The Republic of Moldova is not one of the most spectacular countries in the world, but it is a real treat when it comes to food. The great culinary experience I had there, was one of the aspects which made my trip to Moldova really pleasant.
Whenever I visit a new country, I love discovering and trying its culinary delights. It goes without saying that the Republic of Moldova was no exception. After my experience there, I can honestly say that this country is blessed with a lot of great restaurants. Four of these restaurants made my days in Moldova really pleasant. In case you want to try the Moldovan cuisine, I recommend that you eat in one of the following four restaurants:
Central Pub Bourbon was the first place where I ate in Chisinau and it turned out to be a perfect choice. As the name suggests, it is situated in the center of Chisinau, at 79, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Boulevard. Even though this place is a pub and not a restaurant, it has a lot to offer in terms of culinary diversity. From European and Asian specialties to American ones, Central Pub Bourbon serves delicious dishes which can satisfy all tastes. On the menu of the pub you can find traditional dishes, fish and seafood specialties, soup, delicious meat dishes and local beer and wine.
You can have a delicious meal in a lovely atmosphere. Modern and vintage elements mix together in order to create the perfect setting. Central Pub Bourbon also has a beautiful terrace embellished with flowers and interesting decorative elements. The icing on the cake is the dedication and the professionalism of the staff.Andy’s is another great option when it comes to food and good mood. The restaurant is very popular among Moldovans thanks to its delicious specialties and its great atmosphere. There are a lot of Andy’s restaurants all over the city, but most of them are located in downtown Chisinau.
I had a great culinary experience at the restaurant situated on 152, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Boulevard, right in the heart of the city. Even though the specialty of the house is pizza, Andy’s offers a diversified menu. From traditional soup and meat specialties to a variety of salads and deserts, all the dishes are simply delicious.
In addition, the terrace of this restaurant is a gorgeous space embellished with a lot of decorative plants and flowers. After a busy day in the city, this is the perfect place in case you want to rest and relax in a welcoming atmosphere. The well-trained staff will make your culinary experience here even more pleasant.
La Placinte is simply the perfect choice, in case you love traditional pies. There are 10 La Placinte restaurants in the central area of Chisinau and it is practically impossible not to pass by one of them, while you are enjoying this part of the city. I tried these delicious pies on 100, Mitropolit Dosoftei Street, and it turned out to be a great decision because I had a lovely time there.
La Placinte is the place where you can try a variety of pies such as meat pies, cheese pies and fruit pies. Besides pies, La Placinte serves a variety of meat specialties, salads, soup, deserts and other local dishes. The delicious food goes hand in hand with the welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant also has a large and beautiful terrace which will be the perfect space to rest and relax when the weather is nice. In addition, the staff is really kind and well-trained and it goes without saying that the service is impeccable.
Last but not least, I would like to recommend La Butuc Restaurant, which is situated in the village of Butuceni. The restaurant is part of the complex called Vila Etnica and it is an absolutely gorgeous place. Arranged in a traditional style, with swings and wooden carriages and embellished with a lot of plants and flowers, the terrace of this restaurant is a fairytale space.
The gorgeous rustic setting and the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant go hand in hand with the delicious traditional food. From traditional soup and pies to delicious main dishes, all food is a real treat because it is prepared with natural ingredients. Here, I have eaten the best borsch (beet root soup) and the best cheese pie. All the dishes can be served with a glass of local wine or beer or with fresh juice and lemonade. In addition, the professionalism and the kindness of the staff will make your experience here even more pleasant.
I’m sure that Moldova is blessed with many more great restaurants, but I really recommend these four places. In case you don’t want to take any risks and live a perfect culinary experience in the Republic of Moldova, you could follow in my footsteps and try the same restaurants.