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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
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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: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Ice Cream Worth Waiting For!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Mcsmithrs
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Mishawaka
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mishawaka
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tosci's has great ice cream including some unusual pairings. If you are unsure of your choice, you can always try a couple to see which one you want. Some favorites are; burnt caramel, Belgian chocolate, B3, thin mint, hydrox cookie. If you are feeling indulgent, you can have a frappe (also called a milk shake outside of New England). Microsundays... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Tosci's deserves their reputation among locals as the cream of the ice cream, when it comes to ice cream. Unique flavors, creamy texture, consistent quality all combine to make for a very special ice cream experience. If you are dieting, try their micro sundae: a shotglass-sized amount of ice cream with their gorgeous hot fudge sauce and a dollop of... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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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 1 - 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?