Toscano Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish a great experience with my husband and son. We all enjoyed our wine, meal and dessert and the service throughout was excellent. Portion size just right for the amount charged. Highly recommend

MM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always at Toscano!

AW
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go for a night out in Boston with family!

f
New England
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If i could give more than 5 stars i would. This restaurant is consistently churning out great food, amazingly attentive service by Jorge (spell??) always on the spot with recommendations. Front staffers also are wonderful people. They remembered your preference, who does that??? So far, we left there happy, full and feel care for. Thank you Toscano Beacon hill.

R
New England
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have eaten at Toscano many times. I was somewhat disappointed this time. The appetizer portion was small but tasty. The main course pasta dish was not as good as it sounded. Lastly, I had to wait too long for the coffee I ordered and was late to the show I was attending.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetisers were not great in taste. Enjoyed the ambience

K
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Normally a great Boston dining experience with lovely Charles Street as the backdrop, but the evening my friends and I selected to go coincided with sidewalk work being done—by jackhammer. And glaring lights. The hostess tried to seat us by the window closest to the pandemonium and when I requested other seating she was fairly hostile. She eventually acquiesced and sat us next to a delightful father/son duo experiencing the same horror at the restaurant’s inability to appease its customers! The food was good, the service was fine but Toscano could have done something for those of us dining on that side of the restaurant—comped dessert or drinks—any gesture would have helped. But no, we got the hostess’s annoyance.

OT
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal great waiter Daniel. We always have a good time and amazing food

M
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fabulous!

t
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I would recommend with qualifications: go only at non-peak hours. The noise level is VERY high. Toscano's in Cambridge is much better in this regard.

DB
New England
104 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to come back to beacon hill see everyone and have dinner in the windows in the dry January of 2020!! Great food amazing time, still wondering on the dogs that came through knowing how everyone was, minus that it was wonderful and exciting!!

AL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live outside the city but I had been to Toscano's twice before. It is authentically Italian in the freshness and quality of its entrees and in its leisurely pace (servers were attentive but we were not hurried). I had the pasta e fagioli followed by a risotto. I couldn't finish the risotto, never mind select a secundo piatto. I am not Italian but I lived in Italy for several years and I seek out genuine Italian restaurants. Toscano's did not disappoint.

J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Boston best restaurants. The food is always spot on, the services is excellent and atmosphere is upscale but not stuffy.

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was only ok (my husband makes tastier osso buco and my brother makes better risotto, and they’re not italian). Our server was absolutely amazing: nice, polite, friendly and effective.

R
New England
112 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often and it’s always amazing!delicious food and outstanding service!

S
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Toscano's Restaurant on New Year's Eve. It couldn't have been better! The ambiance was warm and inviting on a cool, damp evening. Our waiter, Kevin, was outstanding - friendly, helpful, and efficient. The food was wonderful. I had the eggplant parm, which was an appetizer, but they made it into an entree for me. The Pasta Pomodoro and scallop risotto, a special of the night, were delicious as well. I think this will become our new "go-to" place in Boston.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for amazing pasta. Everything was great, our waiter was very knowledgeable and gave good recommendations for wine and food. Would go back!!!

RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. T-bone steak was average at best. Pasta was not a good as I expected.

KR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very fresh. Everyone in our party enjoyed different menu items from salads to desserts or cappuccino! Our server was attentive and well versed on the menu offerings. The only recommendation would be to add some light on the tables. The lighting was a bit too low. We definitely will return!

BB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid dining experience as always.

PG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to come every Friday. It really doesn't matter when we arrive, we are greeted with smiles and professionalism. The ambiance is amazing, the menu and food is outstanding and the staff are excellent. There is never a bad moment, ever. Beacon Hills best!

e
New England
186 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was PERFECT!!
The waiter recommended an amazing wine... The pasta fagiole , spaghetti pomodorro, and sole piccata were stellar! Toscanno consistently knocks it out of the park!!!

S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on Charles Street and restaurant ambience is perfect for special night out. Service was excellent and food amazing! Highly recommended

PG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a very lovely Christmas luncheon with a dear friend and we both tremendously enjoyed it. Ambience is warm friendly, waitstaff was excellent and food was very fresh and good. I will definitely go back again.

k
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano was excellent. The food was delicious, and there was a wide variety of options available. We went for a team holiday dinner, and everyone enjoyed the appetizer, meal and dessert. The staff -- from the valet to the hostess, table bussers and wait staff -- were all professional and top notch. Highly recommend -- and I cannot wait to go back! (Note - I did have to make a reservation well in advance, so beware of that. If you want to book, do it early!)

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

North End quality with space to relax.

l
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love Toscano! I have dined there 4 or 5 times and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh, and nicely seasoned to taste. The servers are helpful and accomodating in regard to dietary restrictions. Good food, good ambiance, cozy & reasonably quiet. What's not to like?
When I am in Boston, again, I will likely head for Toscano, if lunch or dinner is in our plans.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in all of Boston. Consistent service, fantastic food, beautiful decor.

K
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous meal. I cleaned my plate....which NEVER happens

AG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waiter, very quiet. All of our meals were delicious.

NM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, low noise level despite full crowd in main section of restaurant. Prompt, informed service. Great atmosphere

L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoyable!

The ambiance and food always make for a nice evening, the people and service are top notch!

Thank you,

Bill

E
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!! Delicious!! Exceptional waitress Wednesday night!! Wonderful beacon hill Charles street location!
Thank you!

F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a snowy Sunday night in early December and the tasteful Christmas decorations and the snow falling outside through the windows lent a festive air to an otherwise wonderful evening. The service was professional, friendly and helpful. The food was universally great, with 4 different entrees, and 2 different salads (and one desert). The food and wine were very reasonably priced for the quality, ambiance and service. I was looking for a place to take my brother who was visiting Boston from the Midwest, and was struck by how the menu was more varied, and, again, reasonably priced, than the other alternatives I was researching on-line. I ended up choosing Toscano because I have always loved the atmosphere, and location.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere but I felt like I was being rushed out Of the restaurant

SC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, the waitress was amazing and recommended local places. We had a bottle of wine and amazing pasta! Real Italian experience. We chose our favorite pasta and they were able to serve 2 different pasta in the same plate so we were able to choose two different flavors. Loved it!

BM
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The manager Amy was extremely rude to my family and attempted to shame my toddler. My family felt disrespected. I emailed the restaurant and have yet to receive an apology

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great!! boyiu (definitely spelled wrong) but he was awesome !!!The manager and the host knew it was a bday prompt service great value in my eyes and great place to go!! Comfort food 100%

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent mean in an excellent atmosphere. The restaurant was almost full but the noise level was fine. Our server Bojan was excellent. Overall, a great evening and I would recommend Toscano to anyone.

JF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano was as wonderful as it always is! Service is excellent, and the food is delicious!