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Toscanini's Ice Cream

899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Ranked #2 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Newton, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I can't fault the ice cream, though some of the flavors may seem just a bit peculiar. Chocolate-wise, you won't go wrong with Chocolate #3 and I'm sure most of the other traditional standbys are equally good. My only complaint is that servings are miniscule: anything less than two scoops could only satisfy a small child.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always inventive, surprising, flavorful, and just a generally fun atmosphere at their Main St Cambridge location. I have often skipped dessert while out at a nearby Cambridge restaurant, opting to go to Tosci's instead.....2 scoops and hot fudge hits that spot every time for me!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Probably the best artisanal ice cream in the USA (How's that for a fancy millennial adjective?) Tosci's is a cult place, but the kind of cult that welcomes everyone. If you are lucky, Gus, the owner, will be there to delight you with stories. The ice cream itself? Flavors like Grape Nut Raisin, Belgian Chocolate, and Mango (sorbet or ice... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is well worth the trip to Cambridge. I was fortunate to meet Gus - the owner who gave us such a treat. The flavors are well balanced without being over bearing and too rich. Best. Ice cream. Ever.

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Del Mar, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We've been going to Toscanini's since they opened in 1981. Returned after 30 years and it has lived up to expectations. Deliciousness. Flavorful. Amazing.

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Those of us of a certain age can remember when Steve's ice cream burst on the scene in Cambridge. It was a revelation of dense, creamy, intensely-flavored deliciousness. The folks who run Toscanini's got their training and their standards from Steve's and took the excellence even further. Reading the list of flavors is an exercise in frustration for the out... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Okay, I like ice cream but do not love it. I loved the salted caramel I experienced here! Just the right amount of sweetness, rich and creamy. More than one scoop would have been too much, but one was perfect!

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La Mirada, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The ice cream was good. I am not sure I would say the best I have ever had but yummy. Definitely a college hang out place and I liked that they did not cheat you on the serving size especially for what you pay for a scoop!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Come here for the best ice cream in New England! They also have great coffee - try the vanilla latte infused with real vanilla beans. I lived in Cambridge for 6 years during college and graduate school and I would come here ~5 days a week to write my thesis. Lines are long, but that's because it's so good. Love... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As a Massachusetts local, I've been to Toscanini's a few dozen times over the course of my 20 odd years. However, I had never tried the affogato here before. A few weeks ago, I wandered into Toscanini's with a group of friends for an after-dinner dessert. I decided to not just get an ice cream but the affogato, in which... More 

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Additional Information about Toscanini's Ice Cream

Address: 899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
Phone Number: 617-491-5877
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream

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