addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Moldovan Dinner at Moldova

For a change from weeknight dinners in diverse neighborhoods, let's have a Sunday dinner in New York City's "least diverse" neighborhood, Midwood, home to the City's only Moldovan restaurant.

Moldova the country is in far, far away Eastern Europe, between Romania and the Ukraine.  Moldova the restaurant is in far, far away Brooklyn, between Flatbush and Sheepshead Bay.

Make your way to Woody Allen's old neighborhood to discover the subtle charms of this "Sleeper" cuisine in a festive restaurant with rustic "Interiors".


The proposed menu:

Placinte "Ileana Cosinzeana": Pastries with farmer cheese and dill

Colunasi "Fat Frumos": Dumplings

Salata din Limba: Veal tongue, tomato and cucumber salad

Muraturi: Assorted pickles

Mititei: Skinless beef sausages

Carp: Fried carp

Costita: Pork chops

Mamaliga: Cornmeal mush served with cheese and sour cream


The final bill, including tax and tip, for the meal will be divided equally among the diners. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks and individual desserts that you order. The estimated cost per diner is $20-30. Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Seating is limited to one table. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.


Public Transportation:

-  Q to Avenue M

-   F to Avenue N


Distance between New York and Chișinău, Moldova:

4,753 miles




Join or login to comment.

  • Sally

    Coney Island Avenue in Midwood is full of one and onlys, America’s biggest kosher supermarket, a combination car wash and kosher bagel shop, the Cretan Brotherhood of NY and Moldova, NYC’s one and only Moldovan restaurant. Moldova’s dumplings are named for Fat Frumos, which sounds like a schoolyard taunt, but is in fact the Romanian Prince Charming. The placinte, a cheese filled flat pastry, is named for his partner in the happily ever after, Ileana Cosinzeana. Both were royally delicious. Mamaliga is a must have. Mash the scoops of thick cornmeal mush with the feta and sour cream for a luscious side. If you’re in the mood for an unsheathed wiener, pair it with the mititei covered in pungent onions. Unless you like the stuff congealed on the bottom of a refrigerated turkey carcass, skip the racituri. Make sure to ask for all three sauces, sweet and spicy ketchup, sinus clearing mustard and garlicky mujdei. Just don’t expect them to help the racituri.

    May 1, 2013

  • Sahar S.

    Sorry guys, can't make it tomorrow..I'm gonna be upstate in Rochester. But that place is awesome! I've been there and their desert- berry crepes are super yummy

    April 27, 2013

  • Paul L.

    This spot in far, far away Brooklyn is about a ten minute walk from my house. Last summer I waited by the bus stop there several times when I needed to catch the Coney Island Ave bus. ( There was an Indian restaurant in that location then)

    April 1, 2013

    • Sally

      From your perspective, most of our Meetups take place in far, far away Queens.

      April 1, 2013

  • Sahar S.

    Ooh never had Moldovan food! What's it like?

    March 27, 2013

    • Sally

      Like many other Eastern European cuisines, it is hearty and delicious in its simplicity.

      March 27, 2013

  • John C

    Sounds great. Look forward to it

    March 27, 2013

6 went

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy