Oggi Is (still) Outragelous(ly delicious)February 5, 2010
When I lived in JP, my roommate at the time would bring home the best pizza once a week. We just counted on once a week there being a pizza from Oggi right there on the kitchen table for, as he so politely put it, could rip into an Oggi pie. Sadly, the Oggi eventually closed up shop in JP and I went around thinking back to the days of delicious pizzas and low rent.
Move on to present day and Oggi has claimed Harvard Square as their new home (though they’ve been there for a while now) and allowed me to get this awesome pizza all over again! The best part is, it hasn’t changed a bit. The simple, outstanding thin crust with tomato, mozzarella, basil and garlic, sesame seeds and oil on the crust, its just the best pizza you can get. And every Monday they offer a 16” of this classic pizza for only $5! While their signature pies are great, they also have a rotating special every day, everything from bbq beef with a bright blue Bleu Cheese sauce to a mushrooms roasted in thyme, caramelized onion and yellow raisin balsamic black bean meatball pie.
So while I got my favorite pizza place back, it came with some upgrades. Now, Oggi has pressed sandwiches and burgers, as well as gourmet salads. For the burgers, you can get a Steve’s Special and get a burger with a different special topping each day and an order of fries for $5.99. It’s the same price to make it a veggie burger and a healthy side if you want too.
But the burgers are thick, flame seared patties on a soft toasted bun. The special toppings each day add variety, and the mushroom pickle and caramelized onions mixed into mayo on top of my lettuce, tomato and melted swiss was absolutely worth more than the $6. A friendly staff and a clean dining area made it all the better, but it was a bit odd at times to be eating in a walkway basically.
So if you are in Harvard Square and looking for a delicious, inexpensive, and fun dining experience, give Oggi a try! With their daily slice and burger specials, inexpensive Monday night pizza deal, Wednesday $5 burrito deal, and constantly rotating menu consisting of fresh and locally grown ingredients, it is definitely worth it to stop in and give it a try if you haven’t already.