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Who We Are

The Upper Crust Italian Bistro is a family-owned Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Washington, Pennsylvania.  Located in the historic “House with the Round Corner” at 201 South Main Street, The Upper Crust is one of Washington’s most popular lunch and dinner destinations.

Our family’s vision was to create a warm, friendly, inviting atmosphere whereby we could delight every guest with a genuine, Italian, dining experience.  Our goal is to insure that each and every guest who walks through our front door receives the professional, friendly and courteous service that they deserve and leaves at the end of their meal looking forward to their next visit.

The key to any good Italian dish is to use only the finest ingredients and to keep it simple.  Here at The Upper Crust, our vegetables are delivered fresh; our sauces and dough are made daily.  Our menu consists of a wide variety of fresh pastas and salads, delicious homemade soups, sandwiches made from the finest meats and cheeses piled high onto locally baked breads and rolls.  Of course, our signature dish at The Upper Crust is our gourmet, wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas.

Our oven is an authentic Italian, wood-fired, brick-oven.  In our opinion, wood-fired ovens produce the best pizza.  The high heat given off by the open flame that can char a pizza crust to perfection and imparts a smoky flavor to the pizza.

Our crust is neither cracker-thin nor thick as bread.  It has a veneer of crispness and soft and tender on the inside. A great pizza crust should have browned and blackened charred spots with a few raised blisters as they lend a bit of smoky flavor.  Our sauce is also made in-house from vine-ripened tomatoes we import from Italy.  Made slightly sweet, the sauce mixed with the smoky flavor of the crust and topped with our house blend of mozzarella, two types of hand-carved, provolone cheeses and finished with a sprinkle of Parmigianino Reggiano, creates a culinary experience that our customers call “The Perfect Pizza Pie”.

In addition to our sit-down restaurant, we also have a dessert case that is filled with homemade cheesecakes, tiramisu, and cannoli. We are open for lunch and dinner, where BYOB is welcome. There are no corking fees; just bring your bottle, some good company and relax at our Italian Bistro.

Our services include: Walk-Ins welcome, Take Out, Delivery and Catering. With these ultimate services, our customers’ needs are always met. In addition, we accept cash, Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover.

So the next time you are in the mood for something special at a reasonable price, stop into The Upper Crust and discover what everyone is talking about.


Unbeatable Taste

Taste the unbeatable flavors of all-natural, hand tossed pizza made fresh every day at The Upper Crust. Our locally owned and operated restaurant in downtown Washington, Pennsylvania, features a vast array of traditional Italian cuisine. Our restaurant is fully entrenched in being a rustic Italian Bistro.


Premier Service

Visit us for premier service with excellent meals at reasonable prices. At the core, our company is deeply rooted in the crafting of traditional-style Italian cuisines. Our full-flavored meals are uniquely forged with the freshest, boldest ingredients.


Fresh Ingredients

Our company was founded upon the simple premise of using all-natural, fresh, homemade ingredients in all our Italian cuisine. Day in and day out, our company strives to be at the forefront of homemade Italian cooking.


Customers’ Satisfaction

Here at The Upper Crust, we thrive on our customers’ satisfaction and pledge to serve them with the most creative, innovative and all-natural Italian cuisine. Stop by our Italian pizzeria and get your hands on the best Italian cuisine in the greater Pittsburgh region.


  • image This is the best lasagna I have had in a long time and some of the best pizza... the best within driving distance of here anyway and that includes PGH! Bob Y.
  • image Fresh flavorful simple delicious, we had the primavera pie added pepperoni. So good and fresh! Great place, staff makes you feel like a guest in their home! BYOB. FYI, at first I thought it looked like the pizza needed more time in the oven, forgetting it's a fire, and it was perfect !!! Anne B.
  • image Not only does The Upper Crust deliver on the promise of excellent food, they are a family owned, local business and that makes you love them even more. You know the quality of food and the passion that went into making it. Their pizzas are the best and I wish I could eat there every day. Pracheta t.
  • image I love pizza and this place makes everything from hand. They use wood fired brick oven, and service is top notch. Its really comfortable and the people are all super friendly. The owner is super nice and and very hospitable. It's hard to find traditional pizza and this place is a gem. Definitely go to this place! Mario K.