Oregano's Pizza Bistro

★★★★☆
Garlic breath is sexy at this local pizza joint. Come on in for great food, a fun atmosphere and always free sax!
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520-327-8955

4900 E Speedway Blvd

Tucson, AZ

85712

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Great place to eat with family and friends. Inexpensive and large portions of really good food. My wife and I usually share a meal and for less than $20.

5
★★★★★

Great place to eat with family and friends. Inexpensive and large portions of really good food. My wife and I usually share a meal and for less than $20.

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The long wait to get in to this place is worth it. The long lines are an indication of the food quality. It is great! The salads are to die for as is the pizza. A must go place when in town! Be sure to split any order!

4
★★★★☆

The long wait to get in to this place is worth it. The long lines are an indication of the food quality. It is great! The salads are to die for as is the pizza. A must go place when in town! Be sure to split any order!

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Good italian/pizza food for tucson area, but gets packed too quickly, so much so that the parking lot fills up and is undesirable to go when driving down Speedway, at times.

4
★★★★☆

Good italian/pizza food for tucson area, but gets packed too quickly, so much so that the parking lot fills up and is undesirable to go when driving down Speedway, at times.

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I've had dinner several times at both Tucson and Tempe Oregano's, and both locations offered a very cute atmosphere, fair service, good price and delicious food. However, you can expect a wait on the weekends, so I recommend going for lunch or ordering take-out.

The best dish is their Chicago-style pizza, but again, you'll have to wait -- about 45-60 minutes. However, one to two slices of Chicago-style pizza can fill you up, so you will most likely be taking home leftovers. My favorite: the sproccoli.

PROS: Great pizza, reasonable prices, good variety, nice staff
CONS: Long waits

4
★★★★☆

I've had dinner several times at both Tucson and Tempe Oregano's, and both locations offered a very cute atmosphere, fair service, good price and delicious food. However, you can expect a wait on the weekends, so I recommend going for lunch or ordering take-out.

The best dish is their Chicago-style pizza, but again, you'll have to wait -- about 45-60 minutes. However, one to two slices of Chicago-style pizza can fill you up, so you will most likely be taking home leftovers. My favorite: the sproccoli.

PROS: Great pizza, reasonable prices, good variety, nice staff
CONS: Long waits

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I'm originally from Chicago and have searched throughout Tucson for the best pizza and have found it at Oregano's. The pizza is top notch and the pasta dishes and salads will not disappoint. Friendly and fun atmosphere, huge servings and great price for what you get.

PROS: Great Value for your money
CONS: Can be very busy, try to go during lunch and dinner

5
★★★★★

I'm originally from Chicago and have searched throughout Tucson for the best pizza and have found it at Oregano's. The pizza is top notch and the pasta dishes and salads will not disappoint. Friendly and fun atmosphere, huge servings and great price for what you get.

PROS: Great Value for your money
CONS: Can be very busy, try to go during lunch and dinner

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This is a wonderful little Chicago style pizza restaurant. They have fantastic pizza and a variety of choices. Along with great pizza, they have wonderful salads (they are huge) and sandwiches. They also serve beer. The service is average, but the food more than makes up for it. The prices range from $7-$15/per person. Very good food for the money. Be prepared for a wait on weekends though, because word of mouth has certainly spread quickly for this business!

4
★★★★☆

This is a wonderful little Chicago style pizza restaurant. They have fantastic pizza and a variety of choices. Along with great pizza, they have wonderful salads (they are huge) and sandwiches. They also serve beer. The service is average, but the food more than makes up for it. The prices range from $7-$15/per person. Very good food for the money. Be prepared for a wait on weekends though, because word of mouth has certainly spread quickly for this business!

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Our first visit was our last visit. The food is absolutely terrible! We started out with their version of Calamari. Now I know where the expression 'mystery meat' comes from. While the thin crust on the Pizza was good, you'd have to be a

6
★★★★★

Our first visit was our last visit. The food is absolutely terrible! We started out with their version of Calamari. Now I know where the expression 'mystery meat' comes from. While the thin crust on the Pizza was good, you'd have to be a

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have been here quite a few times. Always try to get to Oregano's when visiting Tucson. Excellent service, great food. They have a great meatball marinara sandwich, which, when ordered full size, is almost too much to eat. Overall, a quality restaurant , good food, good service attenative managerial staff and priced right.

4
★★★★☆

have been here quite a few times. Always try to get to Oregano's when visiting Tucson. Excellent service, great food. They have a great meatball marinara sandwich, which, when ordered full size, is almost too much to eat. Overall, a quality restaurant , good food, good service attenative managerial staff and priced right.

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We have been going here for 3 years after being introduced to Oregano's in Phoenix!
Great pizza. both deep dish and thin crust!
Yea, there's a wait; but all good things come to those who wait!
Waitstaff is cool and professional!
Haven't been there in a while but GOTTA get back!

5
★★★★★

We have been going here for 3 years after being introduced to Oregano's in Phoenix!
Great pizza. both deep dish and thin crust!
Yea, there's a wait; but all good things come to those who wait!
Waitstaff is cool and professional!
Haven't been there in a while but GOTTA get back!

Pros: Great Pizza Pie

Cons: Limited Pkg, Small Venue

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This place is okay if you want pizza and some entertaining stuff on the walls to keep your kids busy. But it's definitely not worth a 45 minute wait outside for a table, slow service (since the place is always packed) and a bathroom that smells a little less than fresh. The prices are kind of high for what you're getting. This isn't gourmet pizza made with organic cheeses, after all. The parking lot is a nightmare -- there just aren't enough spaces. And the "outdoor" seating area is just a bunch of folding tables set up on pavement. This is definitely not a place to take a large group. Try Sauce instead.

2
★★☆☆☆

This place is okay if you want pizza and some entertaining stuff on the walls to keep your kids busy. But it's definitely not worth a 45 minute wait outside for a table, slow service (since the place is always packed) and a bathroom that smells a little less than fresh. The prices are kind of high for what you're getting. This isn't gourmet pizza made with organic cheeses, after all. The parking lot is a nightmare -- there just aren't enough spaces. And the "outdoor" seating area is just a bunch of folding tables set up on pavement. This is definitely not a place to take a large group. Try Sauce instead.

Pros: cool stuff on walls

Cons: small parking lot, long wait, smelly bathroom

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Everything was decent except the pricing was way out of line for the food we ate. We would definitely go back if they cut their prices in half. It just wasnt worth it for the quality of food we ate.

2
★★☆☆☆

Everything was decent except the pricing was way out of line for the food we ate. We would definitely go back if they cut their prices in half. It just wasnt worth it for the quality of food we ate.

Pros: Nice menu selections

Cons: too expensive for the food quality, long waits

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Not sure what people really see in this place.. THe food is average at best, its always a pain to get in.. It doesnt really make sense.

I happen to know that most of what they prepare is just frozen food they are heating up. There are a some good places in oro Valley to check out that really change your mind about ones like this.

3
★★★☆☆

Not sure what people really see in this place.. THe food is average at best, its always a pain to get in.. It doesnt really make sense.

I happen to know that most of what they prepare is just frozen food they are heating up. There are a some good places in oro Valley to check out that really change your mind about ones like this.

Pros: Big menu

Cons: Not so good food, way too busy, bad service

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If you like old time Chicago style thin crust pizza you will love Oregono's. I have aslo found their salads to be generous and very edible. I tried the lazana and had to ask where the noodles were. I go to Oregono's for pizza and salads and find the food quite good when I stick to these two items.

4
★★★★☆

If you like old time Chicago style thin crust pizza you will love Oregono's. I have aslo found their salads to be generous and very edible. I tried the lazana and had to ask where the noodles were. I go to Oregono's for pizza and salads and find the food quite good when I stick to these two items.

Pros: good pizza and salads

Cons: hard to get in and get seated or find parking

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Oreganos is definitely over rated. Their food is average and we can tell most of which is precooked and frozen. The pizza is similar to that at peter pipers pizza. Low quality ingredients, terrible crust. The service also is terrible. Its obvious most go here because there isnt much else around speedway.

2
★★☆☆☆

Oreganos is definitely over rated. Their food is average and we can tell most of which is precooked and frozen. The pizza is similar to that at peter pipers pizza. Low quality ingredients, terrible crust. The service also is terrible. Its obvious most go here because there isnt much else around speedway.

Pros: Nice patio

Cons: Bad food

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The first time I tried this place it was busy, and took a while for a thin crust pizza to arrive. Nice and bubbly atmosphere, though. Unfortunately the pizza was SO SALTY that it was difficult to enjoy.

Having heard that their stuffed pizzas were better, decided to give it another go. Unfortunately, they claim a 45-minute wait for the pizza, which combined with the wait for the table, would make this unattractive for those with children, or anyone reasonably hungry. A request to order the pizza in advance, to save the wait time, was met with a very straightforward "No, we won't do that for you." Not the kind of friendly help that makes you want to go back.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The first time I tried this place it was busy, and took a while for a thin crust pizza to arrive. Nice and bubbly atmosphere, though. Unfortunately the pizza was SO SALTY that it was difficult to enjoy.

Having heard that their stuffed pizzas were better, decided to give it another go. Unfortunately, they claim a 45-minute wait for the pizza, which combined with the wait for the table, would make this unattractive for those with children, or anyone reasonably hungry. A request to order the pizza in advance, to save the wait time, was met with a very straightforward "No, we won't do that for you." Not the kind of friendly help that makes you want to go back.

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A fantastic celebratory restaurant! My DH and I love the personalities of the servers and bartenders...your every wish is their command! Favorites: antipasto salad, calamari, "The Lady is a Scampi" entree, the exceptional variety of pizzas, and of course, the pizza cookie dessert. Barbra Streisand reportedly loves the Oregano's in Phoenix, and said so during one of her concerts in Arizona!!!! Thank you for such a wonderful restaurant!

5
★★★★★

A fantastic celebratory restaurant! My DH and I love the personalities of the servers and bartenders...your every wish is their command! Favorites: antipasto salad, calamari, "The Lady is a Scampi" entree, the exceptional variety of pizzas, and of course, the pizza cookie dessert. Barbra Streisand reportedly loves the Oregano's in Phoenix, and said so during one of her concerts in Arizona!!!! Thank you for such a wonderful restaurant!

Pros: The food, service, parking, great value for the dollar

Cons: usually a wait to be seated at a table

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Where do these people eat that loved this pizza? After a 30 minute wait in the lobby, we were seated in the half empty restaurant. We ordered pesto bruschetta and a pizza. The pesto bruschetta was large, delicious, and made with high quality bread. The 14" thin crust pizza came about 18"-20" (we were only charged for 14") another 30 minutes later with a blah, too thin and too crisp crust, excessively salty sauce with the toppings diced as small as possible(canned most likely), smelled and looked like a chuck e cheese pizza. It smelled and tasted freezer burned. Very disappointing. The slivers of cilantro were zig zagged(chopped fresh cilantro doesn't look like that), I have never seen anything like it... It is the worst pizza we have had out to date.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Where do these people eat that loved this pizza? After a 30 minute wait in the lobby, we were seated in the half empty restaurant. We ordered pesto bruschetta and a pizza. The pesto bruschetta was large, delicious, and made with high quality bread. The 14" thin crust pizza came about 18"-20" (we were only charged for 14") another 30 minutes later with a blah, too thin and too crisp crust, excessively salty sauce with the toppings diced as small as possible(canned most likely), smelled and looked like a chuck e cheese pizza. It smelled and tasted freezer burned. Very disappointing. The slivers of cilantro were zig zagged(chopped fresh cilantro doesn't look like that), I have never seen anything like it... It is the worst pizza we have had out to date.

Pros: The outdoor seating is a great setting, yummy bruschetta

Cons: Worst pizza ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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my favorite thing to get from oreganos is the oreganos favorite. its a huge salad with everything you can imagine on it. so yummy. i also like to start off with an order of hot wings, they're the best in town. great place to go for lunch.

5
★★★★★

my favorite thing to get from oreganos is the oreganos favorite. its a huge salad with everything you can imagine on it. so yummy. i also like to start off with an order of hot wings, they're the best in town. great place to go for lunch.

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Really good, fresh food and great prices. For what you pay, this is very good food. Great fun semi-noisy atmosphere, which really matches the decor, the food, and the service. Be sure you order the Chocolate-chip cookie dessert--it's yummy. Buy a T-shirt for 5 dollars...they are really cool.

5
★★★★★

Really good, fresh food and great prices. For what you pay, this is very good food. Great fun semi-noisy atmosphere, which really matches the decor, the food, and the service. Be sure you order the Chocolate-chip cookie dessert--it's yummy. Buy a T-shirt for 5 dollars...they are really cool.

Pros: Great fresh food, desserts are awesome, service

Cons: Usually have to wait, though it's worth it

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This is some of the best Italian I've had in a restaurant. There are long waits because the food is made FRESH unlike some of the mediocre national chains and because it's so good people just keep coming back for more. But there's a simple solution...call in your order ahead and get it to go. I've never been disappointed by the pizzas, although I think the pasta dishes (such as Alfredo the Dark, a spicy alfredo dish) are the unsung heroes of the menu. The cheesy garlic bread is not to be missed. If you insist on eating there, I suggest going as early as possible and don't go hungry!! In fact, you may want a light snack before you go. At peak times, you could be looking at about a 2 hour wait. It will be worth the wait, but for those of you not so patient, I insist, take-out is the way to go.

5
★★★★★

This is some of the best Italian I've had in a restaurant. There are long waits because the food is made FRESH unlike some of the mediocre national chains and because it's so good people just keep coming back for more. But there's a simple solution...call in your order ahead and get it to go. I've never been disappointed by the pizzas, although I think the pasta dishes (such as Alfredo the Dark, a spicy alfredo dish) are the unsung heroes of the menu. The cheesy garlic bread is not to be missed. If you insist on eating there, I suggest going as early as possible and don't go hungry!! In fact, you may want a light snack before you go. At peak times, you could be looking at about a 2 hour wait. It will be worth the wait, but for those of you not so patient, I insist, take-out is the way to go.

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We had a group of 5 and were all in a great mood until being seated. Even while waiting an eternity outside to be seated, we were lauging with a few other groups of people waiting and sharing drinks. Then we were finally crammed into a very small corner near the bar area. The waiter said he'd be back in a second to take our order, but instead, continued to flirt with a few girls at the next table. We finally got our drink orders taken, then our food orders were taken sometime during the next 40 minutes. Three of our group kept getting bumped in the back by people trying to scoot by our table, and we are not even remotely large people. Our drink orders were messed up, while our pizza was greasy and cold. All in all, it was not a good experience...until we left!

3
★★★☆☆

We had a group of 5 and were all in a great mood until being seated. Even while waiting an eternity outside to be seated, we were lauging with a few other groups of people waiting and sharing drinks. Then we were finally crammed into a very small corner near the bar area. The waiter said he'd be back in a second to take our order, but instead, continued to flirt with a few girls at the next table. We finally got our drink orders taken, then our food orders were taken sometime during the next 40 minutes. Three of our group kept getting bumped in the back by people trying to scoot by our table, and we are not even remotely large people. Our drink orders were messed up, while our pizza was greasy and cold. All in all, it was not a good experience...until we left!

Pros: the other groups waiting to be seated

Cons: slow service, uncomfortable seating, greasy & cold food

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I have been to this restaurant several times. Either with local friends or out of towners and everone has a great time. Service is ALWAYS GREAT. The food is wonderful. Just expect to wait. However they take care of you even while waiting. GO GO GO

5
★★★★★

I have been to this restaurant several times. Either with local friends or out of towners and everone has a great time. Service is ALWAYS GREAT. The food is wonderful. Just expect to wait. However they take care of you even while waiting. GO GO GO

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The food is excellent and I have tried several of their entrees. The dining space is very small and very noisy. Often a long weight. Love the food!

4
★★★★☆

The food is excellent and I have tried several of their entrees. The dining space is very small and very noisy. Often a long weight. Love the food!

Pros: Excellent Food, Generous Portions, Good parking

Cons: Crowded, Noisy, Did I say Noisy?

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Oregano's has the best dish deep pizza in town! Along with their wonderful Bellini's, great atmosphere and upbeat staff, you have the best place in Tucson for a fun evening!

5
★★★★★

Oregano's has the best dish deep pizza in town! Along with their wonderful Bellini's, great atmosphere and upbeat staff, you have the best place in Tucson for a fun evening!

Pros: pizza, Bellini's, staff

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Begin with fantastic portions of food, great pizza, salads, sandwiches and add in a staff that is beyond attentive, fun and with great personalities and what do you have? Oregano's! More? How about great drinks and all of this at a ridiculously low price.
I have lived in most of the major cities in the U.S. and can honestly say this is one of the best restaurants I have been to.
No, this is not your intimate, candle lit, quiet bistro. It is just the best value and fun for the buck.

5
★★★★★

Begin with fantastic portions of food, great pizza, salads, sandwiches and add in a staff that is beyond attentive, fun and with great personalities and what do you have? Oregano's! More? How about great drinks and all of this at a ridiculously low price.
I have lived in most of the major cities in the U.S. and can honestly say this is one of the best restaurants I have been to.
No, this is not your intimate, candle lit, quiet bistro. It is just the best value and fun for the buck.

Pros: Great food, Huge portions, Low prices

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having moved to tucson recently from the valley of the sun, i was pleasantly surprised, no overwhelmed with joy that there is an oreganos pizza bistro in town. the valley locations are swinging joints. the tucson location is a breath of fresh air as far as pizza, pastas, salads, appetizers, not to mention the world famous pizzacookie. the drinks they offer are very refreshing as well. try the bellini or the margarita. yes the margarita. they just recently added a very flavorful cosmo! the service is upbeat and very friendly. the staff makes you feel very welcome. the food is great. try the thin crust pizza's. as well as the pan pizza and the chicago classic stuffed pizza. overall the dining experience was well worth the long wait. it's a good sign when the place is always on a wait. thank you oreganos for thinking of tucson as a location.

5
★★★★★

having moved to tucson recently from the valley of the sun, i was pleasantly surprised, no overwhelmed with joy that there is an oreganos pizza bistro in town. the valley locations are swinging joints. the tucson location is a breath of fresh air as far as pizza, pastas, salads, appetizers, not to mention the world famous pizzacookie. the drinks they offer are very refreshing as well. try the bellini or the margarita. yes the margarita. they just recently added a very flavorful cosmo! the service is upbeat and very friendly. the staff makes you feel very welcome. the food is great. try the thin crust pizza's. as well as the pan pizza and the chicago classic stuffed pizza. overall the dining experience was well worth the long wait. it's a good sign when the place is always on a wait. thank you oreganos for thinking of tucson as a location.

Pros: the service,ambiance, the food!

Cons: , none

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Having grown up in the Chicago west suburbs,I can tell you that this thin crust pizza tastes the same as the great pizza I remember from there! Prices are reasonable and the attitude of employees is fantastic!I love this place!!!

5
★★★★★

Having grown up in the Chicago west suburbs,I can tell you that this thin crust pizza tastes the same as the great pizza I remember from there! Prices are reasonable and the attitude of employees is fantastic!I love this place!!!

Pros: best pizza, great staff, atmosphere is nice

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This is not the place to go out with someone you are hoping to have a conversation with. It is very loud and crowded. The food was OK. Not quite Italian- more like Americanized Italian- for example, the bruschetta. Portions are large and the value is great. Overall, I feel like it's similar to going to Chili's for Mexican food. It's kind of like chain food and not very true to the Italian culture.

4
★★★★☆

This is not the place to go out with someone you are hoping to have a conversation with. It is very loud and crowded. The food was OK. Not quite Italian- more like Americanized Italian- for example, the bruschetta. Portions are large and the value is great. Overall, I feel like it's similar to going to Chili's for Mexican food. It's kind of like chain food and not very true to the Italian culture.

Pros: good value

Cons: Loud, Crowded

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Oregano's has the best pizza in town, the choice of toppings are amazing. The appetizers are also good and plentyful. Make sure you save room for dessert, you will not be dissapointed. To avoid a long wait, try to go between lunch and dinner.

5
★★★★★

Oregano's has the best pizza in town, the choice of toppings are amazing. The appetizers are also good and plentyful. Make sure you save room for dessert, you will not be dissapointed. To avoid a long wait, try to go between lunch and dinner.

Pros: Thin Pizza, Dessert, Great Staff

Cons: Long Wait, Lack of AC

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FIIIIIIINAAAALLLLYYY! A real Italian restaurant for real Italian Americans. The portions are very large and the quality of the food is superb. Take it from an Italian American guido who grew up on Nonna's cooking.

Oregano's e molto marveglioso!!

They have everything on their menu and the menus are unique. The restaurant owners put the menu on old record album covers. They serve all sorts of beer and have a great selection of Chianti. Also, they serve the wine properly in traditional home cookin' southern Italian style, not out of fancy flutes or wine glasses. I felt like I was home for the first time in my life here in Arizona. Benissimo Oregano's!!

Tony D.

5
★★★★★

FIIIIIIINAAAALLLLYYY! A real Italian restaurant for real Italian Americans. The portions are very large and the quality of the food is superb. Take it from an Italian American guido who grew up on Nonna's cooking.

Oregano's e molto marveglioso!!

They have everything on their menu and the menus are unique. The restaurant owners put the menu on old record album covers. They serve all sorts of beer and have a great selection of Chianti. Also, they serve the wine properly in traditional home cookin' southern Italian style, not out of fancy flutes or wine glasses. I felt like I was home for the first time in my life here in Arizona. Benissimo Oregano's!!

Tony D.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking, Enough Seating

Cons: None

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GREAT PLACE AND PRICE. FOOD IS VERY GOOD.
TOO SMALL, AND WAIT IS TOO LONG.

5
★★★★★

GREAT PLACE AND PRICE. FOOD IS VERY GOOD.
TOO SMALL, AND WAIT IS TOO LONG.

Pros: PIZZA, PRICE, DESSERT

Cons: SMALL, LONG WAIT, AIR CONDITIONING

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Oregano's has the best pizza in town! Thin crust cooked to perfection..Never burned...Classic pizza...the best! Fresh wholesome ingredients, and plenty of them! Pan pizza that melts in your mouth and always some left to take home...Only negative, I wish that the place was bigger...there is always a wait...but the pizza is worth it!

5
★★★★★

Oregano's has the best pizza in town! Thin crust cooked to perfection..Never burned...Classic pizza...the best! Fresh wholesome ingredients, and plenty of them! Pan pizza that melts in your mouth and always some left to take home...Only negative, I wish that the place was bigger...there is always a wait...but the pizza is worth it!

Pros: great pizza, great ingredients, friendly service

Cons: small building, only one in tucson

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Created in honor of owner's father, chain serves Italian fried potatoes, Cajun chicken pesto pizza and baked sausage sandwiches.