This is the most authentic pizza you will find in Oxford, Anniston area; although whether it is most delicious is questionable, as many peoples' taste in pizza differs. Mata's pizza is synonymous with deep-dish pizza, or pizza pie: an ooey-gooey layer of cheese encasing an array of tender vegetables and meat with perfectly seasoned tomato sauce below. THICK, SAVORY, AND FILLING. If you like that skimpy thin pizza from CiCi's, you will not bode well with Mata's. Mata's also offers other fantastic Greek dishes like pasta, salad, and wonderful calzones - stuffed to boot. The only downside is the cleanliness, which is prevalently lacking. The building is rather dingy and small, tucked away deep in the old Anniston streets, which explains why it's a hidden gem of the city.
Mata's is quite a find for foodies. The fresh homemade dough and bread are gems among a fetching feast of delicious temptations that will keep one coming back again and again. Good advice ...... call ahead at main food tomes and holidays..... busy take- out and usually full in dining room at peak times. Worth the wait and maybe worth relaxing and just savoring the ambiance of a great local spot that can make you think you have found THE treasure of pizzarias in America. Really, it's that good.
Mata's is a landmark and icon of Anniston.. It has been locally owned and operated by the same family for years, and nothing has changed.. The food is still traditional and by far, the most delicious pizza in the area. Mata's is a place where every local knows they can get a fantastic meal.