Anitpasto salad

Italian favorites such as pizza, pasta and salad draw families to The Upper Crust

By Pamela Brownstein

At this bustling pizzeria on Lady’s Island, hungry patrons stream in and out. The Upper Crust attracts families and groups with big tables and booths and an extensive menu that serves stellar pizza, pasta, salad and sandwiches.

Dave's favorite pizza
Dave’s favorite pizza

The Lunch Bunch started with a hot cheese pizza, which our friendly server dubbed “Chef Dave’s favorite.” It was so good, we each ate two pieces.

Nikki tried the Antipasto Salad that comes with onions, black olives, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, pepperoni, salami, ham, capicolla, balls of fresh mozzarella, and feta cheese sprinkled on top. She said this large, colorful salad was delicious.

Irene opted for the Low Country’s Best Shrimp Salad (as it’s called on the menu) and she really enjoyed the fresh local shrimp tossed in a creamy dill dressing piled high on a large salad.

April, who is a big fan of Upper Crust and dines here often, wanted her favorite: the Notorious Grilled

Anitpasto salad
Anitpasto salad

Chicken Salad. The tossed salad has green peppers, onions, cucumbers, black olives, tomatoes and grilled chicken. (It usually comes with seasoned french fries and cheese on top, but April opted out.)

Elizabeth said she recently had a dream about alfredo so she had to get the Cajun Alfredo — a creamy Parmesan sauce “Cajun Style” tossed with fettuccine pasta and grilled chicken.

I ordered the Chicken Wrap, but this is no ordinary wrap made with a thin, tortilla-like wrap. It is stuffed with grilled chicken, mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, special sauce and mozzarella and rolled in homemade dough then baked to perfection. The result is a giant sandwich that is irresistible. I also got a side of the signature sour cream and chive fries and Elizabeth and I

Chicken wrap with sour cream and chive fries
Chicken wrap with sour cream and chive fries

couldn’t stop eating them.

Although we were all full from the plentiful portions, we did share some cannolis and they were amazing.

The Upper Crust is located at 97 Sea Island Parkway, Suite 201, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. Call 843-521-1999 or visit www.theuppercrustli.com.


Cajun alfredo
Cajun alfredo


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