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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
“penne pasta” (5 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is definitely NOT an Italian chain food restaurant. You can actually watch the chief prepare your meals. Soups are delicious. Haven't had a bad meal there ever. On weekends, there's usually a line out the door. Very small dining room only about 10-12 tables...More

Thank sjj9-ja
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Small dining room, and reservations are recommended. Take out is available. I suggest the Afumicato add Shrimp, and My wife loves their crabcakes. Everything we've tried has been delicious. Give it a try, and you'll be sure to return.

Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Food was great! Place was very busy, so be prepared to wait. BYOB, but they have glasses and bottle openers for your wine.

Thank 28mom
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Husband and I eat here frequently and always satisfied with the food quality, taste to perfection and portions. I would recommend a to go container to take some home and enjoy eating the following day. If you drink wine (your own personal preference) either red...More

Thank JodyAnn3845
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. Quality food, made literally in front of you. The dining area is the size of a postage stamp but don't let that stop you! If it's too crowded, get your order to go. Italian and American options, large portions,...More

Thank ortizb2604
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • 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.

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