Upper Crust, a brand new Italian brick oven pizzeria opened its doors to the Cedarhurst neighborhood in March 2012. Nestled between a bank and a stationary store right in the middle of Central Avenue, Upper Crust is a perfect lunch spot upon completion of your errands. The owner decided to open up this upper class pizza store as a change from the regular fast food venues. With a pizza maker from Sicily and the head chef from Verona, a city near Milan, you are guaranteed high quality authentic Italian cuisine.
Their modern decor featuring classy booths to regular seating options with paintings and mirrored walls, will enhance the fine dining experience. Upper Crust's pizza is currently the first and only kosher brick oven style pizza available in Cedarhurst, and they offer many different selections to choose from. The "Melanzana" made with eggplant Milanese, fire-roasted tomato, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil is suitable for just about anyone, and there's the "Santa Fe" which is made with spicy marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepper jack, taco crumble, ricotta, and jalapeno peppers, an option that will knock your socks off. The ingredients are always fresh, and there's plenty of personal attention for your every order- so you will feel that your pizza has been designed just for you.
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While pizza is the main staple at the restaurant, Upper Crust's menu has an array of all fine Italian dishes. Tease your palate with some "Mac and Cheese Bite," already a favorite appetizer, or some unique salad dishes including a freshly cut "Sole` Della Vita," comprised of arugula leaves, avocado, tomato, red onion, shaved fennel, and drizzled with a red wine vinaigrette. The pasta dishes smell divine, and your diet can't go wrong with some "Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera," with angel hair zucchini, carrot, yellow squash, parsnip, roasted garlic, olive oil, and a touch of butter. With an affordable dining opportunity, Upper Crust takes fast food to a whole new level.
The 1st time we were ever there was during the immediate recovery days after Hurricane Sandy. I don't like eating out, but the lack of in home services brought us out to a restaurant. I loved it! It was just what we needed to feel "normal". We knew we were out of place due to no water or functioning services at home. We were not made to feel any different and it was a delicious meal. We have been back several more times since then. Every time it has been just as wonderful as the first time. Thank you for being there, having a lovely staff and providing such natural and delectable food!
This is by far the best Kosher dairy restaurant in the five towns. The dishes are creative, always fresh and the service is great too. And it is fairly priced, cheaper that some of the other Kosher dairy in the area.
Fabulous. There were 5 of us and everyone had a great meal. Best eggplant parm I've ever had and the pizza was amazing! I brought my family, who do not keep kosher, and they thought the food was great too.