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Toscanini's 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

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thick and smooth ice cream

Had a cone of French Vanilla after a salty lunch. What a wonderful experience! My ragged taste buds were totally recovered.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mei-Shu S
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a cone of French Vanilla after a salty lunch. What a wonderful experience! My ragged taste buds were totally recovered.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On a warm day, the line at Toscanini's can often reach well past the two large community tables then out the door. It's certainly family and kid friendly with an accessible sink right next to the entrance to wash your kids' (or your own) ice cream covered hands. I've tried a number of their signature flavors, but my favorite is... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

But be prepared to wait in line during the nice weather nights... I walked down the other night as I was jonesing for an icecream cone...and the line was way out the door...I left and went home empty. Bummer. Otherwise...its one of the best!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped in after dinner one night for dessert. Lots of interesting flavors, and they taste great. Portion size is reasonable.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Be prepared to wait in the longest ice cream line, knowing it's totally worth it. Saffron Vanilla bean? Basil? Mexican Chocolate! The flavors can be a little bizarre- go ahead and try a couple, or three... Or four- the folks behind the counter are super nice, you'll find a new favorite flavor fast!

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Urbanna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This bustling establishment is worth the trip and confusing streets of Cambridge. The many standard flavors (DON'T miss the B3...Brown Butter, Brown Sugar and Brownie) are supplemented by a wide range of ingenious combinations. The texture of the ice cream is excellent. Perfect ratio of air...high butterfat...not too sweet. The flavors are intense and delicious. The lemon pistaschio is like... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We didn't hear about this place until our last day. It is a good thing, because we would have been eating ice cream for every meal! The ice cream is thick and creamy, almost like eating bubble gum, I say that because it wasn't just melt in your mouth, it was actually so thick it was chewy. If you don't... More 

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Johnson City, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Loved the khulfee, burnt caramel and gingersnap molasses. Great coffee. If you're indecisive, they let you try two flavors in a single-scoop cup.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was lucky enough to have someone guide me to Toscanini's and believe me as an ice cream connoisseur, this place was awesome. Amazing flavours to choose from, and the guys are really happy to give you plenty of tasters before choosing. Great value for money at 2 scoops for USD5.50 - and they're generous scoops! Well worth the trip,... More 

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Ashland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped here before the Boston fireworks last weekend. The ice cream was great. I had a scoop each of the burnt caramel and the Belgian chocolate. They were both fantastic. And the price wasn't too bad (we are small town folks) and the wait was reasonable considering the fireworks.

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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 20
Cuisine: Fast Food

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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