About Toscano Restaurant

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.

41-47 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 723-4090

Website:
http://www.toscanoboston.com/

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

Thank You.

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.

Public Transit:
Red Line: MGH/Charles St. Station.

Green Line: Arlington Station

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining available please call for details or email Chris@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

Private Party Contact:
Chris : (617) 723-4090

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please refer to website.

Toscano Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Romantic (29)
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Special Occasion (28)
Authentic (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Business Meals (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my neighborhood favorite. Its great for a birthday lunch. Also, we have had dinner there on New Years Eve for at least 7 years

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Mustafa was very knowledgeable and attentive which made for a great meal!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Such a lovely meal. Food was superb and our waiter Mustapha was delightful, helpful and kind

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant has great ambiance. Very warm environment and is just dark enough to make it intimate. The only problem my girlfriend and I had was the service. They were very attentive but were very inconsiderate when it came to giving us enough time to enjoy our meal. Our waiter constantly kept coming up to us asking if we were all done and even cleared my plate and our bread even though my girlfriend was still eating. You will see this comment in other reviews and I would definitely take it to heart.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was good, food not so good, esp. For the cost

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The server was lovely- she helped us pick out the most delicious dinners. She was kind and we had great rapport. Service was stunning and ambiance was perfect.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

very bland food. We all got the pasta with porcini which was missing seasoning and the porcinis were very mushy. The appetizers were also not well presented and tastless.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years. It does not disappoint. This was a late lunch, so the restaurant was not full which made it even more pleasant - quiet enough for a good conversation with a friend we hadn't seen for a few years. Wine pours are generous, which I appreciate and unlike some places that try to make their money on their skimpy servings.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent friendly service, fast. Food was pretty good but nothing special

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great meal and it is always consistent. Some of the best pasta we have had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely dinner with friends before a show at The Wilbur. Evening began with a warm greeting, prompt seating and a nice view of the kitchen. Service was attentive and prompt without being overbearing or intrusive.

Appetizers and desserts were generously portioned -- ample for sharing. Refreshingly different from "Italian American" offerings. The chicken liver pate crostini brought me back to my summer in Tuscany. The osso bucco was a tad salty and the risotto not as creamy as I would like. The mixed seafood grill featured a lusciously thick tuna steak. And the sauce on the chicken involtini... well, I could have made a meal of the sauce alone! The tiramisu and ricotta cake were both the best I've ever tasted. Overall, an excellent meal.

If coming by car for a pre/post a theater show, I recommend parking in the Boston Common garage. The restaurant is a short walk from there, and then you can cut back through the Common and get to the theater in 15 min.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

In my opinion, Toscano on Charles St offers a great value, especially for lunch. Service was very good and food is always excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food — I come here every Sunday with my girlfriend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Toscano's has great food and service! The food is excellent and service is always great!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurant I have tried. I am vegetarian and finding a great one is hard to come by, let alone the best.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always superb. Food, ambiance, service. Pasta or anything else: this is a winner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always the most perfect evening at Toscano's. With their new kitchen the food was promptly delivered and delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Stopped at Toscano before a show. Had not been for a few years and found it to be equally as good as it had been. We had the white anchovy salad and grilled squid appetizers, a small portion of porcini fettuccine and grilled misto & grilled tuna for entrees. All of these dishes were fresh, delicious, well-prepared and perfectly timed between courses. My only food comment would be to either not serve the focaccia in the bread basket or serve it warm. The waiter was excellent and gave us a really good wine recommendation that went superbly with our food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best Italian food I ever had. Excellent service. Everything was cooked perfectly, the dishes were absolutely delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We were SO late due to a flat tire and traffic. They accommodated us anyway! So nice. Food was delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always go to Toscano's for a special occasion. Go there as my favorite. Food is excellent and fairly priced. Love the pan fried sole.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great place for a family meal, to celebrate a special occasion, or host out of town guests. The food is always good, and the service personal. Lovely place for dinner in Beacon Hill.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great place, food and service. Would happily go again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Delicious beef tenderloin, wonderful service! This is one of my favorite restaurants and I loved coming here on my birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Thanks for another outstanding dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing dinner with friends on Saturday early evening. Greeted by friendly host and our waiter was amazing! He was so fun, friendly and knowledgeable. We'll definitely be back! (And it wasn't our first time)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Lovely experience for my mother's birthday. My new go to restaurant

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

In short, if you are looking for some exceptional Italian cuisine Toscano is definitely the place, but your experience might just be ruined by this place's equally exceptional, especially for a fine dining place, rude and tactless service.

Me and my girlfriend went on a date here and had a table reserved for 9 o clock. We arrived a few minutes early and were promptly seated to our table. After giving us about 2 minutes to look at the menu, and without an offer to order a drink, the waiter asked us what we wanted to order. We were not ready and asked for recommendations but we're instead assured that "everything" is good in "different ways" and that apparently if we do not put the order in the next 5 minutes, the kitchen will close.

I am still confused about why we were offered a 9 o clock reservation if the last order to the kitchen needs to be placed at 9:10.

The rest of the experience was only down hill, the 2 waiters that served us were competing at who could rush us more through our dinner and get us out the door. Inattentive and rude seem way too kind of a description.

The food, admittedly, was excellent, no complaints. Will we be coming back? Absolutely certainly not! Recommend to avoid.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This place won't blow you away, but you can't go wrong. Safe menu executed reasonably well with large portions. A bit loud which was a minor turn off especially on a date night.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I have eaten at Toscano's many times and never disappointed. As soon as you walk in the door you feel welcomed. The food is always cooked to perfection and the staff can't be more accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

went there for restaurant week and had one of the most awesome meals ever. scallop dish was the best and the anti pastas are awesome can't go wrong on any choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great meal but what was really memorible was the service. We had only a short time available due to a concert and our waiter had it all under control - when to get our meals in, when to pay the bill and order the taxi to get to the venue on time. Impressive! Very much appreciated

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My wife and I dined with friends to celebrate our 50th anniversary . The food and service were exceptional. If you want an authentic Italian culinary experience, the Toscano Restaurant is the place for you.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I went during restaurant week and the lunch menu was outstanding. Both the food and service were excellent. Great location on Charles St. in downtown Boston on Beacon St. I would definitely go here again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Second time here. As good as the first. Good food, good service, good atmosphere, good location, reasonable prices. What more could you want?

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I had lunch during Restaurant week. The beef was tasty and well cooking for medium rare.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 8, 2017

we always look forward to a good italian dinner there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lunch was good

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Special service with a delicious off-menu fish dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Outstanding food presentation and ambiance topped of with first class service. This is the place where everybody remembers your name and truely appreciates you coming by. On each visit from Connecticut we make time for Toscanos!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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