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Toscanini's Ice Cream

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Fast Food
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899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
617-491-5877
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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, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Ideal Ice Cream

Flavorful and exotic, every flavor is a gem. Always a bit of a line, but it moves quickly (a few minutes at most). Worth a trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
CharlieW338
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Cambridge
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Cambridge
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Flavorful and exotic, every flavor is a gem. Always a bit of a line, but it moves quickly (a few minutes at most). Worth a trip.

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Thank CharlieW338
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ice cream here really is top notch. The flavors are creative but all well executed and even the simple flavors are incredibly delicious. My favorite is black bottom, which is rarely available and cocoa pudding which is almost always available. Instead of getting a scoop instead get the pint which is a relatively great deal and they can even... More 

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Thank ZachyBaum
Cambridge
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travel for a living both domestic and international travel. I am an ice-cream nut and I remain firm that Toscanini's has the best ice-cream in the U.S. and is a serious contender for worldwide! Fresh, delicious, exotic flavors to tempt any palate. Once you've tried it you WILL definitely RETURN!

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Thank ballyding
Cambodia
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278 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There may a number of places in the MIT area for good coffee, but the coffee at this establishment truly stands out, and the place also serves ice cream in a bright, cheery modernist setting.

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Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a big consumer of ice cream, but over 25 years or more I have found Toscanini's to have the best in terms of consistency, flavour and interesting variety.

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Thank Ptolemy
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Toscanini's is the gold standard for ice cream in the Boston area. A rich base, lots of interesting and well-balanced flavors. Prices are high.

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Thank Egregio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Indeed a charming little store that sells good ice cream. We had the salted caramel and the peanut butter Cookies and Cream. The former is nice though the latter came out a little too creamy. Did not think think Cookies and Cream goes well with Peanut Butter but nevertheless good try. Do give it a try if you are visiting... More 

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Thank Jeremy M
Braintree
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Toscanini's has the best ice-cream in Cambridge! Highly recommend stopping here if your are visiting the area or just a local looking for a very fine & tasty treat anytime of the year!

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Thank SteveMY6057NV
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The best Ice Cream in Massachusetts and made on site, if you are in Cambridge, MA you must stop and get a scoop!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I live in the neighborhood, and am a frequent patron. Toscanini's makes a wide variety of homemade, creamy, delicious ice cream flavors. I particularly like Burnt Caramel and Khulfee. But if your tastes run more to chocolate or vanilla, they do that, too, in a superlative way. There are at least 3 varieties of chocolate, and the French Vanilla is... More 

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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

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?