Toscano Restaurant

5
2574 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2574 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations tenfold!

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vipStephenL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite..

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Will
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had amazing food and a great atmosphere. 10/10!

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vipLidia
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised to get a restaurant week menu. It was a great value for delicious food. The service was wonderful too. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

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vipNicole
New England
38 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still, my favorite Italian restaurant to date. I’ve been coming here for several years. The food is always authentic Italian, yet modernized and elevated . Service is always outstanding, food is always great, and great wine list (although I’d love to see a barolo by the glass option). This is where actual Italians go out to dinner for Italian food. Bravo Toscano’s keep up the stellar service and product !

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MichelleW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent and food is consistently fabulous.

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vipMitzi
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect as usual. Wonderful waitress. Early but cheerfully accommodated by hostess.
Excellent food. Toscano never disappoints

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vipDonA
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a good price. Big portions. Service by Stephen was prefect

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KeithJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and the tiramisu was outstanding!!! I would definitely recommend this Beacon Hill gem!!!

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AmyW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was extremely attentive. The food was good but not rave-worthy, and the bar is high for Italian food in Boston. Honestly my favorite part of the meal was the bread! It was delightful soft, just salted enough focaccia. I had 3 pieces!

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anonymous
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this restaurant. Tonight we felt a bit rushed and our table was a (strange) booth right near bar and host stand and difficult for 3 people to talk.

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AlexM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Toscanos for my birthday. I had heard great things about the place for months and decided to give it a shot. It was a Monday night, and the earliest reservation I could get was for 8pm. Showed up around 7:15 expecting to have to wait at the bar for 45 mins, but was sat immediately which was great. My girlfriend and I sat in the back room by the kitchen, and it was nice and quiet. Our waiter was extremely attentive and made us feel welcomed. We had a bottle of wine, the cheese plate with truffle honey, calamari in a red sauce, the rigatoni with truffle cream sauce and sausage, and orecchiette with veal and mushrooms. Everything was fantastic. Will be back again.

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marilyno
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Boston restaurant for many years! Always fantastic in every regard.
Our server, Janine, was wonderful.

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vipDarrenP
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice venue, good decoration, friendly welcome. The starter size was large but tasted good, we both had pizzas, the base was good and crispy, the speck pizza had great flavour, the Italian sausage was nice but lacked a little flavour. Overall a good dinner.

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Neighbor
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific everything!

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vipbman1117
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cindy was Outstanding as a waitress I would go back just because of her. The food was so good. Please go for the food and Cindy. Thank you Toscano will be back

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vipFortHillFoodie
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our consistent favorite whether for special occasion dinners, just a weeknight date, or business lunches. Specials are just that, the staff is very accommodating to your requests.

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LetsGo
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful restaurant, excellent waiter, terrific food...loved it !

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NicoleJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good here. Our waiter was very friendly and the service ice was great. Look forward to our next visit

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PatriciaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every Friday and we are never disappointed. The staff are professional and courteous, the food always outstanding! The ambiance and decor is stunning.

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Despina15
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food in a nice setting. The pasta dishes are amazing. Osso bucco a must. Noise level is high in a busy night.

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MonaT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in beautiful setting; only slight negative was the pasta being under done.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great! Nice ambiance, maybe a little noisy at times but so worth it overall. This will become a regular spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and atmosphere .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was kind and attentive, food was delicious and fairly priced. Ambience was quiet and relaxed. Great experience.

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vipNaomiR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Beautiful restaurant! Staff friendly and helpful. Ambiance is great.

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Guin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano has been one of our favorites since it opened on Beacon Hill years ago. The food never disappoints. The night we were there they had a roasted porcini mushroom appetizer that was the best use of mushrooms I've ever tasted - some sort of light grill charring, maybe, and some fresh herb that I didn't recognize. Outstanding. I would eat two servings as a main course! As usual, their fresh homemade pasta is fantastic. I had the linguine with clams - tons of clams, perfectly cooked - and my husband had the rigatoni with smoked bacon/tomato cream. The rigatoni is one of their original dishes and is as delicious now as it was from the start. Service is professional; you never have to look around for your waitstaff; water is refilled before you drink half the glass. Wines by the glass are very reasonable - $11/$12 for a carafe which is two full glasses. Altogether, appetizer, wine, and pasta for two people, the total was a hair under $75. Reasonable price for outstanding food and service.

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vipPhyllisB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely hands down best experience in Boston

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vipTricia
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic as usual!

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vipeyeluv2dine
New England
197 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time, seated early, great waiter s d great suggestions. Their simple spaghetti with tomato sauce is as good as it grayscale. Had awesome rack of lamb too.

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vipTchickpoomTchickpoom
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, from a to z. Highly recommended!

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ElizabethP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With 5 diners we were thrilled to be seated at a round table by the window it felt like we were tucked away by ourselves. The service was friendly and welcoming and loved that all our food was delivered at the same time. The menu was diverse so that even our vegan diner was happy with all the choices presented. The salads were interesting and large enough to share as were the entrees. A few of us took home doggie bags. Everyone was happy with their choice and all will return again for another wonderful experience.

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vipMark
New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice, but not outstanding Italian resaurant. The food was very good. Fairly noisy, but we were a group of four, and we could all hear each other when talking in a normal voice.

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vipMeaghanR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano is always a pleasant experience! A friend and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Toscano Wednesday night before we went to a show at the Colonial. Our waiter Peter was fabulous. Our meals were delicious. I had the veal parm special. The wine was good as was our flourless chocolate cake dessert. The price was fairly reasonable. We sat at the window table overlooking Charles St which is always lovely. Toscano is a gem!

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vipMargaretanne88
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot in Beacon Hill, street parking right out front. Server was attentive and food was good. A good spot for a business dinner and something for everyone on the menu. Definitely recommend.

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vipMikey
New England
80 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A sophisticated, but traditional, Italian restaurant with Impeccable Service, ample choices and, Generally, excellent food.

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vipMaria
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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MarkS
South Dakota
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...even better service. Kudos to Toscano for a great evening.

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vipGerry
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscano never disappoints. The menu is extensive without the long list of specials. The Osso Bucco was tender and the saffron rice was perfect with it. It also is one of the few restaurants that has great seating for 2 people rather than stuffed in a banquet.

FAQs

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

Toscano Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 2574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.