HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 44 times today

Toscano Harvard Square

4.6
1024 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion (36)
  • Good for Anniversaries (34)
  • Neighborhood Gem (33)
A stone’s throw from Harvard’s ivied walls, surrounded by the bustling eateries, shops, and confectioners on Brattle Street (once called the King’s Road), Toscano’s second location brings the bright, fresh flavors of Tuscany to historic Cambridge.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Modern Tuscan
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 354-5250
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
Cross street: Story St.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
What 1024 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6
  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
sc0ttyb0y (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

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 :).

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

On elf the best places too eat in the square very reliable service and food quality

Report
Helpful
vipeddie (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

the best every time - food-service-favorite restaurant every visit is a pleasure - never disappointed

Report
Helpful
ALPT (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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??)

Report
Helpful
andyoram (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
vipJBPW (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
vipRebecca (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great location for a date night. The service and food were exceptional.

Report
Helpful
vipLucky7 (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

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!

Report
Helpful
vipKerryS (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
103

Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Modern Tuscan
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Story St.
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
Price range
$30 and under
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 354-5250
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Valet parking available nightly starting at 6:00. Valet is located in front of the restaurant on the corner of Brattle St. and Story St. Valet Charge $20

Validated Parking available at University Place Garage.
124 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Rates:
Enter Before 4pm Mon- Fri: 0-1 Hr. $4.00, 1-5 Hr. $13.00, After 5 Hrs. 2$ off regular rate.
Enter After 4PM Mon-Fri and all Day on Weekends: 0-1Hr. $4.00, 1+Hrs. $9.00



icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
The T: Redline to "Harvard Sq."
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine