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Ristorante Toscano

47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 723-4090
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Ranked #85 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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84% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Bangor, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife, son and I have visited most of Boston's neighborhoods over the years and we are always on the lookout for a good place to dine. Believe it or not, this was our first visit to Beacon Hill and Charles Street. While our hotel's concierge recommended a restaurant for lunch in the area we were instead immediately drawn to... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you have out of towners you MUST take them here. Not only is it located on one of the most funky streets in all of Boston but it is the best place for really excellent Italian food. After listening to the enormous number of specials you will feel full! And they will create if there is something else you... More

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Did not know there were at least two locations, so made reservations at the wrong Toscano. Walked into Toscano at 47 Charles St. (not where we made the reservation), and they were VERY accommodating on taking us AND calling the other location to cancel. Great atmosphere and excellent food, and among the very top in service of all restaurants I've... More

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited Toscano with my girlfriend recently and was left with very mixed feelings about the place. The decor is beautiful and romantic as other reviewers have said. The service was prompt, if a little in your face. When ordering, I asked the waitress for a recommendation as I couldn't decide between two dishes. The waitress told me she could... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice decor and pleasant maître'd however our waiter was condescending and made the experience exceptionally average. A poor example of Italian hospitality and cuisine.

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new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We literally stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent trip to Boston and were very happy we did. The food was superb and the ambiance was very nice and relaxing. They had the World Cup on a TV by the bar and my son was excited to get to catch that. My wife had the pork in mustard sauce and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was all amazing, but especially the burratta cheese appetizer. I ordered the veal scallopini and had a pasta dish in the North End, to enjoy different types of Italian cuisine. We loved our friendly and knowledgeable waiter at Toscanos.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We walked here from the Taj hotel through the Public Gardens which was great. The restaurant itself was beautiful inside with lots of architectural details. The waitstaff was excellent and the food was amazing. We will definitely return here. It rivals any North End restaurant and exceeds most in ambiance.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Great food and service. Our starter of mushroom was delicious as was my hubbies scallops which were very plump and juicy which he really enjoyed. My chicken was very moist and full of flavour. Apricot tart was a bit dry but this didn't detract from a lovely meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our dinner at Toscano's was one of the highlights of our Boston vacation. We ate there in 1987 and always planned to go back one day. The food was outstanding (especially the dessert - the torta di mirtilli) and the service exceptional. Our server Santiago did everything to make our meal enjoyable and memorable. Can't wait to eat there again,... More

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