A pizza place serving Italian with a side of Portuguese food opens in Roxbury on Monday, July 16. Co-owner Mario Bailote debuts his eponymous restaurant, Mario’s Pizzeria (197 Humboldt Ave., Boston), with a limited menu to start, offering takeout and delivery only and rolling out more of the menu in subsequent weeks.
Bailote previously spent years managing and making pizza at Same Old Place in Jamaica Plain. Now, he and his business (and life) partner Rebecca Greening are ready for their own place, which serves New York-style pizzas along with a selection of Portuguese foods, including bifana sandwiches, shrimp and cod cakes, and fried dough balls for dessert. Look out for pizzas topped with piri-piri chicken, sardine pate, prosciutto, and lots more.
Mario’s initial summer hours are 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday).
• New Roxbury Pizza Shop Will Also Serve Portuguese Fare [EBOS]
• Mario’s Pizzeria [Official Site]