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Moonlight Cafe

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4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
17172925643
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Moonlight Cafe in Dover, Pennsylvania has been York County's hidden Italian...
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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Fantastic Pasta Meal

My husband and I had a fantastic lunch. I ordered the gnocchi with marinara sauce which was FANTASTIC. Highly recommend it. My husband got a sandwich, which was very large and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Samantha J
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York, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic lunch. I ordered the gnocchi with marinara sauce which was FANTASTIC. Highly recommend it. My husband got a sandwich, which was very large and delicious.

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Thank Samantha J
Pennsylvania, USA
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Moonlight Cafe for a leisurely lunch. We ordered from the regular menu. I had gnocchi in a marinara sauce. They make their own gnocchi and it is delicious! This entree includes bread and a side salad (I chose the house dressing, a balsamic vinegarette). Our meal was excellent, we were not rushed, and our waitperson was attentive! Lunch... More 

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Thank Chris423
York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have never been disappointed! This place is a great place for good italian pasta and sauces. My favorite is the chicken afumicata! Yummy! Give it a try!

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Thank ginamarie1968
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Some restaurants secretly prepare the food in the back kitchen. These guys are open about what they do, they cook in the dining room (well just about). Go here for a great dinner and byob to complete your evening.

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Thank steve c
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This little Italian restaurant tucked back from the main road is easy to miss, but you might not want to miss it! The food was surprisingly good! Be sure to make reservations, because seating is limited. The menu is moderately priced and you receive generous portions. Wait staff is efficient and for once, we did not feel rushed, even though... More 

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Thank jlizsmith
York, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of my friends and I decided to get together over dinner at Moonlight Café in Dover. I had been there quite a few times while it was under previous ownership and always loved the food and cozy atmosphere, but I wanted to try it again to see if anything had changed. It did, but for the better! When I... More 

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Thank YorkTravelGirl
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Once again I had the pleasure of dining at the Moonlight Cafe in Dover, PA., just outside of York, PA. Unfortunately I am only in the area twice a year in October and April. Since last April I was looking forward to the fantastic Italian dishes and specialities that Marco and the crew create and prepare. I have written a... More 

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Thank John S
York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Quaint and friendly with delicious, authentic recipes. Everything is fresh including the homemade pasta.

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Thank Joel S
York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have been at the Moonlight many times, but not like the last time. We waited over an hour for a table for 3. I think they have a kitchen issue and that people are waiting 30-45 minutes for their dinners. We left as it did not look like a table was going to open up any time soon. It... More 

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Thank Bill V
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

York County's best kept secret! If you live in the area or are going to be passing through the you MUST try this place! It is absolutely FABULOUS!! Delicious Italian food! I must admit being Italian and growing up in New York I am a little snobbish when it comes to food. Especially Italian food. I moved here from New... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 17172925643

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
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
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?