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MOONSTRUCK - PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia, PA

MOONSTRUCK - PHILADELPHIA

4.6
4.6
1069 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian



A fabulous, glamorous gem of a restaurant located in the Fox Chase area of northeast Philadelphia providing delicious, gourmet Italian food for over 40 years. The finest & freshest ingredients are used in all our dishes: featuring veal & seafood specialties, fresh pasta & homemade gelato.


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

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30 Sun 16:30–20:00

  • Phone number

    (215) 725-6000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Guy Jean Baptiste

  • Catering

    Catering at your home, office or other venue available. Please contact Toto Schiavone at 215-725-6000 or by e-mail at ts@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: (215) 725-6000 ext. 101

  • Area

    Northeast Philly

  • Cross Street

    Rhawn Street & Pine Road

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Vegetarian and gluten free accommodations

Antipasti

  • Salumi

    Prosciutto, capocollo, soppressata, speck, olives, figs

    • Serves 2-3US$17.00
  • MelanzanaUS$12.00

    Eggplant parmigiana, tomato, mozzarella, basil

    • PeperonciniUS$11.00

      Sweet mini peppers stuffed with veal sausage soffritto

      • PolpettiniUS$11.00

        Homemade savory meatballs in a tomato ragu

        • CalamarettiUS$12.00

          Sautéed tender squid, seafood tomato broth, fingerling potatoes

          • AranciniUS$11.00

            Risotto croquettes, filled with peas, butternut squash, gorgonzola

            • VongoleUS$12.00

              Guazzetto of steamed clams, barley, garlic, white wine

              Pasta / Zuppe

              • Pappardelle

                Ragu of duck, pecorino, truffle oil

                • AppUS$15.00
                • EntreeUS$24.00
              • Tortelloni

                Ravioli filled with three cheeses, swiss chard, tomato rose sauce

                • AppUS$14.00
                • EntreeUS$24.00
              • Gnocchi

                Spinach and ricotta dumplings, gorgonzola sage sauce

                • AppUS$13.00
                • EntreeUS$23.00
              • Tagliatelle

                Traditional Bolognese tomato meat sauce

                • AppUS$13.00
                • EntreeUS$23.00
              • Trenette

                Pasta, lemon flavors, arugula, shrimp, scampi sauce

                • AppUS$14.00
                • EntreeUS$24.00
              • JotaUS$8.00

                Vegetable minestra of barlotti beans, escarole, quadrucci pasta

                • TriestinaUS$8.00

                  Sweet pea soup, barley, fennel, celery

                  Insalate

                  • RuchettaUS$9.00

                    Baby arugula, Bosc pear, crotonese, crispy onion, white balsamico

                    • CappuccioUS$9.00

                      Iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, plum tomato, bleu cheese dressing

                      • BarberosseUS$10.00

                        Roasted red & golden beets, endive, goat cheese, shallot vinaigrette

                        • LattugaUS$8.00

                          Romaine lettuce, anchovy dressing, parmigiano cheese, herbed croutons

                          Pesce

                          • TonnoUS$29.00

                            Herb crusted "Ahi" tuna, ceci beans, swiss chard, giardiniera dressing

                            • Cappe SanteUS$33.00

                              Pan seared sea scallops, pesto risotto, sweet corn broth

                              • SpigolaUS$27.00

                                Grilled striped bass, citronette al Salmoriglio

                                • Della Giornata

                                  Fresh fish of the day

                                  Carne

                                  • PollettoUS$23.00

                                    Roasted breast of chicken stuffed with smoked ham, Asiago, sherry sauce

                                    • InvoltiniUS$27.00

                                      Sautéed veal envelopes, spinach, prosciutto cotto, sherry tomato sauce

                                      • NociUS$31.00

                                        Pan seared beef tenderloin, gorgonzola cheese, Calabrian sauce

                                        • FegatoUS$27.00

                                          Sautéed calf's liver, onion, crispy bacon, Madeira sage sauce, mashed potato

                                          • StracottoUS$29.00

                                            Braised beef short ribs, leek risotto, caramelized vegetables

                                            • CostataUS$25.00

                                              Sautéed pork chop, speck & fontina stuffing, parmigiano crust

                                              Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                              What 1,069 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.6Food
                                              • 4.6Service
                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. J

                                                Jerry

                                                Philadelphia

                                                30 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                30 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 August 2021

                                                overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                It’s a shame to see a historically fine restaurant overbook and take 2 hours to serve dinner in it’s last days before closing.

                                              2. p

                                                poppiest

                                                Philadelphia

                                                64 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                64 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 August 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always great food. By far the best restaurant around. So sad their closing. Terrible loss

                                              3. KG

                                                KellyG

                                                Philadelphia

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 August 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                absolutely delicious. Never disappoints. We have come here for over 2 decades. We are going to miss this place with all our hearts. Well.. we may miss Josephs more... We have been going there for about 50 years. This is devastating. THANK YOU ALL FOR SO MANY AMAZING & DELICIOUS MEMORIES. I can not stop crying.

                                              4. PK

                                                PatK

                                                Philadelphia

                                                14 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                1:40 minutes to get our entree and unreasonably warm

                                              5. NL

                                                NancyL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 August 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of our favorite restaurants. We will miss this restaurant. The chef creates amazing food and the staff goes above and beyond.

                                              6. WD

                                                WeDineOften

                                                Philadelphia

                                                18 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 August 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We went one more time before they close. It was everything we remember from former visits. Wonderful food, service and ambience. Make sure to order a salad and a pasta course along with your entree. The veal envelopes and sautéed calves liver were wonderful, as were the spinach/ricotta gnocchi and the tortellini in Rosa sauce. Try to go before they close In September.

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                35 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                35 reviews

                                                Dined on 5 August 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                As usual wonderful ! Can’t believe they are closing soon

                                              8. R

                                                Rich

                                                Philadelphia

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                Food and service were excellent as many times that we have been there. The unfortunate part is they are closing at the end of September because their building has been sold.

                                              9. BI

                                                BILL

                                                Philadelphia

                                                49 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                49 reviews

                                                Dined on 30 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                As always a fabulous meal at one of our favorite restaurants.

                                              10. RP

                                                RichP123

                                                Philadelphia

                                                21 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on 29 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We are truly going to miss this intimate Italian bistro in Philly. Had to celebrate one last birthday dinner there as they will be shutting down sometime in late September. As always the food was delicious, the service impeccable and the atmosphere comfortable and low-key. They also own Radice in Blue Bell, PA so we will have to check out that location in coming months.

                                              11. SI

                                                SIGMUNDL

                                                Philadelphia

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on 28 July 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Sorry they are closing. Been dining there for more than forty years.

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I love that the rooms are small and dining is intimate

                                              13. MA

                                                MarkA

                                                Atlantic City

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Very good food, great setting and very personal management. Toto is a great owner and makes you feel very much at home.

                                              14. B

                                                Bubbee

                                                Philadelphia

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 24 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love the place!

                                              15. B

                                                Bentley

                                                Philadelphia

                                                37 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                37 reviews

                                                Dined on 23 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                Love this restaurant- menu choices great , good wonderful. Service very slow. Waited for waitress, drinks , bread awhile. Was told kitchen busy and couldn’t split pasta dish for two people. Surprised to be told that . Everything was delicious

                                              16. PP

                                                PaulaP

                                                Atlantic City

                                                16 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This restaurant has been closed for over a year

                                              17. L

                                                Lola

                                                Philadelphia

                                                83 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                83 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Tip top restaurant! Xox

                                              18. QM

                                                QueenMJ

                                                Philadelphia

                                                33 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                33 reviews

                                                Dined on 17 July 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Love Moonstruck, food and service always good. I am so sorry that they will be closing forever come September. I will miss them.

                                              19. D

                                                Dean

                                                New York Area

                                                297 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                297 reviews

                                                Dined on 11 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                An outstanding meal in a fabulous restaurant. Our favorite server Ricardo made our evening a lot of fun & memorable. It was also great seeing Toto after a very long time !

                                              20. MW

                                                MamaWelsh

                                                Washington DC

                                                26 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on 10 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Cozy inviting atmosphere. Service was great food and wine excellent. Enjoyed a wonderful evening

                                              21. JD

                                                JudithD

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 10 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                As usual every thing was perfect. We had a wonderful dining experience.

                                              22. M

                                                Mitzy

                                                Philadelphia

                                                23 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                23 reviews

                                                Dined on 9 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I just love this place! I love the ambiance, the food and the team of servers are very professional, personable and attentive. The place is beautiful decorated and classy.

                                              23. JL

                                                JamesL

                                                Philadelphia

                                                31 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                31 reviews

                                                Dined on 8 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A local treasure

                                              24. F

                                                Foodie

                                                Philadelphia

                                                34 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                34 reviews

                                                Dined on 3 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Only restaurant I get liver onions and bacon! Such a romantic pretty restaurant and our server was so attentive and friendly her name was Alexa . So appreciate people that are willing to work! Without her we would have the pleasure !!

                                              25. R

                                                Rich

                                                Philadelphia

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on 27 June 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Went on a Sunday night and had a wonderful experience. Started meeting Jack the bartender and having Ricardo as our waiter. Both were friendly and accommodating and made our night that much more enjoyable. The food and service are terrific and the ambiance is worth going.

                                              26. C

                                                Churchville

                                                Philadelphia

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on 26 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This restaurant is amazing. The ambience is lovely and the service was perfect. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. All four of us had different main courses and we were all pleased with our food. We can't wait to return!

                                              27. SF

                                                SaladFan

                                                Philadelphia

                                                40 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                40 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food and service are stellar. Few restaurants take the care that the chefs at Moonstruck do, and few restaurants have staff as attentive as you’ll find here. One of my favorites.

                                              28. m

                                                mar10xyz

                                                Philadelphia

                                                15 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 June 2021

                                                overall1food5service5ambience5

                                                This restaurant, located at 7955 Oxford Ave. in Philadelphia, does not have restroom facilities available to people with disabilities. They have said on my inquiring, that they are “grandfathered in“. There are steep steps that one must navigate in order to reach the lower level restrooms. People with mobility issues really cannot access restroom facilities. Their solution is to send people out of the door and down the block to a sister restaurant where there are facilities for handicapped individuals. But even this facility has a very steep curb for access. People in wheelchairs are unable to access facilities. Is there anything that can be done to require this restaurant to install accessible facilities? I was told that the owner feels that it is too expensive to do this and does not mind losing business of groups and individuals who are handicapped.

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food is always amazing!

                                              30. CI

                                                CarolannI

                                                Philadelphia

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 19 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Last night was the second time this year we had dinner at Moonstruck, this time with friends. And, as with our previous visit, it was amazing. The peperoncini and arancini appetizers were delicious as were all of our entrees. We can’t wait to come back again!

                                              31. JC

                                                JulieC

                                                Philadelphia

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                LOVE Moonstruck! The food is delicious and the service outstanding

                                              32. E

                                                Eamonn

                                                Cancun

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Longstanding neighborhood Italian restaurant with loyal clientele. Excellent friendly service and great food.

                                              33. B

                                                Betty

                                                Philadelphia

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our go to place for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Never disappointed. Always delicious.

                                              34. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                53 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                53 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Moonstruck is the best and classiest restaurant in Northeast Philly. The food is prepared perfectly, and the servers are friendly and professional. I especially enjoy the BYOB nights on Wednesday and Sunday when I can bring my own bottle of wine.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Atlantic City

                                                14 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on 2 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious food and great service.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 29 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent dinner with friends from New York. They were impressed as was I as usual. Our server Renee was outstanding and so delightful. Thanks and I will be back soon with or without guests!

                                              37. a

                                                andreaf

                                                Orange County

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 29 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was our first time in a restaurant since the pandemic began, and it was the perfect place to celebrate.

                                              38. d

                                                denisetheshopper

                                                Philadelphia

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 26 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was our Anniversary...it was special service, it was delicious food, it was a beautiful evening.

                                              39. CH

                                                CoulstonH

                                                Philadelphia

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on 23 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything very nice.

                                              40. DS

                                                DeborahS

                                                Pittsburgh

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious as usual. Soft shell crabs amazing. Sorry no more words

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                              FAQs

                                              MOONSTRUCK - PHILADELPHIA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 725-6000.

                                              MOONSTRUCK - PHILADELPHIA is rated 4.6 stars by 1069 OpenTable diners.

                                              Not bookable

                                              This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross Street

                                                Rhawn Street & Pine Road

                                              • Area

                                                Northeast Philly

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Dinner Wed, Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30 Sun 16:30–20:00

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Italian, Continental

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • 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.

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Guy Jean Baptiste

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (215) 725-6000

                                              • Catering

                                                Catering at your home, office or other venue available. Please contact Toto Schiavone at 215-725-6000 or by e-mail at ts@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: (215) 725-6000 ext. 101

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