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“Enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Upper Crust Trattoria and Catering

Upper Crust Trattoria and Catering
11560 Los Osos Valley Rd, Ste 190, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Formerly Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza)
805-542-0400
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Ranked #22 of 265 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Encino
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Was waffling between the 4 and 5-circle rating choices. Overall, this restaurant was great. My wife and I ate there for our New Years Eve meal. First time patrons. Cozy atmosphere- would describe it as romantic. Service was excellent- staff very attentive and the food came quickly. They seem to be known for their pizza which we both ordered. She the teriyaki and myself the Hawaiian. Oddly enough, we just found the pizza to be OK. Maybe we didn't order the best ones? Hers was salty and mine was too covered in the Canadian bacon. I think the smallest size is a good portion for one person. I ordered one that was just larger than that and I felt it was probably best for 2. In any event- the salads were delicious, bread yummy, and it was a nice experience. We would go back.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Avila Beach, Ca.
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent Happy Hour and Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The bar is friendly and inviting. Happy hour food specials will ruin your dinner! Pizza, calamari, and omg the artichose hearts are sooo good. Then on to the dining room, preferably next to the fireplace, for a nice Italian dinner. Apparently the new executive chef will be changing the menu soon - the staff believes it will be more upscale. We are looking forward to it!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paso Robles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We had lunch after hiking so we were ravenous. It was fantastic. The bread is great. Atmosphere is pleasant and the service was good.

Visited March 2012
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Atascadero, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Evening out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Our dinner was a Friday night. We called before leaving home to put our name on the list since they don't take reservations for four people. The restaurant was busy so we had about a 30 minute wait.
Our waiter, Joe, was a delight. He was personable and efficient. The food arrived hot and pleasant to look at. One thing we appreciate is a salad is included with your meal.
We took our own wine so there is a small cork fee which was reasonable.
The only downside is how noisy the restaurant is. It is difficult to carry on a conversation. San Luis has so few good restaurants we will put up with the noise.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Saturday night dinner for two at the #3 restaurant? Supreme disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

715pm arrival on a slow rainy Saturday night. Ahi tuna appetizer was not very appetizing. Complimentary bread was delicious and plentiful but the oil in the table caddy was empty.Two entrees arrived cool and flavorless. Sent back to be done over, Same two plates came back cool and flavorless. Manager doesn't even bother to check in. Men's room dirty and out of paper towels at 830pm on a Saturday night.
The server was lovely and the drinks were fine. The check was partially comped but I do not know how this restaurant got ranked third in SLO. Who is running this place? We live five minutes away and will not be returning any time soon.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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