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Nov 2, 2007 12:38 PM

Upper Crust - Waltham

Stopped by Friday night for a quick pie and a salad before a movie. Garden salad was fine..fresh greens (romaine, not iceberg). A small pizza with onions and 1/2-1/2 olives/eggplant was outstanding. Thin, crispy crust. Eggplant was crisp outside, tender inside, not greasy. My only complaint is that I ordered the whole wheat crust and was given a white crust.....but they promised us a free pie next time and put us "in the book" for the free pie. That's ok.

All in all, they surpass Sweet Tomatoes IMHO. Probably my #1 choice for West burb pizza. I'll be back and will report on the WW crust for those interested......

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  1. Thanks for the write up. I keep meaning to go in there and try it out., specially the whole wheat crust.

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    1. re: catspercapita

      The have excellent pizza. We just ate three pizzas about 20 minutes ago and then I see this post. It's so good that I cannot stop eating it and I am not a big pizza eater. Ever since they have opened I have become addicted to their pizza. My husband got one with ricotta cheese, sausage and Basil. I get artichoke, pepperoni and hot peppers. It has great flavor and it's nice and crispy.

    2. I didn't know there was an Upper Crust in Waltham. Do they bread/fry their eggplant before putting it on the pizza?

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      1. re: pollystyrene is cut in about 1/4" slices, then quartered, then breaded and fried. Very yummy...It would be great if they also had roasted eggplant though!

      2. Finally got some of their pizza. Ordered some take out for the big game(Pats-Colts). Was not that impressed. Everything was ok, but it's a little pricey for being just ok. One cheese pizza and one mushroom /olive. Nicely done, toppings ok but the crust wasn't exactly the way it should be. It was thin and crisp and tasty but lacked the true texture of terrific pizza. I guess it should have a little more of the flake texture, the way really good dough toasts up and tastes crisp but not dry. Maybe that's it, too dry. I feel it's on par w/ Sweet tomatoes in W. Newton, but not better and not worth the exrtra money. I'll try again and see what happens............

        1. ok......we reuturned last night for our freebie...a whole wheat version of the one in my OP. Very good! I saw them rolling it out and the dough was *quite* dark. The flavor had a nice gentle nuttiness to it, and did not overshadow the toppings. I think that the whole wheat works because it is so thin. I actually preferred it to the white, but that's my taste in general anyway. They were a little stingy with the onions for some reason, but the whole thing worked overall.