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News and reviews

  • 24 March, 2023 - Da Vinci Ristorante is now open at 482 Moody Street, former location of Charcoal Guido's. Patch wrote that Shingara Singh, better known as the chef and restaurateur Peppino, is bringing a taste of Italy to Moody Street.
  • 23 March, 2023 - A sign above 456 Moody Street, former home of The Pollo Club says Waku-Waku ramen x sake.
  • 17 March, 2023 - According to a Facebook post by the Waltham Channel, Deep Ellum opened today at 467 Moody Street. I could not find a phone number or website.
  • 8 February, 2023 - Fin's Sushi & Grill is now open at 922 Main Street.
  • 22 January, 2023 - A new bakery-cafe, Mister Monut, opened at 873 Main Street. A job post on Glassdoor called it a "brand new, fast-paced bakery concept" that "will be serving Asian themed desserts."
  • 2 November, 2022 - According to a Facebook post from The Waltham Channel, Deep Ellum, a popular gastropub in Allston that closed several years ago, will take over the space where The Gaff is located at 467 Moody Street. The eatery and bar will offer a full menu with items including burgers, charcuterie boards, a "great Reuben," and a Saturday brunch with breakfast tacos. Co-owner Max Toste said Deep Ellum also plans to offer entertainment, possibly jazz in the afternoon. There is currently no closing date for The Gaff, which first opened in 2009.
  • 28 October 28, 2022 - According to a source, Fin's Sushi and Grill is planning to open in Waltham, with a post on the Bring Retail to Waltham Facebook page indicating that it will take over the space on Main Street that had been home to such dining spots as A Lee 88 Chinese Restaurant, Jiang Nan, Noodle Hut, and Jin's Sichuan House. Once it opens, the new outlet of Fin's will join others in Boston's Beacon Hill, Kenmore Square, and Brighton, and expect it to offer such options as soups, salads, appetizers, sushi, noodle and rice dishes, and various entrees. The address for the upcoming location of Fin's Sushi and Grill is 922 Main Street. The website for all locations of Fin's is at /
  • 6 September, 2022 - Saw on facebook today: Ok, anyone have the inside scoop on Mr Monut?! Opening up soon at the former location of Anna's Pizza! I LOVE the idea of an Asian Dessert shop in our town - super excited! Mister Monut | Handcrafted Asian Desserts, Waltham's first Asian variety dessert shop. Coming soon; opening September 2022. 873 Main Street. This is the site of Anna's Pizza House.
  • 21 July, 2022 - Reported by Boston Restaurant Talk: A source tells us (via Kiat Cormier on the Chew on This Facebook page) that the Aegean Restaurant is planning to open in Waltham, with an Instagram page from the business saying "Look out for our opening day announcement!" while also indicating that it will offer both Greek and Armenian fare. Kiat mentions that the dining spot will be opening on Moody Street, with the address indicating that it will apparently move into the old S&S Tools space. The Aegean once had locations in Watertown and Framingham, though the former closed in 2016 and the latter closed during the pandemic and went up for auction last spring; both restaurants were known for their classic Greek dishes such as stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie, roast leg of lamb, gyro plates, shrimp kabobs, chicken souvlaki, moussaka, and pastitsio. The address for the upcoming Aegean Restaurant in Waltham is 741 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453.
  • 30 April, 2022 - Emma's Macarons celebrated their grand opening. This shop is at 248 Moody Street, in the space where Alba Mediterranean Market once was, between Gustazo and Kung Fu Tea. Owner Jeane Hoang specializes in small batch French macarons. Every batch is made to order, and she is known to combine unique flavors and customize macarons for special occasions, making macaron towers, cakes and special themed cookies.
  • 9 April, 2022 - A Lee 88 Chinese Restaurant opened on March 23, at 922 Main Street. This is the former site of Jiang Nan, which closed in 2021.
  • 23 March, 2022 - Common Good Co., a coffee shop and co-working space, opened at 419 Moody Street.
  • 17 March, 2022 - According to their website, Demo's Waltham, at 146 Lexington Street, is now Boston Kebab.
  • 21 February, 2022 - Watch City Grill opens at 573 Main Street, next to Asia Wok. The new restaurant takes the place of Food Express Pizza & Deli and expands into the storefront formerly occupied by Via Latina.
  • 11 February, 2022 - Jiang Nan at 922 Main Street is now Sichuan Cuisine
  • 10 February, 2022 - On facebook somebody wrote: Excited to see work finally starting at the old Bison County site. Taste House Sichuan restaurant is underway!
  • 29 January, 2022 - New York Deli & Pizzeria has apparently changed hands, and will soon be known as New York Pizza and Tacos. A sign in the window lists burritos, tacos and quesadillas.
  • 5 January, 2022 - Email received January 4 says: To our loyal customers, It is with heavy hearts that we announce that both Molti on Moody and the Pollo Club in Waltham will be closing their doors effective immediately. Along with the entire restaurant community, COVID-19 has had a direct impact on our businesses, and we have made the difficult decision not to reopen after a challenging several years. We want to thank our amazing team and our wonderful community who have been so supportive through the years. Both Molti on Moody and the Pollo Club were special additions to the Waltham dining scene, and we are proud of what we created for the neighborhood and our guests. If you have a neighborhood restaurant that you enjoy, please visit, and show them some business during these challenging times.
  • 29 September, 2021 - Owners of Stazione di Federal say they will open on the week of Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 11.
  • 30 August, 2021 - The Painted Burro opened in the plaza at 99 Third Avenue this month. This is the site of Osteria Posto, which went into hibernation during the pandemic, but never woke up. Owner Joe Cassinelli, who owns another restaurant with the same name in Somerville, said he's looking forward to hosting people out on the patio with a frozen margarita bar there during the warmer months.