Toscano Restaurant

4.7
2214 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(617) 723-4090
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private dining available please call for details or email Amy@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
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Private party contact
Amy: (617) 723-4090
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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

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut
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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.
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Public transit
Red Line: MGH/Charles St. Station.

Green Line: Arlington Station
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Special events & promotions
Please refer to website.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2214 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service

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JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food in Beacon Hill. Definitely worth dining there. Reservations are recommended

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CO
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and perfectly timed.

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CV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a cozy atmosphere. Drinks were also very good. I had the gnocchi, which was as good as I have had in Italy. The bread is also divine, and I like their calamari appetizer because unlike all other column Mari appetizers which are always fried, this one was grilled pieces of squid With a nice smoky flavor to it. Divine!

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EM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't rate without offering a 50 word review? Delicious and lovely service

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

This was our anniversary dinner and while the food was excellent, the service not so much. We had a much better experience when we had another server.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch. Thank you!

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OT
New England
61 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good to come back to beacon hill see friends I worked with take my girlfirend there for the experience of her time too!!

Good always is amazing the wine can’t go wrong it’s a place of great memories and then Some.

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N
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscano never disappoints!!
Friendly, knowledgeable service and fantastic food!

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LH
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I would recommend for dinner - I've enjoyed the mista salad and vegetarian gnocci. But I do not recommend Sunday lunch - the menu is about the same as dinner menu, and nothing remotely brunch-like is offered. I ordered the panino which I picked apart to get to the cheese, and left the soggy bread on the plate.
Very nice service, and nice ambiance.

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H
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Felt like we were hustled in and out. All of the food was unseasoned AND the pasta was overcooked. Not super happy with the overall experience.

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M
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great ambiance, looks smaller on the outside but a great size inside. Lots of stone work and heavy, dark carved wood. Our server was great as was everyone's meal. The prices for Beacon Hill were more than reasonable and also a large selection. I would go back here anytime!

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant. We've eaten here at least four times, every time we have visited Boston in the past two years. Food is delicious -everything is good, appetizers, meats, fish, pastas all taste homemade and so fresh. Staff are very hospitable. My only very small critique: they do not write up the specials for your review, you are dependent on the waiter to tell you the specials. At least twice (including this time), our waiter had a very strong accent and so was difficult to understand what the specials were. Don't let that keep you from going, this restaurant is really worth visiting.

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IC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant located on Beacon Hill. Excellent menu and choices as well as an extensive wine list both by the bottle and by the glass. Very good, attentive service!

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P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Toscano! The servers are some of the best in the city. Our family has a lot of dietary issues/restrictions due to medical conditions, and the servers and chef are always very accommodating, so everyone can have a wonderful meal!

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The meal itself was good. The service was okay. They kept coming to the table every 2-5 minutes to talk with us- even though we ordered appetizers, salads and entrees at once per insistence of the server- in other words there was so reason to keep coming over. They also tried to take away food and wine before we were done, almost seemed like they were rushing us along. We had an 8pm reservation- which I believe is obvious we will be the last group at that table for the evening and our. Consideing our bill was $600 (for 3 people) I expect better service.

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N
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends who are Boston residents recommended Toscano for our Boston trip. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is in a great location. We requested and received a quiet table, by a window looking out on Charles Street. The service was friendly and professional. The grilled calamari appetizer with mustard sauce was outstanding. We ordered branzino and my husband ordered osso bucco. We shared tiramisu for dessert. The waiter recommended an affordable and delicious Italian wine to go with our entrees. Our meal at Toscano was a lovely introduction to the many delights of Boston.

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MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The localization, the service, the Wine, and the food was perfect!

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BH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best clam chowder in Boston! Neat neighborhood restaurant!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding food leaving you wishing to return the next day
Plus, caring personal service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely experience! Delicious cheese plate and wine selection. Very kind service.

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PW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Toscano has always been a favorite. This visit was no different. The service was great, food was amazing and recommendations were spot on. Great spot in Beacon Hill.

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AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited Toscano for our 8th Anniversary and before a trip to see Hamilton. Everything about this visit was fantastic between the service, food, and ambiance.

I would solidly recommend Toscano for a romantic evening or special occasion. If we lived closer, we would definitely be back.

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TW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice restaurant. Expensive for sure, but excellent food and service. We enjoyed it a lot.

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FC
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great american italian in Beacon Hill district. Good food but enormous portions. can get noisy

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SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service, fantastic food. The presentation was very nice and the food prepared perfectly. Attentive staff made sure the table was always happy. Highly recommended

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RJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the atmosphere. There for a Sunday lunch. Great service — attentive without being intrusive. Did a good job of keeping the water glass full!

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New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. We shared the beet salad topped with arugula an excellent salad for two. I had the pollo special with mushroom risotto—-the risotto was amazing and a very nice 1/2 chicken that was deboned. The service was spot on. A great restaurant

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JD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night!! Food, service and atmosphere were terrific.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Got to sit at a 4 person table with 2 people so had plenty of room. The pasta was amazing...some of the best Italian food I've eaten. Service was really good and the wine list is very long. Overall I really enjoyed it and I would probably consider myself picky when it comes to my experiences at restaurants. I like to be impressed and I was. It was my girlfriend's birthday and the waiter (Peter) brought out a tiramisu with a candle on it which was really nice...and delicious. I would also recommend using the Valet because parking in that area is difficult especially at night.

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DM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there 2-3 times a year. The service and waitstaff are always excellent. Great menu and food.

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OT
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can you tell I love Toscano? My favorite restaurant to eat at when we're visiting our daughter in Boston.

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DR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in Boston…! Our best meal of several. Great atmosphere, although a bit noisy… Loved the food and the service. Highly recommend it…

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JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The fiod is good, but for my $ - I woukd far prefer to dine at Benedetto or Gulia. Much better food.

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f
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal sincere attentive service and delicious food

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D
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and delicious food and wine. I will highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Toscano — by far, one of my favorite hidden gems in Boston. They were so sweet, we asked if we could sit at a different table and hey accommodated us immediately, the servers were attentive, the ambience is warm and not stuffy at all, and the food was perfect.

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KG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We usually find ourselves in the North End for good Italian so we loved finding this gem in Beacon Hill. Our waiter was personable and very knowledgeable. We visited with a party of 6 and the menu had a little something for everyone! There are a number of fish and meat options in additional to the anticipated Italian pasta dishes. Although chicken parm isn't on the menu, they made it at our request. We also enjoyed a number of desserts and after-dinner drinks. There was not a single thing served that we weren't happy with. Would definitely recommend Toscano for date night our group dining!

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TM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscano never fails to deliver the kind of quality of food, service and ambiance I fell in love with dining in some of the finer restaurants in Northern Italy over the years. Our server was professional, friendly and ever so attentive. Remains my favorite restaurant in all of Boston.

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PH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and meal and especially important, they have several vegan soups which are fantastic.

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