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Ristorante Toscano

#131 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut)
Red Line MGH/Charles St. station.
(617) 723-4090
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestled among the antique shops, boutiques and cafes along Beacon Hill's...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

I had dinner here with a colleague while we were in town for business. The place was packed on a Monday night, but they were able to find us a table in the front section across from the bar. I'd highly recommend reservations even mid-week! I had the roasted vegetables as a starter and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
AMLIndy
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here with a colleague while we were in town for business. The place was packed on a Monday night, but they were able to find us a table in the front section across from the bar. I'd highly recommend reservations even mid-week! I had the roasted vegetables as a starter and they were wonderful! Great variety and... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We happened to walk in on a Wednesday night at 5pm without a reservation. We were lucky to get in without a problem. There were about 4 specials that all sounded delicious. The shrimp,pesto,linguini was good just the right amount of pesto.

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Mashpee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

When we come to the city so enjoy this restaurant. Great atmosphere staff is friendly. Good wine selection and the meals are delicious from the appetizers to dessert. We had 10oz filet of beef done perfect. The scallops with spinach. Filet of Sole. Yummy desserts a great evening

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Astatula, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a very romantic beautiful place. The food was outstanding and the wait staff bent over backward to accommodate us. I can't wait to go back in may. Make sure you make a reservation before you go. They are very busy.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited as recommended by Hotel concierge - enjoyed fresh selection of Italian cuisine & local beers. Arrived just before 4pm so took advantage of lunch menu - save on $$$ but not on service - enjoyed risotto special +++ worthy recommendation

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've just been in this so called 'Italian restaurant' following the good opinions I read here on Tripadvasor not noticing that they were written 2 years ago. This is what we ate: burned vegetables, burned swordfish, burned potatoes and rubbery squids.. And it all started with a taste of the worst focaccia I've ever eaten. I really DON'T recommend it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wife and I came here for dinner before heading out to a show. Thus, we had a late afternoon reservation (around 4pm). I did this so we would have plenty of time for a relaxing dinner without having to rush out for the show. The food was excellent (4.5 out of 5). Unfortunately, the waiter did not add to the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a 9:30 reservation on a Saturday night and we were rushed so much at the end of the meal, that our server was forced to apologize to us for the rushed nature and then came up with a very lame excuse for the restaurant and kitchen staff. If you want to run a restaurant in a town like... More 

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Chatham NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We didn't have reservations on a busy Saturday night, but the staff welcomed us warmly and made sure to find a place for my sister and me. Our waiter was seriously professional and smooth --- it was a pleasure to be under his watchful eye. The other wait staff were friendly, attentive and not at all hovering. Beautiful dishes and... More 

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Orlando
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Came for a late lunch with couples. Very nice upscale atmosphere, but think the food is likely what makes this a popular option. Definitely some creativity in the menu. Salads were very nicely done. Excellent service. Nice part of town to explore.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115
    (Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line MGH/Charles St. station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 723-4090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?