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Toscanini's Ice Cream

899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Ranked #4 of 548 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was there with a couple of friends after a late sushi dinner a bit farther up the street, and we had 3 fantastic flavors of ice cream. What a treat! You could tell it was great just by the line of people, and we were not disappointed. They have some very interesting flavors and it varies from day to... More

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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We've eaten 3 different flavours and they were quit nice. The price is decent, too. I have found better ice creams in cambridge, like j p licks.

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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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