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“Chain restaurant with touches of family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bertucci's

Bertucci's
Ranked #19 of 109 Restaurants in North Brunswick
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: At Bertucci's, we've been perfecting the art of the brick oven for 35 years. Every thing we make, from your favorite rolls to our incredible pastas to our fire baked artisan pizzas, is prepared from scratch each day and uses only the freshest ingredients. So take your time, look things over, and then bring your appetite. Whatever you choose, you can't go wrong.
NJ
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388 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Chain restaurant with touches of family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Pasta, pizza, panini and bread rolls are the staples here though they have recently added a good asparagus risotto and you can get a hot fish dish too. A generous sized cheese grater is usually left on the table so that patrons can add their own; a nice contrast to the usual cheese and pepper milling rituals at some other places. The bread dipping sauce is well above average too. I don't think the salads are particularly distinguished but others seem to find their taste adequate and the portions plentiful. The walls are decorated with black and white and sepia toned photos of hundred year old Italian street scenes and one of the regular staff is nearly as aged. He makes a special play of flattering the "young ladies" in each party, most of whom typically are nearer his age than my grandchildren's. It's all done with the best of intentions and customers like the attention. You can sit in a big cool and dimly lighted room or ask for a livelier and brighter booth in the separate bar area. My wife always brings a top to keep her shoulders warm. Many of the servers are college aged kids working their way through school and they manage to make the "Happy Birthday" ritual seem more genuine than elsewhere. The restaurant is located in a small row building that also houses a couple of Indian eateries and sometimes, in early summer, you can watch processions of Canada geese shepherding their young across the adjacent streets from a big drainage pond to the grassy areas along Route One. Though still a chain restaurant Bertucci's manages to narrow some of the gap with family owned places. For that, I'm thankful.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Milltown, New Jersey
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good Choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very good pizzas and great salads. Large enough that the wait is never too long. Pleasant service personnel.

Visited December 2012
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Syracuse NY
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great meal on the road with ton's of food to take home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had never been to a Bertucci's and did not even know it was a chain. No reservations, no wanting for our party of 4. The young hottesses told what they would order and we took their reccomendations and they were winners.

Server Amanda,brought our smoking hot rolls and dipping oil, then a great artichoke dip app with toasted pitas for dipping.

The chicken piccatta and the lobster ravioli were our favorites, hot, hot, hot which is the way food should be served. The lobster dish had tons of lobster chunks in the sauce.

No room for dessert and doggie boxes (lunch today) in a bag, Amanda even ran back for a few extra rolls and oil to go!

Good Job!.

Visited December 2012
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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224 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“What happened?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was my "go to" restaurant for great thin-crust pizza. On my last visit the pizza was under-baked and the crust had no flavor. I ordered the Sporky, an old favorite, and my wife ordered a new selection Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese, whatever? They tasted like frozen pizza...papa John's would have been a step up. Please let this be an anomaly. I'm not giving up on Bertucci's but they’re only getting one more chance. There are simply too many bad Italian food joints around...we don't need Bertucci's to join their ranks. The salad was good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RU4NJ
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One of the best pasta around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

My family love to go to Bertucci's because the food is always fresh and soo good...the only con is that it can be quite expensive for a family of 4 so we don't go that often, but when we do we enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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