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“Newly remodeled, a wonderful dinner experience” 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 #20 of 255 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Arroyo Grande, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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“Newly remodeled, a wonderful dinner experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We sat by the fireplace, very nice. The background music was nice. The appetizer bread basket is always terrific. The waitstaff did a great job at keeping up with tea, bread, and a clean table. We had the raspberry salad, and the salmon special (on a bed of risotto). Very tasty. We topped it off with the creme brulee, which my wife thought was excellent... it was cold, and I thought it would have been better served warm. All in all, a great dinner experience as usual (we come here fairly often). This is our first visit after the major remodel. Parking is ample in the shopping center parking lot.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Encino
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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Avila Beach, Ca.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 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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