OMA’S PIZZA BEGINNINGS & HISTORY
Have a craving for pizza and are looking for a late-night meal?
At Oma’s, sink your teeth into a calzone packed with your favorite pizza toppings. Alternatively, try the Sicilian, an inch-thick Omas Pizza classic! Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant is open until midnight every night, so stop by for a delicious Italian lunch if you’re in the area!
The Mannino family has been running Oma’s restaurant Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island since 1982. Because the owner is from Sicily, the tomato sauce may be a little sweet. So they serve beer and wine in addition to standard beverages. Their claim to fame is pizza, so if you have the time, give it a try.
On Columbus Day, October 10, 1977, Lorenzo Amato, the owner of oma, prepared the world’s largest pizza.
At a cost of $25,000, the pizza was made with 2,500 pounds of flour, 100 gallons of water, 79 gallons of tomato sauce, 315 pounds of cheese, and 315 pounds of pepperoni.
Making the world’s largest pizza is not only a claim to fame in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it also provides a unique marketing aspect for their authentic Italian cuisine.
BEST PIZZA IN AMI: OMA’S PIZZA
They serve traditional Italian fare such as ziti, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, meatballs, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Their prices have become average for the island in recent years. If you’re craving Italian, this is one of the better options on Anna Maria Island. See their website for more information, including a menu without prices.
Oma’s also offers delivery on the island. This is ideal for a relaxing lunch or dinner at your beach house.
Below are a few sample reviews from Google and Tripadvisor.
A TripAdvisor reviewer wrote:
I travel from North Port Fl. Love the Pizza. If your looking for a hometown pizza shop you found the best place. The only fault I find is it does need a good makeover
A google reviewer wrote:
Pizza crust is amazing at this family run restaurant. One thing you don’t want to pass up is the Italian dressing. They make it themselves and it’s fantastic. It’s great on salad but also to dip your pizza crust into as well. Support local and go grab a pizza, pasta or salad at this establishment.