I easily give this place two thumbs up, despite being a little pricey. The calamari appetizer was reminiscent of my grandmother’s homemade lobster-marinara, and my linguine and red clam sauce was cooked to perfection. The bruschetta was SO flavorful, with fresh basil, tomato, and mozzarella. The highlight for me, however, was ordering a cannolo for dessert and being brought TWO! It was like they knew me :).
On elf the best places too eat in the square very reliable service and food quality
the best every time - food-service-favorite restaurant every visit is a pleasure - never disappointed
Thank you! It was our daughter's 32 birthday, and you helped make it very special. Our servers were terrific. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was great. We'll be back for sure.
(I dislike the practice of adding "gratuities" to bills for parties of 5+. I understand the reason, but call it something else— a fee or a service tax. It is *not* a gratuity if the customer is forced to pay it. I always pay 20%-25% for service wherever I go. It is offensive that I cannot seem to be choosing to tip generously. I suppose a solution would be to ask for separate checks??)
Fine Italian food. They adapted very well, making substitutions, for some members of our party with very specific and limited dietary restrictions. The dishes seemed traditional, but tasty--and the menu is huge. We enjoyed our wine, which was one of the less pricy ones. This restaurant is half a block from the American Repertory Theater, and offers a discount to people attending the theater. We plan to make more combined ART/Toscano trips part of our future.
Eaten here before. Food always good. Not too happy with service today. Waiter did not seem to be knowledgeable about food restrictions or specials and had to keep going to kitchen to ask so it took some time before we were able to even order. Should not be difficult to state put sauce or gravy on side. No added salt to anything or if cooking from scratch, no salt, etc. Once our food did come, it was very good. Slow start but good ending.
We loved just about everything at Toscano's -- delicious food, attentive and helpful service, not too expensive, old-world Italian atmosphere. I look forward to returning!
Great location for a date night. The service and food were exceptional.
Whenever we come to a production at ART, Toscano is our choice for dining and it never disappoints. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on Wednesday evening after a matinee performance. Alex, our waiter from Columbia, was exceptional, as was the food and all the service. We can't wait to return. Thank you!
PS Love that wine comes in quaritnos! Cheers!
Great after concert dinner in New Years Eve Night! Super Harvard Square location on Brattle St. Our waiter,Peter,was excellent. able to pronounce & describe all the dishes on the extensive menu & even recommend a terrific white,dry Italian wine. Will go there again. Thank you ,Peter, for an enjoyable dining experience!