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Moonlight Cafe

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4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We chose to eat lunch here today at this quiet little place. We had a hard time picking which sandwich or salad we wanted to try. We ended up with the Southwest Chicken Panini and the Chicken Cheese steak Panini. Both of them were very good. The chicken was nice and moist not the dried out that you sometimes get.... More 

Thank Brenda B
York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife begged me to take her to Moonlight Cafe for dinner again , one of her favorite place to eat.I love that fact that this restaurant is BYOB as I'm able to take my favorite wine with no corkage fee. The chicken afumicato is my favorite. My wife switches between the afumicato and shrimp champagne . We also enjoy... More 

Thank toby g
Dover, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a regular lunch spot for me. Have also had dinner there on Valentine's day & had tale-out dinner from there. Every meal I have had here was excellent!

Thank lhainey
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Great food, sevice, atmosphere. Cant beat the value. BYOB, everything comes out hot. Will be a regular.

Thank jarwallace
York PA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Carlisle Road is PA route #74. If you find yourself traveling South Central Pennsylvania, it is worth tracking off of US Route #30 and go north to Dover. The photo above tells it all. No money was wasted on ambiance. The food is outstanding. Menu choices are awesome. Pricing is moderate and so is the capacity of the building. Seats... More 

Thank BobY513
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I was back in York ,Pa. last week for the semiannual Toy Train Show held in October and April each year. The show was great but what I really enjoyed was another trip to my favorite restaurant in the area and as good a Italian restaurant as any I have tried in the Tampa Bay area ,and I would put... More 

Thank John S
Dover, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The secret is getting out! Love everything about Moonlighet Cafe. The food is very good. The waitresses are great. Its very small but we like it that way. Take your own bottle of wine. Doesn't get any better than Moonlight Cafe...

Thank nancjay
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353 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This was my first time at the Moonlight Café. A group of 10 of us made reservations for a Saturday night Birthday Party. Moonlight Café is small and to accommodate 10 people is a little difficult but the staff was just wonderful. Just a heads-up, Moonlight Café is BYOB. Decent size Italian menu and all are food was very good.... More 

Thank PITTparent
York, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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.

Thank Samantha J
Pennsylvania, USA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 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 

Thank Chris423

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?