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About MOONSTRUCK - PHILADELPHIA

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.

Happy hour 5 to 6:30 Monday thru Friday, $5 small plates and drinks $3 to $5 at the bar!

Three course pre-fix dinner every night for $35, on Saturdays only until 6pm.

Bring your own special bottle of wine on Wednesdays and Sundays!

7955 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00p

Cross Street:
Rhawn Street & Pine Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 725-6000

Website:
http://www.moonstruckrestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking lot on side and rear of building plus street parking.

Public Transit:
Septa bus stop in front of building
Fox Chase train station (R8) in rear of
building.

Executive Chef:
Guy Jean Baptiste

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: (215) 725-6000 ext. 101

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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MOONSTRUCK - PHILADELPHIA Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (26)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (7)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server was attentive, courses were excellent, ambiance was lovely, what more can I say....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Moonstruck is a great little gem. Food is always outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Moonstruck
What you need to know
Price- $120 plus tip per couple. To include one app., two entries and two glasses of wine each.
Food- Italian using good quality stock, always nicely prepared and seasoned. Pleasant menu covering pastas which are offered as apps or full entree. The Gnocchi are some of the best we have ever enjoyed. The braised short ribs are also great. We think Moonstruck has the best food of all the restaurants in our local area
Ambiance- Beautiful interior, spotless. The interior is broken into small areas but open with the use of glass and mirrors. Perhaps 100 seats in total. Romantic
Service- Always attentive and professional.
Our experience- A wonderful evening enjoyed with another couple. Great food, relaxing, a bit noisy at first. Will return over and over

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our event was an annual event shared by friends. We celebrated birthdays and retirement. The waiter assigned to our table did a great job in making our night successful. He was constantly assuring that everything was well. We gave him liberty in selecting our dessert for the occasion and he did a marvelous job. We were quite pleased. We will return here annually around Christmas for renewing of our friendship even though I have to drive over 50 miles.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Have been at this restaurant many times. The food is always very good. The service is
excellent. The owner checks in at your table to make sure you are happy with the food
and service. Would highly recommend for couples, date night, etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was extremely disappointed. We had a 5:30 reservation and were not seated until 7:00. If it was not Thanksgiving my party of 11 would have left. My 3 grandchildren could not stay that long and their parents took them home so my family was not together for the rest of the night. No accommodation was offered by the restaurant.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Moonstruck is a gem in the Northeast. It’s a great place for special occasions. No need to travel to Center City!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We made a reservation for 7 through Open Table for Thanksgiving and noted there would be a wheelchair. When we arrived, our table was in a room up a few stairs with no ramp, so we had to wait while they reconfigured. I realize it was a holiday, but it was almost 2 hours between our salad and entree. Every table around us had come in after us and were finishing their entrees before we were served. As a result, the person in the wheelchair ran out of steam and had to go back to the nursing home before the meal was done, so she and my husband who drove her missed the dessert and coffee that was part of the price of the meal. I asked them to adjust the bill to reflect this; that didn't happen but the manager sent us 4 limoncellos. Shameful. On top of that, the food was truly mediocre.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food and service is always excellent each time we dine here. We have never been disappointed with any dish we've tried.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and great service, per usual. Sunday nights are being your own wine bottle- no corking fee!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The restaurant is a gem of Northeast Philadelphia where few exceptional restaurants reside. Beautiful decor and divided so you feel like you’re in a small dining room. Food fit for foodies and a small but nice wine list. Ambiance is romantic with great music in the background. Our service was great- friendly, attentive, and aiming to please.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food & service was fantastic , what a way to spend a Evening

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was terrific and the ambience was special. I would recommend this neighborhood gem to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant. Not many like it around today. Upscale food, atmosphere and service at reasonable prices. QUIET enough to have a conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Duck pasta it was amazing!!! the service, the atmosphere, everything was perfect fully recommended.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The tiramisu Martini was amazing, good service, food was tasty

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always impressed by their food and service!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Moonstruck is our favorite "upscale" restaurant in Northeast Philly. The salads and entrees are very creative and perfectly prepared. My wife and I also love to dine here on Wednesdays when it is BYOB. Moonstruck is truly "Bellissimo".

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Per usual, the food was great and the service impeccable. It was my birthday so I was treated very well. One of the servers who we have had in the past (not at our table), came over to chat with us which made the evening even more special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Waiter was very attentive. All three people had a wonderful meal each one different. The desserts were SO wonderful! Very enjoyable evening with great food. Wine was delicious too. We did try to have the different Italian ones and enjoyed. Keep up the good work with your attention to detail. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Moonstruck was again like always a delight. We should come dine here more often.
Food and Service were great. It was a value and a treat to have dinner here with freinds.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Restaurant is always good. very consistent in the food quality and service.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

When you pay attention to details and treat people respectfully, you end up with an enduring and enjoyably satisfying experience.
Have been dining here for years and have always been pleased and well fed.
Try it ---- you'll like it !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. Management (Keith Wenstrup)was very helpful and professional.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I took my mom for her birthday. Our waiter was fantastic. Good service. Friendly. Knowledgeable about the menu. Food was very good. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great restaurant. Always excellent and will go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food, but service was very slow, definitely not a quick-bite, although I do appreciate not feeling rushed. I would like to see bread and olive oil put on the table immediately upon being seated or perhaps an amuse-buche.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their meals. Several of us got the beet salad. I got the pasta special, a tri color pasta with lobster in a fra diavolo sauce. I'm used to spicy food but it was a little on the hot side, even for me! Lots of big chunks of lobster. Someone else really enjoyed the swordfish special. We really like Moonstruck and always look forward to eating here.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We came for lobster night...and we loved every bite. Lobsters a bit on the small side but sweet and tender. We ordered lemoncello gelati that our server recommended, and were served blood orange gelato. (Lemoncello was gone!) Disappointed at first, but delightfully surprised and satisfied with the substitute. This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Consistently good food!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Nice restaurant, good food though not a huge menu. Fish was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Jeffrey was our server and couldn't do enough for us. Great food and quality service. We went for a Sunday dinner with our 92 year old mother. They couldn't have been more accommodating!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Love this place- great food, excellent service, beautiful decor: a gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Moonstruck. The waiter was excellent and friendly and the ambiance was very pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had the Thursday night Lobster dinner special and the lobster was very good. I did not care for the flavoring on the corn on the cob side dish, but they gladly gave me one that wasn't flavored. They also substituted mash potatoes for the other side dish. They're quite accommodating. We've eaten there several times and their regular menu does need upgrading/changing, in my opinion. It's been the same stuff for a very long time and can really use an infusion of some new dishes.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Have been wanting to try Moonstruck for a while. Did so for a birthday celebration and loved it. Excellent meat and cheese anti pasta (warmed olives) and terrific food. It is rare that a restaurant is quiet. Excellent drinks and pretty ambiance. Will definitely return!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a delightful dinner with delicious appetizers, soups,salads, entrees desserts with excellent, attentive service. It's ambience is perfect. Our party of six are planning to return to honor more occasions. We were also grateful for their understanding when we needed to move back our reservation an hour. Moonstruck is a gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

It's really nice that the owner stops at every table. However, maybe a little too often. But the food is just unbelievable. I can honestly say that this was the best and most fork tender veal I have ever had and I mean ever! And the special, a filet in a marsala reduction, was equally as wonderful.

Since I've made clams in white wine sauce (really good ones I might add) these were just slightly under done but the barley and sauce were spectacular. You wanted the good bread they serve to dip and soak up that great sauce.

Great meal and awesome service. We'll return again and again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Always fabulous never had a bad meal here ... try to get there at least 1-2 times a month ! Love it

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Finally, a "neighborhood" restaurant with a wait staff which has sophistication.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We and others had an extremely long wait for our entrees. No explanation offered or gratuities. The waiter simply apologized when it was time to pay the bill but made himself scarce otherwise.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy
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