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Toscano Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2792 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 723-4090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Sorry, we do not have the capability to cater at this time. <br /><br />Should you have any questions, please contact Richard via email at Richard@toscanoboston.com<br /><br />Thank You.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available please call for details or email Amy@toscanoboston.comCucina Room- Seats a maximum of 24 peopleGrotto Room (very private)- Seats a maximum of 12 people on one large round table

  • Private party contact

    Amy: (617) 723-4090

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut

  • Parking details

    Street Parking: Metered parking available on Charles St. $2.00 per hour; 2 hours maximum before having to move to a different meter. Valet parking: $30 per car Garage Parking: Boston Common Parking Garage- Charles St./Beacon St. corner of garage.

  • Public transit

    Red Line: MGH/Charles St. Station.<br /><br />Green Line: Arlington Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,792 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Best Service

  • Boston

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was on point. The restaurant is nice, perfect place for a nice dinner with friends, family or a special occasion. Food was good, nothing outstanding about it. Agree with other reviewers, bread could definitely be better. Olive oil could be better quality as well; “the devil is in the details”. Nice place, would not repeat.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Boston!
  3. BV

    BenV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would go back again and would suggest that others visit. Ambiance is nice. Music selection is for the somewhat older crowd, think Sinatra. Service is very good. The salmon is GREAT! :-)
  4. r

    rdemelo1

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food needs better seasoning with salt. Shrimp overcooked.
  5. e

    ear51

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was delicious. Bread not very good. Service was very rushed. We phoned to say we might be late and there was no attempt to accommodate us in any way. Very unfriendly.
  6. JM

    JoeM

    West Palm Beach

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service and delicious food.
  7. CD

    CjDice

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Restaurant week menu is a great value and they don’t skimp on the portions, which some restaurants do.
  8. DJ

    DrJB

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we had a wonderful experience. The food was awesome and the service was perfect; professional and attentive, but not overdone. Everything was just right.
  9. E

    Eater

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I keep wanting the food at Toscano to be better. There was something weird about the texture of the gnocchi, and the sauce lacked flavor. The ambience is nice and the service was very polite and professional, but it was also kind of loud for that kind of establishment.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Siamo italiani e siamo andati in un ristorante italiano super consigliato solo in questa occasione, per consentire a nostro figlio, che è a Boston da un po’, di cenare italiano. Inammissibile per un ristorante italiano che si proponga un cucchiaio fondo per girare gli spaghetti, non si può vedere… pasta scotta ma non drammatica, pizza biscottata ma mangiabile. Lontano dagli standard italiani, buona l’atmosfera ma francamente molto rumore per nulla: se vuoi il parmigiano sulla pasta al sugo viene il cameriere e te lo mette lui, manco fosse tartufo…
  11. MT

    MargT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Peter was exceptionalAs a first time diner I look forward to my next visit
  12. A

    Allyson

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was phenomenal, food was very good! Great experience
  13. MB

    MarieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bon repas... Les pâtes pomodoro et le risotto sont excellents !
  14. d

    dougie

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a repeat customer thus perhaps slightly biased, but one doesn’t return to a restaurant for personal or business functions unless it continually performs on an exceptional basis for food, service, setting, and price. It is by far one of my favorite places in Boston and not to be missed. The biggest challenge is getting a reservation, which speaks volumes to its quality and popularity. I’ve never had a bad experience here. If you’re looking for a wonderful dining experience, go to Toscanos.
  15. JT

    JTCT

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our absolute favorites, we only had 1 night in Boston this trip and this was our must do. Food, Cocktails, Ambiance and Service are all PERFECT! Try their risotto if you want a real treat. Can't even get this great a risotto in Italy - not kidding we have tried!
  16. c

    critical

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall pretty good ... not special ... bread could be a lot better ... plain roll not for an upscales Italian restaurant ...
  17. d

    darond

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Great food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in Boston. The service is always impeccable and the ambiance is cozy yet elegant. Our waiter, Daniel, went above and beyond. His assistance with choices for appetizers and dinner were excellent.
  19. MT

    MelodyT

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  20. D

    Deborah

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from start to finish. Warm greeting, great table, friendly and knowledgeable service and exquisite food! Peter was awesome about recommending specials, pacing dishes and making wine pairing suggestions. Loved return to restaurant after a few years. So excited to see vitello tonnato on menu and it was delicious. The tuna special was another highlight. Great experience and I look forward to return visit soon.
  21. K

    Kellyp

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience we had! Great dinner, service and the best seat in the house!
  22. LG

    LouisvilleGil

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service with great drinks and food.
  23. CM

    CindyM

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary with wonderful food and impeccable service. Because I stated it was our anniversary when I book the reservation, they surprised us with a beautiful desert. Bruschetta appetizer, and Fungi Risotto was excellent as was the mixed mushroom pasta. Highly recommend this place for an affordable dining experience in Boston!
  24. SK

    SKR1971

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was mediocre. Disappointing . Lacked flavor . Service was ok. Doubt we would go again when there are many options in the area
  25. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is great, wonderful menu, good food, and good service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  27. CC

    CarolineC

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and ambiance: you won’t be disappointed!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner at Toscano last night. Staff is very friendly and helpful, food was fantastic!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After 30 years it’s still great
  30. B

    Belle

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! Planned to have dinner before a show at the Colonial Theater and made a reservation here based on reviews and location. Loved the atmosphere, the food and Larry our waiter was excellent explaining all options. They are very accommodating as far as portion sizes if you’re undecided without making it more expensive. We had two of the seafood specials but added small specialty pasta dishes to satisfy that craving. Upscale without being uncomfortable or stuffy. Loved everything from my blueberry martini to the cappuccino. Look forward to the next visit!
  31. T

    Triplemom

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonder restaurant… always great food and fantastic service!!!
  32. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Great service and food.
  33. GL

    GeorgeL

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing evening at Toscano! The food! The cocktails! The service! The atmosphere! Absolutely OUTSTANDING! Shout out to Amy! Always making everyone of us feel welcome, special, and genuinely care for!
  34. SM

    SophiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome pizza and salad! Service was excellent. Always came around with water and were super friendly. Ambience was great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great waiter. We love this place!
  36. PB

    PegB

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Toscana last night. We ate inside at a high top but it wasn't too crowded and tables were spaced pretty far apart. We both had the sole Toscano and it was excellent, along with a lovely salad and creme brûlée. Mustafa was our server and he did a great job accommodating our choices. We will definitely be returning to Toscano very soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Table bread served with oil had No flavor at all. I got the Papperadella bolognese and it was flavorless. The highlight was the Funghi risotto. Best risotto I’ve had in years. If you love risotto you must try this.
  38. J

    Jackie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we come to Boston once a year and enjoyed the discovery of TOSCANO.. The food is great and the atmosphere is alive..
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    It was good but there was a lot of noise and the burrata was not that good
  40. A

    Azzo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, but I wish there were more vegetarian options.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Toscano Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 723-4090.

Toscano Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Toscano Restaurant

41-47 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking: Metered parking available on Charles St. $2.00 per hour; 2 hours maximum before having to move to a different meter. Valet parking: $30 per car 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 723-4090

  • Catering

    Sorry, we do not have the capability to cater at this time. <br /><br />Should you have any questions, please contact Richard via email at Richard@toscanoboston.com<br /><br />Thank You.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available please call for details or email Amy@toscanoboston.comCucina Room- Seats a maximum of 24 peopleGrotto Room (very private)- Seats a maximum of 12 people on one large round table

  • Private party contact

    Amy: (617) 723-4090

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