Bertucci’s is a family-friendly Italian restaurant with locations around the US. It serves up a range of pizzas, pastas, salads, and entrées, all based on Italian cuisine. It’s notoriously difficult to find Italian or Italian-American food that’s suitable for vegans. Even if you find meat-free options, they will often be cooked in butter and topped with cheese. With this in mind, you might be wondering if there are any vegan options at Bertucci’s that you could enjoy.
According to the online menu, there are 5 vegan items at Bertucci’s, some of which involve substitutions or omissions. We recommend the insalata (a simple salad with olives and tomatoes) without the Pecorino Romano cheese or the Italian dressing—you can always make your own dressing by asking for olive oil and vinegar at the table. Alternatively, build your own pizza and ask for no cheese; you can add a variety of veggie toppings to make it more interesting. Vegan sides include rosemary roasted potatoes and oven-roasted broccoli (with no cheese topping).
You’ll have to avoid the entrées here, as there are no vegan options at Bertucci’s, but you could enjoy a plate of spaghetti pomodoro as a main dish (just double check that it won’t come with cheese on top!).