Quick Bite

Zippy, Zany Italian at Holy Tomato

At Holy Tomato in Blackwood, customers sit at close-set tables under ornamental lights and quippy signs to enjoy whole pizzas (no slices) and novelties like cheesecake in warm butter-rum sauce.

Italian pepper "shooter" at Holy Tomato. Photo by Tara Nurin

Holy Tomato
9 South Black Horse Pike

Open: Late lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun.

Price: $$ BYO and wine by Auburn Road Vineyards

Style: Along a lonely stretch of the Black Horse Pike, Holy Tomato bursts with light, color and warmth. Servers bustle between close-set tables with mismatched chairs. They carry pizzas, salads, soft drinks and wine to families, couples and friends seated amidst a tangle of ornamental lights, patterned fabrics, quippy signs and festive tiki and Day of the Dead masks.

The Scoop: Open since 2010, Holy Tomato is owned by a mother and two daughters, and staffed by relatives of all ages.

The Menu: Choose from whole pizzas (no slices), salads and the Italian pepper “shooter”, which combines cherry peppers stuffed with prosciutto and provolone, drizzled with olive oil, and garnished with oregano, Parmesan, roasted red peppers and pepperoncinis over romaine. Thin-crust pizzas include specialty pies such as chicken alfredo. Chef Zach Dela Cruz raves about the sopapilla cheesecake drenched in warm butter-rum sauce.

Heads Up: Cash only (ATM on site). Close to Camden County College and Gloucester Premium Outlets.

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

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