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Toscanini's Ice Cream

899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
617-491-5877
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Ranked #4 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Roswell, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved the place. Excellent ice cream with some very daring flavor choices. Some work, some don't -- that's the fun!

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am a vanilla snob and usually avoid getting vanilla ice cream because most of them disappoint me. However, the vanilla ice cream at Toscanini's was delicious! I also loved the green tea and sweet cream flavors. It's not cheap, but my husband and I came here twice on our two day trip to Boston :)

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Como, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have to say that this is one of the best ice creams in the world as advertised..... Lots of flavors all very yummy! For sure a must if you are in the area.

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Espoo
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241 reviews 241 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had Earl Grey, Deep Chocolate, B3, Caramel, Pistachio and something else. The portions are large and the ice cream very good. My lovely wife particularly raved about B3. Definitely worth a stop when walking between Harvard and MIT!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was rarely so disappointed with ice cream! Where on earth has the NY Times critic been, to claim that this is the world's best ice cream. Did he actually ever eat ice cream any place else? Did he ever taste ice cream in Italy or Argentina? Unfortunately I did not read some of the average reviews on Tripadvisor before... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Read about Toscanini's while we were in Boston for a couple of days. We were in Harvard Square so we took a quick cab to Central Square near MIT to try it. The place was packed mostly with what appeared to be students and faculty. I ordered a burnt caramel and salt caramel ice cream. The burnt caramel was creamy,... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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272 reviews 272 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is popular and for good reason - the ice cream is very creamy and tasty. It's nice to see some unique flavours too. Over a 4 night stay in Cambridge, we came here twice and enjoyed both time. It is far from the best ice cream in the world, but it is certainly extremely good.

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had heard about Toscaninis previously, from PBS, the New York Times and Chowhound. None were exaggerating. We got there at 10:00 on Saturday night and the line was out the door and down the street. It moved fairly quickly though and they do not rush you when you get to the counter. You are able to ask for samples... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was in between giving this place 3 to 4 stars. Their ice cream is delicious and very rich but I think it's extremely overpriced for the amount of ice cream you are getting. The line always seems to be out the door. They have different ice creams to choose from. I personally would prefer getting more for my money.

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I went there and they gave me the wrong flavor! I walked about a mile or so to get there, and when i got there i was totally disapointed.The ice cream tasted ok but i would not recommend it.

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