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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (33)
Special Occasion (29)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, fantastic. The food was exquisite and the service was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We came to celebrate Mom's 9th birthday, and it was a lovely evening. Service was friendly and efficient, the food was delicious, the decor is pretty, and we especially appreciate the fact that, although the restaurant was busy, we were able to converse and be heard around the table without shouting. Thank you, Moonstruck.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I was not happy with my dinner. When I told the waiter he did nothing. He could at least have offered us desert!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

What a lovely Italian restaurant in Northeast Philly! Moonstruck has a romantic atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Another important feature is the value. We’ve all been to those expensive- yet disappointing venues in Philadelphia. Dining at Moonstruck is just a pleasurable experience in every way. On-site parking is an extra bonus! From delicious appetizers, mouthwatering entrees, daily specials to fine desserts, try Moonstruck. It will not disappoint even the most discriminating customer. Enjoy!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant but unfortunately it was freezing when we were there and the space heaters didn't help. We were near the window and we couldn't be moved.

I also would recommend it change it's menu. It's been the same for years. Perhaps just add a few additions.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Unique and fun mirror decor. Get the Braised short rib!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Moonstruck. The food was delicious and service very attentive. Highly recomend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Long time family favorite. It is a beautiful restaurant and the layout of small partitioned sections add to the intimacy and controls the noise level. Can’t go wrong choosing this gem

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

No quality in the food. Very plain and bland tasting. No lobster in the lobster bisque. Over priced food in a fine dining resturant. Food is everything!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent! Our Watier was excellent! The room we were in was very cold!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had our 2018 New Year's Eve dinner at Moonstruck and it was wonderful. We began the night with cocktails at the bar, and had some friendly and humorous conversations with the two bartenders. Later, we were escorted to a nice table on the balcony. Our salads and entrees were delicious, and perfectly prepared. We even got to wish "Happy New Year" to Toto, the owner. It was a perfect night!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and the ambiance is always special here. The menu changes frequently with new and creative dishes. The décor and atmosphere reminds me of great restaurants of the past and the service is always professional. Every visit is great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding as usual. A real neighborhood find. quality food

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

On a busy pre-holiday weekday night, it was very busy but the clever glass-divided sections makes you feel you're in your own space. Food was generally good, and the cornmeal dusted trout was very good, but veggies are unexciting. The special appetizer of beans and squash was too homey for this upscale spot. They could ratchet up the flair a bit. Soup was served luke-cold, but the server never returned to ask so we couldn't send it back (he later apologized, but didn't take it off the check). Desserts -- tiramisu and hazlenut ice cream - were super. The bartender does make a good Sidecar.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

entrée excellent; salad and appetizer were disappointing

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful experience, great food and excellent service. Highly recommended

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal
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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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went there to celabrate my birthday. had the Mussels & melon as first course they were fine.
I had the Liver as main course, it was excellent as usual. My wife ordered the Skate special, it was horrible, should have returned it,however when asked if our meals were okay we told our waiter the Skate was not like any we had before, a rubbery texture & dry. His responce was not
acceptable.

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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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