Moldova Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Moldova

July 30, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Moldova from Europe region, is best know for Delivery. Discover best restaurants in Moldova with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. La Placinte

Bd. Moscova 9 1, Chisinau 2068, Moldova Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Eastern European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +373 22 211 211
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 683 reviews

La Placinte

Reviewed By Diana B - Iasi, Romania

We ate two days in a row at this restaurant, because the food was great, it was very tasty and nicely decorated, and the prices were good (lower than in other places). We recommend the pies, especially the cheese pie "Placinta Domneasca", though everything was very good. Try pancakes with cottage cheese and honey for dessert, they are delicious!

2. Fusion Restaurant Jeraffe

Izmail st., 84, Chisinau 2001, Moldova Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Japanese, Sushi, European, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +373 22 500 757
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Fusion Restaurant Jeraffe

Reviewed By CatM211 - San Francisco, California

I had veggie tempura roll which was excellent. Decent veggie iptions (Japanese and some pastas I think). The service was top notch. It's a little expensive compared to other places but a worthwhile splurge.

3. Pani Pit

str. 31 August 1989, 115, Chisinau 2012, Moldova Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +373 22 245 139
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Pani Pit

Reviewed By Elkabelka - Boulder, CO

Friendly service (yes!), a good selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees. Everything was well prepared, and efficiently serve. The place seems super popular with the locals.... enjoyed it and would recommend it. Fish dishes were particularly good...

4. Popasul Dacilor

str. Valea Crucii, 13, Chisinau, Moldova Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Eastern European, Romanian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +373 691 50 543
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Popasul Dacilor

Reviewed By jasonewebb - midlands

We loved this restaurant, the atmosphere and ambience is fantastic, especially as we had our own secluded both on the top floor that made it extra special. I had read this was quite expensive and for Moldova it is expensive, but if you budget for about £25 a head for a two course meal with wine, then you will eat and drink well. The finish of the restaurant is fantastic and looks exactly like the photos with lovely polished wood and animal skins throughout. The menu was huge and took some time to decide what to have, many variants of fish and meat to choose from, I had pork which was simply superb and well worth the cost. Service can be a bit slow, but for us this didn't matter as the restaurant was so lovely and the staff were great and very friendly. The restaurant was about 5 miles from our hotel (shadow) but was 50 Lei (about £2.50) each way and the restaurant got us a hotel back. Yes this is a tourist trap but we loved it and had a lovely romantic meal for less than £50 so would highly recommend.

5. Pegas Restaurant & Terrace

Albisoara 20 1, Chisinau 2001, Moldova Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, Eastern European, Romanian, Steakhouse, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +373 22 274 713
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 409 reviews

Pegas Restaurant & Terrace

A long time ago Pegas restaurant (it was called "Las Pegas" then) had only four tables and it looked more like a small grill-bar where the most delicious sausages in the city were cooked. Very quickly that grill-bar grew to a beautiful, two-storey restaurant where now you can enjoy both the tastes of excellent meat and any other dish of the European fusion cuisine. Pegas restaurant is very conveniently located and is easy to find. Here you will always find a pleasant and friendly atmosphere, both for a family meal or a fun gathering of friends or colleagues. A special attention is paid to the comfort of children: the green lawn of the restaurant's summer Terrace hosts a spacious playground for children. No doubt, everything in the restaurant is open and available for its guests. When the large meal is brought, you shouldn't be surprised: once you entered the doors of Pegas restaurant it is clear that you can get here all you want - attention, comfort and delicious food. At your request, each dish can be cooked as you prefer. Also, a pleasant fact is that Pegas works 24 hours a day seven days a week. The restaurant can host different events: whether it's a dinner for a small company or a large event. Here you will find absolutely all the ingredients for a successful party. You will be pleasantly surprised when you will get the bill. According to the manager of the restaurant, Irina Bespaliuc, the pleasure of spending time at Pegas restaurant isn't expensive, but it's worth it. The values of Pegas restaurant are: honesty, responsibility, openness, good organisation and positive spirit.

Reviewed By Natashika - Chisinau, Moldova

One of the best in Chisinau, with good quality food, mostly based on meat products. Good place to spend time at a dinner with family and friends, or to celebrate a birthday, or any other anniversary.
The only disadvantage is the restaurant location, not really central, not the best area.

6. Creme de la Creme

Str. Alexandru Cel Bun 98 A, Chisinau 2005, Moldova Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$55 +373 22 222 011
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Creme de la Creme

French Patisserie & Restaurant. Starts in the morning at 08.00 with the freshly baked croissants and all kind of pastry, delicious yet affordable lunch and dinner options available throughout the day.

Reviewed By ntv212015 - Juneau, Alaska

It had been and it is very cute place. Located in a heart of a city it makes perfect destination for a friendly chat with friend, boyfriend, family friendly place too.

7. Kumanek

Strada Sverdlov 37, Tiraspol 3300, Moldova Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +373 533 72 034
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Kumanek

Reviewed By MarcioRosa - Sao Paulo, SP

If you are visiting the capital of Transnistria (this strange self-proclaimed country not recognized by any UN member) do not miss this nice restaurant. Well located, with typical and cozy decor, it serves a variety of Russian, Ukrainian cuisine with some western touch. We tried the chicken in Kiev, some salads and the fantastic pork chop. The service is cordial and the price more than fair.

8. Tucano Coffee

Pushkin St, 15, Chisinau 2012, Moldova Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks HK$31 - HK$47 +373 22 211 444
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 480 reviews

Tucano Coffee

For years we were impressed by rich culture of the native americans, captivated by the unusual, colored and rich character of this culture, characterized specially by nature loving living. After that, traveling around the world, we found in every country a small coffee shop which attracted us with his special enviroment. All these had something in common. Besides the beautiful aromas, we were attracted by the worm and good will of the visitors, who were enjoying the coffee and talking without a hurry.

Reviewed By Andryuxa - Chisinau, Moldova

The best of all is the atmosphere! An that is accompanied by best fresh own-roasted cofee and delicious Deserts! The friendly stuff will make it all!Thank you for review. Hope you would come often!

9. Carpe Diem Wine Shop & Bar

136, 3A Columna str. | MD-2004, Chisinau 2004, Moldova Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$196 +373 22 844 846
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 216 reviews

Carpe Diem Wine Shop & Bar

Welcome to Carpe Diem - Wine Shop & Bar! We're a value-oriented boutique wine store and wine bar, offering an exceptional selection of distinctive and eclectic fine wines from Moldova and from all over the world.In our store you can find approximately 160 different wines from both classic and emerging regions, while the wine bar offers 10-15 local wines by the glass.We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed By Visa S

As a wine lover I went to this place in Chisinau to try some good Moldovan wine. The place itself is small, but very nicely decorated with numerous wine bottles all over the walls. I asked the owner for recommendations to try Moldovan wine and he poured me a glass of white and red. He was very knowledgeable about the wine and its origin and was explaining me the characteristics of each wine. The wine itself was great and served at the right temperature. I also saw a bottle of German ice wine on the wall and asked I could try one. He also got me a glass of this which was again excellent. The total price for this high quality wine and excellent service came a bit short of 10 euros which is really good value. I recommend this place for anyone interested in wine and keen on exploring new varieties.

10. Grill House

Armeneasca St 24, Chisinau 2012, Moldova Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Soups, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +373 790 00 010
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Grill House

Reviewed By ExphilipX - London

Decent steaks and side orders. Probably one of the better places to sample the local full bodied red wined with appropriately matching food. Nice place

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