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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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4.8

service

4.8

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4.7

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4.5

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

A great gem in NE Philadelphia. They understand the gluten free needs. Wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Consistently excellent. Always one of oust favorite places

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The spinach gnocchi were heavenly-done in a Gorgonzola sauce. New twist on grilled romaine-with ricotta and crispy prosciutto

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Ann Marie greeted us as we entered the restaurant. What a lovely lady! Jeffrey our waiter couldn't have been more attentive. The food was out of this world delicious! The salad, meatball appetizer and Barrumudi were delicious ! We would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Never disappointed. Small family get togethers monthly
Friendly staff Good food

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Always fantastic, never disappoints! Great staff too.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was very good, as always. However the service was not. We had to wait a very long time for the waitress to take our order. In fact we had been waiting for such a long time that Toto himself came over to take our drinks order. The service is usually excellent, and we were all very surprised that this was not the case.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Place has great food, isn't super cheap but you don't get good food for a cheap price. Isn't over priced though, pay for what you get. The thing that stuck out to me was the customer service. It was the best I've had in a long while. You feel spoiled when you're there, it's a fantastic restaurant and I will most certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was great, and our waiter Renee was very polite and friendly, everything came right out on time and was made to perfection

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Day so the options were limited. My husband had the lamb and I had the bass. Portion sizes were small and for 30$ + I expect to be full but we were not. The decor is dated but the service was attentive. Food could use some seasoning. Overall I would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the food was delicious. We go to Moonstruck about twice a year for special occasions but plan on stopping by more frequently in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My husband and I were looking for last minute dinner plans to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. I searched for "Romantic Italian Restaurants" and this one popped up with great reviews. My husband and I loved the 70's feel, felt like we stepped into anew episode of Mad Men. Haha. Great service, food was amazing and the setting was perfect; dim lighting and very romantic feel. We would definitely go back again, we are already making plans for our second date night with friends! Definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food tonight was extraordinarily good much better than I have experienced in the past. Maybe a new chef?

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

As always the food was good, however, the dish I ordered which was supposed to have crab, had maybe a tablespoon of crab meat on it. Service was unusually slow, but the owner came over and apologized multiple times

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2017

This is not my first review. My wife and I dine at Moonstruck every week or two. It's THAT reliably good. Quite frankly, there are no other local restaurants that are comparable. Often, rather than traveling to Center City and paying for parking, we choose Moonstruck, Host Toto Schiavone, and his staff.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Moonstruck is one of our favorites. It's consistently excellent. It's also always nice to see Toto.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Always a treat for us, Been long time patron of Moonstruck (since it transitioned from Di Lullos). A wonderful restaurant with exceptional food. Might be called Northern Italian Fusion. Portions are "avant garde" and presentations are delightful. We enjoyed appetizers to dessert. Had the opportunity to sit at the small bar before dinner. ..friendly conversations. All in all an experience we keep returning to.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Excellent Italian dishes. Very clean and well managed. Very good waiters and waitresses. Great cocktails. Very private tables. Very consistent meals and great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Moonstruck is the first place I think of for a great dining experience. The mood is great, everyone is genuinely happy to see you and very friendly and the food, what can I say? Just perfect every time. If you haven't tried Moonstruck, you are truly missing out on one of the best kept secrets in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Consistently L-O-V-E this restaurant; and the people who have dined with us share the same opinion. My wife and I have been coming since it first opened as Ristorante DiLullo almost 40 years ago. Center City fans don't have to dine downtown or pay exorbitant parking. Truly, ONE OF THE PRETTIEST DINING ROOMS IN PHILADELPHIA; a great bar/wine list; and a wonderfully delectable menu. Everything is good (vongole is one of our favorites). Cudos to the hands-on proprietors/hosts, Toto Schiavone and Claire DiLullo and the Moonstruck staff.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Birthday dinner in a lovely atmosphere

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Although I often read reviews to decide where to eat, I seldom write them. However, this place is so wonderful, I really felt obliged to share my experience.
The first thing you'll notice is the beautiful decor. The dining area is separated by partitions of white wood and sparkling glass into smaller, intimate spaces. It's really quite lovely.
I've been there twice, and both times, the food was fabulous. I've had the Spigola (grilled wild striped bass) and the Stracotto
(Braised beef short ribs), as well as a couple of their appetizers (the Arancini Risotto croquettes, and the Tiana of creamy polenta) and one dessert... sorry, I cannot recall what it was called... but everything I had was AMAZING.
The service is also top-notch, relaxed, courteous and knowledgeable.
The wine list is quite nice, with a good variety at a great price-point.
Although I live in Florida, I come to the area every six to eight weeks or so, and will always be sure to come for a great dinner.
If you are trying to decide on a restaurant, and considering Moonstruck... go! You won't regret it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Everything top-notch.
Very quiet.
Great service.
They made you feel glad you were there.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Our first time here and it was a very good experience. The service was attentive and friendly. The pre fixe menu is a solid bet with good choices all around. The grilled romaine appetizer was delicious and the meat balls were flavorable with a tangy sauce. My wife had the pork shoulder which was melt in your mouth and I have a chicken dish with spinach that had an amazing tomato and caper sauce that I couldn't get enough of. Moonstruck made for a very nice dinner date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Haven't been to Moonstruck in several years. It is still a great place to go. Will make sure that it isn't as long before we go again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My wife and I reserved New Year's Eve dinner at Moonstruck, and it was outstanding. Our salads were freshly prepared, and our seafood entrees were some of the best that we ever had. Our wonderful server and the classy ambiance were the "icing on the cake" for a great New Year's Eve. We will be back to Moonstruck very soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Fabulous meal and even better the service was spectacular. Harriet was our wait staff and she was full of wonderful advice and recommendations. Parking was easy and the owner was on site taking care of everything. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Moonstruck is a real gem. We have been coming here for years and we never tire of it. The food is great and our waiter was attentive. The owner came to our table to ask how everything was and to wish us a Happy New Year. See you again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2016

The owner, Toto, stopped by our table to introduce himself and wish us a 'bon appetite'. He also provided a cake with candle and the staff singing Happy Birthday for my wife. A wonderful evening - my family was impressed !

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Consistently L-O-V-E this restaurant; and the people who have dined with us share the same opinion. My wife and I have been coming since it first opened as Ristorante DiLullo almost 40 years ago. Center City fans don't have to dine downtown or pay exorbitant parking. Truly, ONE OF THE PRETTIEST DINING ROOMS IN PHILADELPHIA; a great bar/wine list; and a wonderfully delectable menu. Everything is good (vongole is one of our favorites). Cudos to the hands-on proprietors/hosts, Toto Schiavone and Claire DiLullo and the Moonstruck staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The food and service were perfect. Pretty surroundings all in all just right.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 22, 2016

We celebrated our anniversary, since we had met upstairs at Club Ciao 30-plus years ago.
The food is world-class, our waiter Alton from Albania was awesome, and we had a relaxing and memorable 2 hours of dining and enjoyment. Go there if you want to give yourself and loved ones a treat- it is worth every bit of what it costs. We plan to make it our annual Anniversary place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2016

GREAT (as usual) SERVICE, FOOD, Ambience

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 11, 2016

I love this restaurant, everything about it. The food was delicious, the decor is lovely and all the servers and others were above par.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Can not say enough about Moonstruck... friendly, courteous service. A thank you handshake from Toto the owner and a bonappetit from his wife, Claire. Fabulous dinner recommendations. BYOW on Wednesdays. Best waiter - ask for Alton. Looking forward to returning there soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Food was good. Service was EXCELLENT. prices were a little high. Atmosphere was very nice. Menu selection was good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2016

For Thanksgiving I was a little worried but they out did themselves. They turkey was moist, mashed potatoes were some of the best I have had and the the apple crisp hit the spot.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2016

As always, excellent. A great place. It is always to notch. the staff is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Friendly staff. Attentive to the details. Great food. We've never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We have been going there for years. All special occasions are celebrated there. Birthday parties have been held there for friends and family. We always feel as if are dining with family

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