Cavallino Nero: Homestyle Italian, Down the Shore
This cozy spot could almost be in South Philly. Vito Cassara and his wife Kathy have been serving up Italian classics on Black Horse Pike since 1992, using generations of recipes from Vito’s native Italy. There are no frills here, just pizza that could hold its own in New York and stupendous Eggplant Parmesan. Fettuccine Ammoglio (a garlic, cheese, and plain tomato sauce, topped with grated cheese and toasted almonds) is the unmissable house specialty. Portions are huge, so try not to stuff yourself with the delicious homemade bread! Eat-in or takeout is available, and the full bar will keep you lingering. The kids’ menu is brief but it will keep the little ones happy. Vito’s Italian family would certainly feel at home here, and so will yours.
4760 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330