Marzilli’s Bakery

Bakery | Pizza | Portuguese | Sandwich Shop
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While the repertoire of pastries at so many of Fall River’s Portuguese-accented bakeries is mostly sweet snacks and breads to take home, as well as fried malasadas, there is a whole other category of bakery in Fall River – the kind of place where you sit down and have a savory meal.

Marzilli’s is a prize example, its outdoor sign subtitled “Grinder – Pizza.” The menu here is similar to what you find in sleeves-up Mediterranean places throughout Southern New England, but with distinct southeastern Massachusetts flavor. Calzones are called chourico rolls, and they come filled with crumbled sausage; there are South Coast stuffies (stuffed quohog clams), kale soup, and Portuguese custard tarts.

Pizza is offered bakery-style, known as a tray, meaning that it is medium-thin, like focaccia, and generally bought by the individual piece, known as a square, and served cheeseless, at room temperature with toppings other than chourico a rarity. Grinders (the regional term for a submarine sandwich), are made on soft, fresh loaves that are delicious in and of themselves, but especially so when loaded with anything from meatballs to a chord of good Italian cold cuts. They come in three sizes; a large one, selling for about $10, is a good two feet long.

What to Eat
Marzilli’s Bakery, Pizza Slice
Pizza Slice
Marzilli's pizzas are rectangular, as are the slices cut from them. A whole pie is known as a tray. It is utterly basic pizza, really more like seasoned bread to accompany a meal -- just crust and sauce with a dash of grated cheese.
Marzilli’s Bakery, Chourico Roll
Chourico Roll
The Portuguese sausage known as chourico (say 'shore-ees') is ubiquitous in this part of the world. Here it is ground up and baked inside a tender Marzilli's roll.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday7am - 6pm
Tuesday7am - 6pm
Wednesday7am - 6pm
Thursday7am - 6pm
Friday7am - 6pm
Saturday7am - 4pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
8 stops | 9 MILES | 41 min

Eating around Fall River, Massachusetts, is like eating in a foreign country, and we don't only mean that the Portuguese food is outstanding. (Half the population is of Portuguese descent.) Beyond bacalhau assado and bean pudding cake, Fall River's bill of fare is replete with dishes found nowhere else in America – nowhere else in…

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Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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