It Starts With Our Dough & Ends With Our Brick Oven

Santa Cruz Pizza Lovers

If you have a weakness for Santa Cruz’s favorite pizza, then you’ll find you’ve come to the right pizza house when choosing Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta. Proprietors Sharon and Joe are devoted to doing things the right way when it comes to making traditional Italian food. The Pizza dough is made fresh daily — you’ll taste the love and the old-world tradition in both their thick and thin pizzas. Thick: The pizza crust is light and crisp, covered in a secret family sauce. Handed down from one generation to another it’s smothered in a blend of fine cheeses, then brick oven-baked to a golden brown. The thin-crust pizza is afforded the same care as the thick Sicilian pizza and features the same savory sauces, cheeses, spices, and herbs.

If You Have A Passion For Pizza & Pasta

You’ll Want to Indulge Yourself at the Locals’ Most Popular Pizzeria!

It seems everyone loves Italian cuisine. After all, Italian food does awaken the senses and it’s the number one ethnic food in the United States, Santa Cruz as well. Yes, there’s something about Italian cuisine that’s oh-so comforting and satisfying, and Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta does have that certain “something” that has kept Santa Cruzans coming back for more than 30 years.

Authentic Italian Sauces Bold, Rustic, Decadent

Made With Love For Santa Cruz

Our secret original sauces are made in house and are longtime family recipes. The Meat Sauce: Starting with high-quality meats, virgin olive olive, herbs, and special spices, this hearty red sauce slow-simmered for hours, ready only when the pickiest of all Italian grandmothers say, “it’s done — now get out my kitchen.”

Our veggie marinara sauce is slow-simmered with onions, zucchini, celery, parsley, and fresh herbs. It’s a favorite of many who prefer rustic tastes of the garden. For those who like “going green,” our pesto sauce is “too much-a-nice,” and our traditional creamy and decadent Alfredo sauce is about as good as it gets. Buon Apetito!

Oven-Baked Sandwich

Thai Chicken Pizza

Greek Salad