Toscano Restaurant

4.7
2344 reviews
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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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JB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an absolutely amazing dining experience! We have dined at many Italian restaurants and consider Toscano to be one of the very finest. Our server was top notch. Thank you for making my birthday so special.

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AH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

I love the food at Toscano but the acoustics are brutal!!! Too noisy - they should do something about
soundproofing...

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M
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have loved Toscano since we first visited the Cambridge location several years ago; it became an instant favorite of ours. Great cuisine; pleasant, accommodating staff all around; nice-looking surroundings; etc. We enjoy both the Cambridge and the Boston locations and always stop in if we're in the respective areas. Highly regarded!

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best restaurant in Boston! Consistently superb in every way.

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RS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Fabulous! I have never had a bad experience. The food, service, cocktails and ambiance are all Fabulous!

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DN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a great location....not your ordinary Italian menu....highly recommended

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TP
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything considered - quality of service, food, ambiance - Toscano's is Boston's best restaurant. A delightful dining experience, enough so that we've returned repeatedly.

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NB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The earlier reviews of Toscano were spot on. This place did not disappoint. The house made gnocchi with wild boar ragu was divine! Ambience, service, value...everything was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

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FM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place! It's a good fit for a business lunch or for a romantic dinner!

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TP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure you get one of the specials here. They are always fantastic. We had a great night at Toscano. Our server was terrific and the food was world class. It’s a great spot as you can actually talk and be able to hear your mates.

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JG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Toscano meals were not up to their usual standards, which I think was due to our very late dinner reservation the other night. We were entertaining guests from San Francisco who are used to the best so I was disappointed that Toscano was not up to its best.

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l
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Toscano based on recs from friends and proximity to our small hotel. It was outstanding in every way. Highly recommend!

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

Service was indifferent and impersonal, was also told the linguine vongole was not a tomato sauce but effectively it was.

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KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here before and enjoyed it this time as much as the last. Food and service were excellent. Nice location too.

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RS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed in all the years I have been eating at Toscano. The quality is always top rate. I always recommend it to all of my friends and family. The entire staff is first rate, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and very accommodating. The wine selection, excellent. The food is Leary’s delicious and authentic. Please don’t change a thing.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from the UK, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellent. Fresh vegetables and well cooked steak, pasta and risotto. The atmosphere was relaxed, the ambience at the bar was friendly and the restaurant has a pleasant temperature (thankfully not air conditioned to the point of freezing, unlike some others)!!

Our barman was extremely knowledgeable and his service was effortlessly pitched at exactly the right level. We enjoyed it so much we went back for lunch the next day.

I have to admit, we were very pleasantly surprised at how good the restaurant does everything. It really is a quality establishment but is in no way pretentious. A real gem in Beacon Hill and must visit!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had reservations but they did not have a table ready, so they offered us a table at the bar area. Our waiter was fantastic, super attentive, and took his time explaining the specials. We both had the Milanese, which I would recommend.

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and great service. Very good dining expeience.

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LA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful space with a great location and convenient Valet parking. Our reservation was for a Saturday evening and it was busy but the Hostess was still able to seat us right away. Menu had a very good selection with moderate prices. It was a little too noisy to have a conversation but other than that it was a nice night. I would definitely go back.

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DB
New England
82 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing coming back here thank you for all the good work to my amazing post collegeues!!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with outstanding service from Daniel.

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b
New England
251 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good, I especially enjoy their branzino. Toscano is always popular, so reserve ahead. I wish it were a bit less dark, or else that they would put candles on the tables - lighting could be more intimate.

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal. Both of us enjoyed the food. BUT, it was much too noisy and OpenTable won't credit me for the meal. What's up with that? They know I ate at Toscano and they want me to review the restaurant. But they claim that I never ate there.

I'm happy to send a copy of my credit card receipt.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cozy ambiance with attentive wait staff

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SM
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely evening, amazing food.
Every entrée was incredible, look forward to going back.

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f
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Decadent food. Will come back!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, fine ambience. Our go-to place for special occasions

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SK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service excellent food, enjoyed it immensely

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KR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite -- with the very best (no joke) vodka martinis anywhere.

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Toscano's on a Friday evening. The location is attractive and cozy. The wait staff was very attentive. The food and drink was very good and it was a great evening. I will return.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an incredible time at Toscano’s. Food, wine and service are always perfect in this cozy restaurant.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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BD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I was meeting a relative from Maine at the restaurant. We had made arraignments to meet at a certain time for a reservation. Medical treatment at a local hospital ran late. It was a mid week evening with plenty of available seating. We made to feel very uncomfortable and as if we were taking money out of everyone’s pocket as they didn’t turn the table over. I was embarrassed as I’m sure my company was as well. We won’t be returning. I would think with MGH down the street you would of been a bit more understanding......

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. One of our favorite Boston restaurants

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by friends whose daughter attends BU. Lovely place that serves great food and drink. The area is also worth a visit, so an after dinner stroll is possible.

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IR
New England
40 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently terrific service, food and beverage, and overall experience. Made a reservation, requested to be seated at the bar, this was not only accommodated but also on time. Highly recommend!

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e
New England
172 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was perfect in every possible way!! Our server, the meal , the ambiance... !! Toscano is consistently excellent—a very special dining experience!!

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Q
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We have been here a few times in the past. The service is outstanding but the food quality has gone downhill. It is now just average, nothing special

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Accommodated special requests.

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Good choices on the menu, at very reasonable prices, especially in such a beautiful restaurant. Wine selection is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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