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Upper Crust - Waltham

Science Chick Nov 2, 2007 12:38 PM

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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    catspercapita Nov 2, 2007 01:40 PM

    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
      hoplover Nov 2, 2007 04:21 PM

      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.

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      pollystyrene Nov 2, 2007 10:38 PM

      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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        Science Chick Nov 3, 2007 05:43 AM

        Yes....it 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!

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        catspercapita Nov 4, 2007 06:09 PM

        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. Science Chick Nov 9, 2007 03:51 AM

          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.

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