Restaurants

BERTUCCI’S REPORTEDLY CLOSING IN ASHBURN

According to the landlord, the Italian restaurant has chosen not to renew its lease.

After ten years serving up brick oven pizzas and hearty Italian fare, it looks like Bertucci’s days are numbered in Ashburn. The Italian restaurant next to Fuddrucker’s at the corner of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Farmwell Road will reportedly close up shop by December.

A representative for the landlord has confirmed that Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant opted not to renew their lease, which runs out just before the end of the year.

The Burn made multiple attempts to reach folks at Bertucci’s headquarters near Boston to find out if they had plans to move the restaurant anywhere else in the area, but calls and emails haven’t been returned.

No word on what new restaurant might take over the space, but that corner — officially called Ashburn Crossroads — has a lot going on. Besides the IHOP, Fuddrucker’s and Potbelly, The Burn broke the news back in April that a Halal Guys restaurant will be opening there in 2018. Meanwhile, a new building is under construction which will house the relocated Starbucks, adding a drive-thru window. The building will also have two additional spaces for restaurants — perhaps Mexican, pizza, Indian or another cuisine not currently represented at the center.

2 Comments
  1. Jim A. 5 years ago
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    I’ve been predicting the demise of Bertucci’s for the last couple of years and am surprised they lasted this long. The food is not bad, but the place was never, ever crowded, not even on a Friday or Saturday night and that is a pretty good indicator that something is wrong. The service at the restaurant has steadily declined with less and less employees working a shift and the quality of some of the servers has diminished. I’ll miss the good bread, the Grand Bertucci pizza and a couple other dishes. Actually hate to see them go.

  2. David Silvernail 5 years ago
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    We’ve been getting Bertucci’s takeout most Saturdays where I work for years. The food is great for the money. I know the manager, Mike, and in talking with him, the hardest thing has been finding staff for the restaurant. No one around here wants to work for a restaurant. I will be sad to see them go.

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