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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Toscano Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (112)special occasion (92)romantic (79)fit for foodies (78)notable wine list (69)great for lunch (47)good for groups (42)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charles St goody
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Recommended by our dining companion who lives in Boston and who hadn't been there yet, we all agreed the food was delicious. Loved my pasta alls vongole, while my companions praised the veal and salmon dishes that they had ordered. Attentive service too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • richVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Toscano's is ALWAYS EXCELLENT. We have been coming to Toscano's for over twenty years, and have never been disappointed. Excellent service, fantastic food, excellent specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    burner416
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My wife and I went to Tuscano for our 12th Anniversary dinner. Food was great. The waiter was very attentive. Plus they gave a complimentary dessert with a candle for our anniversary. Very classy!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our server made excellent suggestions, helping us enjoy an outstanding, delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As my husband has learned, I truly love this restaurant & as such, we made reservations for my annual Birthday dinner. Our server was Daniel & THE BEST server we have ever had there. Thank you for a truly memorable meal & birthday!!!! Looking forward to many happy returns.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the City's Best Options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A great choice when you want an excellent meal but don't want a staggering bill. You always feel that you get what you pay for here. The chow and service are sure to please. The pastas are highly recommended... like the half portion option which is a great starter. I ordered the pork loin in a mustard sauce... fantastic. My guest had the house special filet and he loved it too. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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  • Beautiful but just okay
    Bbbear
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Everything about our experience was stellar; except we were expecting the food to have much more flavor sophistication. The food was good, just not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jtaravella
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Entertaining friends from Tampa. Loved the fine Italian food. Will return for sure
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian in Beacon Hill Area
    Ditto17
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food and excellent service! It's a really good idea to make a reservation as it was pretty busy for a Tuesday and we were glad we had made a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence Exists!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Along with wonderful food and service, Toscano on Charles Street has the perfect ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    finn
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Ordered both the specials of the evening which were delicious. Atmosphere was lively but quiet enough to have a nice discussion. Great all around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and good food
    telfin
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The restaurant is nice. Tables are quite far from each other so even if there is a lot of noise it does not matter, it is only fun. Service was outstanding! Food was very good but not the best we have had. All in all, I would go there again anytime! Good value for money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Paullove1948
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Fine place to have an amazing meal. The ambiance was better than expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    Rose
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have been coming here over 25 years and it's always perfect! Food is delicious and service is always excellent. The staff always remembers us even if we have not been for months. LOVE it here!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb.....a real gem!
    JHopSim
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent service! Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. Our entire dinner was fabulous! Highly recommend. Make reservations far in advance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent veal meal
    amanti2toscana
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We dine fairly often at Toscano's, always hoping that it will be better than it turns out to be. Its location on Charles Street is superb, and care has been taken with the design of its dining area. The darkness that the owners seem to think is necessary (but which makes reading the menu difficult) is tolerable, as is the intrusiveness of the waitpersons. It's the food that sometimes fails to achieve excellence. On our last visit we were impressed by a first course of minestrone (for me) and chicken livers (specially prepared for my wife, who had wanted crostini). We also liked the wine: a Chianti Classico Riserva and a Moscato. For secondo we chose veal--Scaloppine limone and Vitella Milanese. Both veal dishes were tough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charles street gem
    Jacob
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. We had a big sampling of mains and all of them were spot on (pasta with bacon in cream sauce, Mediterranean Sea bass, seafood risotto, 10oz. Filet). Our waiter gave us a perfect wine recommendation and a special tasting course from the chef. Highly recommended for special date nights or a celebration. You really can't go wrong ordering anything here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Boston best
    peters
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have had the pleasure of dining at Some of the best Italian restaurants worldwide. We have been to Toscana 3 times and every time a knockout. Seafood beautifully prepared. Veal was melt in your mouth. Sauces delicate and not over powering. I real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ok service
    RickyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food menu is extensive without being overbearing. The tomato soup was new and delicious experience because it was more like a chunky sauce than a broth. Salmon was cooked to perfection and the tagliatelle and porcini was well seasoned and cooked to the right softness. Found the restaurant to be a lot bigger than I would have expected and the service was on the unfriendly side. Nobody really smiled and we were rushed to order. Other than that, I'd still recommend Toscano as a better Italian restaurant alternative than practically most options in north end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's ok
    AntonioVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I was expecting more from this restaurant. It's a beautiful place. Food ok. All pasta dishes we had were acceptable. Linguine pesto was terrible, I just tasted garlic. Service good.
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  • You can't beat this place
    PeteG36
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Such a great restaurant! Everything from the food and service to the atmosphere is all always perfect. Very well run with everything they do. I brought a friend here from Naples Italy last year and he said it was the best Italian restaurant he's ever been to in the U.S. Toscano is always our first choice for special events. If you can get Peter as a waiter, you'll know what it's like to be waited on by a true professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Might Be the Best
    26Dart
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    All things considered, Toscano's as good as any restaurant in Boston. When the moderate price is taken into account, it might well be the best. Great kitchen, wine, and staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    JamesChathamVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Staff rushed us to finish our meals. Had our reservation at 6pm and we were told that we had to finish by 7:30 and we were constantly reminded of this fact by our waiter who kept looking at his watch and letting us know that he "recommends the pasta over the pizza because we didn't have time for it". The effort to get us out the door affected food quality to the point where a quarter of the pork was served raw in their rush to get the dishes out. Judging from other reviews of this place, food and service is a hit or miss and the inconsistency makes it a poor choice for dates and important business dinners.
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  • Perfect before A Show
    Pangelina
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I chose this restaurant because it's walking distance from The Wilbur Theatre, and we were not disappointed! The staff was excellent! They allowed us to keep our car valet during the show ($20 to valet) and the food was superb!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    claypointVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    All three of us ordered the Fegatini (chicken liver) main course for lunch, and we all finished every last bite... and every drop of that delicious sauce! Wonderful dish.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian find
    LGdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Best Italian food in the city at a reasonable price. Love the veal Milanese
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate