Upper Crust, a popular Italian restaurant first opened its doors in the Cedarhurst neighborhood in March 2012 and it hasn’t stopped swinging. 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 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 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.
Upper Crust Review
Joy Rosenthal- 11/09/14
Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! I have been there only a few times, but I pass by a lot and I always see a line of people who are willing to wait for available table which shows how great the place is and they don't want to go anywhere else. Very kind and friendly personal waiters . My favorite things to order are the onion soup and skinny pizza. Sometimes I get salad. You will never go home hungry. One day ill try the yummy looking desserts till then I would recommend it to everyone Go the next time you are in the five towns.
Nechama- 11/02/14 On Succos we had the pleasure of enjoying a full meal at Uppercrust. We especially love all the pasta dishes and our favorite was the gnocchi. We also really enjoy the mac n cheese balls appetizer with the creamy dipping sauce. The ravioli is pretty good and the serving size was pretty fair (not the 4 or 5 pieces form a fancy restaurant but maybe closer to 8 or 9 pies). Our final pasta dish was the tortellini which was tricolored and had an alfredo sauce. The mini calzones are probably one of the better items on their menu. The pizza is made in a brick oven so if you like that kind of pizza they have many interesting flavors and toppings. I personally like doughy underbaked pizza so brick oven pizza is not my taste.
Consistantly well prepared and fresh offerings at this pretty place. Even though we have enjoyed dining here numerous times, the menu is expansive enough not to be bored. Keep up the great service and yashar koach to the chef who definately knows what he ( or she) is doing.
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.