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“Not for Us”

Oma's Pizza and Italian Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
st. louis, mo area
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not for Us”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I saw differing opinions about this pizza, but we were tired and thought we would give them a try. I prefer thin crust, but Oma's does not offer that, so we tried hand tossed. The crust was gooey and did not seem to be cooked through. The sauce was overly sweet, with little real Italian taste. The toppings were OK, but certainly did not seem fresh, and not that plentiful and both pizzas we ordered were just really a soupy mess. Try the new place, Island gourmet - that might bode better for visitors than Oma's.

  • Visited August 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Average pizza”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I ordered pizza from here our first night in town. The pizza was just average, kind of greasy.I thought it was a bit high priced for pizza.

Visited August 2012
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Long Beach, California
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Decent food, decent price”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We're from Chicago and thus, our reviews for pizza and Italian food are a little skewed because we have some great stuff here. However, Oma's was a decent dinner spot and then we ordered pizza to be delivered later in the week. Prices are good. Delivery was 10 minutes earlier than they projected. Good deal.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My family and I have never been treated so rudely in our lives; we never even were waited on- after making contact with three pe”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

The menu states "open to midnight!".

We arrived about 930 on a Saturday night and upon entering were asked if we were locals. The tone of voice used and look we got from the person asking made us feel uneasy, especially since we were all well dressed and not rowdy. We stood at the counter in the front of the building for five minutes before being seated-- with no menus or water. After 10 minutes waiting for the waitress to address us we decided to leave.

As we walked out, one of the servers just glared at us without even asking what the matter was. Instead she looked at one of the other servers and said "what's up with that?", like we were supposed to stand for their lack of service.


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Someplace nice and warm
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My wife liked it for the most part, me not so much”
Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

To celebrate our recent wedding anniversary, we initially couldn't quite make up our mind whether to go on a short cruise or to do a weekend getaway to Anna Maria Island (AMI). Unfortunately we decided on the latter, but more on that in a separate review.

After we arrived on AMI and checked in, we drove up and down the island to locate a place to eat. Ultimately, we settled on OMA. We had a large Chef salad, or what was supposed to pass for such. The lettuce was fine, but the cucumbers were very unevenly sliced and had been sitting out so long that they had started to develop a dry "skin" on their cut surfaces. Of the four slices of tomato, two had dents on the side that had turned a dark brown and were just shy of breaking ou in mold at these spots. The blue cheese dressing seemed to consist of a few spoons of mayo into which a few crumbs of blue cheese had been sprinkled without any attempt to hide this fact nor any effort to turn its consistency into that of a dressing.

My wife also ordered some garlic bread which need up being a section of a hoagie sliced in half and coated with garlic butter. The buttery side of it wasn't bad. Just the other side showed its considerable age and crunbly staleness (per-buttering).

When the pizza arrived, it was huge, as was to be expected due to its stated 18" diameter. The dough was nice and thin and crisp, at least initially. With time passing, the excessive amount of liquid and grease generated by the toppings (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, Italian sausage) and the sauce rendered the center quite mushy.

What the crust lacked in flavor (no seasoning in the dough whatsoever) was overcompensated by whatever blend of spices and drippings was overpowering in the sauce.

Our waitress was okay, but one of her younger coworkers kept running her mouth so loud in the front of the restaurant near the door with another coworker that we were not able to carry on a conversation between ourselves across the table in our booth for the first half of our meal.

After that, we were treated to the rough treatment customers received from an older coworker of our waitress when trying to place orders over the phone.

All in all, quite a mixed bag, including the distinct flavor of the water served that prompted my wife to ask me to get her a bottle from the car instead. At that point, the broken off sharp edges of the table's stone insert and the crack through the middle of my melamine plate almost seemed secondary.

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