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Upper Crust Trattoria and Catering

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11560 Los Osos Valley Rd, Ste 190, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6402 (Formerly Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza)
+1 805-542-0400
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Pismo Beach, California
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126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times for dinner or lunch. However, the best times have been to eat dinner at the bar, enjoy great cocktails and watch the crowd. No wait, great location in the restaurant. They have an extensive bar menu if you want small plates to share. However, we love ordering from their regular menu and enjoying the... More 

Thank Sandra S
San Rafael, California
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were referred to the Upper Crust by a hotel employee, and didn't have much hope on arrival to the strip mall where it's located. Seeing the menu and fairly well-thought wine list began to change our minds. Then our server brought out the basket of bread - perfect. Light and very well-seasoned, it was hard to stop before the... More 

Thank wineguy999
Cache, OK
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175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A nice change of venue in SLO, though it's in a strip mall. Decent portions, not too much pasta like some places tend to do. (Still, the tomato basil angel hair with pomodoro is a bit heavy with angel hair pasta... adding goat cheese is strong recommendation.) Also recommended, the penne rustica. Service was OK, not particularly attentive, but timely.

Thank JoMKess
San Luis Obispo, California
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202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite San Luis Obispo restaurants. I wrote a review a couple of years ago and gave exceptions, ratings. Not sure what has happened. We recently dined at Upper Crust to celebrate our 50th anniversary. What a disaster-- the place was no where near crowded however our service was slow and inconsistent. It took... More 

Thank BobD686
Atascadero, California
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lunch with a good friend at a place we hadn't been to before but had heard good things. Upper Crust was a hit with us. Service was good as well as the food -- will go back.

Thank winkphoto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We came in short before closing time with 3 kids and felt welcome from the first moment. The food and service was excellent, and was served in short time - a good thing when traveling with kids :-). Recommend the eggplant dish, it's delicious

Thank Lars N
Fresno, California
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We visited the Upper Crust Trattoria for a family lunch on a weekend with reservations and had a very enjoyable meal, an excellent corner table, and great service. The portions were generous, and the menu was extensive. A great place to enjoy an Italian meal in SLO

Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
Bakersfield, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Great environment, plenty of room, a nice variety of food, and homemade desserts. The service was decent. The appetizers and entrees were good, but the three mini cannoli's were too crispy and hardly contained any filling. The cheesecake was better, but too small for the price.

Thank Jerry R
Prescott, Arizona
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236 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

A stellar dining experience! We decided against a nearby restaurant and just dropped in. Wanting to eat light, we ordered from the small plates menu. This was an excellent approach capped off nicely by the house Chianti. Of course, starting light, there was room for a chocolate dessert and coffee. Awesome. On top of this we had the best wait-staff... More 

Thank Jeff P
San Francisco
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed near here on our visit and were ready for a pasta evening. Started with calamari which was good. Lettuce in the salad wasn't as crispy as we like. Finished with fettuccine. Service was a little off as needed items weren't promptly met.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd, Ste 190, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6402 (Formerly Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-542-0400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?