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Upper Crust: meh...

moglia | Aug 2, 200712:18 PM     37

Was in Coolidge Corner last night looking for a quick bite to eat and we settled on Upper Crust; I remember having a delivery pizza a while back that was pretty tasty. This visit was pretty disappointing. I've seen a lot of discussion here over the merits of different styles of pizza but I think my experience falls outside of that; this pizza was just lousy.

We had a daily special pie (steak & basil):
- Crust was flavorless and of the thin, crispy, crackery variety.
- Cheese was also flavorless; I've never before felt the compulsion to add salt to a pizza.
- Sauce was the one bright spot, especially the chunks of tomatoes that appeared near the outer edge of the pie. These were very sweet and flavorful but there just weren't enough.
- Toppings were a mixed bag. The steak was of the flavorless chunk variety that seems prevalent in bad Chinese food but the basil was fresh and very fragrant.

There seem to be plenty of mixed reviews on this place but I haven't come across an outright bad one - has anyone else had a similar experience? At this price we could have had three times the pizza at a place like La Mamma and been infinitely more satisfied (and also disgustingly gluttonous but that's a different post...).

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