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 Amy@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:
Amy: (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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (32)
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Romantic (29)
Cozy (28)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Authentic (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We wanted a quiet place for lunch for three, with a choice food. This was a perfect choice with excellent food, flexibilty in ordering, and outstanding service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Toscano on Beacon Hill was amazing. We went to celebrate the holidays and a promotion. The ambience, service and the food especially were excellent. We will go again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Toscano is quickly becoming my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is consistently great. The wait staff are truly helpful (recommending a petite salad rather than the standard size). I love this place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were outstanding. The ambiance is warm with walls of dark wood and exposed brick. I had the linguine with clams and it was absolutely delicious! We've enjoyed steak and pasta here and we are never disappointed!! Bon Apetit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Tonight we had a family reunion. The server is extremely friendly, who even offered us free desserts - blueberry pie at the end of the dinner, which by the way is really delicious! We had a fantastic dining experience at Toscano.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful meal with a fantastic atmosphere and delightful cocktails. An expansive wine list and a wonderful selection of dinner specials. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was fantastic & delicious, including the rabbit & sauce. Rigatoni with chopped sausage in a pink sauce was also excellent. Service was friendly, professional and attentive. We had a great time, and on New Year’s Eve too.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent and server was very personable. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The best restaurant in Boston! Best food, service and ambience! Love .love .love! Our favorite place.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We celebrated New Years a night early and had a fantastic meal. I had the scallops and leeks on the menu, which were delicious. I ended my meal with creme caramel which hit the spot. We shared four appetizers, polenta, eggplant, grilled vegetables and a caprese.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a favorite :)
Staff are professionals, atmosphere lovely, the food delicious, a consistently quality experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is the best northern Italian restaurant in the city. Friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service is amazing. The food is also amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening and will go back again when in Boston. Loved the ambiance, food was great and our server was very friendly and accommodating as was the host when we first arrived. Ask for Table 19 - it was great - comfortable and somewhat private.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic restaurant.... Bread was to die for.... all meals were well prepared, plentiful and the wait staff was attentive, cordial and helpful. My entire family loved the restaurant. Great location and ambience. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter made great recommendation, such as ordering a petite salad. Delicious food and wines!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. Amazing food, service and ambience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had our Christmas Eve dinner at Toscano and it was a very nice experience all-around. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious. We will not hesitate to return to this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Whenever we’re in Boston or Cambridge we’ll go to the Toscano’s in Beacon Hill or Harvard Square, depending on where we’re staying. Wonderful food- great menu- reasonable prices. Service always is top-notch and the servers always are knowledgeable. Both restaurants have great ambiance. We highly recommend either of the Toscano’s.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Our waiter had only been working there for 3 weeks. Perhaps that is why he never came by our table once we had our food until we were done eating. Maybe that is why he never came by to pour our wine, which we had no problem doing but expected better service for the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great meal
Great service
Food awesome.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our waiter (s) were awesome and even notified me that he was on a short break as to inform me of the presence of a new person- who was equally phenomenal ! Awesome!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I have been past Toscana numerous times and always wondered what it would be like to eat there. I finally made it this week, as we had a gift certificate. I was surprised. I had no idea the overall experience would be this good and the prices are not "off the charts." I would definitely go again. The wood carved doors and the lighting pieces are special and add to the ambiance. The service excellent and the server had a good sense of humor - he helped us find the perfect dishes to savor and enjoy.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great spot....quality fresh fresh ingredients. Right balance of service, helpful but not over attentive waite staff.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delightful Beacon Hill Italian restaurant! The decor and food could not be any fresher, nor better. The price is reasonable too. Will be back for sure

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Toscano is the go-to restaurant for great food and outstanding service in our Beacon Hill neighborhood. Everyone is treated like family and it shows in the number of familiar faces who return again and again for exquisite dining in a friendly atmosphere. Can't say enough about the staff. They are the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fabulous! Exceptional meal, exceptional service and beautiful restaurant on charming Charles st!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The absolute best. Can’t wait to come back again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really wonderful experience at Toscanos. Everything was perfect from the greeters to the servers. Will look forward to returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous meal and the wait person was very attentive. We had a very leisurely dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The atmosphere and service were excellent. I had a sidecar as a cocktail and it was delicious. I started with the veal/pork meatballs and they were absolutely terrific, among the best I have ever had. My wife had the polenta with porcini - that was good, but the polenta was softer and not as crisp as we would have liked. We shared a beet and gorgonzola salad with arugula and that was excellent. We then shared the veal Milanese. The first time I ordered this it was outstanding. This time, it was somewhat overcooked with some burning on the outer crust. Still, one of our favorite restaurants in Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Toscanos never disappoints!! We had a great night, as always!! Great service, great atmosphere and great food. We had a great dinner and can't wait to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect dining area for couples or friends, older family. Food is great, priced reasonably, excellent server (we have had Becky 2 times so far, and she is wonderful along with the team that works with her). We sat a round table for 5, and it was great to have interactive conversation while eating. A new favorite spot for us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice restaurant. The Rigatoni is a very good option.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My favorite lunch will always be at Toscano on CharlesStreet in Boston. The eggplant panini is the best. Get the table by the window and it will be your perfect place, too.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was an all around positive experience. We had apps through dessert and the food was absolutely delicious. Everyone in our party of five raved about their meal. The service was impeccable, and very attentive. We were there to celebrate the birthday of one of our group, and although we didn't mention it to anyone, our very-observant server picked up on it and brought his dessert with a candle and then we learned that the dessert was being comp'd.
Toscano's is what I would describe as a classy but not stuffy restaurant. I would recommend making reservations, as we did, to avoid disappointment.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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