It’s always been as much about the people as the pizza. From the moment we welcomed our first customer to our original shop on historic Charles Street in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood back in 2001, all of us at Upper Crust Pizzeria have lived to see the look. You know, that look where one bite makes you realize you’ve just discovered something amazing. Maybe even life changing. If you think that’s a little much, consider this: to us, pizza is life. And some days, we know it is to you, too.
So we take our pizza seriously. Like, from scratch seriously. We believe the only way to achieve amazing is with fresh. Every morning, we make our famous dough fresh by hand. We prep our toppings fresh. And for our sauce we grow tomatoes on our own special vines at a local farm, fresh as the day they were handpicked and mixed with just the right herbs and spices—cooked once and only once, right on your pizza. All so that slice ends up in your hands, crazy fresh.
We’re so proud of our process that we’ve designed our pizzerias so you can watch. We invite you into our open kitchens to watch the dough for your pizza being rolled ultra-thin in the famous Neapolitan style. To get a bit giddy when you see your toppings fall into place. To have your heart skip a little beat when your pie goes into our artisan stone deck oven for the finishing touch—and comes out hot, with that perfect yin and yang of charred and airy on the bottom, melted and savory on top.
Think of us as a new spin on a familiar story. We’re the traditional pizzeria you’ve always loved at heart, but in a modern space that just feels—in a word—fresh. We build our shops from the ground up, with some of that original Boston spirit baked right in. You might even catch a wicked good, if you listen.
While you’re here, you’ll discover our real secret: our people. From the cashier to the pizza-maker to the delivery guy on his way out the door, you never know when a friendly hello will turn into a little more. We’re people-people. And we take care of our people, always looking to help them grow as we do.
Now with 10 shops in the US and 5 internationally, growing is what we’re doing a lot of lately. And in each new neighborhood where we hang our sign, we find ways—small and big—to give something back. We’re about community, too. Because pizza brings people together, and so should we.
But our pizza? Also brings people back. It’ll be nice to see you again soon.
We live to put a little BETTER in your day with everything we do. That means teaming up with proven local vendors and organic farms to handpick premium ingredients. It means building a team that lives and breathes our values. With every bite of our delicious award-winning thin crust pizza, you’ll realize that you’ve just discovered something amazing. Something BETTER.
Very delicious pizza excuses the slightly upscale price?
Don’t order online. They won’t start your order until you arrive. There are about four other pizza spots within walking distance of here - try any of those.
Would truly recommend this place for great tasting pizza and A+ customer service. Why you may ask? Because it was a cold rainy night and I had a slice of mushroom pizza in a paper bag and a large Fenway pie as well and as soon as I went outside of the restaurant (5 feet out the door) with my pizza the top slice blew away and landed in a puddle/down the sewer. I was sad and immediately ran back inside with my wet brown paper bag dripping as evidence. The helpful cooks and cashiers immediately saw my dilemma and gave me a pizza slice free of charge while sharing a laugh. I have been coming here for 5+ years and that act alone made it so that I’ll continue to want to come back. Best pizza in Boston thanks Upper Crust!
What a disaster! no one answers the phone. Website said order will take 35 min, went in 45 and pizza had not even been prepared. Asked for how long and was informed we are busy! Asked to cancel the order and for (2) cheese slices and was told we do not have any. What a mess and for sure poor customer service, will never go again.
Massive slices and great pizza too. Not quite NY Pizza but is anything? Nice corner store location. Would go again.