good neighborhood italian restaurant. not a big fan of their pastas but the pipzza's are good. large portions. and the pizookie (pizza cooking with ice cream) is a must. 2 choices regular choclate chip w/ vanilla ice cream or white chocolate with macadamia nut with vanilla ice cream. every oreganos locations are PACKED at dinner so go early.
I love this place. The Beefstro Salad is unbelievable! and the Deep Dish Pizzas are worth the wait. I have never had an item at Oregano's that I did not like. For an appetizer, I recommend the Guaca-Tony.
We visit as often as possible.
OBSESSED. Ok so I might be slightly biased, but I went to high school about four blocks from Oregano's and literally came here 3-5 times a week for lunch/dinner. It is the most fun restaurant I have ever been to... Granted, I know all of the waiters and they usually will dish out free drinks or comp a salad or pizzookie, but it is just an awesome, awesome place. The salads are excellent (try ordering the italian chicken on a salad instead of the regular chicken... not on the menu, but reeeeeeeeally good), the pizza is awesome, and the pastas are good (especially Zany Ziti) though perhaps not the best ever created. But great garlic bread, great atmosphere, and an most of all, the pizza cookie (pizzookie) is THE most wonderful thing ever created and ABSOLUTELY worth the necessary trip to the gym following dinner. They have white chocolate macadamia nut and peanut butter chocolate chip now, but classic chocolate chip is unstoppable. It's also nice to get ice cream on the side because then it doesn't smush the cookie... if that bothers you, haha. In any case, it is absolutely incredible and a necessary follow-up to dinner. If you don't want to wait, the best thing to do is eat at a semi-awkward time... particularly between 2:30pm-4:45pm. Before/after that, expect a decent wait (normally at least 20-30 minutes)... but it is worth it.... And the small size maintains the familial atmosphere (you'll understand). Also, it's definitely better for groups of 4 or less.
Garlic breath aside, this local pizza joint draws attention with Italian favorites and lively vibe..
Oregano's remains one of the hottest spots in town with constant crowds packing in around small tables for plenty of pastas and sandwiches, which are offered in addition to the pizza that comes in the stuffed or thin-crust variety. Save room for the pizzookie, a small pizza-size, gooey cookie served with vanilla ice cream.
Best Casual Italian. This restaurant is so fun and casual for either a couple or a big group of people. We typically go with four people, and order this appetizer called guacatony, a medium pizza, and this amazing pablo picasso salad that is so yummy. With tip and drinks and everything you won't spend more than $35 and you have leftovers for a week. So good! The only bad thing is that there is typically a long wait, but it is well worth it, and the atmosphere is just so fun anyways.
User review by kjstock. you have to wait for an hour for a table of four- too small
Fantastic Place To Eat. This pizza joint is awesome! Friendly service, great food, one of the best dining environments in the valley and you never leave hungry. The food is consistent and it feels like you are in a neighborhood house instead of a strip mall with no character. Why go anywhere else?
This rating is for the Tempe location.
Most overrated and hyped up psydo-italian style restaurant. Sorry guys but this crap is absolutely NOT anything close to real Italian food. Depending on the time of the day the wait time is rediculous and waiter staff can be quite arrogant.
Go there if you want to overpay for average food and get hassled by slow waitresses.
Always worth the wait. I usually go to the Scottsdale location once a month at least when my girlfriend is in town. There is always a wait because of the high quality of food and service. A lot of the servers have been there for years and remember my name when I come in. It just makes you feel at home when you eat and hang out there. Most restraunts level of service goes down with the more customers they service...Oregano's service level continues to accel no matter how many people cram in there. Always worth the wait :-)
The long waits attest to the quality of Oregano's. Not only is the food first rate, service is warm, friendly and just plain fun. The pizza is the menu focus, but try the salads (just wonderful), the soups (but not in summer), and the desserts while you enjoy the inventive surroundings.
We make it point ot eat at Oregano's virtually every time we visit Phoenix.
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