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Toscanini's Ice Cream

899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
617-491-5877
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Ranked #4 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So many great choices. I had the burnt caramel and banana pudding. It was delicious. It would have gotten a better rating if there were more comfortable seating and a little cleaner. I would still visit again for the ice cream!

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Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was really good ice cream. It was a nice walk from the Kendall hotel. No waiting. Walked in right up to the counter. Lots of cool flavors and different flavors to pick from.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great location for an ice cream. Line moves fast. Pretty expensive but enjoyed our treat while exploring the area.

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved the place. Excellent ice cream with some very daring flavor choices. Some work, some don't -- that's the fun!

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am a vanilla snob and usually avoid getting vanilla ice cream because most of them disappoint me. However, the vanilla ice cream at Toscanini's was delicious! I also loved the green tea and sweet cream flavors. It's not cheap, but my husband and I came here twice on our two day trip to Boston :)

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Como, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have to say that this is one of the best ice creams in the world as advertised..... Lots of flavors all very yummy! For sure a must if you are in the area.

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Espoo
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247 reviews 247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had Earl Grey, Deep Chocolate, B3, Caramel, Pistachio and something else. The portions are large and the ice cream very good. My lovely wife particularly raved about B3. Definitely worth a stop when walking between Harvard and MIT!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was rarely so disappointed with ice cream! Where on earth has the NY Times critic been, to claim that this is the world's best ice cream. Did he actually ever eat ice cream any place else? Did he ever taste ice cream in Italy or Argentina? Unfortunately I did not read some of the average reviews on Tripadvisor before... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Read about Toscanini's while we were in Boston for a couple of days. We were in Harvard Square so we took a quick cab to Central Square near MIT to try it. The place was packed mostly with what appeared to be students and faculty. I ordered a burnt caramel and salt caramel ice cream. The burnt caramel was creamy,... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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272 reviews 272 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is popular and for good reason - the ice cream is very creamy and tasty. It's nice to see some unique flavours too. Over a 4 night stay in Cambridge, we came here twice and enjoyed both time. It is far from the best ice cream in the world, but it is certainly extremely good.

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