Some like it hot, some like it cold. Some like it loaded with toppings, while others prefer the basics.
It’s pizza, and no matter how you like it, students everywhere can agree that it’s a college-diet staple. Whether you want a quick, cheap slice or a gourmet restaurant experience, Fargo-Moorhead has plenty of pizza options for you. Here are our top 7 picks (plus one honorable mention) for the best pizza joints in the area – bon appétit!
Spicy Pie – Best Bang for your Buck
A favorite among college students looking for a quick bite to eat, Spicy Pie is a great place to hang out and eat some freshly made pizza. They offer whole pizzas, but most popular is their pizza by the slice. While you wait, check out the thousands of Sharpie signatures and drawings that cover their walls and booths. You’ll get a sizable slice of pizza for a price that’s wallet friendly, so stop by any of the several locations in the area.
Rustica – Best Happy Hour
The laid-back décor and friendly staff at Rustica Eatery & Tavern in downtown Moorhead make it a comfortable and cool place to grab some pizza. Their wood burning pizza oven is a favorite with pizza lovers, and their Happy Hour offers half-price starters and pizzas. From 5-6 p.m. and 9-11 p. m. Tuesday through Saturday, enjoy their delicious pizza at a price you can’t turn down.
Rhombus Guys – Awesome Atmosphere
At Rhombus Guys, coloring on the table is expected and encouraged. This casual, unique restaurant uses parchment paper as tablecloths and hands out crayons no matter your age. They even have a cart of board games to keep you entertained while you wait. Open until 2 a.m. with the kitchen open until midnight, Rhombus Guys is an excellent place to grab some pizza any time of day or night. Choose between their 34 gourmet pizzas, including their award-winning creations like the T-Rex or The Backpacker.
Sammy’s – Commitment to Tradition
Started in Hibbing, Minn., more than 63 years ago, Sammy’s Pizza still uses the traditional Italian recipes created by its founder. Still family run, the business is proud to be in its fourth generation of pizza makers. Their homemade secret sauce, freshly made dough and characteristic square slices are a favorite for many across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Check out their Fargo location on Broadway across from the Fargo Theatre.
Uncle Maddio’s – Most Customizable
Uncle Maddio’s lets you create your pizza exactly how you want it. Set up like an assembly line, you can choose the ingredients for your perfect pizza while it’s made in front of you. There are three different dough options, six kinds of sauce, and more than 45 different cheese, meat and veggie toppings. Build your own pizza at their Fargo location.
Blackbird Woodfire – Best Quality
Blackbird Woodfire is a family run business with a strong commitment to the local community. Their handmade pizza dough is made from North Dakota wheat and milled flour, and all their herbs and produce are seasonal and locally grown to ensure the best quality. You can order one of their signature woodfired pizzas, like the Sausage Apple or Thai Chicken, or create your own personal pizza.
Pizza Patrol – Best Delivery
For those late night (or early morning) pizza cravings, Pizza Patrol has you covered. They’ll deliver right to your door until 4 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday. With a $1.60 delivery fee and delicious pizza, Pizza Patrol is a college favorite for a reason. Choose between their classic thin crust or premium pan pizza. If you’re really hungry, add some wings, chicken bites, bread sticks or even egg rolls to your order.
Deek's - Worth Fighting For
After our top 7 choices were published, we received some lash back on social media from some disappointed alumni that Deek's was not included on our list. They made some compelling arguments and we have to agree. Its Wisconsin cheese, hand-made dough and deliciously tangy sauce are hard to pass up. So if you're a fan of Deek's, thank Garrett Horejsi for insisting that it be added to our list.
Bailey Tillman '18 studies multimedia journalism, Spanish and film studies at Concordia.