A fire at A Touch of Italy Restaurant in Egg Harbor Township caused the closure of the Black Horse Pike for a time late Monday and early Tuesday morning.

Fire companies from all over Egg Harbor Township responded to the two-alarm blaze a little before midnight. Crews were still on sight after 3 am Tuesday.

Firefighters from the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company said the fire started in an old freezer and caused primarily smoke damage to the restaurant.

A Touch of Italy, at 6629 Black Horse Pike, was opened in 1981 by the Palladino family.

The popular dining spot has a Facebook ad promoting its Easter Sunday dinner. It is not known how long the restaurant will be closed because of the fire.

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