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Moonlight Cafe

4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315-3510
+1 717-292-5643
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Dover
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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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English first
Dover, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is great to have an outstanding Italian restaurant close to home. A place you can go and see people you know, including the staff. Haven't had a bad meal there.

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York PA
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116 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Has been awhile since we have eaten there and just discovered that they now accept credit cards. Only one mile from our home. Meal was good but not great. I had the Salmon with artichokes, olives and a lemon sauce over penne. Was a little too bland. Husband had the Chicken Parm and it was very good. This is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I will admit my meal was made with fresh ingredients but $11.00 for soup and salad is way more than you would most any other places and get fresh ingredients there to

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Dover, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've eaten dinner at Moonlight Cafe many times and always enjoyed it. Stopped by for lunch with a friend the other day and had a great sandwich and fries that really wasn't anymore expensive than what we would have paid at a fast-food restaurant ... and much, much better. A real gem for this small town.

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great value for the meal. Authentic Italian food made with a lot of love. Get there early afternoon to get a table and not have to wait. Have to wait? It is worth itQ

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Tampa, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I recently traveled to York, Pa. for a toy train show . I Spent a week in the lovely town. Some friends suggested a local (actually it is located in Dover, Pa. next to York) Italian restaurant that they raved about, but they warned me about how small it was and always busy. Busy is good, it means good food... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Amazing place. Food is prepared in front of you and the intimate small place is usually standing room waiting for a seat. The Italian Fold is an awesome sandwich and the thin crisp fresh fries are to die for. It is also BYOB so enjoy that too. Put it on your list of must check out.

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dover, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want delicious food, large portions, and a fabulous menu, the Moonlight Café is the place to be! We've had many meals there and have never been disappointed. My relatives from Virginia make special trips just to eat there. Along with the fantastic food, the service is terrific. You are made to feel very welcomed.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food is very good. Need to bring your own wine. A bit small, but cozy. Often have to wait for a table.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Best Italian we have been to in york county. until recently has been a cash only Cafe but as of October 28th they now accept credit cards..restaurant gets crowded as time approaches 6 o'clock in the evening.. We have had lunch and dinner and have been more than satisfied..service is courteous fast and friendly. The restaurant is small but fabulous.... More 

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Additional Information about Moonlight Cafe

Address: 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315-3510
Phone Number: +1 717-292-5643
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Dover
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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