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Ristorante Toscano

47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 723-4090
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Ranked #77 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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287 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had a lovely lunch here with a friend. We started by sharing an appetizer of grilled squid, then I had orrechiette vitello. My only regret was that I was too full for dessert.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The restaurant was really nice and the food was excellent, along with great service. However, one suggestion would be for them to change the flatware they use. Very uncomfortable in the hand and very top heavy at back. Does not fit well in hand and just not proper for dinning. More authentic italian food, with great flavor. Other locations are... More

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Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

On a sunny Saturday, we strolled from the Mass General to this wonderful ristorante at the part of Charles Street close to the Public Garden. After many visits for dinner, this was our first time for lunch, and it was excellent. One of the specials was soft shell crabs, a personal favorite, and I have never had it done better.... More

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Even though we were clearly tourists, everyone made you feel like you were an old friends. Great attentive service throughout the meal. Lots of choices and everything was prepared well. The risottos and pastas are the stars. Nice wine list with good selection of Italian wines. Try the tiramisu.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had a very nice dinner with friends in this restaurant. The atmosphere is very comfortable and welcoming. Our waiter was very friendly and got the service just right (not too much, not too little). I had the lobster ($32) which I felt was overdone as the meat was mostly gummy and in some parts not actually that nice. For proper... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excellent minestrone soup to start with enjoyed in an atmosphere that makes you feel like you have been transported to Italy. Soft, dark ambience, not noisy, extremely attentive service and a nicely varied menu and wine list made for a good experience here. We chose nightly specials of a veal chop--very hearty and earthy--and the bass--perfectly prepared and elegant. But... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This amazing jewel on quaint Charles Street in Boston has everything you want and none of the crowds and chaos of Newbury St. and the North End. Open windows onto Charles Street, diverse menu, and food to die for. For lunch, we shared caprese with some of the best burratta cheese I've ever had, creamy, sweet and just a touch... More

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New York, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you're looking for penne pasta with vodka sauce this could be your place, but don't limit yourself! I had the special veal dish stuffed with prosciutto and asiago cheese topped with an amazing mushroom cream sauce and was ready to lick the plate! The prosciutto was excellent quality and sliced thinly the way it should be, the cheeses were... More

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Top Contributor
409 reviews 409 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
474 helpful votes 474 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A great choice when you want an excellent meal in a comfortable atmosphere... and don't want a staggering bill. You always feel that you get what you pay for here. The chow and service are sure to please. The pastas are highly recommended... like the half portion option which is a great starter. I ordered a new dish on the... More

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Bangor, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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