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Moonlight Cafe

4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
York, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant is one of our family favorites! The food is fresh & hot. The service is always above and beyond. I am a huge fan of the bruschetta appetizer and the chicken marsala. It's BYOB and CASH ONLY... just a reminder. From the outside, you would never expect such a terrific meal. Don't miss out on this little hot... More

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is a very tiny, maybe 15 tables, little restaurant; it sits back off of the street. It is a CASH ONLY; BYOB. The food is so delicious. And the amt of food they serve you is enough to make two meals. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Like someone else mentioned, ownership has been passed to a... More

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Dover, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Way better than Olive Garden! You can see the food being made. They are great for take out for lunchtime also! :) Excellent friendly staff

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

excellent small cozy Italian spot..daily specials great desserts and good service,a little more expensive then a pizza shop but much better

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York PA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Have eaten there twice and the food is very good as well as very generous. I had the salmon pasta with a vodka cream sauce. This was excellent. Challenge is finding parking and they don't take reservations. Also, it is cash only. Because the food is so good, possibly we might order food to go and enjoy it at our... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I sure hope people don't find out about this gem to quickly because it is very small and I want to get a table. What an awesome little restaurant in a town one would never expect to find such quality. The servers are all young, attractive, energetic and knowledgeable about the food. The food is unbelievable. Nice job Moonlight Cafe.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is not my first visit to Moonlight Cafe and in the past I have been relatively happy with the fare being served there. No doubt, the portions are very generous. However, last night I had what was supposed to be cream of crab soup ($5.50) that was probably the worst soup I have had in a restaurant. Honestly, this... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had dinner there with friends on Saturday night. Haven't been there for about a year. You could tell the management has changed. The building looks nicer in front with a little wind vestibule at front door which will help in winter. A year ago there was a wait but not busy at 5 on Saturday, but soon got busy. Where... More

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Powhatan, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited our son and his wife and went here for dinner. The portions are large and delicious! This is a very small restaurant with not many seats, so go early or you will wait outside for a table. It is noisy, but worth the wait and the noise for freshly prepared, delicious Italian food. Would definitely return for another... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From it's blue and white sign and garage-like exterior you would never know it was an authentic Italian restaurant. The food is delish- my favorite dish is the Chicken Afumicato. Whatever you get, it is made fresh and served piping hot. It is BYOB and cash only, but worth the extra effort. I understand that there are new owners- I... More

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