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Toscanini's Ice Cream

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Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream
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899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
617-491-5877
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good ice creams!

Out of curiosity, since many friends had mentioned that this is a must-visit place for ice creams, went there with mixed expectations, after dinner. The choice of flavours was good and had a couple of interesting ones such as ginger and khulfi. I tried the Belgian chocolate and hazelnut... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Shiv_Sivaguru
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Out of curiosity, since many friends had mentioned that this is a must-visit place for ice creams, went there with mixed expectations, after dinner. The choice of flavours was good and had a couple of interesting ones such as ginger and khulfi. I tried the Belgian chocolate and hazelnut. Individually and as a combination, they were very good. I also... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

An amazingly adventurous and varied menu of gelati, ice cream and sherbet. Everything is mixed on site using fresh ingredients. The staff is friendly, and will let you try samples of flavors before you make a decision. Go ahead, try some of their innovative flavors, their delectable chocolate concoctions, their alcoholic ice creams flavored with Kahlua and with rum. For... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is amazing. Great location. Parking is a bit crazy if you are driving, but well worth the effort. It's probably the best kulfi flavor ice cream I have ever had. Can't wait to go again a couple times to try all their other flavors. The place does get busy...for a reason, I am guessing the amazing ice cream... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Oh my goodness. Toscanini's has the best ice cream in the world. This place is in a category of its own. I absolutely loved everything about Toscanini's. The food, the atmosphere and the service were all just perfect. I ordered a cone with one scoop of Pancake ice cream and one scoop of "Cake Cake," (which is cake flavored ice... More 

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Mishawaka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is excellent. Friendly staff, unique flavors and outstanding ice cream. Highly recommended by locals, and glad we went to try it out.

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I when there with my family and everyone was very happy with their choices. I had the Green Tea flavor and Berry White chocolate (to sweet for my taste)... When I told the server, they were happy to made me a new one just with the Green Tea. They don't mind that you sample the flavors and I recommend you... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This European snob has no qualms admitting it, Toscanini's makes the bestest...est ice cream. The owner Gus is a true artist, who creates incredible flavors like khulfee (cardamom, chopped almonds & pistachios,) chicory, and the classic dark chocolate # 3. It's all very creamy and flavorful. Some flavors are always available, others change so it's worth a repeat visit. Tosci's... More 

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Cambridge
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The ice cream is great and the flavors are interesting. Everything they make is fresh; I met someone at the super market shopping for Mascaponi to use to make the ice cream. Certainly not pre-made!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here after dinner and ordered the house special, I forget it's name, which was good but not fantastic. I recommend you try the flavor you want before you order.

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Cambridge MA
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ingredients seem to be of top quality. Flavors are generally classic ones--no "buttered popcorn" or "bubblegum" ice cream here. Consistently good flavors and silky texture.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-491-5877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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