Bertucci's searches for a replacement fish
Left: The box shown here describes the fish Bertucci's formerly used in its Baked Merluzzo. It was hake, not the cod listed on the menu.
The $12.99 Baked Merluzzo was developed by Bertucci's former top chef, who was inspired by a trip to Italy to replicate a Merluzzo fish dish flavored with bread crumbs, herbs, and diced tomatoes. The chain found a local Italian seafood broker to supply the Merluzzo (which means cod) and described the fillets on the menu as baby cod.