Bozeman is full of amazing restaurants, giving both residents and students the chance to experience a wide variety of local and global cuisines. The newest addition to this growing roster is Fire Artisan Pizza. With locations in Great Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, the Bozeman restaurant is the chain’s newest location.
The name of the restaurant tells you exactly what they serve: wood-fired, artisan pizza. The menu is small with only three starters and 10 entrees, but what Fire Artisan lacks in quantity is more than made up for by its quality. My friends and I ordered two pizzas — the Parma and Meat pies.
The Parma takes an interesting approach to cheese, not only using provolone and mozzarella, but also making use of gorgonzola and pecorino, which is 100 percent sheep’s milk and is a sharper alternative to the more typical parmesan cheeses. The pizza is then finished off with a bit of prosciutto and truffle oil. The Meat pizza, which is more of a classic pie, is topped with fennel sausage, pepperoni, salami and bacon.
Included alongside the classics, there are also a couple of specialty pizzas like the Billy, which utilizes goat cheese, and the Thai. The dough is handmade and hand-tossed right behind the bar in full view for everyone in the restaurant to see, and it makes the perfect mix between thin and thick crust. The service was excellent as well. We ordered and 15 minutes later our pizza came out of the stove, which seemed to be on par with everyone else’s orders. After eating there, I can best describe the food at Fire Artisan as very appetizing wood-fired pizza, with a fine-dining feel.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Fire Artisan is a great date spot and, with the proximity to the bars on main street, a perfect place to grab a meal before going out. Fire Artisan is sure to be the hottest new restaurant in Bozeman.