Toscano Restaurant
Toscano Restaurant

Toscano Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toscanoboston.com/
  • Phone: 6177234090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining available please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris 6177234090
  • Special Events: Please refer to website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut
  • Public Transit: Red Line MGH/Charles St. station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On street meter parking available. Valet night time only starting at 5 PM.
A word from Toscano Restaurant
Nestled among the antique shops, boutiques and cafes along Beacon Hill's famous Charles Street, Toscano restaurant remains a staple of Boston's oldest neighborhood.
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Toscano Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (110)special occasion (89)fit for foodies (81)romantic (68)notable wine list (63)good for groups (41)great for lunch (41)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Always great
    BillandPatti
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I go to Toscanos 3-4 times a year and its always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience
    cornell
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday for twins. We had outstanding attention from our waiter, Santiago, and his wine and meal suggestions were dead on . Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Birthday destination
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our daughter lives in the neighborhood and every year, on her birthday this is where she requests to go. (Occasionally during the year also!) Year after year we are never disappointed. Peter is an excellent server, he knows what to recommend and is always spot on. The appetizers are large enlighten to share, the wine list has something for all and the food is delicious. My favorite is the lamb, always wonderful. The filets are prepared with imagination and the desserts a perfect way to end a fabulous meal, candle and all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We arrived for a birthday celebration and left with full stomachs and a great memory. My one caveat was the feeling of being rushed. The service was so fast to move us from drinks to dinner to desserts that we felt like we didn't have enough time to enjoy one anothers company. Otherwise a stellar dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    DityVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was very good and they allowed two of us to have two half portions of pasta when we were trying to decide. There was an excellent portion of wine by the glass served in carafes that were probably a glass and a half. We were disturbed be a loud waiter at the table next to us but in all fairness had a couple was impossible to pleas and asked for details on almost everything on the menu. We came early for our 5:30 reservation, yet they seemed to place a rush on our leaving by clearing plates and glasses as each of us finished our wine or entree. Overall, the food was very good, the ambience nice and in general the noise level was low.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    TryNewPlaces
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dinner was delicious. We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was perfect. Our table was ready when we arrived, our server was gracious and attentive, and her menu recommendations were spot on. My husband had the sea bass special and I had the veal scallopini Milanese, both were delicious. When I made the reservation I had indicated it was our anniversary and they remembered. We were served a scrumptious desert on the house. The restaurant helped to make our 27th anniversary very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ZoneDoggy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Ate at Tuscano while in town for Emerson College family visiting day. Food was solid and love the neighborhood. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    highexpectationsVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very knowledgable waitress. Fab food, great atmosphere. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Excellent.
    FoxyladyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have always enjoyed our lunches/dinners here. We wanted to show our friends a nice time. They raved about their codfish and we thought the swordfish was delicious. It was a bit more noisy this time, but still lovely. A wonderful Italien meal in a beautiful setting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Have been coming to Toscanos for years and they always excel. Great food, atmosphere and service! Make sure you walk Charles Street before dinner and visit the local shops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • newtah2
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Our party of 6 enjoyed a very delicious lunch. The service was excellent, the choice of food was very good and the dishes we selected were superb. Two from our party had wine and rated it very high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jm877985
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had a birthday dinner for two. Food and service were both excellent. Peter was our server was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosi Buono
    christiane
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Luckily we had a reservation because the restaurant filled up quickly .Food and service were outstanding.Authentic Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again an outstanding experience at Toscano! Exceptional food-our party LOVED ALL of or dishes-mussels, minestrone soup, insalata Mista Toscano, eggplant parmigiana, lobtster, veal milanese, Pasta Bolognese and Filet Mignon Tutto Pepe topped off by the most AMAZING blueberry torte for dessert all served by Federico who was extremely attentive and ensured the service matched the outstanding meal! Looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feri
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The greatest Italian restaurant in Boston. best Arabiata sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopeful but disappointed
    Tornado
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had eaten at the bar one night after a concert and was very pleased with the late night menu and service. When I came back for dinner, I was very disappointed in my meal of linguine and clams as it was basically tasteless. The Carpaccio was tasteless as well. My fiancé's lamb chops were absolutely delicious. I am thinking the red meat entrees were probably the way to go. Overall, I was disappointed in the food...
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    One of the best waitstaff I have had in years! Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Respite from the hustle and bustle
    MaryfVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    White tablecloths, excellent service and good food make this a classic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6Friends
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is a favorite and we will be back. Good food, good location, nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Reegz18
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary, The restaurant itself was beautiful, but the food was quite the disappointment. The quality of the food was definitely not worth the price, for the prices on the menu we definitely expected something a lot better. Just for one example, My boyfriends filet was first undercooked (not a problem, Quick fix) but then it came back and it was very bland. There was No flavor, and theTexture to the meat was off, it was disappointing. We were complimented with a dessert which was delicious, but We Wouldn't go there again, overall it was just an okay experience for an expensive bill.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, stuck-up service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere. Rated service as poor because our server was inhospitable, stuck-up and looked bothered to have to talk to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lived up to the hype!
    SCFoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Highly recommended! Very tasty and authentic food and exceptional wine list!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresco
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My first time to Toscano and it will surely not be the last. Seated on time in the section away from the bar; window seat. Prompt service and great food. I'm not a wine expert but their Pinot by the glass was very good. Prices were moderate compared with other good, Italian restaurants in Boston. Hard to find fault and probably a 4.5 overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Harvard Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    New Toscano is a beautiful space with the same great food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not disappoint
    SB4diningVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant. Had heard and read good reviews and we were not disappointed. First - the martinis were perfection. We had the bruschette and the carpaccio as appetizers. Both excellent. We both had salads, which were awesome, but should have shared one as they are pretty generous. We ordered the bolognese and scaloppine limone for dinner and both were perfect. We had a great meal and will definitely return the next time in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OnaK
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was certainly a treat. The service, wine, and food were great. Highlights were the Toscano rigatoni, muscles, pork chop pizzaiola, and pistachio ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    BobS
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Boston..and their recently opened Harvard Square location is consistent with the same food, service and quality. Diverse menu - not inexpensive but worth the money. Outstanding Italian wine list. Best restaurant week menu and value in the City. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A restaurant week GREAT FIND. Good portions and selections to chose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I came here for my husbands birthday because of all the great reviews. This was one of the worst Italian meals I have had. Truly, not good. Two days before I was at Giulia in Cambridge which was phenomenal. I was really wishing I had just gone back. Really disappointed.
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  • Decent service, better food.
    EvyKVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My friend and I grabbed a late girl's lunch yesterday around 1:30pm. This is rounding out the lunch scene and we enjoyed the 3-course restaurant week menu. The sirloin was good, the potatoes that came with it were fantastic. The tomato bread soup was interesting, though I'm not sure I would get it again. My friend's salmon was perfectly done and I think the best dish of the lunch. Unfortunately, our server was quite rushed and made us feel that way. The restaurant was not packed (several empty tables around us), yet she made us feel rushed while ordering, didn't offer to make any recommendations, and didn't really seem to care to check on us too much. Would have been a much better experience had it not been for the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    tartuffo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Toscano never disappoints, food was excellent and beautifully presented. Service was very professional. Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner
    DentomVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our first tie here in 15 years and we were not disappointed. The food was flavor fill and our server Santiago truly made the evening memorable with his expert advice and attentive service. We are already planning our return reservations. We definitely will not wait another 1 years to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This visit brought my guest and I in during Boston's Restaurant Week (sometimes called Dine Out Week). Often restaurants will offer items not found on their regular menu and possibly of less complexity in order to offer the three course meal at the lower cost. Not true at Toscano! The food can be found on their regular menu and in the same ample portions. If you find yourself in the Beacon Hill area of Boston, you don't have to go all the way to the North End to enjoy a fantastic Italian meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    SuesVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Not only is the food outstanding, but the wait staff is attentive , without being overbearing. We continuously return for an evening of fine dining, and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we recommend this highly!
    DeeBrown
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great atmosphere--wonderful food--great service-reasonable prices! Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, great service
    FussyDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Place was absolutely full (Friday night), but staff were very courteous and diplomatic in handling a short wait for a table. Pizza and Veal Milanaise definitely recommended. Very pleasant evening. Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    SusanDVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was great but waiter was very rude. We enjoyed the food but the waiter was rude and the service poor. He then complained about a low tip of 10%
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Food & Service
    jockkk
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Strongly recommend this Beacon Hill Restaurant! Had to change our arrival time due to transportation problems, Maitre D worked with us beautifully, and the room was full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toscano
    DelphicDog
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was superb. Daniel, our waiter, a true professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another enjoyable meal
    spike
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Met here again for business lunch. Very functional due to the low noise level and atmosphere. Risotto was very good. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet