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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 good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
“spaghetti” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This place is great. I was only there once but it was fantastic. I got Italian sausage and broccoli with gluten free pasta. However, I was drooling over every item on the menu wishing I could try it all. They've got amazing dishes and it's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Dining room is very small. Too loud. This restaurant can not accommodate larger parties but does it anyway. Not good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Krokalicious
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken parm. First of all the chicken was a plain piece of breast laying on a pile of spaghetti. And had to pay for the mozzarella to put of top. Last I heard the chicken should be breaded and fried and come with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hharing1972
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went here for Valentines Day. It was delicious. Open kitchen, tasty dishes, desserts and coffee as well!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Heather K
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you blink, you may miss this place. Be sure to make reservations because it is pretty busy. I’ve been here three times and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and very good. But, don’t go. I want there to be room for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JustJenniT
Reviewed 9 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Darrell R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Peyton S
Reviewed 30 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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank antieverything1
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6 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
USD 7 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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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