Waltham Aegean Now Open

by Chris Wangler 

November 17, 2022

A beloved Greek restaurant that closed during the pandemic has reopened on Moody Street.

The Aegean Restaurant is now open at 741 Moody near Shoppers Cafe.

Waltham mayor Jeannette McCarthy and Ward 8 city councilor Cathyann Harris were on hand for the grand opening Tuesday.

The new place will be run by Christa Bazarian and her husband Chris Ntasios, who are parents of four. 

“We actually met in the Watertown restaurant,” said Christa, referring to one of the earlier Aegean locations. 

Chris worked at the other Aegean in Framingham, where the couple live. 

Chris’ father opened the first restaurant back in 1981. It became one of the better known Greek places in the area before closing during COVID.

“We missed it,” said Christa. “And we feel like the community missed it and our kids missed it.” 

She and her husband, both restaurant veterans, tweaked the menu. “We still have the best of the original Aegean, but we added in some delicious Armenian options as well,” Christa said.

Beer and wine are also offered, including wines from both Greece and Armenia.

“We want this to feel like home for everybody,” said Christa. “Anyone who comes in here, we feel like they’re family to us.”

To create the new Aegean, the former S&S Tools bay was completed renovated into a new spot that the owners hope will be a destination for families.

Parking can be hard to find in the area, but relief is coming after the city acquired the former Bank of America property a few blocks away at 625 Moody. 

The former bank has been demolished, and the property is currently being transformed into a municipal parking lot.