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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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Opens in 29 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a BYOB, and that makes it a plus, also close to our home. The food was fabulous, I had the lobster ravioli and my husband had eggplant parmesan. Both wonderful, as was the salad. We split a cannoli for dessert, again, homemade and...More

Thank manmoon1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are very few restaurants in Dover, and this place is more than doing its part to get the area back on track food-wise. Nice little Italian joint with good food and reasonable prices. They also do takeout. The only two drawbacks are the inside...More

Thank cornmanrichards
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We chose to eat lunch here today at this quiet little place. We had a hard time picking which sandwich or salad we wanted to try. We ended up with the Southwest Chicken Panini and the Chicken Cheese steak Panini. Both of them were very...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

My wife begged me to take her to Moonlight Cafe for dinner again , one of her favorite place to eat.I love that fact that this restaurant is BYOB as I'm able to take my favorite wine with no corkage fee. The chicken afumicato is...More

Thank toby g
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a regular lunch spot for me. Have also had dinner there on Valentine's day & had tale-out dinner from there. Every meal I have had here was excellent!

Thank lhainey
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, sevice, atmosphere. Cant beat the value. BYOB, everything comes out hot. Will be a regular.

Thank jarwallace
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Carlisle Road is PA route #74. If you find yourself traveling South Central Pennsylvania, it is worth tracking off of US Route #30 and go north to Dover. The photo above tells it all. No money was wasted on ambiance. The food is outstanding. Menu...More

Thank BobY513
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I was back in York ,Pa. last week for the semiannual Toy Train Show held in October and April each year. The show was great but what I really enjoyed was another trip to my favorite restaurant in the area and as good a Italian...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The secret is getting out! Love everything about Moonlighet Cafe. The food is very good. The waitresses are great. Its very small but we like it that way. Take your own bottle of wine. Doesn't get any better than Moonlight Cafe...

Thank nancjay
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was my first time at the Moonlight Café. A group of 10 of us made reservations for a Saturday night Birthday Party. Moonlight Café is small and to accommodate 10 people is a little difficult but the staff was just wonderful. Just a heads-up,...More

Thank PITTparent
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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