Moldova

4.7
312 Reviews
$30 and under
Eastern European
Moldova – a landlocked country situated in Eastern Europe.

Due to its tumultuous history under different regimes, names and occupations, Moldova has a rich cultural tapestry, the cuisine being a main component of the transition. With influences from its neighbors: Romania and Ukraine, a little from Turkey and Bulgaria, some from Russia and even the Mediterranean countries, Moldovan cuisine offers a variety of tastes and flavors.

With spices, herbs and various types of produce and meats, our dishes combine these flavors to create real masterpieces, giving an incredible result for a well-balanced meal.

Embark with us on a journey to a new culinary experience.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 312 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Everything was really fresh, server was attentive. I’ll definitely be back! Wonderful neighborhood spot for any occasion.

Try the sour cherry dumplings!

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vipBostonFoodLover
New England
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything about this restaurant is lovely---the food is good and ample. It's comfort food, for sure---highly recommend the crepe appetizer and the crepe dessert. There was one thing that bothered us, however. We ordered (from the menu) the sommelier's recommendation for wine ($30.00) and the waiter came back and told us that they were out of it. He then suggested another wine to us ($50.). It seemed to us that they should have discounted this second bottle of wine since they were out of the one that was on the menu and was not there. It's a small thing, but it's the small things that discourage a patron from returning to a restaurant and leave a bitter taste. Had they said, "Sorry, the wine you ordered is out but we'll substitute it with something for a similar price," then we'd have been elated.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Hi! Thank you for sharing this information with us. Would be great if you could provide us with a few more details so we can better address this matter. While we would not offer a discount for a different wine, we'd definitely want to make sure that you are aware of your alternative options. As the sommelier on shift I was not informed of this issue, as I would gladly helped you choose a different bottle, without any price "surprises". Please reach out to us directly so we can look into this.

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FangliC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience! We had a great time.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good and the service also. The ambiance used to be cozy and welcoming, buy the bew set up is not is pleasant. I wish they had sat us at the old salon.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We're glad you came back! Sorry you feel that way about our new dining room. We're working on adding some new decorative items to the current dining room, but we definitely understand the desire to be in our old dining room. Due to lack of staffing we unfortunately cannot handle having both rooms open. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you back soon.

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LauraA
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expected more from past reviews but food was tasty!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Would extremely helpful if you can share with more details about what expectations were not met. We try hard to please our guests, and your feedback would help us address any issues in a more productive matter. Hope to see you back soon!

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AlexeiS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! Everything like in your childhood!!

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AnitaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We split pork dumplings and a pie with potatoes for appetizers. For dinners we ordered meat kebabs, branzino, braised beef and lamb kebabs. Everyone was happy with their choice. The four of us split a pair of their special weekend dessert, a honey tart. As good as everything else was, that was the highlight of the night. Service was very good. We had a table outside and the atmosphere was very nice. The trees in the area are wrapped in small white lights and Moldova has strung lights above the tables.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Just reading this got us hungry. Thank you for the well elaborated review. We hope to see you again soon!

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friptura de pork was so tasty especially when paired with a glass of “Negre” ( red wine) . My husband and I enjoyed every bit of our 3 course meal we had last night . Thank you for the fresh and authentic Moldavian food .

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

You know your wines! Negre is a great choice and highly awarded internationally too. Next time you visit try the Feteasca Neagra/Tempranillo blend. Another wine worth trying. Hope to see again soon!

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Momoe
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and came promptly. Service was attentive, and we received good guidance about how much to order -- very helpful, as we were unacquainted with Moldovian dishes. Outdoor seating is on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. It was very noisy at first, as the street was loaded with cars, motorcycles and even trucks. However, during dinner it quieted down, and the street took on a lovely, neighborhood feel at twilight. Highly recommend a visit and will return as soon as I take off the extra pound I gained.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We totally understand how you feel about the patio. Watertown street does get a bit busy sometimes, but we're lucky to have at least a sidewalk patio. Hopefully sometime in the future we can come up with our very own private patio, away from the street. But it does get romantic once it gets dark! We're glad you enjoyed your experience overall. Hope to see you again soon.

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Joan
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors-on street seating. But it wasn't a busy night for street traffic, so it felt very European to be eating there (and the weather was lovely).

Service was prompt but not pushy. Our server was helpful with our questions and made a great dessert recommendation.

We took our time eating.
Had an indigenous wine. Food was presented beautifully, was well prepared and the vegetables that accompanied the meals were seasonal and cooked al dente- perfect.

Prices seemed to be in keeping with other restaurants.

We would go again.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Such a special occasion Joan, and we're grateful that you chose our restaurant to honor the memory of your mother. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see back soon!

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vipMosey
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork dumplings superb. Cabbage and grape leaves very tasty. Lamb kebab and roasted potatoes a hit!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We're glad to know that you enjoyed your visit Mosey. We hope to see you back soon!

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LynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, fresh and interesting. But the music, although authentic, was too fast and loud for us. We got the idea that they wanted us to eat quickly and leave.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Lyn. Sorry you felt that way about the music. We play authentic Moldovan music, and some songs may have a faster rhythm than others, but that's how our folklore music is. The purpose of it is definitely not to make you feel rushed, but more of that to make the ambience authentic. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and great service.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you back soon!

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Sophia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed the eggplant appetizer and beef brisket. Lamb kebabs were not to our taste

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sophia. We don't serve beef brisket, but I'm assuming you were referring to our braised beef entree. More importantly is that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you back soon!

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RozzieK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal food, lovely setting, nice staff.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Rozzie for the kind words. Hope to see you back soon!

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Hecate
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at an outdoor table, which was lovely on a summer evening. The service was great; we were not so familiar with Moldavian food and they let us to some excellent choices. We really liked the white bean dip, eggplant appetizer, radish salad, and potato and cheese pies. We are vegetarian and felt like there were a lot of good yummy choices. Food tasted homemade and healthy. We weren’t sure about the difference between baked and pan fried pies, the baked was with a puff pastry and panfried was flatter, both were excellent. We will definitely be back! PS it looks like they were doing a brisk takeout business as well for those of you interested in that

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the detailed review. I'm sure many of our visitors will find this very helpful. We hope to see back soon!

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NicO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious dinner here with this new-to-us cuisine. We especially liked the chicken and mushroom crepes and the mititei moldovenesti, minced meat rolls with cabbage and hot sauce. Our server was very kind and helpful.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for giving us a try. We're glad to know you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipJenniferL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food that felt authentic.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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LisaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time having Moldovan food and it was an awesome experience. The food was excellent and the server was very helpful. We really enjoyed our meal and would again make the 1.5 hour journey for a taste of Moldova.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Lisa. That a very long journey to make and we appreciate you taking the time to visit and it seems that we did not disappoint. We hope to see you back soon!

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MP200
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Great food and staff. Nice to experience a different type of cuisine which was delicious. Will be back!!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

You are a gem of a customer! Thanks for the kind words. We hope to see you back soon.

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Blueandcoral
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food is excellent, especially for those familiar with eastern european cuisine. The eggplant appetizer was divine, the cabbage rolls as familiar and delicious as the ones my mother used to make. Service was excellent. Restaurant noise and music made it hard to follow conversations. Wooden chairs were hard as a rock and I had to find softer seating to ease my back after eating. Ambience not conducive to a long dining experience with old friends.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We're glad you took the time to share your thoughts about your experience. We understand your concern about the chairs, and if would've been happy to move you over to our booth tables. As a casual restaurant, wooden chairs are fairly typical, but regardless we get your point. In the future simply let us know that you'd prefer a booth. Hope to see you back soon!

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LocalFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great quality and value, friendly service, looking forward to returning

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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Keesler
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time having Moldovan food and it was delicious! Also the Moldovan wine, too!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for giving us a try! We stock a large variety of wines from Moldova and we constantly change them too. Feel free to ask for our Sommelier on your future visits, who can help you try something new and intriguing. We hope to see you back soon!

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Nata
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was average, nothing outstanding. Very limited choice of appetizers and salads. Beef and lamb cut in small prices and cooked with so much tomato paste that it hard to tell if it is beef or lamb. Would give credits to grilled chicken, pork and fried potato.

Service is awful: was told that there's no bartender, that is why no cocktails could be made (Sunday). The guy came with a bottle of wine, when asked what happened to a bartender, he said he was a bartender (owner). When asked why we can't get a cocktail, he said he is too busy, finally did as a "favor" one cocktail. When people was trying to joke, his reaction was super weird... He got offended!!! We had an impression he did not even understand what was said. The waiter was a pleasant girl, but was doing everything with no patience and so much of effort. Explained to us that they were very busy on that day, had a voting next room, that is why the bartender is like this. :-))))))

So, this was our first and more likely last visit to this place. We wanted to try, we did, but no more, thank you. :-)))

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

I'd like to take the time and go over our end of your visit. We have never had a server leave a table in tears, from the amount of disrespect you showed. Your "jokes" may have been funny to your inner circle, but they were rude and disrespectful to us. I've also never seen our Chef come out in rage when your party accused us of using beef in our Roasted Lamb dish. We were indeed very busy on that day, and you showed absolutely no understanding and cooperation. Please don't come back.

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vipSweetashoney
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was apparently alone and yet remembered everything and was on the ball
I had almost forgotten how good the food is and hope to be back soon

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. I happened to be the server, who's also the manager and owner. I remember that day very well, and I am glad to know you had a great experience despite the intensity of that evening. I hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, Interesting and excellent food that was well prepared. Waiter was very helpful.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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WellFed
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is unique and the food is well prepared and delicious.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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vipZBrakes
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

interesting, delicious dishes served with attention and care

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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LanaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great experience! Food is delicious, service is excellent! Highly recommend!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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Natalia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we first time in this place and love it a lot. Foot is great, like home. Server was outstanding, fast and smiling.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kinds words Natalia. We will pass your compliments to our staff. We hope to see you back soon!

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CarlaA
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at Moldova were welcoming and had great suggestions about the food and drink. Both the food and drink were delicious. Really enjoyed it and would definitely come back

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Carla. We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food. The eggplant and the sour cherry crepe were amazing! Would definitely visit again.

However, the menu could be a little more vegetarian friendly

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for giving us a try. We do have a large variety options on the menu. We don't have a vegetarian entree, as we our cuisine isn't really well known for vegetarian dishes, but we have a good variety from apps and sides, which can easily be built into a filling vegetarian meal. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipReview
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service. Definitely recommend.

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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vipPauletteH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but the wine was outstanding! If you dine here, don’t pass on the wine! I had grilled chicken with fried potatoes- outstanding!! Then cherry pie For dessert it was more Like a tart been a piece of pie but again outstanding and they serve it with vanilla ice cream yummy!! Ending Evening with an espresso martini which was the best I’ve ever had!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

Grilled chicken with fried potatoes is a bomb combination. Good choice. Since you loved our wines so much, on your next visit I'd highly recommended trying out "Negre" It is a highly awarded wine, and considered one of the best in Moldova at the moment. Definitely worth a try. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipKatie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Newton ❤️

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

That is so flattering. Thank you Katie! We hope to see you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fried potatoes were the best!

Moldova
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback. Feel free to reach to us directly with more details that can help us improve our service. Hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic!

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vipHeatherA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, their outdoor sidewalk seating is comfy and charming, but the very best thing is the food. It's unique, delicious every time, fresh, flavorful - simply delicious! And their selection of wines from Moldova is outstanding. The pride that the staff takes in the food is clearly apparent and they should be proud. This restaurant is a great value and a win every time we visit.

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ChristineeM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, the waitress was professional and friendly. We loved everything about it. Will definitely return, often.....

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GraceN
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a Moldovan restaurant and really loved it. The service and food was great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Moldova using the Order Online button. Moldova also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Moldova also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 916-5245.

Moldova is rated 4.7 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Moldova does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/moldova/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.