CRUST

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2025 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 and in 2019 for the second time!
Acclaimed chef/owner Klime Kovaceski and his Australian wife Anita are the proud owners of CRUST Restaurant, serving unparalleled pizza and modern American-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, and our signature namesake Pizza with fig, prosciutto blue cheese. Pies such as these propelled CRUST onto the Thrillist, Eater and Time Out, The Best Pizza in Miami guides.
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 39 esteemed 2016 South Florida Food 50 honorees.
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Dallas
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Crust salad with beats, walnuts and house mustard vinaigrette was delicately balanced to present a delicious blend of flavors. The Crust salad was extraordinary. My partner had the Caesar salad which was an average salad. If we had known the portions were so large we would have paid the split charge and shared the Crust salad.

We had the “individual size” pepperoni and pineapple pizza and the Crust Pizza. Again, huge portions, and if we had known we would have paid the split charge and shared. We noticed other diners around us with pasta “entree” that were also huge portions. We ended up leaving half of each pizza.

The pizzas were good; not outstanding. We were expecting an outstanding pizza after all the awards and publicity about Crust.

If you go to Crust remember the portions are extremely large. Plan on paying a split charge to share or taking a portion home for another meal.

M
Miami
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always stellar service! Great food.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We came across an article stating this was one of the 25 best pizza places in the US. Sadly, we completely disagree.

While we acknowledge the service and hostess in the restaurant as being pretty extraordinary, having greeted us as we walked in like she couldn't wait to have us for dinner, and the server was quite attentive checking in to see we were good, the pizza was such a disappointment. Based on reviews we'd seen we'd say CRUST over-promises and under-delivers.

Our Margarita pie came right out of the oven piping hot on a glass plate. Having lived in Brooklyn, worked in Manhattan for years, plus spending many yummy times at Pepe's in New Haven, CT we can say their crust just lacked flavor and crunch. Really no char on this crust. In fact, it was slightly soggy and really sort of tasteless. It needed salt. None of the lovely oil from the cheese running down your arms will be found here.

We also shared a mediterranean salad. Vinegar to oil ration was off so the dressing was a bit heavy with the vinegar, but the ingrediants were fresh.

I'm gluten free (not the pizza eater in the family) and CRUST was really great about managing my dietary needs. I had the chicken picatta, which was nice because they grilled the thinly pounded breast vs flouring it. Thumbs up for that.

As posted by other reviewers the portions are large and you will be bringing some home. (Sharing plates in the restaurant $3)

M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Crust for about a year now. The food is great and we have truly an amazing time. The staff is polite, efficient and patient.

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great meal at Crust. The portions are large and the prices are fair. It’s one our favorites.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious with more than ample portions. Service with a smile and very efficient. I love this restaurant and plan to return in a few weeks.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted with cheerfulness. Our food came quickly. Huge portions. Delicious!!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th or 5th visit to Crust. The staff are very warm and always welcoming. Food quality and taste are excellent. When I’m in Miami for business I make a point to try and get here as often as I can.

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Miami
222 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food very good; portions ridiculously large.

Great local Italian.

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1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food/service

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overpriced. Food was good but not that good. We were a family of 4 and paid $170!!! We had a glass of sangria and one beer so we didn’t consume much alcohol. When we were seated we were instructed there were “rules” on the last page of the menu. I don’t go out to dinner for the restaurant to instruct how and when I have to order. Restaurant was very dark, loud, and tight. You could go to the bathroom without hitting a table on the way. Mediocre at best. Portions were extremely large but nothing out of the ordinary. Pizza was ok. Don’t understand the hype. Not worth returning.

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Responded on February 12, 2020

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Crust......my first impression was the very friendly, inviting welcome by Anita, one of the owners. The ambiance was nice, the food was delicious and OMG servings like a family style dish....I would definitely order less next time and pay the "share" charge....will definitely return though!!!!

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Responded on February 12, 2020

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M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crust never disappoints! Great game lace with great italian food, real italian. Chef and hostess wife work hard to make this happen. Staff is very well trained. I’ve been many times to this restaurant and every time is better. Food is so tasteful and good. Wine selection is good. Pizzas are great, and even though it says personal, one feeds two people. We were a party of 4, started with a burrata and prosciutto, followed by Crust pizza and arugula pizza, plus a mushroom risotto. Our goody bag was filled with half the risotto and more than half a pizza! We all shared my favorite canoli in the world! Great time .

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Responded on February 11, 2020

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MC
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines dinner was exceptional. Arrived 30 minutes early and still got seated right away even though it was crowded. Service is always great, Beau is the best waiter!

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Food was incredible. Service was super. I am definitely going to eat here everytime I visit Miami. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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Responded on February 9, 2020

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem where the staff is always friendly, the portions enormous, and the food first class.

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Responded on February 10, 2020

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is impeccable, anytime of the week, month, or year!

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great, attentive service and the food was incredible. The portion sizes were amazing.

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Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Warm and friendly. The highlights were the pizza and the calamari appetizer. Portions are huge so come with a big appetite!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza!!!

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Miami
38 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love eating at Crust. Everything is perfect:gigantic portion sizes so there's always enough to take home; my meal is outstandlingly delicious; service is impeccable. My only complaint is that valet parking is quite expensive($8)and there's not really an option. Our guest were quite impressed as well. I look forward to my return visit.

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Responded on February 4, 2020

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best Italian food in Miami! The owners make it happen here. Anita is down to earth sweet, fun and walks around to talk to the guests even if she is crazy busy. Her husband, whom I have never met because he is cooking, is an exceptional chef. You will need to come hungry, the portions are huge and delicious! From the appetizers to the entrees. We go for our birthdays, anniversaries and we would go every week if we lived in MIAMI! I am taking Anita to the concert with me next time:)

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Responded on February 4, 2020

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PB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Favorites were carbonara and garlic knots.

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KW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two delicious pizzas and a salad was way more than needed for three hungry people. Service was excellent: informative, attentive, friendly.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was super attentive, the owner/hostess was very friendly and made us feel like family and overall it was a very inviting and homey place.

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Responded on February 2, 2020

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to sneak in in a weeknight for some delicious Italian food and warm hospitality. Crust continues to have high standards in terms of delicious food, generous portions at prices which are more than fair. Locals and tourists who discover this gem are always given a warm greeting by Anita at the front and great dishes by her husband Chef Kline in the kitchen. We’ll be back!

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Responded on February 2, 2020

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BB
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Crust is interesting plenty of food and reasonable prices it tough to get to without $10 paek

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pizza was really bad but the service was good.

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Responded on January 31, 2020

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1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great service, and great hospitality since it was the first night of our honeymoon. Had the burrata, chicken parm, penne with pink sauce, and all were delicious. Definitely coming back.

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Responded on January 27, 2020

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all very tasty, and all ingredients were fresh and well presented. Staff was very attentive, server was accommodation and ambiance was very welcoming. Definitely will. be back!

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Responded on January 28, 2020

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1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding

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FC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

too noisy.
all the rest is perfect.
food is amazing. god service

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Responded on January 27, 2020

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AB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING and cheap for the amount of food they give.
Definitely recommend!

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Responded on January 31, 2020

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! We have been there before and we continue to come back ! The Owner is beyond sweet and helpful! The staff is great , the food is delicious! The portions are family style and so many selections to pick from!! Great overall service & quality of the food is awesome!! A must try !!!!

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Responded on January 27, 2020

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Crust. The service was amazing and the food delicious. The portions are huge so considering paying the sharing fee and going that route. It's not directly on the Miami River so no views, but the interior is romantic and comfortable.

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Responded on January 27, 2020

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Big portions. Bring your appetite. Meatballs and Chicken Parmesan were delicious.

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Responded on January 26, 2020

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Miami
51 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Incredibly sized portions! 3 people could have eaten from my eggplant parmigiana! Great service. Very noisy and cramped. Can’t wait to go back!

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Responded on January 24, 2020

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in town! Loved everything we ordered! Amazing service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect and wonderful as usual! The owner even gave complimentary wine at the end of our meal which really topped of the dinner! This is why CRUST is one of my favorite places I can always trust.

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Responded on January 19, 2020

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