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How to Find the Best Baked Ziti in Anna Maria Island

Where is the best ziti in Anna Maria Island?

Is it tucked away on a sea shanty by the water? Is it right by the grand city pier, next to an ice cream shop and an old book store? Could it be in the heart of Anna Maria’s busy northern historic district?

While some may make a counterargument, we believe the absolute best-baked ziti on the island is at Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant. If you stay at one of our Anna Maria pet-friendly vacation rentals, you can skip right on over to this authentic pizza stop, home to real New York Style pizza in Florida and possibly the best ziti anywhere.

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Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant

What is Oma’s like?

It is first smart to start at what it isn’t. It is absolutely not a fine-dining Italian restaurant. Oma’s Pizza and Restaurant adopts a laid-back and casual ambiance. This is a casual eatery at its heart, so no napkins are necessary on the lap and kids are more than welcome. You will find accessible prices with real Italian quality.

Oma’s prides itself in offering real quality food with really big portions. Yet, you aren’t paying Italian fine dining prices. The end result is a great bargain for the family.

The Menu

The menu mostly consists of three main things: pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. The pizzas have three main sizes, from small to large, with a few special selections. Pizza is available by the slice in either pepperoni or cheese.

This is real New York-styled pizza from a group that knows how it is done. One pizza highlight is the Sicilian Oma Special, with sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion, green pepper, black olives, and ham.

Popular sandwiches include the Italian steak, Roast beef parmesan, and the eggplant. But if you landed here, you are probably most interested in one thing- the ziti.

The ziti comes in one of two main styles. You can order it boiled or baked. The baked ziti is coated in thick layers of authentic mozzarella. The boiled-style is made with spaghetti sauce. Both are simply delightful. Prices are not listed online, but you can call the restaurant for more specifics.

Oma’s Hour and Location

Oma’s is open every day of the week, from 11 a.m. to midnight. The location is as reliable as they come. Reservations are not necessary. You can use the full Oma’s address at 201 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 for your GPS.

Baked ziti in Anna Maria Island

The Best Italian Restaurants in Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria is no stranger to some fine Italian eating. While we would go to Oma’s any day, we also adore some other Italian island eateries. Isola Bella has a warm and entrancing feel to it. It’s a very small operation, specializing in homemade mozzarella and a fine selection of pasta dishes. Café di Lorenzo in Cortez is one of the best restaurants with baked ziti. You can also order seafood and pizza, making it a nice triple-threat for food lovers.

If you need pizza, check out Solo’s. It’s quiet and comfortable. Pizza comes in baskets and beer in glasses. Solo’s is a welcoming alternative to the fine Italian establishments on the island. It is also a really welcome place to take the kids.

These are just some of the best Italian eateries on the island, but there are plenty more. Others offer a dazzling mix of dishes, like the famous Sandbar Restaurant on the water.

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