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“A touch of the Belle Epoch in old Fargo”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
Ranked #5 of 341 Restaurants in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6th Ave
Description: Mezzaluna is a casual fine dining establishment cleverly hidden off Broadway in Downtown Fargo. Classic Artisan Food & Drinks are the specialty. Chef Eric Watson has designed a menu to suit everyone's palate. From our House-Ground Burger in the bar to Grilled Duck Breast & Leg Confit in the dining room. Mezzaluna is located in the historic Lofts on Roberts Street Building. The Lofts on Roberts was built in 1917 as the Smith, Follett & Crowl office and warehouse. Kilbourne Group worked diligently to preserve and maintain the integrity of many of the building's historical features, including a pressed metal ceiling, large windows, corbelled brick, simplistic stone trim, wood joists and beams, and wood flooring. Perfect atmosphere for the Classic Artisan Food & Drink of Mezzaluna. Imagine sitting in this classy historic setting while sipping on a Gin Fizz or a Classic Side Car. Our Mixologists are sure to tempt your tastebuds and will pair the perfect drink with your dinner
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Is this the left bank of Paris, or Fargo?
Mezzaluna is a stunner...boisterous, elegant, and sexy. The tall circular bar takes center stage upon entry. Dark wood paneled walls and plenty of plate glass frame this lovely dining room. Vie for one of the plush banquettes in the shape of half shells, large enough to birth Venus all over again. Romantic lighting from the many chandeliers sets the mood convincingly.

We started our evening with craft cocktails: a Sazerac ( as fine as any made in the Vieux Carré) and a Brandy Stagecoach. The mixologist (Chris) is a genius who enjoys dazzling his guests with unique flavor combinations, using spirits once popular with our Great Grandparents...what's old is new again.

We ordered the porcini dusted veal chop, crisp on the outside and grilled to a delectable medium rare. The earthy flavor of that magic dusting enhances the sweetness of the chop superbly, while the rosemary scented wild mushroom reduction amplifies the nutty goodness of the porcini. Our server recommended the garlic asiago tater tots as the side accompaniment. The New Yorker magazine reviewed Mezzaluna recently and raved about those tots in particular. We fought over who got the last one.

The pistachio encrusted rack of lamb was beautifully plated and a perfect medium rare also. Once the choice meat had been demolished, we couldn't resist chewing the crackly bones, crusted with those bits of pistachio. Both entrees were served with sautéed seasonal vegetables: tender haricot verts, baby carrots and balsamic glazed, oven-roasted tomatoes...sweet as jam. Truly a memorable meal and one of the very best repasts in many a moon.

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Thank willemagrippa
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Yelp community was right. The food was 5 star. What made the service experience exceptional was the conversation I had with Brian. I eat in a lot of places where I am a nameless faceless individual, and my service experience lacks the simple human connection. Brian cared enough to create a connection.
I would go back to this place

Thank frequenttravelerdave
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Messaluna is located on Roberts street by a flooring company or the more interesting way to enter is from the alley side. We did not know exactly where it was and guessed it was on Broadway. Took an alley and found it! Modern Chicago like restaurant in downtown Fargo. Not a huge menu, but all four of us enjoyed our meals. Salmon was just enough and delicious. Two in our party ordered lamb and really liked that also. The other person had veal and said it tasted and looked like a pork chop with a bone. That was not a favorite.
Nice atmosphere and a great addition to downtown Fargo.
Most entrees were $25 or more and drinks were at least $9.

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Thank 4fargotravelers
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just came from Mezzaluna. Had one of the beef specials tonight. Absolutely, one of the finest meals between the East and West coasts I have had....ever. And this year I have eaten in NYC, Seattle, all over MN, several cities in Florida....so my dollars were spent all over. The wait staff is charming, kind, and knowledgeable. The Pinot Noir, house wine, was wonderful. And the food presentation makes you drool in anxiety to start eating. And $2 desserts! Highly recommend you make a res. to eat there when in Fargo. Trust the chefs special for the evening while there. Thank you for a wonderful evening, Mezzaluna!

Thank jean m
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Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Mezzaluna while in Fargo school shopping with our kids. We left the kids at the hotel with Dickey's BBQ while we had an amazing food experience! Everything was creative and beautifully prepared! We will be back as much as possible!!!!

Thank Keri W
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