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Moldova Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, Eastern European,
344 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458-1335
+1 617-916-5245
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“crepes” (12 reviews)
“polenta” (11 reviews)
“stew” (6 reviews)
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European, Eastern European, Romanian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
344 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458-1335
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to like this place more, but it didn’t live up to the great reviews. And it’s not cheap. The entrees for the four of us were highly over salted. I had braised lamb with roasted vegetables. The lamb was fine but the vegetables...More

Thank Ndetroit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has amazing succulent sweet and savory pastries that will leave you dreaming of more. So who would expect meal after gluten free meals of lamb, pork, beef, and chicken? Each stew is more comforting and tasty than the one before. Heavy emphasis on...More

Thank Intrepid_So_Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in here for lunch and we ordered several items that looked good on the menu, but the overall taste, especially the italianate-inspired dish lacked some polish in taste and texture. Sorry, others may find this restaurant exceptional, we did not. I think I will...More

Thank GabeyBaby
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This restaurant's decor is simple, but the food is anything but; in fact, it's extraordinary. The portions are hearty so we had plenty to take home after sharing two appetizers and an entree each. The combination of flavors were like nothing I've had before, yet...More

Thank Maryann C
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Not sure what was going on or what this place intends to use as a theme or focus, but not very inviting. I see they are expanding which may help the odd atmosphere. Food was very good but our server was having a bad night....More

Thank Django65
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a small, but about-to-expand ethnic restaurant specializing in the food and wine of Moldova. I'm delighted to report that my three dinner companions and I had a fantastic meal tonight where each course (appetizer, wine, main, espresso, and dessert) was a culinary delight...More

Thank Grateful-visitor70
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The crepes dessert is to die for. So light, fluffy and yummy! Love the fresh salad with feta and the stuffed grape leaves. Closes early, but still totally worth a visit.

Thank Christianne M
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Simple, family restaurant. Had a wonderful mid-afternoon meal here with family. We were impressed by the menu - so many things sounded new and delicious. Also many items that are gluten free by nature. Everything we ordered was delicious. Couple minor complaints - service was...More

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Located among a small bunch of establishments in Nonantum, one of Newton's villages, Moldova is informal, unassuming, and nicely calm. One doesn't expect to find such a distinctive place in that location. The decor is pleasant, the service is decent, and the food is decidedly...More

Thank marianc95
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The manager saw to it that they made me a custom vegan meal and it was delicious. The food, coffee and espresso were all very hot and wonderful. The atmosphere was nice & while there, it actually made us feel like we were actually in...More

Thank TimofBoston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-916-5245
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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 fl avors. With basic spices and herbs, various crops and meats, our dishes represent real masterpieces when it comes to combining it all, giving an incredible result for a well-balanced meal. Embark with us on a journey to a totally new culinary experience!
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