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“Bad service. Heated frozen food. Way over priced for the quality. Surprising for such a prime downtown location.”
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Oregano's Restaurant
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Reviewed July 25, 2008

Bad service. Heated frozen food. Way over priced for the quality. Surprising for such a prime downtown location.

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Reviewed July 16, 2008

Our children wanted Italian food for the night so when we passed by this Oregano restaurant in the Byward Market of Ottawa we thought we would try it.

We went inside and sat down for a long time and were not served any water until we asked for it. Then we were served four glasses of water with one of the glasses with a big crack in it so we had to ask the server to exchange the glass of water. Next we noticed that the three out of four knives were dirty and we asked the waitress to exchange the knives but they did not arrive until after our meals came. We order our meals and noticed that the other tables were served bread and we did not receive any. Again we had to ask for the bread. Finally when the bread arrived with the butter we had to share the one clean knife amongst the four of us. The waitress seemed very annoyed whenever we asked her for something, we seemed to be intruding so we just shared the one knife and waited patiently for our meals. After 40 minutes of waiting for our meals we asked the maitre' de what happen to our meals since our server was no where to be seen. We told him that we had waited 40 minutes and no one told us what happen to our meals. Just when he went to check, our meals arrived but the lasagna had hardly any cheese in it, and the cream alfredo was dry with the sauce almost having a crumbly texture to it. When we inquired with the maitre'de about the dryness of the alfredo sauce he said some people don't like it too saucey. My daughter ate 1/4 of it and left the rest because it was too dry to eat.

All in all some of the people working in this restaurant had a very bad service attitude. They did not seem to enjoy their work, or care about serving the customer. They did not care if the quality of their food was bad. Some of the workers were just standing around and chit chatting and staring at the customers instead of serving them while some of the other workers were running their feet off. There seems to be some major moral and management problems at this restaurant .This is one restaurant to stay away from when you go to the Byward Market in Ottawa. This was a waste of $88.00! There are plenty of choice restaurants in the Byward Market area such as The Fish Market Restaurant, and Milestones.

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Reviewed March 1, 2008

Yuck! Mix Ragu with Prego and you'll probably have a better tomato sauce than this place.

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