Top your Super Sunday with a Hoagie!
by Cate Murway
Mazzanti’s Market claims to do Italian stuff and then maintains its promise!
Order the “Original 2-foot Italian hoagie” and go home with a banquet on a 24” bun! When you unwrap your hoagie, both the visual beauty and the delectable smell will assault your senses. Perfect layers of dry-cured prosciutto ham, and hot capicola, esteemed for its taste and more costly than most other cured meat, are perfectly complimented by aged imported extra sharp provolone. The masterpiece, hands-down the best sandwich ever, is finished off with a dusting of dried herbs and a drizzle of oil and vinegar, and the whole work is framed in one of Mario’s fresh and perfectly crusty 2-foot hoagie rolls. Unsurpassed quality, size and price and just perfect for viewing the Super Bowl XLI to be played in South Florida on Feb. 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium!
Guido [Italian form of GUY] & Elvira [means "all true" from the Gothic element al "all" combined with wer "true".] Mazzanti, Mario Jacob Marozzi’s Grandparents migrated from the Province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche [literally, historical "marches" or border regions] of Italy, where the traditional cuisine is simple but tasty, a diversity of ingredients and dishes perhaps unrivaled in all of Italy.
The Italian last name of Mazzanti, derivative of Mazza, denotes a butcher or slaughterer.
Mazzanti’s Market was founded by Guido & Elvira in 1917 while the 28th U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson had just begun his 2nd term. Pictures of the early store and founding family members optically state the generational traditions.
Mario, BHS ‘70/Temple University ’76 now continues the family business his parents, the late Mario “Sheik” and Isolina Mazzanti Marozzi chose to continue. An additional Seaside Heights store location had also been established during the Great Depression. Isolina and her sister, Irma Marie [Mazzanti] Nocito [husband of 55 years, Vincent Joseph, BHS grad, the proprietor of Vincent’s Barber Shop on Farragut Avenue] both help “man the market”. Irma’s daughter, Elvira Isolina, BHS ‘76/ Philadelphia "Textile” University Business Management grad, who is named after her grandmother and her Aunt, is currently a N.J. Department of Community Affairs Executive Assistant to the Commisioner and she also assists at their neighborhood store. The Marozzi children, cross country and track & field athlete, Mario Joseph, Conwell-Egan Catholic ’05/Drexel Civil Engineering Program ’09 and [almost 10 years old] soccer star, Marisa Joelle lend a hand at times in the family market.
Only the finest, freshest ingredients and deli and grocery products find their way to 320 Lincoln Avenue, so you can confidently create authentic Italian dishes and also enjoy delicacies made with the highest grade of Choice and Prime [most tender] beef, fresh succulent boneless chicken or “royal” very lean pork roast in your own home. The delicatessen choices include the world famous Dietz & Watson lean meats and flavorful cheeses from Jerry & Sons Wholesale Foods. Mazzanti’s stocks Cento Fine Foods, higher-end canned Italian foods, including canned peeled, diced, and pureed tomatoes. Don’t forget a package of 100% durum wheat semolina Anna Pasta, produced and packed in Italy, where age old traditional methods are followed. Complete your pasta platter with the rich, sharp flavor of aged Parmesan cheese. On Fridays, fresh dough from the famous Longo Italian Bakery of Hazelton is available for $2.00. You can bring the enjoyable scents of fine Italian foods home when you use the right seasonings, herbs and spices.
Biweekly early morning treks to the Packard Avenue dock area guarantee healthful, wholesome and nutritious produce, to assure you are getting the freshest, most flavorful, and delicious top-quality fruits and vegetables available.
City Beef Company, Trenton, NJ delivers his “better cuts” of choice and prime beef. Mario trims the fat and grinds the beef into the popular and relatively cheap, quick-cooking form of ground beef for hamburger. His appreciative customers are not paying “meat prices” for fat! Some savvy shoppers request their ground beef purchases to be packaged in freezable pound or 2-pound portions.
Mario Marozzi is a multi-faceted man. After graduation, he owned and ran the “Bay Drive-In”, a hot dog and hamburger stand on Kearney Avenue & Bayfront in Seaside, N.J. An accomplished swimmer, he also worked for the municipality as lifeguard and as part of the professionally run “dive and rescue” team. He adamantly claims he can’t dance, but downhill skiing, a discipline involving the highest speeds and therefore the greatest risks of all the alpine events, was a favorite athletic activity and even included a Switzerland chaperoning jaunt with his friend’s, Jack Tully’s, Irvington, N.J. Ski Shop.
Back in his beloved Bristol Borough, he has served as a member of the zoning board for a decade, a rewarding form of public service which often required a thick skin, willingness to give up family time and the motivation to serve with little or no pay or even thanks. He ran for a term as councilman and the voters elected him to represent them. “I loved the job of helping people and I love the town.” Mario also coaches the 3rd & 4th grade St. Ann/St. Mark CYO soccer team. His Aunt Irma is visibly proud of her nephew, “He’s a hard worker and we love him dearly!”
Pat MacIntosh, the Coca-Cola Company sales rep, “always buys Mario’s delicious special sandwiches.” Levittown resident and ShopRite Supermarket Department Manager, Bob Bound comes specifically “for the Italian with oil sandwiches.”
Neighbors often gather to chat while they are shopping in Mazzanti’s Market for seasonal favorites such as the most delicious eating smelts or bacalhau [dry salted codfish], or daily grocery items from lunchmeats, to breakfast cereals and a wide variety of eggs and dairy products, to canned vegetables, juice, soft drinks, Italian cookies and ice cream.
Just imagine it as an extension of your pantry on Lincoln Avenue!
This Sunday, February 4th is the Super Bowl, one of the most-watched U.S. television broadcasts of the year; a tradition filled with fun, food and family. You won’t want to miss a second of this magnificent athletic spectacle.
Don’t “fumble” the food part, do the “hoagie hustle”.
Order your freshly prepared Italian hoagies and snacking provisions in advance!
They’ll be ready for pick-up when you arrive. Call 215.788.2218.
May the “4th be with you” and your team…..
320 Lincoln Avenue
Closed on Sunday
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
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Ratings and Reviews of Mazzanti's Market
SuperPages.com User Review
Review Date: 2008-02-06 11:33:31.0
the best hoagies on the best rolls real italian hoagies -- sure hit for your next get together!!!
Family owned and operated 5
By reynaldo a. Mazzanti's Market
I love coming here they are close to home and have so many items for purchase. Anything from house cleaners to candy to hot and cold food, the best $14.00 hoagies you will ever taste.
THE BEST SANDWICH SHOP IN BRISTOL 5
By MARIBEL L. Mazzanti's Market
I would tell anyone to visit Mazzanti's it is one of the best Italian Markets. The services is that good, old back in the days when I was a little girl. The Italian hoagies are the best. I recommend everyone to try them.
Bristol's Two Footers
by Diana Cercone
There are few things that a person will travel any distance for. A true love? Sure, that tops anyone’s list. So, too, does a dream job. For me, though, coming up fast as a tight third is a great-tasting Italian hoagie. OK, I know what you’re thinking. You understand the first two but are having difficulty buying the third. And you’re going to tell me you can simply stroll to your town’s sandwich shop or take a short drive to your nearest convenience store and either pick up a pre-made hoagie (probably from last night or, worse, trucked in that morning) from the cold case or get in line at the deli to place your order (where, might I remind you, you choose from a numbered menu). But these are not Italian hoagies.
A true Italian hoagie is not just a sandwich thrown together by some stipulated formula of cold cuts and cheeses. It is not a predesigned and pre-measured meal. A true hoagie is a work of art, a labor of love—and one made to be enjoyed, savored and, yes, even dreamt about. Not to mention one that pays homage to the history and traditions of the true Italian hoagie.
Mario Marozzi of Mazzanti’s Market in Bristol understands this. But don’t think you’re going to get a hoagie your way here. That’s just not going to happen. His Italian hoagie is made the way he likes it—and only the way he likes it. And with only four ingredients: prosciutto, provolone, capicola and sliced tomatoes. “You don’t like that,” he says, cocking his head towards the front of his store, “you know where to find the door.”
The door he’s referring to is the original glass and wooden front door (after that is the screen door) of his family’s grocery store which his grandfather, Guido Mazzanti and his wife, Elvira, opened in 1917. Two of Guido and Elvira’s six children still work with him. Mario’s mother, Isolina, 93, manages the check-out counter and cash register; her sister, Mario’s Aunt Irma, 83, helps him run the store—which in Italian means with love and devotion she keeps him in line and his customers happy.
Having it his way also means ordering his way. If you’re calling ahead to order, don’t bother him with the small stuff. He’ll only take orders for his “Original $17 2-foot Italian Hoagie.” “What can I say? I’m a pain-in-the-ass!” he says, explaining further. “Someone who’s going to order a seventeen dollar hoagie is making a commitment. If he doesn’t show to pick it up, he’s going to have to explain to his hungry friends.” You try to order anything else over the phone, chances are he’ll yell at you. “I tell everybody I yell at: ‘Don’t be afraid. I treat you like family. I ignore you, yell at you and then I take your money.’” (Mario’s more bluster than bite. He’s really a sweetheart and will take orders in the store for individual-sized Italian hoagies—even ones for roast beef, ham or turkey—just don’t tell him I told you so.)
Isolina Mazzanti Marozzi
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 4:00 am
Isolina Mazzanti Marozzi passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at the home where she was born and spent her life on Lincoln Avenue, in Bristol Borough.
She was the eldest daughter of Guido and Elvira Mazzanti, who started a grocery store, Mazzanti's Market, in 1917. Having been raised in the grocery store, she later convinced her husband, and love of her life, Mario 'Sheik' to leave his job and join her in the family grocery business. In the early years of their marriage they ran the Mazzanti's Market in Seaside Heights, N.J., and later devoted all of their time to the Bristol location. Isolina devoted her life to the grocery store, and to her love of family. She instilled the love of family and family values in her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews, and continued passing it from generation to generation.
She enjoyed cooking and baking and sharing the holidays and special occasions with her family. Well beyond her time of 'it takes a village,' Isolina was a mother, teacher, and friend to any child that grew up in the area. When a child came in the store to purchase an item for their mother, Isolina always took the time to explain the denominations of money and counting the change back to the child. Not to mention that some of the time a purchase may have been made, but there was always a treat included 'just because.' She always knew the ingredients to your favorite sandwich, which she made with love, and a lesson while you waited. Adults would come back years later and Isolina would always know their favorite sandwich and candy.
Isolina was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Mario 'Sheik', and her parents, Guido and Elvira (Cagnetti) Mazzanti. In addition, her brothers, Guerino 'Woody' Mazzanti, the late Louis 'Gigi' Mazzanti, who was killed in the Battle of St. Lo in World War II, her sister, Mabel Saracino; and her niece, Joann Nocito Smith. She will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted son, Mario; her sister, Irma Nocito and husband, Vincent; and brother, Guido Mazzanti Jr. and wife, Edna; her grandchildren, Mario and Marisa Marozzi; her niece, Elvira Nocito Manginelli and husband, Michael; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday at Galzerano Funeral Home, 430 Radcliffe Street, Bristol. Funeral Mass will begin 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church. Interment will follow in Bristol Cemetery. Galzerano Funeral Home, Bristol
Vincent J. Nocito passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. He was 87.
A lifelong resident of Bristol Borough, Vince was a barber/stylist for 65 years.
He also worked in real estate in the 1960s.
He was a World War II Navy veteran who served on the U.S.S. Elden Uvalde
in the South Pacific, and saw action in Japan. He also was a member of the V.F.W.
Vince was active in the formation of the Town Watch program in Bristol Borough,
and also was a volunteer for many years at the Grundy Ice Skating Rink.
He was an advanced skater, both ice and roller. He loved to roller skate and was
one of the Tuesday Night skaters at Holiday Skating Center in Delanco, N.J.
An avid sportsman, Vince enjoyed fresh and salt-water fishing, and hunting. He was an active member of the Jack Frost Ski Patrol for many years, and enjoyed skiing with Mario, Elvira, many Mazzanti nieces, and friends.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Irma (Mazzanti); his loving daughter, Elvira, and son-in-law, Michael Manginelli; his dedicated nephew, Mario Marozzi; his son-in-law, Douglas; and grandson, Douglas Joseph Smith.
Mr. Nocito was preceded in death by his daughter, Joann Nocito Smith; his parents, Dominick and Josephine (DeCicco) Nocito; and, his sisters, Caroline Chalela and Anna Mae DeLise.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Galzerano Funeral Home, 430 Radcliffe St. in Bristol. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Ann Church. Interment will follow in Bristol Cemetery. Galzerano Funeral Home, Bristol