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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

We ordered takeout from the restaurant website. It was so yummy! If you are looking to try something a bit different from your standard American or other commonly available cuisines— I recommend you try Moldovan! Everything we ordered was tasty— sarmale, chicken and mushroom crepes,...borscht, country style salad and mamaliga — delish.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

Just really great food, and fine Moldovan wine. Have been here twice in last 2 months and wish we lived closer. The pies are awesome as are the lamb and pork dishes.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

I'd never had Moldovan food before so I was excited to try this restaurant. The experience was so disappointing! We sat at our table for a long time before we were given water, and several people who were seated after us got their water and...even ordered before us. We felt like an afterthought, and we spent a lot of money! The meat dishes we ordered (roasted lamb and braided beef) were good; the meat was really tender. The dumplings were nothing spectacular, and there desserts were ok. I'm glad I tried it, but I don't need to go back. The best part were the wines and the hot chocolate; they were delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 23, 2021

Left this restaurant feeling angry (& hungry - mini meals - exhorbitant prices ) & ripped off - Do not recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 18, 2021

Food is junk, service was awful. Sky high prices. I am not recommending to anyone. Do not take chances.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

Moldova Restaurant is a nice sized restaurant with two dining rooms and outdoor seating of half a dozen tables on the sidewalk. The food is excellent. We had a few appetizers and entrees and left full and happy. The roasted eggplant was excellent. Ground chickpeas,...olives served with light crackers was good, as were the country style salads with goat cheese. The lamb kabobs served with fried potatoes was the star. With the braised beef and roasted lamb coming in a close second. We added some Moldovan Vodka and left very happy. Am planning to return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

Enlarged space since my last visit. Great decor. Wonderful menu. Had the prok dumplings - great taste. Lamb kebabs (like lamb sausage), roasted potatoes and pickled onions a hit. Grape leaves stuffed with pork and cabbage leaves stuffed with chicken very tasty. Plenty of parking,...great service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Authentic and very good cuisine. Clean, bright, modern dining room with friendly service. Highly recommend the appetizers and desserts. We were also very happy with our entree choices…sarmale, kebab de miel and braised beef. Don’t forget the extensive Moldovan wine list. We’ll be back! Multsemesc!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food! Placinte cu visina and Placinte cu branza are great. Will be back again. The best Eastern European food in New England!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

Excellent, authentic food. Eggplant caviar was my favorite. Everything was very fresh. Service was friendly and unpretentious, as it should be in a family place.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Went with a date to Moldova because I has seen good reviews but we were both disappointed with the food. My main course was an oily pile of meat and potatoes with a few strands of pickled red onion top. It became a monotomous task...just to get through it. There was little variety in the flavor, the only brightness was brought by the onions which ran out quickly. The TVs in the restaurant also bever stopped showing promos for the country of Moldova. It made me wonder if the restaurant was some weird guerilla advertising for the country's tourism business Perhaps I ordered the wrong item but I do was not satisfied with my meal at Moldova and do not intend to returnMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2019

This was our first chance to experience the cuisine of Moldova - the selections we chose were great comfort food for a cold winter night! The potato dumplings and pan fried cheese filled bread we chose were great appetizers, then we shared the stuffed cabbage...and grape leaves, served WARM, which was also nice. Had not before had wines from Moldova either - had a nice, bright, fruity varietal that was new to us. The ambiance is a bit plain - would love it if it were more representative of Moldova to enhance the experience. At our request, they switched the music to Moldovan (rather than a station streaming American “Christmas” music which seemed bizarre while eating this delicious unusual fare). Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

The Moldova Restaurant in Newton is the first eastern European restaurant we’ve visited in the Boston area. Eastern European food seems to be mix of Russian and Greek. We had a very nice pie with potatoes to start – a phyllo dough pie stuffed with...potatoes and feta cheese. My wife had a glass of Moldavian wine – a drinkable light red similar to a pinot noir. Service was friendly and quick. Food came out quickly. Restaurant ambiance was comfortable with photos of Moldova (we assumed) on the walls. I had a dish with grilled minced beef and pork rolls, served with fresh cabbage salad, baked potato topped with sour cream and scallions, pickles and homemade hot sauce on the side. The hot sauce was more tangy than hot, but I liked it a lot. My wife had the roasted lamb, stewed in special wine and rosemary sauce, served with roasted vegetables. Both were very good. Both are on the bland side of the flavor spectrum, but we enjoyed them none the less. I would classified Moldavian cuisine as comfort food. If you are looking for something delicious and different, we highly recommend the Moldova Restaurant in Newton.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Stumbled across this place through Groupon. Excellent food and lovely space. I had never tried Moldovian food before, and it distinguished itself from other Eastern European food with the high quality savory pastries. Also, the apple dessert was the best dish I have eaten anywhere...in years. If they are hosting a wine tasting with accompanying dishes make sure to get tickets. It is an excellent value and enjoyable night out.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Our recent dinner at Moldova was our second meal there and everything was delicious as before. The room is cozy and the staff is friendly, and the cheese pie and polenta are amazing. This is our new go to spot for a special meal.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Moldova Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4