Restaurants

Top Choice Caucasian in Chişinău

Gok-Oguz

It's well worth the short taxi ride north of the centre to Chişinău's only Gagauzian restaurant. Gagauzian food has Turkic, Romanian and Russian influences, and the offerings here include carne de miel po Gheorhievs…
Top Choice Cafe in Chişinău

Coffee Molka

The charismatic owner's love of coffee is on display everywhere at Coffee Molka, from Turkish coffee faithfully prepared according to an ancient style, to shelves of antique coffee grinders that make up part of the …
Top Choice International in Chişinău

Grill House

It may not look like much from the street, but inside this sleek place you'll find the best steaks in town served up by attentive staff from the glassed-in, fire-oven kitchen. Creative pasta dishes complement the ar…
Moldovan in Chişinău

Vatra Neamului

This superb place boasts charming old-world decor, unfailingly genial staff and – by night – a duet strumming traditional Moldovan instruments. A long menu of imaginatively dressed-up meats – think stewed pork with …
Central Asian in Chişinău

Caravan

If you've never experienced the charms of Uzbek and other Central Asian cuisines, definitely beeline it here for a primer. The menu runs the gamut from Uzbek plov (pilaf) and lamb manty (dumplings), to Turkic dolma …
Moldovan in Chişinău

La Taifas

A basement eatery with an understated traditional interior and excellent service, La Taifas is a fine spot to sample authentic Moldovan favourites like plǎcinte (stuffed pastries – order them with brânză, or ewes' m…
Italian in Chişinău

Carmelo

This Italian-run restaurant, gelateria and delicatessen has some of the best food in town and attracts a smart clientele of foreigners and business people. The real draws are the excellent pasta dishes and filling, …
Moldovan in Chişinău

Pani Pit

In the heart of Chişinău's main drinking and dining area is this charming courtyard restaurant with cushioned cast-iron chairs, vines and a small waterfall. It features peasant-uniformed staff serving Moldovan dishe…
International in Chişinău

Propaganda Cafe

This highly recommended, popular student-oriented cafe serves very good mains built around chicken, pork and beef, as well as inventive salads and desserts – all at very reasonable prices. The playfully antique inte…
International in Chişinău

Robin Pub

A friendly, affordable, local-pub feel reigns in this tastefully decorated hangout along Chişinău's central walking street. The menu includes omelettes, pastas and grills, including a professionally handled rib eye …