Toscano Harvard Square
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pasta e Fagioli
Puree of White Bean Soup, Tubettini
Espresso, Frangelico, Vodka
Tuscan Bread, Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella
Loved Toscano for our 18 year anniversary! We had caprese for antipasti, I had pappardelle bolognese for dinner and blueberry torte for dessert. The service as impeccable, and we are so happy we chose Toscano to celebrate our day.
I went here to celebrate my anniversary with my boyfriend. We’ve both never been before or even heard of it but I’ll definitely be going here again. The atmosphere is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the staff was so nice! It’s also in a very quiet location so you don’t hear the noise of the city.
Toscano’s lives up to its awesome reputation. The service was flawless (Thanks Victor) and the food was delicious. We shared a salad and a pasta course with two main courses. A Pinot Grigio from their excellent and affordable wine list perfectly complemented our dinner choices. I do appreciate having shared dishes split in the kitchen rather than my fussing with the division fat the table. Shared beet salad, tagliatelle with shrimp in a fresh tomato sauce were generous half portions. Followed by a perfectly grilled swordfish accompanied by roasted red pepper, arugula and zucchini and a wonderful veal Milanese were perfect choices. Dessert was out of the question after that feast!
It is a tad loud, but that is what happens when everyone is happy and relaxed and enjoying great food.
Food is excellent. We started with Bruschetta and Minestrone Soup, which were excellent. Our entrees were the Pappardelle Bolognese "Bianco", Linguini Pesto and the and Pork. All were superb. I think the best Bolognese around. The Pork was tender and juicy, which is often a challenge with pork. It is a great restaurant for outdoor dining without being outdoors considering the wide open windows. I highly recommend.
Food was uneven. Risotto was mushy and poorly seasoned
This was the best restaurant I’ve ever been to on a date. I swear to god please try this place. The food is to DIE for and my waiter, Cisco, was the best! He made sure we had the best experience and went above and beyond to give us everything we needed! Lovely setting! Delicious food! The mussels were so good I had to finish them and yet I still finished the applewood bacon pasta. And you can tell it was good quality because I wasn’t bloated or anything afterwards. Fresh ingredients make the difference! I will be attending again!
There are lots of 'higher end' restaurants in town, but not many that you leave feeling like the bill was really worth it. Toscano is a truly classic fine dining experience, especially for a special occasion. I have been there twice now and both of my servers were incredibly kind and cordial, food was fantastic and well portioned, and the overall ambiance is very nice. You can't go wrong here.
Great Italian restaurant near Harvard Square. Relaxed and attentive service.
Excellent food, service, ambience, fresh. Food quality, sauces for the pasta were outstanding, desserts were way above. This is a no miss place while in Boston in either locations
We always love it! It’s our favorite local restaurant. The staff is consistently polite and solicitous.
I went there to celebrate my doctoral dissertation defense, and it was the perfect choice for my celebration. The food was exquisite, the service was wonderful, and the atmosphere was beautiful. Cisco and Leo made us feel so welcome, and we had such a perfect evening!
Our party of four was seated promptly even though we were early for our reservation. We enjoyed a wonderful table by their sliding front windows. All of our drink selections as well as appetizers and main courses were delicious. Our waiter was the best! We will be returning and soon I hope.
Wonderful, attentive service and delicious meal!
One of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Food was fantastic and service was outstanding. Go there--your college children will love it (especially compared to dorm food!!!)
Attentive service, warm staff, nice ambience and reliably good food. Homemade sausage pizza was however quite bland
Not quite as good as their Boston counterpart. Food good but not Boston
Toscano is the best Italian in Harvard square and the food is to die for
Excellent service and food and wine was fantastic
The food was delicious and the decor was gorgeous! Great meal and even greater service.
So happy they are open again. As always delicious food, gracious staff, lovely ambience. Chose the Dine Out menu, great meal, nice portions.
Will dine at this restaurant again.
Excellent food and service, crisco was a outstanding waiter… We enjoyed our restaurant week dinner…
Service was so nice. Food and wine were great. Definitely visit again.
The grilling here is a signature feature. Great grilled fish, lamb, and vegetables. We’ll be back.
Delicious food, good wine list, not too crowded, helpful staff who aren’t overbearing. Definitely recommend!
I went here for Boston Dine Out and had a wonderful experience I would go back in a heartbeat. Food was tasty, our waiter was very personable and provided great service, and prices were reasonable. Definitely recommend!
The food was good but not great. I know they just recently opened back up so maybe they need to get back up to speed. The service was excellent. Overall this a great place. I'm glad they reopened.
Everything was perfect - service, food, environment- and they even surprised me with a birthday treat with a candle!
Celebrating a home sale
It was a year since we were last at Toscano, the last day before they closed because of COVID. It is a favorite restaurant. So good to be back - the service was very attentive, not intrusive, food presented well and delicious, pleasant wine pairing, pleased with the socially distanced tables. Felt elegant - a real treat!
This was my 4th time eating at Toscano Harvard Square, and it was just as amazing. The service and food during Dine Out Boston is no different than the service you'd get any other time at this restaurant (except the price of course).
Fabulous dining in an intimate setting. Exceptional service!!! Best I've had at a restaurant in Boston/Cambridge. Great server as was the team behind the server!
Great place for dinner and spending time with friends. Great preparation and variety and great Italian wine list.
My wife and I ate here on our visit to the Boston area. I asked our server for a recommendation between two simple pasta dishes and he asked me whether I was at his restaurant to eat pasta or to gain an experience. I handed him my menu and told him to order for me with the only stipulation being that I'm vegetarian. The chef prepared a meal for me that was off menu and was seriously the best meal I have ever eaten. My wife requested their gnocchi with their pesto sauce and loved her meal as well. We would absolutely return here on our next visit to the Boston area.
As always great work by the best of the business there is!
Everything is great there!!! Been a happy customer for decades, both in Harvard Square and Beacon Hill!!!
First time back in Toscano since the pandemic started. Food is excellent as always, and staff are doing a terrific job, in spite of their challenges. Noise is always moderate in this location with all tables full (which we are happy to see).
Superb meals! Same goes for our waiter--a tall, stout fellow who had a bit of a beard.
Jake provided excellent service. The steak special was the cooked to perfection. High end food but casual non-stuffy vibe.
Ok food, outstanding service, a bit too lively for my taste
Toscano Harvard Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 354-5250.
Toscano Harvard Square is rated 4.8 stars by 1676 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.