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Moonlight Cafe

4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
+1 717-292-5643
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last year when I asked my wife what retardant she wanted to go to to celebrate her birthday, she chose Moonlight Cafe in Dover, PA. Our friend Patti from York, PA had introduced us to earlier in the year. So, we made the 5 hour...More

Thank Darrell R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small Italian Restaurant that is Fantastic! Live nearby and enjoy good Italian Food in the Neighborhood. Go early or make a reservation on week days. It is small, so fills up quickly.

Thank Joann B
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Best Italian food around! With the best service, too! :) BYOB and accepts cards. Accepts reservations except after 5 on the weekends. Never ordered a dish I didn’t like and trust me, I’ve tried them all!

Thank Peyton S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This place doesn’t look like much. But, the food is quite good. They will customize anything. I was in the mood for seafood, but wanted it light. The waitress made some suggestions for a custom dish. The result was penne with scallops, broccoli, spinach, and...More

Thank JustJenniT
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Heard great review about this little restaurant and couldn't wait to go. Drove 45 minutes to get there and decided to try a "special" for my first meal. The following is why we are stunned that their reviews are so high: -Ordered soup. Cream of...More

Thank antieverything1
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Great pasta dishes. Cozy restaurant. BYOB. Moonlight cheesesteak is wonderful. Be prepared to wait for a table on the weekend.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and received a gift certificate for Moonlight for Christmas. I made a reservation( highly recommended) and we were seated promptly when we arrived. The service was great and the food amazingly great! For an appetizer we had the calamari. For the entrees we...More

Thank jeffwU2958ED
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Good size portions and very good service. BYOB which is easy on the wallet. Delicious sauce to accompany dishes. We ordered the meatball lasagna and spaghetti bolognese-very fresh and tasty. Salad are fresh and balsamic dressing was delicious . My only down side is the...More

Thank rbrNewJersey
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We have been been driving from Carlisle to Dover for several years to get the best Italian food around. The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and fun, and the atmosphere is generally inviting. If you have been driving by and thought of stopping...More

Thank jrcarr2018
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Food and service are fine. But the place is way too small. I'd eat here more often if it wasn't so cramped. You can call in and order food to take out. I don't mind doing this for lunch if I order a panini or...More

Thank shinypencils
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5 April 2018|
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Response from antieverything1 | Reviewed this property |
I made a reservation so seating was perfect. My dilemma is that the food was terrible!! Was wondering if the main chef was off on Wednesdays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 717-292-5643
  • E-mail
Moonlight Cafe in Dover, Pennsylvania has been York County's hidden Italian treasure for almost a decade. The secret is out. Bring your bottle of wine and discover the area's finest traditional Italian cuisine, new favorite dishes, and the best espresso in town. Now accepting credit cards.
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