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“Great Chicago Style pies. First restaurant in Santa Cruz when coming from north on Highway 1 . L”

Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta
Ranked #104 of 390 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: 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.
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 great. Beer, wine and hard Cider ,soft drinks too. Often order take out . Has delivery to hotels and motels in area. Friendly helpful staff, clean bathrooms .
Supports local youth league sport teams. Good place for kids party

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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Convenient stop after a hike at wilder ranch. We had lunch after a morning of runner at the beach near wilder ranch. This a typical hangout for surfer and biker and skateboarders

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

The pizza was great - you can get thick or thin crust, round or square. Pasta dishes too. Our waitress, Amanda, was wonderful, patient, and great to talk to about local stuff.

Thank madmag65
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

We had food delivered to our hotel from this restaurant, and it was fast and delicious. I had the harvest salad, which was honestly one of the best tasting salads I've ever had. My husband loved his salad and his meatball sub. My GF pizza was just OK, but all GF pizzas are just OK :-( I'd definitely order from this place again.

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Thank Terri R
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Family friendly, good service, good food. Enjoyed our dinner here and the plates were good size for the entire family.

Thank Amanda N
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