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Angie Wieck, Published April 24 2012

New Thatzza Pizza in south Fargo offers quick service

FARGO – If you have a hard time agreeing with family, friends or co-workers about what kind of pizza to order, Fargo’s newest pizza restaurant, Thatzza Pizza, may be the answer to your prayers.

Individual slices of cheese, pepperoni, supreme combo pizza and a daily special are available for sale at all times.

The restaurant at 3241 42nd St. S. sells made-to-order 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-inch pizzas, including some signature favorites such as Pot Roast Pizza and Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza.

Thatzza Pizza also sells spaghetti, fettuccine, Cincinnati chili, Italian fries, dessert pizza and ice cream. These items, as well as pizza by the slice, can be ordered and picked up through the restaurant’s drive-thru.

Customers can call in orders for whole pizzas that can be picked up at the drive-thru, and the restaurant hopes to start offering a delivery service in late May.

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for more than 100 people.

Arnold Mathews and his daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Will Peterson, opened the first Thatzza Pizza location in Aberdeen, S.D., in 1990. Their initial goal was to make a good cheese pizza, and they have used that base and quality ingredients to build the business.

Scott Mathews, Arnold’s son, joined the family business in 2010 with the intent of expanding the restaurant to other markets. Since then, Thatzza Pizza has opened in Watertown and Sioux Falls, S.D., and there is interest in opening Bismarck and Rapid City, S.D., locations.

Business at the Fargo restaurant has been great since it opened on March 27, Scott Mathews said.

“Typically customers don’t believe what they can get immediately through the drive-up or walking in,” said Mathews. “The pizza-by-the-slice option is especially popular with families. Everyone can order what they want for little to no wait.”

New restaurant

Location: 3241 42nd St. S., Fargo

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday


Readers can reach Forum reporter Angie Wieck at (701) 241-5501


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