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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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Best Italian Food Ever

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Joyce17019
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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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
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
Senior Reviewer
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?