Ok so I might be slightly biased, but I went to high school about four blocks from Oregano's and literally came here 3-5 times a week for lunch/dinner. It is the most fun restaurant I have ever been to... Granted, I know all of the waiters and they usually will dish out free drinks or comp a salad or pizzookie, but it is just an awesome, awesome place. The salads are excellent (try ordering the italian chicken on a salad instead of the regular chicken... not on the menu, but reeeeeeeeally good), the pizza is awesome, and the pastas are good (especially Zany Ziti) though perhaps not the best ever created. But great garlic bread, great atmosphere, and an most of all, the pizza cookie (pizzookie) is THE most wonderful thing ever created and ABSOLUTELY worth the necessary trip to the gym following dinner. They have white chocolate macadamia nut and peanut butter chocolate chip now, but classic chocolate chip is unstoppable. It's also nice to get ice cream on the side because then it doesn't smush the cookie... if that bothers you, haha. In any case, it is absolutely incredible and a necessary follow-up to dinner. If you don't want to wait, the best thing to do is eat at a semi-awkward time... particularly between 2:30pm-4:45pm. Before/after that, expect a decent wait (normally at least 20-30 minutes)... but it is worth it.... And the small size maintains the familial atmosphere (you'll understand). Also, it's definitely better for groups of 4 or less.
Pros: Pizzookies (pizza cookies!) are AMAZING!, amazing staff, incredibly fun restaurant
Cons: some pastas aren't fantastic (still quite good though... especially Zany Ziti), no rezzies