CRUST

4.8
1492 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
- CRUST earned OpenTable’s coveted 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2017 -
Acclaimed chef/owner Klime Kovaceski and his Australian wife Anita are the proud owners of CRUST Restaurant, serving unparalleled pizza and modern Italian cuisine in the scenic and rapidly trending area by the Miami River.

The pizza toppings utilize the freshest ingredients and feature tantalizing choices such as Truffled Pizza with arugula, parmesan and truffle oil; Mediterranean Pizza with feta cheese, kalamata olives, eggplant and fire roasted peppers; and our signature namesake Pizza with fig, prosciutto & blue cheese. Pies such as these propelled CRUST onto the Thrillist Best Pizza guide.

CRUST was the Cover Story of PMQ Pizza Magazine, April 2018, has nabbed a full page story in The Wall Street Journal, voted as #1 restaurant in Miami on TripAdvisor for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and was chosen as one of the Miami Herald's esteemed 2016 South Florida Food 50 honorees.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(305) 371-7065
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Klime Kovaceski
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Avenue
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Parking details
There is limited street parking, however, a valet service is available for $6.00
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Our regular award winning menu served at normal operating hours.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 1492 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!! Go every time we are in Miami!

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great owners, service and food. This is the 2nd time I’ve dine there and I will come back some again. This a spot where you can have business meetings, birthday and any other special occasion(s). The owner was very polite and inviting. This is a 5 star establishment.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Delicious food with a warm welcome. Bartender was very attentive.

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e
Miami
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, and the ambiance is enjoyable. I had the shrimp and angle hair pasta and my wife has the eggplant lasagna. We will be back.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fresh, excellent service.

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TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food huge portions but restaurant is super loud

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RO
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual, just wish there were a few vegan options.

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JC
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorites. Great food and great hospitality. I wish I could eat there every week.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In traffic over an hour from Boca Raton. Worth every minute spent traveling.
Most memorable birthday dinner ever. Fabulous, delightful, fantastic service.
Loved our server Alex and the owner was as wonderful. Dinners, of course, beyond delicious. I could go on and on
But ........just make reservations for a wonderful evening. P.s. ate leftovers next night and it was just as unbelievable. How could that be?

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1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everthing about this place is outstanding; Setting, food, price, portion size, and service!

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R
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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F
San Francisco
306 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Long time fans of the chef going back to Crystal Cafe, our return to Crust met all our expectations. A wonderful menu, amazing food with huge portions, reasonably priced. Run, don’t walk, to this terrific restaurant. You will want to return soon if you do.
Nothing is perfect, and this restaurant is noisier than the average expectable “in” restaurant making conversation among friends a problem. There is an outside option, but the surroundings are only so-so. Still, weather permitting, I would choose outside. Parking is a problem, but they do have adequate valet service. I’d recommend using it.

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AC
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first was having problems confirming my sitting reservations, but after receiving phone call from the Owner Mr. Klime Kovaceski, all issues were resolved.
Dinner was amazing and service by Eddie was equally as good.
Definitely would recommend !

Aquiles

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AA
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service and food is delicious. The portions are huge. Must come and try. You won’t be disappointed.

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VG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crust is an amazing restaurant in every possible way. From the moment we walked on, Anita one of the owners greeted us like we were part of her family. She is wonderful ! We arrived early for our reservation but she still sat us down immediately. Our waiter Bo was friendly and so helpful ! The menu selection is vast, there is something for everyone. We started off with calamari which were delicious. Then we had the shrimp cakes. Wow , just wow, so delicious and flavorful ! My husband and I went with our teenage children and truly had a wonderful time. My husband ordered the lobster ravioli, I had the seafood risotto, our daughter had the cheese pizza and our son was brave enough to tackle the largest chicken parmesan dish I have ever seen. As we were eating, the restaurant began to fill up, it is a very popular place. The food, the service and the ambience all were excellent. The chef Klime Kovaceski is truly talented. It was truly the best place to celebrate my 47th birthday !!

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HD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Big delicious portions! Everyone who works there always have smiles on their faces and the service is terrific.

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful staff, owner greets guests at front door. The food is delicious, had the mediterranean pizza👌🏻
Plates are very big, very big wine selection also.
Loved it!

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OB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to your restaurant and as was the first time we were there the service and food exceeded our expectations! Thank you for a wonderful, enjoyable and yummy evening! The owner came over to us several times and could not have been nicer! We will definitely be back!

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ON
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Too bad it is not closer to us as we would be regulars. Great food and wonderful service!

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FL
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Don't let the 3 stars fool you. I'm just picky. We enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant, and would come again. But, our expectations a second time would align better with our experiences. So, here's a review:

Service - Excellent. From the moment we walked in and until we exited, service was exceptional. Crust does a great job of attending to you and taking care of you. The team is friendly, helpful, and engaging.

Environment - quaint! Just be prepared for the busy atmosphere. People flock here. And for good reason, it's a nice restaurant.

Food - Average, but ginormous portions! The overall OpenTable rating led me to believe the food would be outstanding. It wasn't. The portions are much larger than they need to be, and in many dishes the flavors meld together into a blur. We tried 4 appetizers, and they were not bad. Food was hot and fried items were crunchy (even with sauce put over). The food comes out fast, too. That's a compliment. The pizza was eh. The sauce dishes (bolognese and lasagna) were overwhelming and large. That said, you can feed a large family with fewer dishes, and the food is good. I dinged the food rating because of my tastes.

Overall - it's definitely worth a shot. And we do recommend. Just expect more of a country Italian with large portions and less finesse.

Cheers, all!

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s
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

went to Crust 2 days in a row because the food was so good, portions gigantic and value

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m
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is very rare that a restaurant lives up to your expectations, but I have to say Crust has succeeded. We came here for an early dinner prior to seeing Elton John in concert at the American Airlines arena. The day before, Chris called to check on our needs and reservation, and tonight we were greeted with a warm friendly welcome by Anita. You will need to valet park at a cost of $6.00.

The restaurant is very dark and cozy, and I was glad to find out that it was not overly loud. We brought my 86-year-old mother who is a little hard of hearing but she had a wonderful evening. Thanks to Jane our server from Milton Keynes, a fellow Brit, who made the evening special.

Mum and I started with the shrimp cakes which are plenty big enough to share, they were perfectly cooked with a lightly fried exterior, and a delicious sauce. We also ordered three garlic knots, they were outstanding. My husband said they were the best garlic rolls he’s ever had. Soft and tasty.

House wines by the glass were excellent, and under $10 a glass. My mother had a chicken dish, my husband the linguine carbonara, and I had the penne Bolognese. Our meals could’ve served 2 to 3 people and we had masses of leftovers to take home. Before we left this lovely warm welcoming place, Anita came back to offer us a complimentary glass of port which was also delicious. What a lovely evening, and Elton John was great too!

The service and the people really do make a difference, when you are treated like family at a restaurant in Miami, it makes a very welcome change. No wonder Crust gets such good reviews. And the food is served piping hot, also a rarity in Miami which made us Brits very happy.

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M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pizza’s. Large shareable portions for “family friendly type” of pastas

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FC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Crust in thanksgiving and it was awesome. Loved, loved the complementary pumpkin soup. It was delicious!!! Service was outstanding! I must add that Anita is Always a pleasure to see there. She is the conversation in the car before getting to the restaurant. I always loved the music the have. I don’t know about you but I enjoy having drinks and dinner with Depeche Mode playing in the background. Once again, I truly love Crust and I will be coming back very soon. Thank you Anita and team

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. The owner is a delight beyond compare.

Margarita Pizza was not what we had hoped. It was Thanksgiving. But the cheese, crust, sauce was disappointing. I like Neapolitan, NY or Chicago style. This was something in between. Not at all what we would recommend.

Soup, appetizers and salads were very good.

Would come back for pasta or other entrees just not for the pizza

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Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are outstanding and I will go back again and again!

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R
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, huge portions, great value!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome...everything was great...food was amazing, service great and the hostess/part owner is so welcoming, this was our second experience and it was just as wonderful as the first! We will be back!

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FA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great! Awesome for a group!!! Exceptional servic!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Their food was simply amazing. The lasagna is to diet for, their lamp chop and risotto where mouth watering and their wine incredible as well! It was an awesome experience...the wait staff was extremely attentive. They were always near by if we needed anything but never intrusive or rushing us...we were a large party...and all of us got anything we needed in seconds. I would highly recommend!

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The best pizza in Miami. Highly recommended.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I received world class service. It was refreshing to know that the employees were so involved and dedicated to their work

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E
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Buen restaurante con comida italiana muy abundante. Platos grandes y sabrosos. Todo bien hecho.
El personal es amable y conocen bien la carta.
Mejoraría la luz ambiente

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LI
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here ! Best home style, family portions Italian food in the area. The service is above and beyond, consistently! We love it! Thanks Chris for all your recommendations.

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LK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service. Will go again.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service always above expectations here!
We always leave happy

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RM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! This place hits all the notes. Great food, service, menu, attitude, ambiance... Top 3 for all-time best Italian and overall experience. Go hungry! The portions are rather large - and you’ll want to eat it all - but I bet you can’t!

Rob from Utah

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GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great pleasure to join the atmosphere there!

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LH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered a salad with Mahi mahi ( the cost of mahi was extra $9 )
Salad was nice size portion but mahi mahi was 3 bite size pieces for $9
Disappointed

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