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Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta

2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
+1 831-423-9010
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
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Reviewed 10 July 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 21 June 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 8 May 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 15 March 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
Reviewed 26 December 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

Thank CestMoiJeJure
Reviewed 15 November 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
Reviewed 1 October 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...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 31 August 2016

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

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Worst place we have eaten while in the USA. Save your money and go elsewhere or come for the beer on tap ... Pasta poorly cooked, lasagna with a ton of pasta but nothing inside. Run away. You still feel the food 4 hours later!...More

Thank Gillest42
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Sicilian pizza was lacking in taste and flavor. While generously cheesy, there was hardly any tomato base. Mostly doughy bread. Too expensive for what you get. Bathrooms were clean.

Thank ajkl2c
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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