Chisinau

Traditional Restaurants

14 Feb 2020
Moldovan traditional food is rich, heart-warming and full of interesting flavours. You’ll be happy to discover dishes like Sarmale, Zeama , Mamaliga and Placinta that are definitley a must try when visiting the city. We’ve gathered together some of the best authentic restaurants in Chisinau, so you can enjoy the most delicious food the city has to offer.

La placinte
This chain restaurant is the perfect place to try the local cuisine, as it has numerous delicious Moldavian dishes at excellent prices. You can try their famous pies, soups or dishes like mamaliga, sarmale and mici that are very popular amongst tourist and locals. Their menu has pictures and the service is excellent, so it’s a perfect place for a relaxed meal with your family and children.

Propaganda Cafe 
The first thing you’ll notice at Propaganda Café is the cosy interesting interior that will make you feel like you’re dining in a quirky Moldovan house. The food is affordable and absolutely delicious, made with local ingredients and served in a warm atmosphere. The jazz music, delightful waiters and the good choice of wines are also a great reason to visit this place.

Vatra Neamului 
With great traditional Moldovan food and an interior decorated in a traditional style, this place has everything you would expect from lunch in Chisinau. Vatra Neamului will also delight you with a great wine selection and a lovely terrace that’s perfect for spring and summer. If you choose to stay inside, the place has several rooms to choose from and you can pick the one that fits your mood best.

La Taifas 
Either you want to try Moldovan rustic food, listen to local musicians or enjoy your day in a traditional Moldovan setting, La Taifas will not disappoint you. This popular restaurant located in the heart of the city has all the dishes you need to try in Chisinau, made with produce from local and regional farmers. Make sure to try the local pie with cheese or cabbage filling!

Salcioara
This popular traditional restaurant is one of the best places to experience fine dining in Chisinau. With dishes made using only the best local ingredients and an interior carefully decorated in the beautiful Moldovan style, this restaurant will quickly become one of your go to places in the city. The live music is also a plus, along with the very nice staff.

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