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Moonlight Cafe

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4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315-3510
+1 717-292-5643
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Moonlight Cafe in Dover, Pennsylvania has been York County's hidden...
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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian

Small but comfortable family restaurant. Excellent lunches. Many interesting choices. Service can be slow. BYOB. Never had a bad meal. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
James B
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Dover, Pennsylvania
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Dover, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small but comfortable family restaurant. Excellent lunches. Many interesting choices. Service can be slow. BYOB. Never had a bad meal. Recommended.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I'm perplexed to see some poor ratings! That's ludicrous! I have been here at least a dozen times. The food is prepared right in front of you, the restaurant is so cozy, the service is excellent, and the food is absolutely delicious, especially for the price! I HIGHLY suggest the shrimp champagne. It's my all-time fave!!!

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York, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a small place and easy to miss, but don't miss it! Their Italian food can't be beat. My husband and I shared the crab dip appetizer, and as soon as I tasted it, I wished I had discovered this gem sooner. I ordered the Veal Picata as my main course and had to bring half of it home... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a place! You get to watch the chef in action preparing your meal,which is pretty impressive. I try something different everyone I'm there and haven't had a bad meal yet! Real authentic and the owner's really care about you and your meal as they will sometimes come to your table and make sure everything is good. That in itself... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was recently in Dover ,Pa. and could not wait to dine at my favorite resturant in the area ,The Moonlight Cafe. Unfortunately I am only in this area twice a year.If I lived in Dover I would eat at the Moonlight Cafe six days a week,it's that good.The food was as excellant as it had been in October of... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Looks can be deceiving. The building looks like a lunchbox. The parking lot is small and crammed. There's very little waiting area BUT none of that matters once you dive into their homemade entrees! The soup & bread were delish, the entrees were ABUNDANT (always leftovers) and absolutely delicious! It's very packed & not many fit at one time but... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Took wife and kids to this little gem tonight. Wait staff and the kitchen staff were all extremely accommodating and friendly. Our dinners were top notch - everything cooked to order. Even the kids were thrilled! We'll be back.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small restaurant you can BYOB of you want. Food is good. The owner is delightful. It little more pricey (not much) but the food is good.

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Dover, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I love how comfortable it feels but wish there was more room. The food is really good and the prices aren't bad.

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is great for lunch or dinner, for girls night, a romantic couple's night out, or just a family gathering. It's small but worth waiting for a seat when they're busy! BYOB if you want wine with dinner. The service is great - attentive and friendly. The food is awesome.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 717-292-5643

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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