This Is Framingham

This Is Framingham
Life in the ‘ham


February 10th, 2008

While I’m waiting for Bronzetti’s to open for business, I had pizza craving and although I knew nothing would be quite the same as one of their pizzas, my uncle and I went out to Bertucci’s (150 Worcester Rd.).
I rarely go to Bertucci’s, I don’t avoid it, but for some reason I just don’t find myself there a lot.  My sister and her husband love it and  I know I can always get them a gift card for a birthday or a stocking stuffer and they’ll be happy.
Inside is decently decorated and I like the open kitchen.

They used to make some chicken and tortellini dish with a lemon-caper sauce that was really good but it has been taken off the menu since I last had it (probably at least 6 years ago)
One of the reliably good things about Bertucci’s are the rolls.  Nice and crunchy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside, served with a flavored olive oil, you can’t go wrong!

We decided to get a pizza and salad.  (I forgot to take a picture of the salad)
My uncle doesn’t like “fancy” items on his pizza so we got onion and sausage.

It’d say Bertucci’s is better than some pizza places, but it’s not amazing.  I do like that, much like Papa Gino’s, it is reliably consistent and you get what you expect (or at least I have)


  1. The Lestina pizza from Bertuccis is really good if you like garlic. Our usual is the Margerhita (sp?). They will sell you raw pizza dough if like making your own. It used to be around $1 but I haven’t gotten it in awhile. Gianni’s is still my favorite local pizza place though.

    Comment by Darrin February 10, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

  2. I miss the sausage soup they used to have years ago, they changed it and the salad was changed around the same time and that was it for me. I’ll go to Bert’s if someone else really wants to, but I can certainly live without it. Why oh why do these restaurants insist on changing a perfectly good item on the menu??? The 99 Restaurant did that to me as well – the menu is never the same, each time I find something I like, the next time I go back – POOF! It’s gone!

    Comment by Laura February 12, 2008 @ 11:28 pm

  3. and i thought you didn’t like chain restaurants. Bertucci’s is pretty solid pizza wise (most of the time). the one in the picture looks expertly cooked. not sure about the toppings though.

    Comment by hug February 13, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

  4. Oh my gawd. I grew up in Framingham, so your pics really made me smile, especially the one of the old library. Ahhh, the memories. Anyway, I was just doing research for my job (I’m a travel writer/editor), so I appreciate all of the insider info. I moved away long ago, so I certainly need the tips. Alas–I’m a stranger in my own hometown.

    Comment by Maria February 26, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  5. I’m new to the site but have lived in Framingham all my life, not far from downtown, so we’re practically neighbors!
    So I may have missed it but you can’t have a pizza discussion without mentioning the Framingham Baking Company’s bakery pizza. hands down the best pizza in the Metrowest!!!

    Comment by JJfromtheham March 12, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

  6. You like Papa Gino’s over Bertuccis? Just when I thought you had good taste!

    Comment by Anonymous June 6, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  7. I like your site. Great restaurant reviews. I just wanted to let you know that bertucci’s will cook anything that used to be on their menu. If you remember the name of the pizza or dish you can ask for it. I do this all the time. One of our favorite off menu pizzas is Nolio, carmelized onions and procuitto with a cream based sauce. Yummmm. They make a great one at the Bertucci’s on RT 20 in Marlboro.

    Comment by pizzalover October 3, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

  8. Don’t forget Famous Pizza in the Pinefield Shopping Center.

    Comment by Gerry Nalepa September 22, 2012 @ 2:01 am

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