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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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“shrimp” (10 reviews)
“penne pasta” (5 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal was incredible, 4 of us ate appetizers and entrees with very generous portions for $90.00, excellent service, great food and such a small quaint place, we will definately be back again. In town for a camping trip but we would drive the hour...More

Thank cbushneck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip Advisor never fails us! It's a small as it looks in the photo...6 tables. We went on a Thursday night as we were at a nearby cmpground. We will surely make the hour drive to return just to have dinner. Everything was fabulous! Make...More

Thank Randi D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love Moonlight!! We have lived in the area for 7 years and the Moonlight is very close by. First time we ate here we ate inside. It is quite cramped inside and can get a little loud, but the atmosphere is nice. I...More

Thank bluedreams1810
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What a gem. Atmosphere felt like an authentic trattoria in Italy. Food was amazing. The blend ingredients to create flavors that make you want to return again and again. With the kitchen in the dining area, Chef Marco and staff put on a show that...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It felt like the little cafes in Italy. Delicious fresh food. Great service. Some call it small. I call it intimate. Watching the chef was like lunch with a show. He has extraordinary skill. Can't wait to return.

Thank Sjstrayer
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very small restaurant, be sure to have reservations because they fill up quickly. It is also BYOB. The food is very good which is why they fill up so quickly. The food is cooked fresh when you order it, you can see...More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Was recommended to me as the best Italian food in York County....otherwise I would never have wandered in....parking lot very cramped and packed on a Friday night at 5:30. In the door you see about 12 tables crammed into the area in front of the...More

Thank Angie T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Took friends for dinner and all four of us were very impressed. We wisely made reservations because it is a very small restaurant. Food exceeded our expectations and servings were huge. Literally two people could share one portion. This is a BYOB restaurant which makes...More

Thank Burm
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This place is truly a hidden gem and not at all what I expected. Driving along Carlisle Rd you tend to see some of the same "small town" things over and over again, but don't let this small town atmosphere and humble appearance fool you...More

Thank Timothy K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Recently I went with 8 friends for dinner at the Moonlight Cafe. We made a reservation. The place is rather small and seating can be limited. The week night we were there we saw people standing outside waiting to get in.The food is that good!...More

Thank 485snoopy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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.

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