Moonstruck Restaurant
Moonstruck Restaurant

Moonstruck Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.moonstruckrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2157256000x
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Moonstruck Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)special occasion (44)romantic (36)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (17)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • place for special family events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Northeast Philly is a wasteland for good restaurants. Moonstruck is an oasis in an otherwise bleak field of fast food and mediocre dining establishments. I've been there with several time. Each time the food has been good & attractively served. staff is friendly & attentive. The ambience is lovely and the patrons seem to rise to the occasion and leave their sweat pants at home. I have found that the menu tends to be a bit limited however and a bit pricier then warranted. Keeping these facts in mind, I would still rate Moonstruck as slightly above average in comparison to many of the BYOB restaurants in downtown/south Philly area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonstruck on Mother's Day
    Savtathree
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been patrons of Moonstruck for many years, although we haven't been back for a while. The food and atmosphere have always been excellent and it has not changed over the years. Hope to be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 285 reviews are from the Moonstruck Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great dining experience. Good food, good service. Always enjoy the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • centercitygalVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is a lovely place - very attractive, quiet enough to talk, and excellent food. An old-fashioned, traditional restaurant with very good drinks and a fine menu. It's a regular with us.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner with friends
    murf
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    we had not been here in some time but the last time that we were here it was great. so when we came back we were not sure what to expect. we brought friends with us we had not seen in a while , they had never been here so we were hoping to impresse.well we were not diappointed. everything from the service , food and good conversation were awesome. so happy we found our way back , hats off to moonstruck.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came for a birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We came for a birthday dinner and were so pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent, food was great, and ambiance was very nice. This is a nice place, and it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies unite!
    Vitrac
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was consistently fabulous. From appetizers to desserts- all was surprisingly really great. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Setvice
    Eatout
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great place to dine, the service is outstanding and the food is great. The menu has something for everybody, never had a bad meal or experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wonderful service
    Kate
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We've been to Moonstruck a few time and were a little bored with the menu. They've since updated it and added some pasta dishes. I had the parpadella (sp) with duck ragu and it was fantastic. My husband got the osso bucco special and loved it. Everyone at our table loved their dinner. Our waitress was wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service.
    maryellenpa
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    As always the food was very good and the servers were prompt and attentive. We arrived at 6:55 for a 7:00 reservation and were seated immediatly. The server was very freindly and obviously well seasoned. Our meal was delicious. We will return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME PLACE
    BIGFAN1
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    SIMPLY AWESOME , MOONSTRUCK IS A UNIQUE AND WONDERFULL PLACE , WITH A SPRINKLE OF MAGIC !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gem
    RiderGib
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    It had a wonderful atmosphere and service was excellent. Food was very good and enjoyed the evening. Would love to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't travel far
    Maryann
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We have been going to Moonstruck for many years. Birthday's ,Anniversary's and Sunday Dinners have been enjoyed here. Close to home and we're lucky to have this gem here after many years. We spent Thanksgiving here last year. Private room and it was FABOULOUS!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonstruck
    Ruth1
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Came here for dinner Saturday evening with my husband and son. i felt like wee wer profiled by how we wer dressed and was given a table way in the back in the corner. The service was slow, and my husband kept getting the wrong order. The waitress tried but really never checked on us to see how if we needed anything. The potion size was small and overpriced for what we receivedt to it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the service and the
    DRE37
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Loved the service and the ambience was awesome. We celebrated my fiance's bday and felt the romance. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Former waitress' take
    eatout
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Our dining experience overall was good. The food was delicious. The only part we didn't enjoy was the very long wait for our entree. Possibly there was some problem in the kitchen. Otherwise we enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice dinner
    chefliz
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Very romantic, quiet dinner. I would have liked a bit more space between tables, but its not suffocating. The risotto cakes appetizer was really good, I especially liked the sauce. I had the filet mignon special. It was cooked perfectly, clearly a great cut of steak. Good mashed and broccoli rabe sides. My boyfriend order the veal scaloppini which was also delicious. He felt it was too small a portion, but a very good meal. These three dishes plus 4 glasses of wine(2 were a very nice Riesling) and an espresso all came to about $115. Service was decent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant
    Valley
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent Food And Service Without Having To Go Downtown
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was wonderful, even my 10-year old enjoyed it and didn't have to order something specially made for "kids". Our waiter was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True definition of neighborhood gem
    Yardleysince99
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went there for Valentine's Day. I/we were not disappointed. Would return. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXcellent local dining
    lroariz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Although we have lived in the area for many years, our Valentine Day dinner was our first experience with Moonstruck. We have always heard that it has a great reputation and we were not disappointed. It was a delightful experience. The restaurant itself is very attractive, the service first rate and the food was outstanding. We will defintiely be keeping Moonstruck on the top of our restaurant lists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Moonstruck did not strike me!
    darkelf369
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The staff was polite and attentive, but not very knowledgeable about the food. My wife asked about what was in the Olive oil dip and the reply was "lot's of stuff." The food was hit or miss and not worth the price in some cases. The stuffed veal I had was flavorless and rubbery ($27). The chicken also was not worth $30. The scallops and filet mignon were good but still a little pricey. The leg of lamb was a nice size but the flavor was gamy. The salads we ordered were $9-$12 and definitely not worth it. There was not enough dressing and two thin wafers of baked bread as croutons. Total bill with tip was $376 for five. I could have eaten at Center City for those prices and gotten much better food. Probably will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet