Toscano Restaurant

4.7
2326 reviews
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JG
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and great service. Very good dining expeience.

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LA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful space with a great location and convenient Valet parking. Our reservation was for a Saturday evening and it was busy but the Hostess was still able to seat us right away. Menu had a very good selection with moderate prices. It was a little too noisy to have a conversation but other than that it was a nice night. I would definitely go back.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with outstanding service from Daniel.

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b
New England
249 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good, I especially enjoy their branzino. Toscano is always popular, so reserve ahead. I wish it were a bit less dark, or else that they would put candles on the tables - lighting could be more intimate.

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal. Both of us enjoyed the food. BUT, it was much too noisy and OpenTable won't credit me for the meal. What's up with that? They know I ate at Toscano and they want me to review the restaurant. But they claim that I never ate there.

I'm happy to send a copy of my credit card receipt.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cozy ambiance with attentive wait staff

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SM
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely evening, amazing food.
Every entrée was incredible, look forward to going back.

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f
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Decadent food. Will come back!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, fine ambience. Our go-to place for special occasions

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SK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service excellent food, enjoyed it immensely

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Toscano's on a Friday evening. The location is attractive and cozy. The wait staff was very attentive. The food and drink was very good and it was a great evening. I will return.

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KR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite -- with the very best (no joke) vodka martinis anywhere.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an incredible time at Toscano’s. Food, wine and service are always perfect in this cozy restaurant.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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BD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I was meeting a relative from Maine at the restaurant. We had made arraignments to meet at a certain time for a reservation. Medical treatment at a local hospital ran late. It was a mid week evening with plenty of available seating. We made to feel very uncomfortable and as if we were taking money out of everyone’s pocket as they didn’t turn the table over. I was embarrassed as I’m sure my company was as well. We won’t be returning. I would think with MGH down the street you would of been a bit more understanding......

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. One of our favorite Boston restaurants

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by friends whose daughter attends BU. Lovely place that serves great food and drink. The area is also worth a visit, so an after dinner stroll is possible.

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IR
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently terrific service, food and beverage, and overall experience. Made a reservation, requested to be seated at the bar, this was not only accommodated but also on time. Highly recommend!

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e
New England
172 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was perfect in every possible way!! Our server, the meal , the ambiance... !! Toscano is consistently excellent—a very special dining experience!!

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Q
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We have been here a few times in the past. The service is outstanding but the food quality has gone downhill. It is now just average, nothing special

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Accommodated special requests.

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Good choices on the menu, at very reasonable prices, especially in such a beautiful restaurant. Wine selection is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail in the way they service their tables is impeccable!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience at Toscano! What a great place!

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s
New England
161 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Asked for the table by the window and was pleasantly surprised that they had saved it for us! The waiter was great and the tomato caprese delicious

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j
New England
556 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great Restaurant Week menu and there's no skimping of this well prepared food

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, a little slow to start. Food was good.

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FC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

First of all, service was okay. Food was mediocre. I ordered the Pollo Toscano for entree. I barely had two bites of it. Chicken was over cooked, sauce was bland, and the mushrooms were also flavorless. When finally the dessert came, tiramisu was served oddly in one of those ice cream bowls, which was unique but it's more like some alcoholic cake had a car accident with chocolate cream/mousse and got smashed in. There were no identifiable layers, just a smash. Not my kind of tiramisu. Not amazing at all. I left two stars for the delicious Polpettini Fiorentina (veal/beef/pork) meatballs but that's about it! Would not come back!

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G
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

4 of us decided on a sit-down dinner at well-rated restaurant over adjacent bar/hole-in-the-wally places. We ordered the 3 course pre-fix menus during restaurant week. The service was decent but the food was very bad. One of us got the risotto, two ordered the chicken parmesan and I got the veal scallopini. None of the primi and secondi items had any taste or flavor to them. The veal tasted very bland and potatoes were undercooked. The chicken and the parmesan crust fell apart in no time, and the marinara overpowered everything! The disappointment level was particularly high considering we paid 55$/person including a glass of wine. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Had it been one item, I would give it a second shot, but we sampled 3 items between the 4 of us, and they were all deplorable.

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l
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the Bar. Mark was attentive and lovely

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BS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My roasted salmon was excellent, however the Tucson Soup was barely warm.
And the dessert was only ok.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, delicious, fresh, fantastic presentation. 6 of us at our table, every single one of us were pleased with our evening, starting with drinks, fresh bread on our table, first course, second course, and lovely dessert. Excellent service from the bar to our table. Looking forward to returning soon.

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T
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner— one of my favorites!! Went there for Boston Restaurant week. Excellent menu! We were the last to leave that evening and never felt rushed.

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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Went to Toscano for Dine Out week and was not disappointed! The food was flavorful and delicious, the waitstaff was lovely and attentive and the ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner with a loved one. I will certainly be returning!

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m
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a great restaurant. Just not during Restaurant Week. The foood was good but not up to 5heir usual standards. We. Will go there again but not during Restaurant Week

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AJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun with excellent staff. Roberto did such a nice job for us! Great selection and specials.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was a very awkward dining experience. About half a dozens waiters just stared at us while we were eating. It was very uncomfortable.

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was not very flavorful and we felt rushed the entire time we were there. I would not return

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LB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has always been a favorite of ours in the city and continues to be one of our ideal date night spots with a great atmosphere, wine list and menu. The Salciccia Pizza might be one of my favorite pizzas of all time, and love that they always feature delicious specials which adds excitement and variety to each visit.

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d
New England
53 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in Boston. It is a perfect setting for both personal and professional events. Food, service, venue- all outstanding. Biggest drawback - getting a reservation at this very popular restaurant!

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