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Ristorante Toscano

47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 723-4090
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Ranked #93 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $100
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut
Transit: Red Line MGH/Charles St. station.
Description: 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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English first
Hooksett, NH
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We spent the morning strolling Beacon Hill, admiring the Holiday garlands, urns, window boxes, and doorway adornments; which led us to Ristorante Toscano at the foot of the hill. We enjoyed a leisurely (and delicious) lunch with views out to the Charles Street shops, which were also festooned for the Holidays. The great service, great food, and understated elegance, attributed... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at Ristorante Toscano many times and have NEVER been disappointed. The food is amazing, the wait staff is terrific and the atmosphere is fun and lively. As a person who has traveled to Italy many times for business, the only difference between Toscano and "authentic Italian cuisine" is the continent. I highly recommend this establishment.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

great place for a casual italian dinner after-work. living in beacon hill, tocscano is a great neighborhood resource. loves the soups on a cold winter evening. indulgent pasta seems a great luxury that makes falling off the anti-carb wagon worthwhile.

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Reading, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went for lunch several times. The food, wine and ambiance make it a wonderful choice. Prices are very fair too. Just one little thing - a few of the wait staff just have a bit of an edge or slightly snobby attitude. Don't let it deter you, however, because its a great restaurant.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Positives: great place, attentive but not pushy service, good wine recommendation, fish - salmon was very good Improvements: slow down when telling menu options to people whose 1st language is not English

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Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Visited Toscano twice this week (lunch & dinner) and both visits were very good. I tried the double bacon rigatoni at lunch which had beautifully cooked pasta with a great, rich sauce. At dinner later in the week I tried the calamari start and mushroom risotto - both very good. Pizza, paninis and salad at lunch and fish (cod,salmon) at... More 

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Midlothian, VA
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Staying in the neighborhood for a few days, had dinner here. Seated immediately without a reservation. Quiet, elegant atmosphere conducive to conversation. Efficient, unobtrusive service. The special mushroom appetizer was exceptional, as was the truffled risotto. Veal and salmon were also excellent. Good wines by the glass. Prices very reasonable for food and service of this quality. Overall it was... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had made a reservation before our travel and went there on a monday evening.It wasn't too crowded.Food is genuine Italian.Margarita's are sooo good. I took melanzane as a starter..Since my Italian teacher talked about melanzane I try it in every Italian restaurant.I liked it a lot but had eaten better ones.Service is superb!!!!!!!When you go to the bathroom someone... More 

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New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have now had several dinners at this restaurant. It is spacious, comfortable and we don't think overpriced. The menu is varied and the food preparation is pleasing and careful. We are sure to return and don't imagine that we will find this place boring as can happen sometimes over repeated visits to the same establishment.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Dined here during a recent trip to Boston. Food and service were both very good, would return when in Boston.

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Additional Information about Ristorante Toscano

Address: 47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: (617) 723-4090
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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