Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizza being taken out of the oven

Why We Use the Brick Oven for the Best Pizzas

Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta has been making the best pizza for over 30 years. We use only the freshest ingredients and never cut corners. We believe in the authentic Italian tradition of cooking from scratch to create delicious, craveable classic Italian food. Which is why we use the brick oven to make every dish, every day! Using a brick oven is the very best way to create consistently delicious pizzas. As you read on, you’ll understand why the brick oven is key to creating the best pizza.

At every Bertucci’s, there’s a brick oven for all to see. And there’s a simple reason for that: everything is better by the brick oven! Did you know that every town in Italy has a brick oven pizzeria? Italians grow up cherishing the wood-fired taste of artisan pizza created by skilled pizzaiolos. Brick ovens have been used throughout the Mediterranean and other parts of the world for centuries. These brick ovens are built with special fire bricks that store the heat released by flames and then release the intense heat in a consistent way. Brick ovens are the heart of every Bertucci’s and are inspired by time-honored Italian tradition!

Brick Oven Pizzas Cook More Evenly

A brick oven pizza cooks much differently than your typical commercial oven. There are two types of heat created within a brick oven, and both are essential to creating the signature flavors found throughout Bertucci’s menu. Pizza cooked in a brick oven is placed directly onto the hot bricks, called the brick oven floor. The floor contains “bottom heat,” which crisps and cooks the crust. The “top heat” of the oven is created by the flames providing even heat distribution which cooks the pizza toppings and crust to a perfect golden brown finish at the same time.

Many Italian restaurants use conventional ovens which do not typically provide even heating throughout. Hot spots in ovens can result in soggy crusts or overcooked toppings. Brick ovens are continually warmed by flames throughout the baking process and pizzas cook evenly, so no areas end up less cooked than others.

Do Brick Oven Pizzas Cook Faster?

Absolutely! The intense heat retained by the fire bricks allows our ovens to maintain a consistently high temperature, allowing Bertucci’s chefs to cook pizzas faster. There is virtually no wait time between taking a finished pizza out of the brick oven and putting in the next pizza to cook. This means you can order as many pizzas as you like for your family or group of friends at Bertucci’s! The high heat and faster cooking lock in flavor without overcooking the pizza, resulting in a delicious balance between crispy and juicy toppings.

Brick Oven Pizzas are Crispier

The consistent heat throughout the brick oven floor quickly eliminates excess moisture in the dough resulting in an evenly crisp pizza crust. This isn’t the case in conventional ovens at other Italian restaurants, where certain portions of the crust may become soggy and limp. Nobody likes soggy pizza crust! Brick oven pizzas are crispier and Bertucci’s believes that brick oven-baked pizza crust is the best there is, so it’s what we serve our guests every single day. We place the roasted black olive in the center of your brick oven pizza as our seal of approval!

Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza is the Best Pizza in Town

Brick oven pizzas have a flavor that simply can’t be replicated via any other baking method. The smoky and bold taste is the result of authentic Italian tradition of cooking pizzas in a brick oven, ensuring Bertucci’s pizzas have a one-of-a-kind taste. The entire Bertucci’s team is passionate about our craft and we take great pride in delivering quality meals to families day after day, year after year, and generation after generation.

From the Classic Margherita pizza made with fresh mozzarella and house-made tomato sauce to our famous Sporkie pizza made with sweet Italian sausage, ricotta and mozzarella. Vegetarians should try our Roasted Vegetable pizza with our blend of roasted peppers, eggplant, zucchini, garlic, black olives, Pecorino Romano, caramelized onions, broccoli & mozzarella. Can’t decide from our menu of over 20 specialty pizzas? Craft your own or try a Half & Half made with two of our Signature Pizzas in one amazing pizza pie. Bertucci’s offers a full menu of Gluten sensitive pizzas and vegetarian friendly pizzas. It could be the cheesy, gooey goodness, or the way it seems pizza is always a hit no matter the time or place. if you’re looking for a delicious meal that will please everyone in the family, look no further than a Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant near you – the place where pizza perfection reigns supreme!

Pizza For Dine In, Take Out or Pizza Delivery

Are you hungry for great Bertucci’s Pizza? Whether you love a classic cheese pizza or the Ultimate Bertucci pizza with each quarter of our pizza topped with a different meat – sweet Italian sausage, hand-crafted meatballs, ham and chicken; Bertucci’s is your Italian restaurant destination for great pizza dine in or take out. Order in for the family on your next pizza night or treat the kids to a pizza party after the big game. Pizza is the answer for the next time you ask “What do you want for dinner?” The answer is Bertucci’s Pizza dine in, take out or pizza delivery! Find your nearest location to dine in or order pizza online for delivery or take out.

Planning a birthday party or sports team meal for over 20 guests? Read more about our available group dining options or let us bring an Italian feast and pizza party to you with Bertucci’s Catering. Any way you slice it, Bertucci’s is the Italian restaurant for the best pizza with authentic Italian flavor!

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