based on 13 reviews
article by Irina Gotisan,
via Radio Europa Libera
article by Lindsay Feinberg,
article by Howard Walfish,
co-founder of Eat to Blog and the creator of BrooklynVegetarian
Moldova Restaurant New York – Moldavian homemade food overseas
( in Romanian )
article by Olga Pascaru,
Moldova Restaurant is a excellent ambassador for the unassuming nation just northeast of Romania.
New York’s only Moldovan establishment is designed to appeal to the city’s Moldovan population and curious newcomers. The main dining room has a mix of large tables for the banquet-style dining common in this part of the world and four-tops designed for American-sized families.
Our party of 13 arrived sans reservation in the middle of the afternoon and immediately and graciously ushered to back room, a unique space where plants and green Christmas lights have been arranged in some sort of Slavic take on Fern Gully.
We were on a Gravesend food tour, so we sampled a half-dozen appetizers. The fasolita is a bean paste not dissimilar to white bean dip that pairs well with the provided dark bread. Ursuleti (described as a house special) are corn meal balls fried with a soft cheese inside and crumbled on top.
Several members of our well-traveled party noted the similarities to the food of northern Croatia, especially in the generous use of farmer’s cheese in the placinte – a filled pastry – and the coltunasi – a Moldovan take on pelmeni.
The food was hearty without being heavy, arrived quickly and with a smile.
For those planning a trip out here, I’d highly recommend Moldova Restaurant’s website, which has pictures and descriptions of the entire menu in English, with far more information than the standard New American site. A great experience.
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Ordered from Moldova (via GrubHub) when we were looking for something new. It seemed like a gamble because the few reviews we could find were varied; we really weren’t sure what to expect. But no need to worry — the food was awesome and delivery was fast. The homemade fruit punch was delightfully anti-Hi-C, the salata taranesc so simple yet so fresh and really well made; the carnaciori (kielbasa) perfectly seasoned and juicy; the snitzel, triumphant. It feels a bit strange to give it five stars; it’s not like it’s Daniel or something. But as far as a takeout experience goes, this was the absolute best we’ve had in a long, long time. Everything was fantastic (and reasonably priced), and we’ll definitely be repeat customers.
Brooklyn, New York, USA
If i could i would give it 10 stars!! The best food u can find in all new york!! Loved it, will deff go there again:)
AMAZING! … So fresh … Great portions … Very flavorful …. Absolutely delicious!
My new favorite restaurant. Stuffed grape leaves remind me of my grandmothers. Fried potatoes with mushrooms so good too.
Salutari din Norvegia:)
Si doresc sa va zic doar FELICITARI si BRAVO!
Multi clienti fericiți si cumsecade din orice colt al lumii!Translation from Romanian:
Greetings from Norway :)
I just want to say congratulations and BRAVO!
I wish you many happy customers in every corner of the world!
Esenia C. Steckmest,
via feedback form
Astazi am fost in ospetie la restaurantul Moldova,mi- a placut ambianta cit si mincarea,sigur ca am gustat din placinte cu brinza,scrumbie,eu am avut schitzel si iubitul meu costita de porc foarte delicioase bucate!A fost prima noastra vizita si ne vom reintoarce! Ce poate fi mai bun decit bucatele moldovenesti…Translation from Romanian:
Today I was at Moldova Restaurant, I liked the ambiance and the food as well, of course I tasted the cheese pastries, herring, I had my schnitzel and my boyfriend had a very delicious pork chop, very good food! It was our first visit and we will come again! What could be better than Moldovan dishes …
New York, New York, USA
Ma bucur nespus ca ati reusit , departe de casa , sa deschideti acest local pentru binele comun a conationaliloc nostri dar si pentru ai aduna impreuna pe cei care sunt departe de casa moldovenii nu sunt uniti de firea lor, nici in Italia si nici in Moldova. Bravo voua !!!Translation from Romanian:
I’m so happy that you could do it, far away from home, to open this place for the common good of our fellow citizens but also to gather those who are away from home, because how Andrei said Moldovans are not united neither in Italy or in Moldova. Good work!
Tatiana Nogailic, Association of Moldavian women in Italy,
Moldova Restaurant New York
Address: 1827 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn NY 11230
Tel (718) 998-2892