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“It's the annual Pollyanna venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Moonstruck

Moonstruck
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Ranked #349 of 4,339 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rhawn Street & Pine Road
Transit: Septa bus stop in front of building Fox Chase train station (R8) in rear of building.
Description: A fabulous, glamorous gem of a restaurant located in the Fox Chase area of northeast Philadelphia providing delicious, gourmet Italian food for over 30 years. The finest & freshest ingredients are used in all our dishes: featuring veal & seafood specialties, fresh pasta & homemade gelato. Also serving small plates & special martini's at the bar. Three course pre-fix dinner every night, $29.00 (Saturdays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“It's the annual Pollyanna venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

For the last several years I've been getting together with co-workers here for our Christmas Pollyanna dinner. The Christmas decorations are elegant and understated. No plastic Santas here. We arrive early, 5:15-ish during the week so it is never crowded. We have the full attention of the staff. There's always something on the menu that catches my eye. This last visit there was a special 3 course menu for just $29. There was a choice of 3 appetizers and 3 entrees. The desserts were gelato: vanilla, chocolate and cheesecake. Imagine our surprise when the desserts came out and it wasn't cheesecake gelato. but actual cheesecake. The way that the waiter recited the desserts, we thought it was cheesecake flavored gelato.

  • Visited December 2013
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Rydal, Pa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Ambience and great food! Enough said.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant never let's me down. Food is well prepared and the ambience is great. Never disappointed.

Visited December 2013
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food is very, very good, but service not up to par”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Dinner for 8 - yummy! I think everyone was genuinely happy with their meal (including appetizers and dessert) but the service left a lot to be desired. If you have to ask for water refills throughout the meal, or they refil water for only one or two people without looking at the others whose glasses are empty there is a problem. There is also a problem when you are a party of 8 early on a Sunday, there are only a couple of other parties in the entire restaurant and each stage of the meal takes forever and a day to get to the table. A shame because the food is really very good. They also have a bring your own wine days which is fantastic (check the website). Maybe we caught them on an off day?! Will have to try again in the hope it was a fluke.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank DebbieRNJD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Old school feel but great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Decided to try Moonstruck after reading lots of good reviews. First the positives- the food was delicious from start to finish and the service was friendly and attentive. Despite the delicious meal, I would not rush to return because the atmosphere felt a little weird- decor felt like it was from another era with lots of mirrored walls and banquet-style round tables and the crowd was almost entirely senior citizens (not that there is anything wrong with that... We just felt a little out of place.)

  • Visited August 2013
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Philly
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Went for my B-day with party of 10. Menus were specially printed for us which was a nice touch. Antipasto appetizers were great as was the Lamb shank. Restaurant supplied B-day cake delicous. Wine list very good and reasonable. Service was awesome and we did not feel rushed at all. What more can u ask for?

  • Visited June 2013
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