Toscano Restaurant

4.8
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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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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every Friday and we are never disappointed. The staff are professional and courteous, the food always outstanding! The ambiance and decor is stunning.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food in a nice setting. The pasta dishes are amazing. Osso bucco a must. Noise level is high in a busy night.

MT
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in beautiful setting; only slight negative was the pasta being under done.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great! Nice ambiance, maybe a little noisy at times but so worth it overall. This will become a regular spot.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and atmosphere .

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was kind and attentive, food was delicious and fairly priced. Ambience was quiet and relaxed. Great experience.

NR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Beautiful restaurant! Staff friendly and helpful. Ambiance is great.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano has been one of our favorites since it opened on Beacon Hill years ago. The food never disappoints. The night we were there they had a roasted porcini mushroom appetizer that was the best use of mushrooms I've ever tasted - some sort of light grill charring, maybe, and some fresh herb that I didn't recognize. Outstanding. I would eat two servings as a main course! As usual, their fresh homemade pasta is fantastic. I had the linguine with clams - tons of clams, perfectly cooked - and my husband had the rigatoni with smoked bacon/tomato cream. The rigatoni is one of their original dishes and is as delicious now as it was from the start. Service is professional; you never have to look around for your waitstaff; water is refilled before you drink half the glass. Wines by the glass are very reasonable - $11/$12 for a carafe which is two full glasses. Altogether, appetizer, wine, and pasta for two people, the total was a hair under $75. Reasonable price for outstanding food and service.

PB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely hands down best experience in Boston

T
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic as usual!

e
New England
194 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time, seated early, great waiter s d great suggestions. Their simple spaghetti with tomato sauce is as good as it grayscale. Had awesome rack of lamb too.

TT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, from a to z. Highly recommended!

EP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With 5 diners we were thrilled to be seated at a round table by the window it felt like we were tucked away by ourselves. The service was friendly and welcoming and loved that all our food was delivered at the same time. The menu was diverse so that even our vegan diner was happy with all the choices presented. The salads were interesting and large enough to share as were the entrees. A few of us took home doggie bags. Everyone was happy with their choice and all will return again for another wonderful experience.

M
New England
40 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice, but not outstanding Italian resaurant. The food was very good. Fairly noisy, but we were a group of four, and we could all hear each other when talking in a normal voice.

MR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano is always a pleasant experience! A friend and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Toscano Wednesday night before we went to a show at the Colonial. Our waiter Peter was fabulous. Our meals were delicious. I had the veal parm special. The wine was good as was our flourless chocolate cake dessert. The price was fairly reasonable. We sat at the window table overlooking Charles St which is always lovely. Toscano is a gem!

M
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot in Beacon Hill, street parking right out front. Server was attentive and food was good. A good spot for a business dinner and something for everyone on the menu. Definitely recommend.

M
New England
73 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A sophisticated, but traditional, Italian restaurant with Impeccable Service, ample choices and, Generally, excellent food.

MS
South Dakota
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...even better service. Kudos to Toscano for a great evening.

G
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano never disappoints. The menu is extensive without the long list of specials. The Osso Bucco was tender and the saffron rice was perfect with it. It also is one of the few restaurants that has great seating for 2 people rather than stuffed in a banquet.

NB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was THE best wait person and was as important as the food in making our dining experience exceptional.

RT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter is the best, we continue to enjoy Toscano every time!

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service...wonderful night out. I would highly recommend, and can’t wait to get back.

DA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Everything was perfect from the M’aitre d to the server to the food. Everything was delicious. My wife and I both had specials that were outrageously well prepared. The server was friendly and new the menu well. Highly reccomend

PB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have gone several times the food the other day was the best of the best!
Wow dreaming about that meal !
Excellent value delicious food!

AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
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 on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always at Toscano!

AW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

f
New England
46 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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 on January 10, 2020
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
13 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
108 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.