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Moonlight Cafe

4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
+1 717-292-5643
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best Italian food around! With the best service, too! :) BYOB and accepts cards. Accepts reservations except after 5 on the weekends. Never ordered a dish I didn’t like and trust me, I’ve tried them all!

Thank Peyton S
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This place doesn’t look like much. But, the food is quite good. They will customize anything. I was in the mood for seafood, but wanted it light. The waitress made some suggestions for a custom dish. The result was penne with scallops, broccoli, spinach, and...More

Thank JustJenniT
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Heard great review about this little restaurant and couldn't wait to go. Drove 45 minutes to get there and decided to try a "special" for my first meal. The following is why we are stunned that their reviews are so high: -Ordered soup. Cream of...More

Thank antieverything1
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Great pasta dishes. Cozy restaurant. BYOB. Moonlight cheesesteak is wonderful. Be prepared to wait for a table on the weekend.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and received a gift certificate for Moonlight for Christmas. I made a reservation( highly recommended) and we were seated promptly when we arrived. The service was great and the food amazingly great! For an appetizer we had the calamari. For the entrees we...More

Thank jeffwU2958ED
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Good size portions and very good service. BYOB which is easy on the wallet. Delicious sauce to accompany dishes. We ordered the meatball lasagna and spaghetti bolognese-very fresh and tasty. Salad are fresh and balsamic dressing was delicious . My only down side is the...More

Thank rbrNewJersey
Reviewed February 15, 2018

We have been been driving from Carlisle to Dover for several years to get the best Italian food around. The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and fun, and the atmosphere is generally inviting. If you have been driving by and thought of stopping...More

Thank jrcarr2018
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Food and service are fine. But the place is way too small. I'd eat here more often if it wasn't so cramped. You can call in and order food to take out. I don't mind doing this for lunch if I order a panini or...More

Thank shinypencils
Reviewed December 23, 2017

The Moonlight Cafe has everything I'd want in a restaurant -- warm staff, cozy atmosphere, quick service, and best of all delicious food. The menu has enough variety to please all ages and palates in my family (including picky kids & vegetarians) even before taking...More

Thank DeborahEve
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Great food, busy, bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great date night or family outing. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine. Reservations suggested for weekend nights.

Thank laura w
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from antieverything1 | Reviewed this property |
I made a reservation so seating was perfect. My dilemma is that the food was terrible!! Was wondering if the main chef was off on Wednesdays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 717-292-5643
  • E-mail
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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