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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.
Boston, MA 02114
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:45PM; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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