Moonstruck Restaurant
Moonstruck Restaurant

Moonstruck Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.moonstruckrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (215) 725-6000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Guy Jean Baptiste
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering at your home, office or other venue available. Please contact Toto Schiavone at 215-725-6000 or by e-mail at toto@moonstruckrestaurant.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Moonstruck Restaurant offers 3 private dining rooms offering gourmet cuisine in a variety of beautiful settings.

    Alto - 50 to 150 guests
    Victor - 20 to 40 guests
    Barbara - 15 to 20 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Claire DiLullo 2157256000x101

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rhawn Street & Pine Road
  • Public Transit: Septa bus stop in front of building
    Fox Chase train station (R8) in rear of
    building.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot on side and rear of building plus street parking.
A word from Moonstruck Restaurant
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 cocktails at the bar.

Three course pre-fix dinner every night, $29.00 (Saturdays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Moonstruck Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)special occasion (53)fit for foodies (38)romantic (37)good for groups (21)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great meal, comfortable and inviting!
    PhiladelphiaVisitorVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Fine selection of Italian dishes, the four of us were delighted with our meals, the surroundings, professional service and appreciative welcome. And I could hear my friends talk! look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ponie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    BYOW Sundays and Wednesdays makes this an affordable neighborhood stop.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Time
    GreatDinning
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner and we were seated at a quiet table, received excellent service from Renee, and enjoyed a tasty appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. This was our second great experience at our neighborhood gem. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GoTo
    niteout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Moonstruck has become out "Goto" place for special occasions. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as ever
    bILL
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner---food and choices excellent. Although the neighborhood has changed, Moonstruck has still maintained itself as a classy place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    david7VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Lovely restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia. Romantic décor, attentive service, quality food. Nice 3 course prix fixe
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a delight!
    Auntiemame
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I hadn't been back to Moonstruck for many years and it is still as fabulous as ever- even better!. The pasta is still homemade and I had the beef shortribs that were so tender, you could cut with a fork. The drinks were also delicious. I had a Bellini which was refreshing and flavorful. Desserts were generous and lucious. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andy
    Andy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Outstanding service in a lovely setting .. You can actually hear what other people at your table are saying ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bensally
    Bensally
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    ALWAYS A GREAT TIME OUT, ESPECIALLY FOR THAT SPECIAL DAY (BIRTHDAY etc.) MENU IS GREAT AND SO ARE THE PORTIONS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • niteout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lovely restaurant. Food was great, atmosphere was very nice. Will definitely return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maryann
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We love it here. Quality of food is good and you have many choices. Service is good and there is nothing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Greatexperience
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was delicious-the prix fixe menu had good selections. I liked that we could bring our own wine on a Sunday night. The service was outstanding- our waiter anticipated our every need.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing as usual
    Luv4food
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Came back for dinner and was amazing as usual. Food and service were impeccable. Will continue to be a consistent diner. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem!
    Luv4food
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Loved the good, service was amazing. Will def be returning very soon. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, good food
    SpeedyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was great. Food was good but not as good as other places in this price range.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We celebrated my wife's Birthday. Great service, food presentation beautiful. Very Good Wine selection (we enjoyed a fine wine from New Zealand). We didn't realize Wednesday's and Sunday's are BYOW days. A great option fo dinners. I ordered from the 35 Year Celebration Menu and enjoyed all 3 courses, my wife just ordered an Entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Italian
    lmrbVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Moonstruck is always delicious and consistent in their food and service. We enjoy our meal every time we are there. I think if they updated and expanded the bar area and offered appetizers, we would visit more often for cocktails and snacks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we made it
    Ditto
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our first time here and can't wait to go back an try other things. The staff is friendly knowledgable and efficient. The food was excellent Their fixed price meal for their anniversary is a winner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Goodfood60
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dinner at Moonstruck Restaurant on Oxford ave. in N.E Philly. To borrow a phrase from George Takei, OH MY. Love this place. Love the food. My wife and I had the Gamberi appetizer and for dinner The Noci (grilled beef tenderloin) & The Tonno (ahi tuna). For dessert we had Gelati(strawberry) & The Panna Cotta). Love the wine and the Godiva Chocolate Martini. My wife took home leftovers and a raspberry chocolate moose cake for dessert. My wife wish's she could take home a Godiva Chocolate Martini as well. We have eaten here several times before. The meals have been excellent every time. The service is excellent and the food came in a timely fashion. Everything my wife and I have tried has been delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Susan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant since they first opened in the 70's! Consistent good food and service and always a treat to dine here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    With Altin as our waiter, we were well served, and we enjoyed every minute of our visit. See you soon again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amwchc
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food was excellent and the service made it even more enjoyable. Our server was friendly but professional and very knowledgeable about the menu. The prie fixe menu made the cost reasonable and the choices were extensive. We will certainly return since there are a number of menu choices we want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I just keep returning...
    denisetheshopper
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Moonstruck is considered by me as my favorite restaurant. I return whenever I can find a good reason to. I consider it as my special occasion place, but this time, it was just because. Oh yes, the summer is coming to an end and that is a good enough reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greaat Restaurant.
    RobertMont
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Consistently excellent food and deserts, well worth the somewhat high prices!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love this place and it never disappoints! We went last Saturday and it was the most crowded I've seen so far. I attributed it to their 35th Anniversary Menu where you get 3 courses for $35. I had the gnocchi, braised short ribs and roasted peach for dessert. My boyfriend had the mussels, seared scallops and vanilla custard. Everything was delicious and an excellent value. Staff is top notch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    LilMomma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love Moonstruck! My family has been going there since I was kid. Always delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over the moon
    pitbuell
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    wonderful ambiance, seems like a small intimate restaurant yet is larger than it seems with the layout and mirrors. The food is fabulous! A must try. The service was tip top, your water glass is never empty and when your food arrives it is steaming hot and delicious. Try a cocktail and a yummy appetizer to start, the gnocchi is soft and creamy, a real test of the chef who got it just right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • centercitygalVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is always lovely - old-fashioned with its elegance and traditional menu, and most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 298 reviews are from the Moonstruck Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    No more questions on Moonstruck. Been going for 20 years!!! That says it all
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skipper
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    nice and quiet BUT it was 4th of july weekend.............food excellent. best mussels around. liver, bacon and onions to die for..wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!
    Catalina
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food was delicious and the service outstanding! On Wednesday evenings you can bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My Wife and I went to Moonstruck on Saturday for our wedding anniversary, It was extremely quiet, and lovely décor. The waiter was very pleasant and helped us with the menu. From the appetizer to the desert...Every bite we took was more savory than the last. I wish we could dine here every weekend. THANK YOU so much for helping to make our Anniversary wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surprise
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very nice atmosphere for dinner with separate rooms for dining instead one large dining room. Delicious food and very god service. N
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Go there all the time have been going for 30 years Unnecessary to keep asking for my review.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    miamivacaer
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great service. Really good food. Bar had a nice 50s feel to it. The restaurant had a very nice, simple clean decor. Drinks were good. Price was fair. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day 2014
    dinette
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    A table for nine was requested, and the accommodation was perfect: an oval table in a semi-private room (the restaurant is divided by attractive glass partitions). The prix fixe menu offered, $35 for four courses, seemed a bargain since the servings were ample and delicious. Specials included lamb shanks in gravy with risotto, which two of our group absolutely loved. Another hit was one of the pasta choices, pappardelle with duck ragout. The vegetarians amongst us were happy with spinach gnocchi and roasted beet salad. One small criticism: the wait staff had to be reminded to bring cheese for sprinkling. Homemade gelato pleased everyone, especially the unusual malt flavored choice. Lavazzo espresso provided a fine finish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 40 Years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This wonderful restaurant is celebrating is 40th year. It is easy to see that it will be open for another 40 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The staff is knowledgable, friendly and efficient. The food, fantastic. It's nice to know it's just "next door" in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've eaten here for business dinners, but our Mother's Day dinner did not meet expectations. For the money we spent (including) kids, we should have had a better experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maryann
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We are never disappointed. Interesting menu always. Mother's Day was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.