For The Best Pizza

Visit Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta Santa Cruz, You Will Not Leave Hungry!

In April 1979, Sharon and Joe Carollo first opened the doors of their family run Upper Crust Pizza and Pasta, and a tradition was born. Located at the end & Mission Street – next stop Davenport – this Westside Santa Cruz pizzeria has flourished because of their unique, Sicilian square pizza as well as their other authentic Italian food:homemade-style pasta dishes; the best oven-baked sandwiches; thin-crust pizzas, and their over-the-top, tasty, Sicilian, muffaletta sandwiches.

Upper Crust’s environment is casual and friendly. A key reason this Santa Cruz pizza restaurant has been been a mainstay for locals for more than three decades: families with kids; UCSC students; local businesses; youth sports teams; active people of all ages who are on the go.

Trend-Setting Pizzas

Square & By The Slice, Santa Cruz

I n 1979, first-time customers often wondered “why square pizza?” though no one ever complained. The simple answer is Joe’s family roots are Sicilian. Growing up he worked in his family’s Italian bakery, where he learned to make bread, pastries, and, of course, Sicilian-style square pizza.

Being a man who appreciated his old-world family recipes, Joe, with Sharon, gambled that Santa Cruz would love their authentic Sicilian pizza which has a thicker pizza crust plus more texture and crunch than their thin-crusted pizza. Now a Westside Santa Cruz institution, it looks like that “gamble” sure paid off. Another first: Of all the pizza restaurants in the Santa Cruz area, Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta was the first to offer pizza-by-the-slice. How ’bout that?!

Take Out, Dine In

Pizza Delivery From The Westside To Santa Cruz Harbor

At Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta, we get a lot of pizza delivery requests and are geared to handle all your orders seven days a week, all day. Planning a weekend party, or watching The Game with friends and family? Not a problem in Santa Cruz with our efficient pizza-delivery service. Whether it’s delivery, dine-in, or pick-up, our unique combo and specialty pizzas, made with our house-made zesty sauce, assures there’s something for every pizza-lover to enjoy.