Toscano Restaurant

4.7
2423 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

That was as mediocre as it gets. The tricolore salad had no dressing, the linguini vongole was watery, had no salt whatsoever. Olive Garden would have been better.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was good. Service was pretty good. Took almost two hour to get our entrees and they were cold.... horrible. Will never return

CH
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Toscano on Charles St for restaurant week lunch. The menu offered many choices & the food presentation was excellent. The serving size was their normal size & delicious. The service & ambiance was excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.

MB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend!

GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch as a part of the Dine Out Boston deal - and will certainly be going back! The food was delicious and the service was some of the best I’ve experienced. Love all of the hard wood in the decor. From where we sat, we could see into the kitchen through a big window - it was fun watching the chefs slice prosciutto right through the window! Plus, incredible fresh bread to start.

f
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter( Giuseppe) sorry, not sure of the correct spelling but he was amazing, gave great recommendations as he got to know us and our tastes. Very efficient, friendly and professional. We tried smoked salmon dish for appetizer and it was tender, moist and perfectly season. Meals are always great and the management team is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Looking forward to frequent the establishment often. Thank you Toscano!!!!

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food quality and our waiter was very nice and helpful while ordering. The host even stepped in to serve some bubbly.

H
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We gathered as friends for a Saturday catch up, the host was somewhat impatient and had a loud vice in asking about what we needed, we were planning late afternoon stay with discussing and drinks but decided against it because of his fed up attitude, in my previous visit, the meal was delicious and the host was friendly

RB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service Love the pizza here. Prices are pretty good as well.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was in a quaint part of Boston. The food was delicious & I would definitely recommend this restaurant if your visiting Boston.

SB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in Boston for the weekend. Wonderful birthday night out with my daughter. Great food and friendly service. We will definitely be back if we return to Boston.

AH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really nice time - I really like Toscano and I was pleased the music wasn't playing
as loudly as it had been the last time I was there...I no longer like restaurants where they play loud
music as I want to be able to hear what my dining companions are saying...

The service was superb and food was excellent - a very nice place!

MB
New England
57 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at Toscano 3 times over the last 3 weeks and each experience has been great. Try the vitello tonnato which is one on the menu in the summer.

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner last night. We enjoyed a bottle of wine recommended by our server. We ordered three meals and shared them all. The waiter brought extra plates so we could pass the entrees. We had the filet- it was perfectly cooked and the potatoes were the perfect companion for the meat and potato lovers. We also selected the shrimp pasta and the penne with meat sauce. All cooked to perfection! This meal was way better than a recent one I had in Boston’s north end.

PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our dining experience was excellent

KF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend, who is in progressive dementia shooed away her entree because she saw potatoes which she doesn’t like. The Waiters scooped the plate and replaced the potatoes with spinach - all in a matter of seconds with no odd looks - just kindness. It made me really happy and I thank Roberto and the woman with the dark aqua shirt. Lovely people.

AD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, top rated service and delicious meal. We went for a late lunch and got seated before our reservations. Our server Peter was wonderful! One suggestion: please put back friend zucchini flowers on menu!

EM
New England
185 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, white tablecloth restaurant that has mastered Italian cuisine and excellent service. Whether you order a special of the day or an item from its menu, all the food is well-prepared and flavorful. We especially enjoyed our server, who was both attentive and knowledgeable. The cuisine is authentically Italian. It is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a meal with family or friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Holiday and waitress at thé réception really unfriendly

JS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant never disappoints! Awesome food and awesome service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food every time!

BN
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vero ristorante italiano. Sapori autentici e pochissimi compromessi coi gusti locali. Unico problema è il rumore di fondo che quasi impedisce di parlare; dovrebbero insonorizzare il locale.

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OT
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A first rate restaurant with superb food, service, and atmosphere. Not to be missed.

KR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Italian restaurant in Back Bay Boston. Menu selection was extensive, food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. The one drawback was the noise -- the surfaces are all hard stone or wood with nothing to absorb the sound. Several tables around us were quite boisterous to the point that it was difficult to carry on a conversation across the table. We would go back again, perhaps requesting a quieter spot (if such exists).

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From palm beach florida. This place is a must if you want Italian food in Boston.

MB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience as always. Enjoyed bringing my daughters who were visiting from Europe. Guaranteed fabulous meal and great service EVERY time!

S
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was terrific. Certainly would go back next time we are in Boston.

JW
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten free pasta options that aren't on menu! I got the gluten free seafood spaghetti and it was fantastic. Service and atmosphere was lovely

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Martini great. Nice time

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, knowledgeable staff, the filet special for this evening was fantastic. Black and white truffle oil, just wanted to lick the plate clean.

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I stopped there for lunch after a Dr's appt at MGH. From the moment we arrrived until we departed...it was an incredible experience. The bolognese was the best I ever had anywhere...including my italian wife's recipe. Thank you.

RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best friend’s birthday dinner was oh so lovely and she appreciated it very much.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food. Terrible service. Felt like I was putting the waiter out by ordering. Too bad. It's a nice place in a great area.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been more lovely. From the greeting at the front door, to our waitress, everything was perfect. The food is the centerpiece. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented, and delicious.

M
Phoenix
127 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food I have had in Boston. The pappardelle was rich, sweet, salty and perfect!! Portions are large. Bar had great spirits, nice wine list and (surprisingly awesome) - gluten free options! Will recommend to all!! Thanks to Mark in the bar. This was special!

SC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food as always. Never disappointed.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening with attentive service. The food was good, but the pasta needed more seasoning, the flavor of both the shrimp/tagliatelli and porcini/linguini were bland.

b
New England
37 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve lived in the city for almost six years but oddly just recently discovered Toscano. Tough to get into but well worth it if you plan ahead. So cozy—among the best atmosphere in Boston. Now we have a third favorite Italian place, along with Mamma Maria and Sorrelina. Toscano’s is slightly more casual and also significantly less expensive than the other two—a pleasant surprise, given the Charles St. location.

But the service makes Toscano’s stand out. The filet with Creme sauce and foie gras was amazing, and I’m a steak guy. The veal scallopini my wife ordered was also delicious, but even for her, a smallish portion. My daughter ordered the mushroom risotto which was tasty but apparently all risotto at Toscano’s is tomato-based which (important to know) isn’t her thing so we mentioned that to the waiter, and get this: they brought her another delicious pasta dish with mushrooms and took both of them off the bill! Service in general was super as was the whole evening. Toscano’s is becoming one of our go-to Italian places, but don’t expect to easily get in as a last minute weekend reservation.

JC
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great recommendation from a friend who has spent a lot of time in Boston. Great service and even better food. Will come back next time we visit the city!!

S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fabulous Beacon Hill location, mature service and cozy atmosphere...who could want more?

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