315 MAIN AVENUE, MOORHEAD, MN
SIGNATURE 10`` PIZZAS
5-6pm & 9-11pm Tuesday through Saturday
Eatery and Tavern
1/2 price starters and pizzas!
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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.
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.
Parking is available on the street, as well as in the parking ramp southwest of the building.
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).
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.
Jake Wagar | Restaurant Manager
A Fargo local, Jake graduated in 2011 from Fargo South High. His passion for working with small businesses started at a young age of 15, while working for a bowling alley in West Fargo, Stars & Strikes. Six years later he acquired his first bartending position at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fargo where he explored his love of crafting the perfect drink suited for his guests.
It wasn’t until Jake visited both Mezzaluna and Rustica where he realized his keen interest in quality fine dining. His bartending skills and strong team standards were able to fully shine when he joined the Rustica team in 2015. Since then, Jake has shown exceptional talent and drive toward crafting the perfect overall experience for his guests, which has lead him to managing Rustica Eatery & Tavern.
While creating a fun atmosphere for all, Jake aims to offer seamless customer service.
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.