINE [gf+r]  |  14
mahon cheese, smoked bacon, chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, beef gravy

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN  | 14
green chile ranch & tomato preserves

ROASTED VEGETABLES [gf+r, v]  |  14
served chilled with hummus, spinach pesto, sundried tomato pesto

BURRATA CHEESE PLATE [gf+r, v]  |  14
marinated grape tomatoes, spinach pesto, toasted bread

ANTIPASTO [gf+r]  |  16
prosciutto, salami, olives, balsamic mushrooms, cheeses, toasted bread

ARTISAN CHEESE PLATE [gf+r, v]  |  16
fresh fruits, cherry chutney, candied pecans, cornichons, house lavosh

SOUP + SALADS

CHEF’S SOUP
cup 4 | bowl 8

HOUSE SALAD [gf+r, v]  |  10
roasted tomato & onion, artichoke, herb croutons, sherry vinaigrette

KALE CAESAR SALAD [gf+r, v]  |  10
roasted garlic & tomato, herb croutons, lemon-parmesan dressing

SPINACH SALAD [gf]  |  10
bacon, toasted almonds, pickled red onion, bleu cheese dressing

Á LA CARTE

PARMESAN POPOVERS [gf]  |  2
four per order, served with tomato preserves

RUSTIC FRITAS [gf]  |  5
served with chile aioli

SANDWICHES

THE RUSTICA BURGER [gf+r]  |  14
7 oz. beef patty, mahon & cheddar cheese, caesar aioli
served with rustic fritas

GARDEN BURGER [gf+r, v+]  |  14
handmade quinoa, black bean & chickpea patty, hummus, smoked paprika aioli
served with rustic fritas

SMOKED SALMON SLIDERS  |  14
two sliders with havarti cheese, sprouts, lemon-dill aioli
served with rustic fritas

ENTREES

BAKED MAC-N-CHEESE  |  18
cavatappi pasta, smoked gouda cheese, crispy bacon, herb breadcrumbs, toasted bread

SEARED SEA SCALLOPS [gf]  |  32
coconut thai rice, pickled fresno chiles, sugar snap peas, fried basil, ginger brown butter

ZA’ATAR CRUSTED WALLEYE   |  28
couscous salad, broiled zucchini, eggplant puree, basil oil, roasted red pepper

SIRLOIN & BALSAMIC MUSHROOMS [gf+r]  |  34
8 oz. certified angus beef top sirloin, parmesan mashed potatoes, demi-glace, broiled zucchini, roasted tomatoes

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST [gf]  |  26
wild rice risotto, herb jus, toasted pecans, sundried tomato pesto

PORK LOIN SALTIMBOCCA [gf]  |  26
rustic fritas, lemon-caper cream sauce, fried sage, crispy prosciutto

PASTA CHORIZO  |  18
house made tagliatelle, chorizo, roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella, spinach pesto, tomato cream sauce, toasted bread

SIGNATURE WOODFIRED PIZZAS

THE BAMBINO  |  10
tomato sauce, mozzarella

MARGHERITA  |  12
tomato sauce, roasted tomato, mozzarella, basil

THE STEADFAST  |  12
tomato sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella & asiago, parsley

THE HAOLE  |  12
tomato sauce, pork belly, pineapple, roasted jalapenos, mozzarella & provolone, scallions 

THE QUIXOTE  |  12
olive oil, chorizo, kalamata olives, roasted tomatoes, manchego cheese, rosemary & parsley

THE ROMAN  |  12
olive oil, italian sausage, roasted sweet onions & tomatoes, asiago & ricotta, parsley

THE DECOY  |  12
olive oil, duck confit, roasted grapes & garlic, goat cheese, basil, balsamic reduction

FRENCH FARMER  |  12
béchamel, wild mushrooms, brie cheese, egg, spinach, truffle oil

MR. POTATO HEAD  |  12
béchamel, sour cream mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, rosemary & parsley

THE MEDITERRANEAN  | 12
spinach pesto, bell pepper, olives, capers, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, asiago, pine nuts

BBQ CHICKEN  |  12
barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, roasted garlic + onions, provolone, mozzarella, scallions

DESSERTS

SOUTHERN-STYLE BUTTERMILK PIE  |  8
blueberry sauce, fresh whipped cream, fried basil

DARK CHOCOLATE POT de CRÈME [gf, v+]  |  6
fresh whipped “cream”, pistachio

CHURROS  |  6
chocolate ganache, strawberry coulis

STONE FRUIT TORTE  |  7
fresh whipped cream, raspberry crème anglaise, cracked caramel

gf = gluten friendly  |  gf+r = gluten friendly upon request  |  v = vegetarian  |  v+ = vegan

 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

* 20% gratuity will be added to all parties of 8 or more.

CURBSIDE & DELIVERY

Order Via Bite Squad

CATERING SERVICES

Make your event more memorable with catering from Rustica, perfect for virtual events & celebrations at your home, office, or our restaurant venue.

Off-site Catering

Individually portioned meals offer a convenient way to entertain guests at your next virtual event, party, or business meeting. Whether you’re looking for a fully prepared entree or a dish to reheat yourself, our individual meals are beautifully arranged and garnished using only the freshest ingredients and can be picked up or delivered.

On-site Catering

Our restaurant provides the perfect setting for hosting your next event. We offer plated dinners and receptions. Our venue is available for a buyout during our regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday. Please inquire for room rental fees & minimum sales required.

Rustica Eatery can accommodate 25 seated guests.

Rustica Tavern has space for 25 seated guests.

For more information, please contact us at 218.227.5388 or fill out the form below.

ABOUT

OUR RESTAURANT

RUSTICA Eatery & Tavern

Rustica is located in downtown Moorhead, MN. 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 Micah Leitel is dedicated to offering high quality, seasonally focused products and executes 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.

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

OUR TEAM

Anna Weisenburger | General Manager & Owner

Having spent nearly half of her life working in restaurants, ownership was the obvious next step for General Manager & Owner, Anna Weisenburger. Growing up on a farm near Spiritwood, North Dakota offered Anna an early introduction to the farm-to-table culinary concept. At one point while attending college in Valley City, she worked in three restaurants at once–and still ended up with student loan debt!–including her favorite job at an order-off-the-menu Chinese restaurant. After moving to Fargo in 2015 and managing a handful of F/M restaurants, Anna seized the opportunity to call Rustica home last spring in the role of Restaurant Manager. The service industry was supposed to be temporary employment, but food and beverage quickly turned into a passion which Anna focuses on the front of house at Rustica.

When not at Rustica, you can find Anna relaxing with her partner, Wolfgang, and their two cats, Bean and Zero. With an adventurous palate, she enjoys visiting the friends she’s made at many of the other local restaurants and sampling their creations. The sense of community Anna has found in the Fargo/Moorhead area was a driving factor in her decision to lay roots and share ownership of a business that she loves.

Micah Leitel | Executive Chef & Owner

Executive Chef & Owner, Micah Leitel, uses fresh, locally-sourced products whenever possible to execute a craft menu based on traditional American fare with European influences. As the head of our culinary team, Micah is dedicated to offering high quality seasonally focused menus with a strong emphasis on traditional food preparation that he has learned over the years. Micah’s main goal at Rustica is consistency in the kitchen, as he wants to provide the same experience to patrons as they have come to expect. He aims to offer guests the option to choose their own adventure—whether that be fast-casual in the Tavern or fine dining in the Eatery, the choice is theirs for the evening.

In his spare time, Micah enjoys scratching vinyl with guest appearances for local musicians and spending time with his three cats, Ming Ming, Scarf & Ruby. His passion for all things culinary also extends into his love of artisanal, handcrafted chef’s knives. You can follow Chef Micah Leitel’s inspired offerings on Instagram @dinerustica.

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.