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.