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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
- Jul 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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49 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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York, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Food and service is excellent … dining area small but quality of food is awesome! Menu has something for everyone. This café is BYOB reservations are accepted before 5:00PM. Go early for a superb meal, excellent service and awesome experience!

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

The magic has left with the previous owners. The food was disappointing and it seemed like all the mean people dined out on the same night. My wife is allergic to shellfish & has never had problems, however the chef cross contaminated her meal & she had a reaction. She always orders the same dish. The food & atmosphere were... More

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York, PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We went here on the recommendation of a coworker of my boyfriend. We were advised to get there "early" because they did not take reservations and there are only 15 tables in the restaurant. We arrived around 5:30 and there were maybe 4 open tables. By 6:00 the place was packed and people were standing at the door waiting (and... More

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