Frommer’s Travel Guide: “Oregano’s is a great place to go in the southwest.”
Fodor’s Road Guide USA: "Italian. Sinatra often croons in the background at this extremely popular pizza joint filled with 1950’s memorabilia. The main attraction here, Chicago-style pizza, comes in two varieties – stuffed deep dish and thin-crusted. The Pizza Cookie, a hot chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream, literally melts in your mouth."
CBS Los Angeles: "Oregano’s Pizza Bistro is an Arizona staple that makes traveling to the desert worthwhile. Wowing pizza fans since 1993, this is a one-of-a-kind dining experience."
USA Today Travel Tips: "Walk through the door at Oregano's Pizza Bistro and take a step back in time, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the 1950s and a casual, lively atmosphere. Oregano's offers a huge selection of Chicago-style deep-dish or thin-crust pizzas with an extensive list of toppings, wings, pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads and a selection of dreamy, half-pound Original Pizza Cookies topped with vanilla bean ice cream."
ESPN Power Weekend: Phoenix - Dinner: "The restaurants are always lively and the pies so good, a lengthy wait for a table is part of the experience."
New Times: "Oregano's coats their massive Italian Gold drumettes with a sweet, slightly tart, spicy honey mustard barbecue sauce. Yeah, we said honey mustard barbecue. Sound strange? We thought so, too, until we actually had a batch, and now we couldn't imagine a world without them! Give 'em an extra kick of flavor with a splash of the pizza joint's extra spicy Wings of Fire sauce and you'll have yourself an unforgettable wing experience."
Arizona Republic: “Let’s go, Daddy-O. Oregano’s oozes charisma the way it’s food oozes flavor. It’s not easy to sum up a place like Oregano’s, but it’s a fun place to go.”
Frommer’s: "With very reasonable prices and a location convenient to the many shops and galleries of Old Town Scottsdale, this pizza joint is a big hit with the area’s young crowd. Both the thin-crust pizzas and the Chicago stuffed pizza are all the good things pizza should be."
Fodor’s Pocket Guide Phoenix & Scottsdale: "This happening, jam-packed pizza-pasta-sandwich parlor lures customers with two irresistible come-ons: good food and low prices."
AOL Travel:Phoenix with Kids: A Perfect Family Day. "You could eat lunch at the zoo but, if you're ready for something different, head on over to Oregano's. Loud, fun and fabulous! The food is Italian and very good. The kids menu is simple and to the point, exactly what a hungry little one needs and wants: pizza or pasta."
AZCentral.com: "Oregano's specializes in pizzas with a long list of toppings, as long as your arm, salads with an almost-as-long list of dressings including some that are fat-free, and pasta dishes including some that can be made with whole-wheat pasta. We also like the T-shirts available for purchase with such mottos as Menu Can Trust. Think about it."
The Examiner: "Every item on the menu at Oregano's is fantastic. Like the slogans on the back of the t-shirts of the positively gleaming staff there say, "Menu Can Trust." Everything is wonderful. A wrong option cannot be found."
JetBlue Airlines - Place to Eat in Phoenix: "A hip pizzeria with vintage décor, Oregano's Pizza Bistro offers great Italian food at great prices. Their menu includes Chicago-style deep-dish and stuffed pizzas, 41 ingredients to build your own pizza, plus other delicious specialties like artichoke lasagna, hot Italian hoagies overstuffed with meat, melted cheese and tomatoes, imported Moretti beer and desserts like the pizza cookie, made with a full half-pound of cookie dough."
The NAU Lumberjack: “If you’re in the mood for good Italian, this is the place for you!”
Arizona Daily Sun: “It felt like my living room with someone helping me out. It’s very comforting. The whole company is about the family feel.”
The Examiner: Oregano’s is a restaurant with something for everyone, provided you have a big appetite. The company does nothing on a small scale. The pizzas are huge, the salads are even bigger and pasta fans, prepare yourselves. However, I beg you to show some restraint. Dessert is a must.
Desert Living Magazine: “Oregano’s. Great food, great service.” Robert Schimmel
GetOut Magazine: “From the Chicago style pies to the pasta and humungous Italian style sandwiches and salads, there’s not a dud to be found on Oregano’s student-friendly priced menu.”
944 Magazine: “The Original Pizza Cookie is all I ever hear about when Oregano’s comes up in conversation. And now I know why! Talk about a little slice of heaven.”
GetOut Magazine: “Save the best for last with Oregano’s cookie and ice cream dessert.”
Nightlife Magazine: “There is a magical force at work and it is evident with every single employee who will greet you, serve you and thank you with sincerity.”
Valley Guide Quarterly: “The many entrée descriptions in the menu are so much fun, you may want to hang on to it after you order to read it awhile longer.”
GetOut Magazine: “For a little slice of sweet heaven, head over to Oregano’s Pizza Bistro. Enjoy a little pizza pie or pasta—but for the love of God, save room for dessert!”
Arizona Republic: “Top 16 places to eat in the Phoenix area (out of more than 1,600 restaurants).”
Insider’s Guide Phoenix: Oregano’s is a hot spot on weekend evenings for its casual Italian bistro feel and inventive pizzas. Thin crust or Chicago stuffed pizzas come with traditional toppings or in varieties such as Cajun chicken pesto or Mexican pizza with chicken and green chilies."
AZFoodAndFun.com: "I am partial to Grandma G's Rosemary Chicken Potato Pizza. Potatoes on a pizza are just fantastic. Sandwiches here are big and full of flavor, all so good that I can't pick a clear winner here."