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. Continue reading

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
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Monday7 am - 6 pm
Tuesday7 am - 6 pm
Wednesday7 am - 6 pm
Thursday7 am - 6 pm
Friday7 am - 6 pm
Saturday7 am - 4 pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
8 stops | 41 min total driving
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Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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