About 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.

41-47 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 723-4090

Website:
http://www.toscanoboston.com/

Catering:
Sorry, we do not have the capability to cater at this time.

Should you have any questions, please contact Richard via email at Richard@toscanoboston.com

Thank You.

Parking Details:
Street Parking: Metered parking available on Charles St. $1.25 per hour; 2 hour maximum before having to move to a different meter.

Valet parking: Available starting at 5 PM daily. Valet charge is $20.

Garage Parking: Boston Common Parking Garage- Charles St./Beacon St. corner of garage.

Public Transit:
Red Line: MGH/Charles St. Station.

Green Line: Arlington Station

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining available please call for details or email Chris@toscanoboston.com.

Cucina Room- Seats a maximum of 24 people
Grotto Room (very private)- Seats a maximum of 12 people on one large round table

Private Party Contact:
Chris : (617) 723-4090

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please refer to website.

Toscano Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
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Authentic (24)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Great spot....quality fresh fresh ingredients. Right balance of service, helpful but not over attentive waite staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Toscano is the go-to restaurant for great food and outstanding service in our Beacon Hill neighborhood. Everyone is treated like family and it shows in the number of familiar faces who return again and again for exquisite dining in a friendly atmosphere. Can't say enough about the staff. They are the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous! Exceptional meal, exceptional service and beautiful restaurant on charming Charles st!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The absolute best. Can’t wait to come back again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really wonderful experience at Toscanos. Everything was perfect from the greeters to the servers. Will look forward to returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous meal and the wait person was very attentive. We had a very leisurely dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The atmosphere and service were excellent. I had a sidecar as a cocktail and it was delicious. I started with the veal/pork meatballs and they were absolutely terrific, among the best I have ever had. My wife had the polenta with porcini - that was good, but the polenta was softer and not as crisp as we would have liked. We shared a beet and gorgonzola salad with arugula and that was excellent. We then shared the veal Milanese. The first time I ordered this it was outstanding. This time, it was somewhat overcooked with some burning on the outer crust. Still, one of our favorite restaurants in Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Toscanos never disappoints!! We had a great night, as always!! Great service, great atmosphere and great food. We had a great dinner and can't wait to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect dining area for couples or friends, older family. Food is great, priced reasonably, excellent server (we have had Becky 2 times so far, and she is wonderful along with the team that works with her). We sat a round table for 5, and it was great to have interactive conversation while eating. A new favorite spot for us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice restaurant. The Rigatoni is a very good option.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My favorite lunch will always be at Toscano on CharlesStreet in Boston. The eggplant panini is the best. Get the table by the window and it will be your perfect place, too.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was an all around positive experience. We had apps through dessert and the food was absolutely delicious. Everyone in our party of five raved about their meal. The service was impeccable, and very attentive. We were there to celebrate the birthday of one of our group, and although we didn't mention it to anyone, our very-observant server picked up on it and brought his dessert with a candle and then we learned that the dessert was being comp'd.
Toscano's is what I would describe as a classy but not stuffy restaurant. I would recommend making reservations, as we did, to avoid disappointment.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is my neighborhood favorite. Its great for a birthday lunch. Also, we have had dinner there on New Years Eve for at least 7 years

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Mustafa was very knowledgeable and attentive which made for a great meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Such a lovely meal. Food was superb and our waiter Mustapha was delightful, helpful and kind

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The restaurant has great ambiance. Very warm environment and is just dark enough to make it intimate. The only problem my girlfriend and I had was the service. They were very attentive but were very inconsiderate when it came to giving us enough time to enjoy our meal. Our waiter constantly kept coming up to us asking if we were all done and even cleared my plate and our bread even though my girlfriend was still eating. You will see this comment in other reviews and I would definitely take it to heart.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was good, food not so good, esp. For the cost

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always enjoy going to Toscana when we're in Boston. Make your reservation very early as it's difficult to get one. I made this particular reservation weeks in advance. I enjoy the Beacon Hill location, the food is always very good and service reliable.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The server was lovely- she helped us pick out the most delicious dinners. She was kind and we had great rapport. Service was stunning and ambiance was perfect.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

very bland food. We all got the pasta with porcini which was missing seasoning and the porcinis were very mushy. The appetizers were also not well presented and tastless.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years. It does not disappoint. This was a late lunch, so the restaurant was not full which made it even more pleasant - quiet enough for a good conversation with a friend we hadn't seen for a few years. Wine pours are generous, which I appreciate and unlike some places that try to make their money on their skimpy servings.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent friendly service, fast. Food was pretty good but nothing special

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great meal and it is always consistent. Some of the best pasta we have had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely dinner with friends before a show at The Wilbur. Evening began with a warm greeting, prompt seating and a nice view of the kitchen. Service was attentive and prompt without being overbearing or intrusive.

Appetizers and desserts were generously portioned -- ample for sharing. Refreshingly different from "Italian American" offerings. The chicken liver pate crostini brought me back to my summer in Tuscany. The osso bucco was a tad salty and the risotto not as creamy as I would like. The mixed seafood grill featured a lusciously thick tuna steak. And the sauce on the chicken involtini... well, I could have made a meal of the sauce alone! The tiramisu and ricotta cake were both the best I've ever tasted. Overall, an excellent meal.

If coming by car for a pre/post a theater show, I recommend parking in the Boston Common garage. The restaurant is a short walk from there, and then you can cut back through the Common and get to the theater in 15 min.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

In my opinion, Toscano on Charles St offers a great value, especially for lunch. Service was very good and food is always excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food — I come here every Sunday with my girlfriend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Toscano's has great food and service! The food is excellent and service is always great!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurant I have tried. I am vegetarian and finding a great one is hard to come by, let alone the best.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always superb. Food, ambiance, service. Pasta or anything else: this is a winner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always the most perfect evening at Toscano's. With their new kitchen the food was promptly delivered and delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Stopped at Toscano before a show. Had not been for a few years and found it to be equally as good as it had been. We had the white anchovy salad and grilled squid appetizers, a small portion of porcini fettuccine and grilled misto & grilled tuna for entrees. All of these dishes were fresh, delicious, well-prepared and perfectly timed between courses. My only food comment would be to either not serve the focaccia in the bread basket or serve it warm. The waiter was excellent and gave us a really good wine recommendation that went superbly with our food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best Italian food I ever had. Excellent service. Everything was cooked perfectly, the dishes were absolutely delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We were SO late due to a flat tire and traffic. They accommodated us anyway! So nice. Food was delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always go to Toscano's for a special occasion. Go there as my favorite. Food is excellent and fairly priced. Love the pan fried sole.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great place for a family meal, to celebrate a special occasion, or host out of town guests. The food is always good, and the service personal. Lovely place for dinner in Beacon Hill.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great place, food and service. Would happily go again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Delicious beef tenderloin, wonderful service! This is one of my favorite restaurants and I loved coming here on my birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Thanks for another outstanding dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing dinner with friends on Saturday early evening. Greeted by friendly host and our waiter was amazing! He was so fun, friendly and knowledgeable. We'll definitely be back! (And it wasn't our first time)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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