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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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4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A little gem hidden in plain view in downtown Dover, PA. It is quite small and can get pretty crowded. Wonderful aromas, great food, really affordable prices. Reservations are now available on a limited basis, just call since hours could change. Best times for experiencing...More

Thank gmn44
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Terrific Italian restaurant. It's BYOB, which I love! The food is outstanding. they have great specials. The service is excellent.

Thank pvalentine2
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place would be a 5 if it would be a bigger place. It was very small, but the food was outstanding! The prices were very good as well. It is BYOB which makes it better. It is hard to get in because it is...More

Thank LMR231
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our meal was incredible, 4 of us ate appetizers and entrees with very generous portions for $90.00, excellent service, great food and such a small quaint place, we will definately be back again. In town for a camping trip but we would drive the hour...More

Thank cbushneck
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Trip Advisor never fails us! It's a small as it looks in the photo...6 tables. We went on a Thursday night as we were at a nearby cmpground. We will surely make the hour drive to return just to have dinner. Everything was fabulous! Make...More

Thank Randi D
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love Moonlight!! We have lived in the area for 7 years and the Moonlight is very close by. First time we ate here we ate inside. It is quite cramped inside and can get a little loud, but the atmosphere is nice. I...More

Thank bluedreams1810
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What a gem. Atmosphere felt like an authentic trattoria in Italy. Food was amazing. The blend ingredients to create flavors that make you want to return again and again. With the kitchen in the dining area, Chef Marco and staff put on a show that...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It felt like the little cafes in Italy. Delicious fresh food. Great service. Some call it small. I call it intimate. Watching the chef was like lunch with a show. He has extraordinary skill. Can't wait to return.

Thank Sjstrayer
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very small restaurant, be sure to have reservations because they fill up quickly. It is also BYOB. The food is very good which is why they fill up so quickly. The food is cooked fresh when you order it, you can see...More

Thank Denise R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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