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Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta

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2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-9010
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 great. Beer, wine and hard Cider ,soft drinks too. Often order take out . Has... More 

Thank Barbra B
San Jose, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Nanjemoy, MD
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
West Chester, PA
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 was just OK, but all GF pizzas are just OK :-( I'd definitely order from... More 

Thank Terri R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 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! Disgusting...

Thank Gillest42
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 Jayakrishna A
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wonderful people and pizza too! We ordered a cheese and pineapple pizza to go. The service was wonderful and the pizza was good to. However, they may be going a little cheap on the toppings as the pineapple was shaved thin (so thin we weren't sure what it was) and didn't give much taste because of the thin-ness. Otherwise good... More 

Thank P S
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This shop serves up the biggest, tastiest pizza squares you'll ever munch on!!! What a great surprise this place was for us. The crust is thick and cooked to perfection. What ever ingredients you order are piled high and wide. Gobs of flavor beyond. Stop by this place as soon as you can. We promise you'll probably go right back... More 

Thank KTMcrew
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We ate here late one evening, the pizza was OK, but pricey for the quality, my wife had the lasgna and it was poor, she couldn't eat it, it was smal pice of lasagna and they poured some meat sauce from a can over it, maybe that's a style but not good for us.

Thank Jason C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?