Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Greater Boston
  4. Boston
  5. Newton
Moldova, Newton, MA

Moldova

4.5
4.5
501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Eastern European
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have limited availability through OpenTable. To make reservations please visit www.tastemoldova.com

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.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Eastern European, Comfort Food, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00 Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00–15:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 916-5245
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Victor Sorici
  • Catering
    Enjoy our most popular dishes in a catering style set-up. Our menu quickly became a favorite for many downtown business offices. We cater both business lunches, afterwork get togethers or private parties with your family and friends. Impress everyone with something they have never tried before, and will leave them mouth watering.
  • Private party facilities
    One of our rooms are perfect for private small to large gatherings. You get your own team of cooks and servers who will ensure a enjoyable party. We custom make the menu for each private event, and make sure to cover all of your needs, including Entertainment, Floral Arrangements or decorations.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (617) 916-5245
  • Area
    Newton
  • Cross Street
    Chapel St
  • Parking Details
    Free parking lot in the rear of the building.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stations:<br />Watertown St @ Chapel St (558, 59)<br />Chapel St @ Watertown St (558)<br />75 Chapel St (558)
  • Entertainment
    Traditional Moldovan folclor music
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drag Brunch

    US$15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in a delectable brunch menu while enjoying the sassy and glamorous world of drag. Our talented queens will captivate you with their mesmerizing performances, lip-sync battles, and fierce dance moves. Be prepared to laugh, cheer, and be thoroughly entertained! Whether you're a drag enthusiast or new to the scene, Drag Brunch at Moldova Restaurant is the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Gather your friends, dress to impress, and get ready to have an absolute blast! Performances by: Mercedes Benzover | Peprika Savage | Betweenya Lipz | Brandy Shimmer | Bonita Katrina Free Parking. Full Dinner and Brunch Menu. Air Conditioning.
    Drag Brunch photo
  • Live Music and Dancing with DVinci Soul

    US$15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Are you ready for this high energy 6-Piece Soul/R&B/Motown band? It will be fantastic! Danceable Motown/Soul/R&B music from Stevie Wonder, Aretha, Earth Wind & Fire to Curtis Mayfield and Amy Winehouse. Soulful three part harmonies, cool horns, and a tight, funky rhythm section. We are excited to bring this band for another performance at Moldova Restaurant. We expect a lively performance with lots of dancing all night long! A ticket will guarantee a seat in our live music room but you may also pay at the door, if there's space available. Full Bar and Dinner menu available. No minimum spend requirements! Music Starts at 7:00PM. Kitchen and Bar open until 10:00PM. More info on the website.
    Live Music and Dancing with DVinci Soul photo
  • Live Music Friday

    US$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Every Friday we host bands for an energetic and memorable experience. Genres are very diverse, from jazz to salsa. For all upcoming shows please visit our website www.tastemoldova.com/musicandevents. Some evenings have a more relaxed vibe, and some nights we have dance floors open, so make sure to check ahead who's playing. Guests are able to order dinner from our regular Dinner menu while enjoying the music. Music plays 7PM to 10pm. Kitchen is open until 9:45. Bar is open until 10. We provide a platform for local musicians to perform, and strive to pay fair rates in order to support the bands and their efforts. The cover charge helps us continue putting together entertaining and diverse lineups, and is solely used to pay the bands.
    Live Music Friday photo

What 501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

501 Reviews
  1. Fiona

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I really love this place BUT they have to improve on the food. It's just not good! I want it to be but it's so disappointing. Roast chicken dinner is pieces of chicken that's tasteless and looks like chicken nuggets. Comes with some kind of slaw that's mushy and watery. Polenta is oily and not seasoned. Does the hummus have mayo in it? Better chef? Better recipes?

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I think everything was pretty average. The food is bland and the service was extremely slow and mediocre.The live music was great.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The experience was great! First time eating at this restaurant and I look forward to coming back! Overall amazing experience!

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very fun and unique food! Music was a little loud but we were right next to the jazz musician.

    Is this helpful?

  5. MikeD

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the music was great! Very enjoyable evening!

    Is this helpful?

  6. BillZ

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time diner. Nice people, nice space. Great music on the speakers during the visit. Food was very good and satisfying. Service was pleasant and attentive. It will seem a touch slower than many other restaurants, but I actually enjoyed a leisurely dinner rather than made to feel rushed. It was a nice night out. I will be back.

    Is this helpful?

  7. Sarah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3rd time listing and we will definitely be back for more! Love the delicious food and ambiance, not to mention the wine selection. This is one of our favorite date spots in the Boston area.

    Is this helpful?

  8. RevDocDiner

    Greater Boston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Moldova is just like if not better than homemade which is what it is in truth. Their food is not mass produced by any means and is obviolusly the product of a labor of love, with each dish being hand crafted and authentic with unbelievably outstanding texture and flavor. One just can't get enough of it and then can't wait to go back for more. And don't by any mean skip dessert. Great selection of unusual wines.

    Is this helpful?

  9. Latelunchfans

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable experience Food is always terrific

    Is this helpful?

  10. Happy

    Greater Boston

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the food. The lamb stew is fantastic. The polenta is outstanding. Will definitely be back soon!

    Is this helpful?

  11. JeffreyP

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at Moldova with live music. Outstanding! Excellent food.

    Is this helpful?

  12. LSS1

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal at Moldova. We had the braised lamb and the sausage and cabbage dishes (Mititei). We had an excellent red wine, "Lupi". Our Americanos came with small sour cherry crepes that were excellent. Service was friendly and prompt.

    Is this helpful?

  13. LaurieT

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow—- ended up waiting 25 min at end of meal for desert, and finally cancelled it. Host/ manager was fairly rude. Plus, the musical trio that we went to hear ended up being only a duo, cause one musician never showed up. Music seemed like background music instead of a performance that we expected. Al in all, a disappointing evening.

    Is this helpful?

  14. Jams

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Been here many times. Food is fantastic and interesting. Very good wine selection. Friendly service.

    Is this helpful?

  15. ANNMARIEL

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Molldova is a very good restaurant. We always enjoy the food and the people are always very welcoming. It's expensive, though.

    Is this helpful?

  16. ViolettaP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, very professional and nice service. Wish the dessert menu included a few more options. Definitely returning in the future.

    Is this helpful?

  17. Authenticfoodlover

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy place with courteous staff, excellent wines and interesting and delicious menu! The choice of life music (blues from the 30s) was also exquisite. Highly recommend this restaurant!

    Is this helpful?

  18. Great

    Greater Boston

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Food was excellent - braised beef, braised lamb very tasty. Cherry desserts were delicious. Was fairly crowded (8 tables) and only 1 server working, but she kept up better than servers at other restaurants with fewer tables. Kudos to her!

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! I would absolutely eat here again; every dish ordered was outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  20. CherylW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Moldova - food with music! What more can you ask for., excellent trout filet & traditional foods from Moldova & Eastern Europe. Great idea to start a dinner club.

    Is this helpful?

  21. saral

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service waited over 15 minutes for the waitress to come over. She did appear to be on her own. The Uzbek pilaf with lamb was very salty and oily and there was not much lamb and two pieces were definitely just fat.

    Is this helpful?

  22. ElizabethW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I never get tired of this place. Kind people, great food, interesting wines and beers.

    Is this helpful?

  23. KateF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at Moldova. There is an extensive offering of wines and most are sold by the glass. They accommodated us by letting us buy a bottle of Cava, which was served with flutes and an ice bin. We had to refill our own glasses. Exceptional, flavorful dishes were eggplant, chicken crepes, and trout for an entree served with polenta. I had to ask about the 3 sauces. Feta which was shredded and sour cream for the polenta and herbs infused with oil for the fish cooked to perfection. I would recommend Maldova and hope to return for a wine tasting event which are offered periodically.

    Is this helpful?

  24. DJC18

    Greater Boston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best way to enjoy Moldova is to go with a group of people and sample various items from the menu. We tried several appetizers and main dishes and were not disappointed. Loved the lamb dish as well as the stuffed cabbage. The Moldovan wine was excellent. Service was attentive and the price was very reasonable. Hope to be back soon.

    Is this helpful?

  25. AnnB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Hearty dishes with wonderful flavors! Menu clearly showed what was gluten-free, which I greatly appreciated.

    Is this helpful?

  26. ThomasW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service and Atmosphere. Bartender selected us a special wine which was very good

    Is this helpful?

  27. MargaretT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ood was authentic and great. We all enjoyed the meal.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, wine selection, and food !!!!!

    Is this helpful?

  29. StefanN

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just absolutely delicious and very kind staff! Would recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  30. ootg1

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, authentic East European cuisine. Wine list is also interesting and delicious. Order the cherry Moldovan pie for dessert. It’s terrific! We’re so happy to have discovered Moldova!

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the waiter was so nice! Definitely will come again and taste other food.

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We like this restaurant! Food is delicious. Servers always eager to oblige.

    Is this helpful?

  33. Judy

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great and we enjoyed the music coming from the next room. We were a little cold sitting under a blower, but the hostess moved us promptly when we requested.

    Is this helpful?

  34. Lianne

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice warm ambience, good healthy food choices, wine pricey.

    Is this helpful?

  35. HelenS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The host/owner made a big deal switching tables for us. Server did not offer us bread like they did to other patrons. They did not seem to care

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice lunch and appreciate the lunch specials.

    Is this helpful?

  37. Chris

    Greater Boston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here never disappoints. It’s always fresh and flavorful, from the first course of pickled vegetables to the hot pan fried apple pie, and the lamb entrees in between. We never felt rushed even though we were late. I wish it was closer, but it’s always worth the half-plus hour trip.

    Is this helpful?

  38. MikeZ

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, but this is not the place to go for a quick bite... Service was slow (but good when they did get to us)

    Is this helpful?

  39. SurenA

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great music. Staff was very helpful in food choices.

    Is this helpful?

  40. linda

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and such a unique experience. They had a band there that was so good! Very fun.

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.5 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Moldova

344 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Chapel St
  • Area
    Newton
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00 Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00–15:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Eastern European, Comfort Food, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking lot in the rear of the building.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stations:Watertown St @ Chapel St (558, 59)Chapel St @ Watertown St (558)75 Chapel St (558)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Victor Sorici
  • Entertainment
    Traditional Moldovan folclor music
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 916-5245
  • Catering
    Enjoy our most popular dishes in a catering style set-up. Our menu quickly became a favorite for many downtown business offices. We cater both business lunches, afterwork get togethers or private parties with your family and friends. Impress everyone with something they have never tried before, and will leave them mouth watering.
  • Private party facilities
    One of our rooms are perfect for private small to large gatherings. You get your own team of cooks and servers who will ensure a enjoyable party. We custom make the menu for each private event, and make sure to cover all of your needs, including Entertainment, Floral Arrangements or decorations.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (617) 916-5245
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo