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Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta

2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
+1 831-423-9010
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese slices” (2 reviews)
“square pizza” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pizza joint is amazing. Stop here for lunch after a long morning of bike riding. Pizza comes in either traditional circular or the rectangular. We had the Sicily's Mt. Etna and it was so good.Very affordable as well, and the service was great!

Thank Dinorah V
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a locally run restaurant. The brother and sister who run it work hard, are very kind, and give excellent service. The pizza is great. You can also get a great gluten free pizza here if you need it.

Thank bcneus
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Seriously great pizza.. order the square with whatever toppings you like.. expect friendly but not speedy service.. go to McDonalds if you need speed... get a brew, grab a chair... and communicate the old fashioned way.. talk. As you wait, think about what's coming your...More

Thank sayyestolife
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the square veggie gourmet and the original meat. THE BEST PIZZA EVER!!!! The staff were friendly and engaging. The food though was out of this world... it’s a little pricey but worth it... we ate our leftovers for lunch the next day and...More

Thank Safari729474
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Sicilian pizza! I like Sicilian pizza because the slices are thick. They have different yummy toppings. The pesto n cheese slice was really good! We will definitely be back.

Thank cyrinay
Reviewed June 13, 2018

What a find in Santa Cruz! The pizza and pasta were both delicious here. The service was great as well. They have an all-you-can-eat night and the night we went, they were having a team trivia contest which was super fun. Drinks and beer choices...More

Thank Cowgirlvjs
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We were around the corner at ReStore and decided to have lunch. I looked up Pizza and just around the corner found Upper Crust Pizza and Pasta. They have great pizza and good lunch specials. They take you back to school days with square pizza...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We drove by and decided to stop. The pizza was pretty good. We ordered slices and I am sure its much better when they are freshly made. The side salad was a good size.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

As someone who frequently dines out, this place was a HUGE disappointment. I elected to sit at the bar which I would learn was mistake #1. They have no dedicated bartender/server despite a large bar seating area. Everyone was running around seemingly very confused as...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed March 15, 2017

One of the best square deep dish pies outside Chicago. Pizza by the slice always ready if you are in a hurry. Also thin crust and Gluten free options. Good sandwiches , pasta and can custom order any pie ( But the house combo is...More

Thank Barbra B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-9010
Family owned since 1979, Upper Crust specializes in Sicilian Style Square Pizza and authentic Italian food. Using dough made fresh daily and only the highest quality ingredients, Upper Crust has been keeping customers happy and coming back for over 37 years. Located at the end of Mission St., right before it turns into HWY 1 with its large Mural "Welcoming You To Santa Cruz" Upper Crust has been a favorite of locals, students and tourists alike. Upper Crust's extensive menu also includes thin crust round pizzas, gluten free pizza and pasta, oven baked sandwiches, homemade pastas and sauces, fresh salads, desserts and a full selection of beer and wine. Our large dining room is great for parties, family night out, and hot slices are always ready. We also offer take out, all day delivery and we can cater your large event. With great lunch specials every day until 4 p.m., it is the perfect place to come on your lunch break or on the way to or from the beach. Happy Hour runs from 4-6 PM Monday- Friday with deals on slices and the 14 beers on tap. Nightly specials include the locals favorite All-You-Can-Eat Pizza on Tuesday night, and All-You-Can Eat Pasta on Wednesday night. Wednesday is also home to Trivia Night, running from 7:30-9:30 and Upper Crust gift cards for the winners.
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