Bertucci's Corporation, a casual-dining chain, owns a collection of full-service Italian restaurants that operate under the name "Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria." During the early years of the 21st century there were roughly 80 Bertucci's restaurants scattered throughout the northeastern United States, each of which featured wood-fired brick ovens, which cook hotter than conventional pizza ovens, and served Tuscan-styled food, including gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, seafood, and pasta dishes. Founded in suburban Boston by Joseph Crugnale, Bertucci's expanded quickly during the 1980s and 1990s, growing from a single restaurant in 1981 to a sprawling restaurant chain by the mid-1990s. N.E. Restaurant Co. Inc., Bertucci's owner since 1998, adopted the Bertucci's name in 2001.




Chicken Anna Maria

Chicken Anna Maria a rich and satisfying dish of two tender chicken filets sauteed with fresh sage, artichokes, mushrooms, scallions and diced plum tomatoes in a cream sauce on a bed of linguini. served with insalata or a cup of soup. Sells for around $11.00.

Bertucci's Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1/4 cup olive oil (for frying)
4 chicken cutlets
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup white wine
1 medium tomato, sliced into quarters
2 cloves garlic
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
1 can cream of mushroom soup (not condensed)
whole wheat pasta for 4 servings

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Stir together bread crumbs, flour, salt, and pepper on a plate. Whisk an egg in another plate. Dip one chicken cutlet at a time, first in the egg, then in the dry mixture. Use a spoon to cover the cutlet in crumbs. Shake excess crumbs onto plate before placing the cutlet on the hot oil. Repeat with remaining cutlets. Fry two cutlets at a time, for approximately 3-5 minutes on each side over medium-high heat. Place cooked cutlets on a plate lined with paper towel, cover, and set aside.

Drain oil from the bottom of the frying pan, reserving approximately 1 tbs and all the browned goodies on the bottom. Place the frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Deglaze the pan with white wine. Stir with a wooden spoon until a smooth sauce is formed. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until most of the alcohol has cooked off. Add in tomato, garlic, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and mushroom soup. Stir to combine all ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, until mushrooms are cooked. In the meantime, cook the pasta. Serve on pasta and chicken cutlets. Drizzle sauce from the pan over top.


  1. Sauteed chicken cutlets does not mean breaded and fried!

  2. Sauteed chicken and vegetables as described above does not mean the same thing as sauteed vegetables and breaded and fried chicken cutlets.

  3. And, where and when does this mysterious sage come into play? Proof read much?