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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Moonstruck Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (32)romantic (31)good for groups (18)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • The decor of the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    The decor of the restaurant was really nice - upscale appearance but not pretentious. The majority of the table had the sea bass and everyone really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great but the
    Michelle
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    The food was great but the service was terrible. I have been to this restaurant many times and always had a good experience. The owner just opened a new place and perhaps his absence is the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As far as restaurants go in
    MemeDiva329VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2010
    As far as restaurants go in NE Philadelphia, Moonstruck definitely stands out. It's rare to find a place that isn't a corner bar, a diner, or a chain restaurant. Rather than venture into Center City like I usually do, I made a last minute reservation to stay in the Northeast and head to Moonstruck. The service was great; our waiter was very attentive. I was however disappointed in my entree. I ordered the salmon special- grilled in a ginger tarragon sauce, topped with scallops, and completed with a side of asparagus and polenta. Salmon is one of my favorite dishes, but this salmon was a HUGE let down. Overall, I would be willing to try Moonstruck again, but have no intention of eating their salmon again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    My favorite restaurant by far. I have never been dissapointed. The food and service are always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We truly enjoyed the drinks,
    QualityFirstVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    We truly enjoyed the drinks, food and service. The menu is diverse and very appealing; in fact, an obstacle is that there are too many good selections to choose from. In addition, there were two specials which pre-empted even looking at the menu the night we were there. The branzino was particularly good, as was the liver entree. It takes a very confident chef to prepare liver andf this was excellently prepared and served. Desserts were also very good, particularly the gelato with grappa and raisins. When you go, look for Lenny. He is a veteran server who was most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been here 3 times and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2010
    Have been here 3 times and each time has been memorable. Thanks for making our night so wonderful. We will return. The steak was cooked to perfection. The waiter and host were personable and at the same time gave us privacy to truly enjoy ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mashed Potatoes were too wet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    Mashed Potatoes were too wet. No veggie included with this dinner other than potatoes. Service was excellent. Dinner was "Bunched Pork". Drink was very good and of a generous size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Loved the Center City feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2010
    "Loved the Center City feel of a neighborhood restuarant" We stared at the bar for drinks,Carol our bartender was so engaging and knowledgeable we stayed and had dinner at the bar. The mussels where a special which Carol highly recommended,My Mother ordered them they where amazing.I had the Beet and goat cheese salad the warm beets and slightly chilled goat cheese was perfect . My Mother had the seared Scallop entree,the Scallops where seared to perfection.I opted for the Crepe and brandied crab appetizer which nice pieces of lump crab and very flavorful.Service was well-timed over all a wonderful experiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were excellent.
    RobertMont
    Dined on 8/20/2010
    Food and service were excellent. Their dinner menu has a very nice variety of fresh fish, meats, and pasta, with a great wine list too. Entree pricing a little on the high side, (between $21 to $25), with all other items on the menu ala carte, however you get what you pay for at Moonstruck, excellent food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true gem in the neighborhood.
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/16/2010
    A true gem in the neighborhood. Beautiful restaurant, very attentive service, impressive wine list. Have dined here many times and can highly recommend it!!
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  • For years, this has been one
    BSnyderVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2010
    For years, this has been one of Philly's prettiest restaurants. I only wish its a la carte menu was a little less expensive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service, Fantastic Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/9/2010
    My husband and I came to Moonstruck for a quiet romantic dinner before the birth of our 5th (and final) child. Everyone at the Restaurant went out of their way to make our "Babymoon" extra special! The food was fantistic and the service impeccable. We definitly plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am a picky eater so I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2010
    I am a picky eater so I was hoping for more of a selection. However, the food my wife and I did order was fantastic. The service was quick and the price was right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very extensive food selection
    VeroDave
    Dined on 6/11/2010
    very extensive food selection to meet all tastes. decent wine list. prepared special vegan option for one diner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Let me just say this-if you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2010
    Let me just say this-if you are in the area or do not want to go out of your way for good italian-DO NOT come here. For the price I paid I could have gone somewhere in center city or to Michelangelo's (for a cheaper and much better meal). We were a table of four and were treated well. The service was good and the drinks were good but the food-so so. For appetizers we had the Caesar salad (fabulous) calamari (good) and the layered eggplant with mozzarella and basil (not bad). our entrees were a vegetable lasagna, trout, salmon with risotto (very good) and a disappointing pasta dish (with peas, asparagus, and pesto sauce) which they attempted to charge me $23 for, when on the menu it was $13. They up-charge $10 if you are having i
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  • It is a pleasure to see that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2010
    It is a pleasure to see that this restaurant has maintained its high quality. It had been some time since I had dined there and I was very pleased to see that nothing has changed. I shall return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My dinner was superb; everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2010
    My dinner was superb; everything was better than I ever imagined.!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2010
    This was my second time at Moonstruck. We went about 6 weeks ago and found the food to be very good. This time around the food was ordinary. The people in my party all agreed that there was a difference between our 2 visits. The prices are high, and although the quality of the ingredients were not in dispute, the taste of our meals was just average. At this point, I don't know if I would return.
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  • It was a lovely romantic evening.
    ERKHMK
    Dined on 6/2/2010
    It was a lovely romantic evening. The service was fantastic.Our waiter was Antin. I would recommend having him serve us again. The restaurant was impeccible. We loved the food. I highly recommend the appetizer calledCrespelle Con Granchio. It was very thin layers with lump crabmeat and wonderful flavoring. My entree was Noci di ManzoGrilled beef nodini with gorgonzola cheese, mashedpotato, radicchio and ripasso reduction. It was magnifique! The ownerToTo Schiavone was as charming as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good. Extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    Food was very good. Extremely interesting menu. Great atmosphere. We must have hit the restaurant at a bad time, since the service was off slightly...not enough to cause concern, but enough to notice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time there and we are
    localguy
    Dined on 5/19/2010
    First time there and we are already planning on going back. The appetizers were outstanding with many more to sample during future visits....only disappointment was they ran out of gelato for dessert....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moonstruck continues to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2010
    Moonstruck continues to be a great restaurant with outstanding food, preparation, and service. We have used this restaurant for every major occasion for our family for years and have NEVER been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    This restaurant is convenient to my mothers residence and is our go to convenient place for a "fancy dinner." The food is reliably good and the service on our last visit was excellent; the waitress was very attentive to my mother while not being intrusive. Good Job!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We only get to go to this
    Kate
    Dined on 5/8/2010
    We only get to go to this restaurant maybe 3-4 times a year. Every time we go the food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and accomodating. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure. Beautiful
    centercitygalVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2010
    Always a pleasure. Beautiful place, excellent food. Easy parking - street or free lot - is an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We again had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/1/2010
    We again had a wonderful dinner at Moonstruck - restaurant gem of Northeast Philadelphia! We especially enjoyed the beet salad with feta cheese over endive and lump crabmeat crepe first courses, and the sea bass second course. Service was impeccable and our waiter helped choose a lovely Italian wine for the table. We love Moonstruck and are thankful to have a great place to eat in the Northeast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our food was delicious. The
    FoodieseniorVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2010
    Our food was delicious. The ambient noise was quite low. Lenny was an excellent server, almost as good as Gus. We look foward to our next meal at Moonstruck.
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  • Food continues to be outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    Food continues to be outstanding at our favorite restaurant for the past 30+ years! Prix-fixe menu is excellent while the regular menu and specials are varied, fresh and exceptionally prepared. Service is exceptional. Ambiance is outstanding and is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a family (or other group) gathering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating my mother's 90th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    Celebrating my mother's 90th birthday at Moonstruck was wonderful! The ambience was perfect and the food was delicious. Our waiter was so attentive and patient with our guests (several of whom were over 80 and a bit hard of hearing.) It was an experience we look forward to repeating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • our server was knowledgeable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    our server was knowledgeable. the food was very good. the only down side was the party near by with a crying baby and a few loud patrons at 930pm on a Saturday night. didn't ruin our time, and i m sure we will dine there again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. A
    AudreyVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    Great food and service. A bit expensive but worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter was excellent and
    trish513
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Our waiter was excellent and very helpful with our dinner selections. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service,
    centercitygalVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2010
    Excellent food and service, as always. This one is a favorite; even though we don't live near here, we make sure to get there periodically. Good drinks, too. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great- it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2010
    Everything was great- it was a 'special' night which made it even more fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moonstruck has excellent food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    Moonstruck has excellent food, service and ambiance. Everytime we dine there, it is always a great experience. It is so nice to have such a great restaurant in Fox Chase.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I both had a most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2010
    My wife and I both had a most enjoyable meal, great service and I enjoyed a delicious martini. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going to Moonstruck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    We have been going to Moonstruck (originally Di Lulo's) for about 30 years. Always wonderful food and preparation, outstanding service and excellent ambiance. It remains our favorite restaurant. Period.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for Valnetine's Day,
    luv52
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    We went for Valnetine's Day, but have been going there since before 1980 when it was D'Lulio's. It is a truly great restaurant with very special Italian dishes and pasta, a superb wine list and experienced and attentive waiters. They are great people, serve wondrously and with gusto!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I live near Moonstruck and
    igel
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    I live near Moonstruck and it is indeed a neighborhood gem. The mussels were a nice size and the sauce was delicious. Bronzino main course was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet