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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!
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00p
Rhawn Street & Pine Road
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering at your home, office or other venue available. Please contact Toto Schiavone at 215-725-6000 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Parking lot on side and rear of building plus street parking.
Septa bus stop in front of building
Fox Chase train station (R8) in rear of
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
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
I was not as pleased as I was the first time I dined here. The service was slow but the waiter was very good. The Cesar salad had very little dressing on it. The shrimp scampi shrimp was not fully cooked. The pasta was a good temperature but the shrimp was warm. The coffee tasted onld. I was very hungry so I ate it but it could have been much better.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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