Fargo’s Pizza Co. at 2910 E. Platte Ave. has been hosting families, parties, and get-together since December 1973. Call (719)473-5540 for reservations, or to-go orders. You enter an atmosphere that combines an 1880’s saloon with Victorian feel. The employees are dressed to resemble the period. There’s even an old time piano that plays a few programmed tunes, and a tables by a large fireplace. You go up to the counter to place, and pay for your order. Your then given a number that will appear in mirrors around the dining areas when your food is ready. Then you return to the left side of the order counter to pick-up you food. As for your drinks, you need to go to the bar to order and purchase your glass or pitcher. Fargo’s offers some Coke products, and a limited selection of domestic beer. You can also order your dessert from the bar also.
I first ordered their Spaghetti Sampler ($6.55) which comes covered with Sophia Meat Sauce, Cheese Blend, and Alfredo Sauce. An order of Garlic Cheese Bread is also included. Every Tuesday Fargo’s takes seventy-five cents off any pasta order. My order was ready in less than fifteen minutes. The pasta was cooked nice and tender. Curious they used fettuccine noodles instead of spaghetti. Each of the sauces were just fabulous in their own right. The Alfredo was creamy, cheesy deliciousness. Sophia Meat Sauce was a savory blend of ground beef in a spicy marinara. The Cheese Blend left me, and my mouth very happy. The Garlic Cheese Bread was an absolute home run for me. I could have easily had to more orders. By far some of the best, and most flavorful I’ve had in a while.
Next I tried a small nine inch Sophia Special pizza ($7.70). A thin, crisp, airy crust topped with pizza sauce, Sophia Special Cheese Blend, ground beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, and salami. It took about 15-20 minutes for my order to be ready. The pizza was alright. I could taste the meats, mushrooms, and sauce just fine. It was all cooked properly. Just, the taste didn’t excite me. It didn’t bring my taste buds alive. To me it tasted like it was a couple steps above a frozen store bought pizza. I was rather disappointed.
On a previous visit I tried Fargo’s salad bar for $4.25. Only one trip is aloud. I was very underwhelmed. All they have is iceberg lettuce, no romaine. There are barely any greens to top your salad. The topping aren’t much. Your choice of salad dressings is limited. I filled up a plate, and only ate half of it. I lost interest, and desire quite rapidly. I love salad. I enjoy a good salad bar. This wasn’t one them.
I’m giving Fargo’s 3 stars for the excellent pasta, the atmosphere, and the decor. I’m in no rush to order another pizza, and have no desire to have their salad bar again. I can’t speak for their sandwiches, or desserts, as I have not tasted them yet.
- Regarding the salad bar, I suggest offering a bowl of romaine and collard greens mix. In addition to the iceberg mix. I’d also like to see some more vegetables, and a few more dressing to choose from. Then I’d be willing to re-try the salad bar.
- As for the pizza. The toppings and crust didn’t strike me as being fresh. May want to double check the expiration dates of the ingredients in the fridge. Or check the with the supplier. I don’t know if you make your own dough or not, but it tasted like it arrived frozen. Maybe look into how long it’s being kept.