Bertucci's - Bel Air

4.2
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bertucci’s restaurants are firing-up brick ovens from New England to Virginia, each reflecting the distinct character and local charm of its community. Like the original Bertucci’s, every kitchen is open, making our brick oven part of the restaurant experience. With a long-standing commitment to hospitality, we welcome you as our guest and promise to treat you as part of the Bertucci’s family. Join us in Bel Air MD, across from The Festival of Bel Air Shopping Center.
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viptravelingfoodie
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

our first indoor dining after the quarantine began to lift. Bertuccis was son's choice. It was not bad.... Actually they did a good job.
It was bertucci's... I would go again.

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Kimberly87
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I’ve been here for lunch and dinner service now. The food is good but they don’t know what they’re doing in terms of quickly seating tables and efficiently getting drinks done quickly and food out in the correct order (pizza came and we had to ask for our salads). Walked in on V Day and there were probably 20 open tables but they were saying 45 min wait. People were walking out...I went on open table and made a res and was sat immediately. I’ve been in the service industry and could see so many areas for quick immediate improvement.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on February 18, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.

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vipMariK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent server on Valentine's Day night! Service was terrific on a busy night. Food was delicious. And the promo for V-day was a great value!

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on February 18, 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Bertucci's! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service, and Rick (our waiter) awesome and has a great sense of humor!

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vipLov2gotobyobs
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I sat at the bar and Tracy was my server and bartender she was friendly, and generous giving me a taste of the 14 hands Merlot wineI asked about, but I went with the Chanti wine instead. The manager that was on duty ( I eventually was told her name was Maria), should smile a lot more and be happy as well as come out to see the customers.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on January 12, 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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LaraM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Short-staffed, took longer to get food.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on December 17, 2019

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.

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LaVidaBella
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall we had a nice time celebrating our Mom’s birthday. Surprisingly the food was exceptionally good! I hadn’t been here in quite some time and all 4 of us ordered a different pasta dish and all 4 dishes came out piping hot, flavorful and delicious! The sauces for each dish were expertly crafted and I was pleasantly surprised for what I thought was just a pizza place. I had risotto with shrimp and the pasta was not over- or undercooked. Same with my moms rigatoni and my sister penne pasta. Each sauce was unique and applied generously. I wish they had cocktails specials as we all would have tried something unique. I could only give 4 stars because the server let our drinks run dry until we had to ask her a couple of times for soda refills. I’ll come back again, though!

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you for choosing Bertucci's to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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MBL5
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Sauce was watery. Food was “microwave” hot. Fried Mozzarella was soggy and greasy. I’ve been there three or four times in the last six months. This is probably my last time, especially if I’m going to have to overpay for food. We used to go there quite often, but not so much anymore.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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TedD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quickly seated, jovial waiter, good food. What’s not to like!

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bertucci's soon!

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JB0808
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our server, Bryon, was fantastic. The rest of the staff looked miserable and several staff members were mumbling things under their breath while bringing food to customers and bussing tables. The restaurant seemed very chaotic, more so than one would expect on a Friday evening.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on September 10, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed in my dining experience.
1) My wife ordered Ravioli and they were dry. There was virtually no sauce on them. I do no think there was more than a table spoon of sauce for the entire dish.
2) I ordered chicken Marsala and the Marsala sauce tasted heavy/pastey as if flower had been added to thicken it up. My chicken plate came with roasted potatoes as a side dish. really? At an Italian restaurant I expect pasta as my side Not roasted potatoes. If I wanted roasted potatoes, I would have gone to my local diner.
3) We often frequent Bertucci’s for lunch and they serve Salad, family style with the meal. We expected the same salad service for dinner. We were extremely disappointed when we were advised that the salad is no longer served as part of the dinner. I was not a happy camper. It set the wrong tone for the rest of the dinner.
4) the service staff was shorthanded. For a Saturday night, one would expect an appropriate level of staffing. The restaurant did not appear to be adequately staffed. Our server was very good. she singlehandedly serve our section which included two tables with large parties. Normally two servers would be in that size section. She took the orders, delivered the drinks and food and cleaned tables when customers departed. Observing how she hustled from table-to-table that my wife and I refrained from ordering more drinks. Kudos to her. She was very organized and did her best to keep patrons satisfied.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on August 20, 2019

John, we regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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JessicaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our server was so sweet, and very responsive to our needs. Food was good, we all got out usuals. However, a large amount of dirty tables open, with a wait at the door. Clearly understaffed, which isn’t a good look. Also, the AC unit leaked on our table almost the entire visit. But I’m sure we’ll be back.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you, Jessica, for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipMariK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the earlybird special. Very good value

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Bertucci's soon!

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TerryL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to go since it opened. Good food, good value, excellent, friendly, knowledgeable servers and efficient kitchen. And the pizza is the best!

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on August 5, 2019

Terry, we are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Bertucci's! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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TedD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quickly seated, attentive wait staff, good food.

Bertucci's - Bel Air
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bertucci's soon!

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vipReggie
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buono es buono italiano

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BobbiC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bertucci’s has always been a favorite of ours. However, our location has had issues for years with staffing. It had gotten better recently, but on Sunday evening, we waited a long time for our entrees. During that time, no one refilled our drinks or brought additional bread, nor was any apology offered. We weren’t in a hurry so it didn’t matter but had we been going to a movie, we wouldn’t have made it. I realize it’s difficult to find help but this appears to be an ongoing issue.

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Family1
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Mackenzie, was excellent! We had a group of seven, arriving in two, three, and two in minutes of each other. She was right there getting drink orders and asking about appetizers. Mackenzie checked with us periodically to see if there was anything we needed and/or refilling drinks.
The food arrived quickly, a pizza and five entrees, and all was hot. There were just two tiny issues that were disappointing, both were on our part. One ordered the eggplant parmigiana and thought it came with pasta, not broccoli. The other was disappointed that the broccoli wasn't more tender. Overall, the food was very good, and enjoyed by all!

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BarryW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I made a 12:30 PM reservation for 6 persons. It was intended to be a farewell for one of our admin staff, and I clearly indicated as such upon arrival. At that time of the day, I assumed that with a reservation, it would not be a problem to get a table within a timely manner. Instead, we waited 20 minutes to be seated, and we were then seated in the middle of the very busy and noisy main dining area. It was so loud that we nearly had to be shout to be heard by those seated next to us.

The food, as always, was good, and the server was helpful and courteous and did a good job of keeping track of our orders.

I would certainly not hesitate to return to this location as long as it is for a personal occasion with a group of no bigger than 2-4. For a bit more formal business-type meeting--not so much.

Note that the larger private meeting room was available at the time of our arrival, with settings for 6 persons already laid out, and the room remained empty the entire time we were in the restaurant. In fact, I assumed on arrival that the table had been set for us.

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good food waiter not particularly prompt.
Been going there for many years.

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RachelleO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the fact we were able to make reservations online. It is difficult sometimes to accommodate our big family at many restaurants. It would be nice to get a side salad or side for the entrees on your menu.

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singingmima
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a delicious dinner! Hadn't been there in quite a while. Although the menu had changed considerably since our last visit, we did make some excellent choices: pan seared mussels in garlic/wine sauce and margherita pizza delizioso!!! Mackenzie was a charming server. Always on the ball. It was quite crowded when we got there. Fresh baked rolls oh so good with lots of dipping sauce. The prices have increased significantly since our last visit, but then so has everyone else. We will go for lunch next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We ordered pizza which was burnt on the bottom, beyond even wanting to eat it. This is not the first time this has happened at this restaurant. The service was slow and poor. We never saw our waiter with the exception of bringing the initial drinks and food. Didn’t get asked about drink refills until we were completely done our meal. We actually debated going to Bertucci’s for dinner last night, changed our minds and went. Experience was the same as in the past, very disappointing. We won’t be going back for awhile.

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vipMariK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is very consistent, great flavor, and always have had great service.
It's a go to for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The kitchen did not have it together. The restaurant was not full, but it seemed they were trying to fill take out orders first regardless. We waited an 1.5 hours for food. Waiter was polite and apologetic but did not make good use of his time (stood in kitchen visibly waiting on orders to come out versus attending to drink refills, etc). He said the kitchen was making multiple errors with other tables, thus the long wait. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our waiter was very nice and on top of everything we ask for. It would of been nice if you had round tables so that it would be easier for large groups to talk to each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited well beyond set reservation time. The service was terrible on many levels from the hosts to waitresses. We asked 5 times for dough for my nephew to play with and never received it. They also charge 5 dollars now for a side salad that should come with a 20 dollar entree. Overall bad experience, won’t be returning when there are many other Italian restaurants that offer better service, food, and value.

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JohannaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We have been eating at Bertucci's in Bel Air for 15+ years. The food is always good. the service is always very good as well. Some of the things we don't like that much is that almost every time we are there, there is a wait eventhough many tables are empty. Another aspect is the noise, it can get pretty noisy in the restaurant. We come back because the food is very good.

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bertucci's food is good. I wouldn't call it excellent Italian food but it is good. The service was fine. We were there on a busy Saturday night, so was a bit hectic, but with a reservation, we were seated in under 10 minutes and waited on promptly. My wife had the steak medallions which she liked very much. I had a cup of sausage soup and Rigatoni Abruzzi. The Abruzzi was not as good as in the past as they have switched out the slices of sausage that used to be in the dish with some kind of small chunks of sausage. Not as flavorful as before. Overall a rating of maybe 6 out of 10.

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Mariav
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McKenzie was our server good food and great service

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JoppaGuy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for 6:30 on Valentine's Day. We got there at about 6:25 to find a crowd of people standing around the front desk. We were told that we couldn't be seated for about a half hour as the kitchen was backed up so we left. We drove to Liberatore's and were seated immediately without reservations.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bottom line is that the reservation I made through OpenTable was worthless at Bertucci's on 2/14/2019. My wife and I arrived just before our reservation time and encountered a large crowd in the waiting area. I waded my way through the crowd to the hostess who confirmed I had a reservation, but nevertheless told me that my wait would be at least 20 min. After 20 min. of patiently waiting I checked with the hostess again who informed me that the wait would be another 20 minutes. At this point it finally struck me that the "reservation" I made on 1/26/2019, almost 3 weeks before V-Day was not a reservation at all, but a cruel wait list in sheep's clothing. We then went across the parking lot to Season's Pizza and were almost immediately served a great meal and had a nice V-Day anyway. OpenTable, I suggest you be prudent about your relationships in order to protect your own reputation.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made a reservation for valentine's Day and when we arrived we were seated promptly. Our waitress seemed kinda new, but was very nice and accommodating. Our meal arrived rather quickly as well and was very good. Overall, it was a very nice and comfortable experience and we will visit again.

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LoriC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was really great. She went out of her way to make us happy. The kitchen was backed up so it took longer than usual to get out food. My pizza was burnt, but the waitress ordered another for me.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service could have been better,she didn't come back to refill our drinks, didn't go over the special. It was our first time there the pizza was fair to good.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pizza was just a little under cooked, other than that it was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Well we all arrived around 4:45 I told the hostess about my reservation. They told me to wait a few which ended up to be around 20 mins. So then after 20 mins I asked bout it again . Finally got seated and they only 8 chairs set up, so we said no it’s 11 people! So I wasn’t very happy in the wait. They had said to be there on time n a grace period of 15 mins in which we were all there!

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food has been good each time we've been there. But the service has been extremely variable. The wait time to be seated has been way, way longer than we were told. The food, while good, has sometimes arrived warm rather than hot. The waitstaff are friendly but not at all quick. It just doesn't seem to be very competently managed overall.

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FoodDude
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Waitress was attentive bringing drink refills, but had to wait for straws until the first refill came. Pizzas were fine, but a sald entree for a person in our group was late. When the salad showed up it had the wrong dressing on it. Waited 15 full minutes for a replacement salad and our party had finished our meal already - despite eating slowly in hopes the salad would arrive. Asked to speak with a manager to talk about the salad and was told that he was very busy in the back and couldn't come out. Requested they comp the salad and give us our bill - and the salad was comp-ed. Overall left with a very negative feeling of the whole experience despite spending $90. At that price band, we can go almost anywhere. It will be a very long time before going back to Bertuccis. The food and experience just doesn't match where the price anymore.

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AvgDiner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots. Consistently terrific. Highly recommend.

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Bertucci's - Bel Air does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bertucci's - Bel Air also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 569-4600.

Bertucci's - Bel Air is rated 4.2 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.