Restaurants

Top Choice Ukrainian in Tiraspol

Kumanyok

This smart, super-friendly, traditional Ukrainian place is set in a kitsch faux-countryside home, where diners are attended to by a fleet of peasant-dressed waitresses. The menu is hearty Ukrainian fare; think varen…
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 …
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…
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…
Moldovan in Chişinău

Oraşul Vechi

This stylish restaurant with classic paintings, antique-style street lamps and a fireplace has live piano music some evenings and a pleasant semi-outdoor terrace with vines creeping around the wrought-iron exterior.…
Moldovan in Bendery

La Plǎcinte

The local branch of this popular Moldovan chain has soaring floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on Bendery's main drag. More than a dozen varieties of plǎcintǎ (stuffed pastries) in various styles are on offer, plu…
Russian in Chişinău

Cafeterea Gǎlbenuş

Catering to an impoverished university crowd, this stolovaya (cafeteria) is the best place in the centre for quick budget eats. Point and choose from traditional Russian salads and lunch favourites like beef strogan…