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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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1.3 km from Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
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Craving authentic Italian cuisine and NY Style Brick Oven Pizza? Stop by Hot Tomato for the best pizza at the beach as well as amazing Italian comfort food that will satisfy your hunger. Now under new ownership, we are working hard to improve your dining experience. Open daily at 11am, enjoy all day drink specials, Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm with $7 appetizers, a specialty drink menu as well as our chef’s delicious lunch & dinner specials. Follow Hot Tomato on Facebook and Instagram for the latest promotions and live entertainment. Dine in, take-out or free delivery for orders over $50 available. Order from our Delivery Partners: GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEATS, Postmates & Slice.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews pizza salad garlic bread gnocchi wings chicken seafood brick oven thin crust italian food nice atmosphere during happy hour sat at the bar an appetizer great food and service randall server
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Reviewed today via mobile

Hot Tomato has been my husband and myself favorite Italian restaurant in Myrtle Beach for a number of years. We are locals, have a Hot Tomato rewards card, and get there fairly frequently. Unfortunately last evenings visit with friends was not the best experience and...I felt compelled to write a review. We came in for a 4:30 reservation and were seated and gotten drinks immediately. We ordered an appetizer which was very good. I personally usually get the same meal as it has long been my favorite which is Caesar salad and Shrimp Parmesan. Last night my husband had the same dishes. Our salad came first which was almost devoid of dressing so a bit of a disappointment. Then came our meals. My shrimp while being good was not prepared as it had been in the past. The shrimp had literally no sauce on it just barely fried shrimp with cheese which was not completely melted. One of our guests ordered a large salad with shrimp. The salad came with no shrimp and then there was a wait for the shrimp to arrive. By that time the salad was half finished…. The Stuffed Shrimp special one of our guests ordered was described as…”I wouldn’t get it again.” All in all this meal was not what had been expected at Hot Tomato. We will definitely return but if we encounter the same sort of issues next time around sadly it may be our last visit. Again, we are not complainers as a general rule of thumb. It’s just that as one of our favorite restaurants we were a bit disappointed last evening especially when visiting with guests. Thank you for taking the time to read this message.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food atmosphere & service was excellent!!!!! Our favorite place to eat when we are here. Amber is a excellent server & very fun! Jordan makes great drinks.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi! Thank you for the five stars. We're glad you liked our food and felt welcomed by our staff. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Have a great day!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an extended wait, we were seated and had Hailey as our waitress. The appetizer sausage and broccoli rabe was great. Sausage had wonderful flavor. Then for dinner I veal piccata and my wife had chicken Florentine with side veggies. All was delicious and Hailey...did a great job. We need more young people willing to bust their hump to make a living. Give the girl a raise!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the five stars! We're very happy to hear y'all enjoyed your food and that Hailey took good care of ya. Isn't she a superstar? She's an absolute gem and we're lucky to have her. We hope y'all come back to see us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been hearing a lot of good things about Hot Tomato . So we wanted to see for ourselves if they could live up to expectations. And they surely did. We had great food and service. The hostess was excellent and Hailey our server...was very attentive and helpful. We had 2 appetizers and a pizza. Sausage and broccoli rabe, stuffed mushrooms, and Brooklyn pizza were all outstanding. We can’t wait to return again for more great food and service!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you all enjoyed your meal and felt well taken care of by Hailey. She's an amazing server and we're so lucky to have her on the team. We're excited...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good! We were totally ignored and the table next to use that was seated after us was waiting on before us. Frustrating!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Linda. We apologize that your server did not get to your table as fast as the server for the neighboring table and let you know that they would be right with you. Likely, they were handling another table’s needs before starting with yours. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hot Tomato is always a must do when we go to Myrtle Beach! We have always experienced Great Service and the food is wonderful.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the five star rating! It's always great to hear when we're keeping up the great quality of food and service that we want to maintain. We're so appreciative that y'all keep coming to see us whenever you're in town. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We know that Some businesses have been closed due to shortage of staff however was sadly disappointed to find out that they are closed on an odd Wednesday so we went across the street to Soho which ended up being fabulous with a upstairs roof...setting for dining. Your lose Hot Tomato for our $200 bill we spent at your competition.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sharon Treff, Chef at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Ms. Costello. We apologize for the inconvenience but closing on Wednesday could not be avoided. Sometimes family owned restaurants have to take a day off for unforeseen circumstances. Life happens. We’re not very competitive people - we’re happy you had a good time elsewhere...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot Tomato is it! One of the best dinners we enjoyed on vacay. Amber was such a fantastic server providing laughs all night long. Sharon, the owner, couldn't have been nicer. So happy to support this woman owned business. Quick, go visit!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a sweet review to read after the holiday weekend! Thank you for leaving it for us and for the five star rating. We're so happy to hear we were able to make you feel welcome. We hope to see you again next time you're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grayson was our waiter & he was amazing. He was very attentive & helpful in making suggestions/recommendations for appetizers as well as entrees. Our drinks were never empty. We will be returning in the future & we will definitely be requesting Grayson for our waiter....Food was excellent as well & very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Jonathan! Thank you for the five stars. Isn't Grayson great? He's an integral part of the team and we're lucky to have him. We're excited to hear you'll be back. Til next time, have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great dinner at Hot Tomato! Our server, Chris M was awesome, and anticipated our needs. Will definitely return! Thanks Chris!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sharon Treff, Owner at Hot Tomato, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the five stars! I'm glad Chris took good care of y'all. Can't wait to see y'all next time. Have a wonderful day!

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We are happy to accommodate all our picky eaters. We have a kids menu and give them crayons to keep them busy too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hot Tomato

Yes, Hot Tomato offers takeaway services.

Yes, Hot Tomato is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Hot Tomato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5