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“Definitely come early......”

Oregano's Pizza Bistro
Ranked #138 of 3,156 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Camelback East
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The restaurant was very close to our hotel, so we decided to try it. It was one of those rare Phoenix days when it was cool and raining. When we arrived for dinner, at about 5p, there were no more tables available for indoor dining and it would be a 30 min wait. But the hostess offered us an outside table. At first I thought she was joking since it was about 57 degrees and raining. She said there were heaters out there and she assured us we would be warm and comfortable. She was right! The outdoor patio filled up quickly. Service was prompt and friendly. Fun, nostalgic atmosphere. The pizza was delicious. We ordered the thin crust and it was very nice and crispy. It was a very enjoyable dinner.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We decided to have a late lunch at Oregano's at around 1 or 1:30. We had to wait around 15 minutes for a table, then turned in our order for pizza and a salad. It hadn't come after 30 minutes, and I started getting a headache. I asked another staff person to get our server, but she didn't come. I was eying the Wendy's sign down the street..
When the meal was finally ready, the manager (I guess) just looked chagrined, dropped the food off and left. There were no apologies. The server claimed that it takes 30 minutes for a pizza to cook. My husband told her that we used to have a restaurant that served pizza and he knows how long it takes.
We have eaten at Oregano's in Scottsdale numerous times. Sometimes they take your order while you are waiting,, and normally they bring the salad while you wait. These people are clueless. Even some breadsticks would have helped to take the edge off.

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

The first rule for Oregano's is come early or late since this place (the Cactus location) is always busy at peak times with waits up to ninety minutes. We went here early for lunch. Pizza is very good and we liked the sauces. Service was also very good. Atmosphere is almost early 60s diner with TVs running old shows. Over all, we had a very good experience because we avoided the crowds.

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Organos has really good pizza, but we ordered the deep dish and it wasn't amazing and it takes forever. On the other hand, regular pizza doesn't take that long and is really good and chicken wings are spicy.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We love oreganos but were here tonight and couldn't believe how awful the service was! We were seated at 7:30, ordered drinks and food immediately. The server brought our drinks right away but after 45 min of waiting for our food the waiter said it would be 5 more minutes. 15 minutes later the food finally arrived for a total wait time of one hour! We were annoyed and starving and had almost walked out! We complained and the server said he would tell the manager. The manger came over to our table and apologized and said he would be happy to add on anything we wanted. I asked for another beer but then he ended charging us for it! So bizarre! All the while, our server who i will assume was embarassed, ignored us the whole time! They told us they wouldnt charge us for the pizza but we were so annoyed that when the bill came we asked to speak to the manager again. They were very reluctant to satisfy us and that is what was so terrible. The manager had said that thy ruined our pizza and had to re cook it and that's why it took so long. I can think of so many things they could have done from the get go to remedy the situation!

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