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4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315-3510
+1 717-292-5643
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Top notch food in the quaintest atmospher

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
chameleon18
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Loved this restaurant. Food was excellent. I had the crab cakes. If you are interested you can share a meal with your dinner companion. They will bring each of you 2 plated meals. On 1 plate will be half of your choice and on the 2 plate will be half of your companions choice. Several people in our party opted... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is the best place you will ever have a homemade Italian meal, and I mean homemade. They make it when you order it and it is absolutely dellicious and if you are not satisfied, they will fix it for you, although I have never had that happen. It's a BYOB if you'd like to bring your own wine for... More 

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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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181 reviews 181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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
  • 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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