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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
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: Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 151
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Don't let the line fool you!

Line was out the door on 4th of July and only took 5 mins to get in and out, sooooo worth it! Strong expresso and sweet ice cream, no waffle cones otherwise this place would be heavenly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Leeanna O
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Line was out the door on 4th of July and only took 5 mins to get in and out, sooooo worth it! Strong expresso and sweet ice cream, no waffle cones otherwise this place would be heavenly!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Try the eclectic, savory ice cream flavors. The coffee will put a smile on your face and a shine on your shoes.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Simply, Toscanini's Ice Cream is the best in Boston and beyond. I often take my photography students there for a break after photographing architecture at MIT in Cambridge. The ice cream and coffee are great and the atmosphere very artsy and liberal, with nice people serving up delicious creations. Taste samples are offered on any of the unique flavors too!... More 

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new york, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Like others have said, the line does move well. I liked that there was a big selection of flavors to choose from. Very friendly staff and I by the time we got to the register, I was actually surprised at how affordable it is, coming from NYC and the ice cream prices there... Weather was nice so we sat on... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Yes, everything you read about this being the best ice cream is true! I am a big ice cream/gelato/frozen yogurt lover and this place is worth every single calorie. Don't miss a stop to this place when you are in Boston!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Hadn't been to Toscanini's in some time. Stopped by last night and perfect, as usual. I've been going to this amazing place for the past 30+ years and it's always the same... the best ice cream you can find anywhere. Great flavor, texture, perfectly tempered. Also a great array of interesting flavors. Always great service as well. You really can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Excellent ice cream. Cool atmosphere. Get ready to wait in a queue, any time of day. Very friendly staff. I had an ice cream shake, with a shot of espresso. Beak shake I've ever had. My wife had a "microscoop" of French vanilla. It was not small. A fair sized scoop. Very rich ice cream. All this for $11. Well... More 

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San Ramon, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great unique and unusual flavors at a reasonable price. Over two visits had banana cream, salty caramel, coconut and malted milk ball. Rich and tasty ice cream. The line can get a bit long on weekends and hot days but worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The ice cream is to die for, but be prepared to wait in line. The line moves quickly. Don't be shy and ask for tastes of some of their unusual flavors. Enjoy!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Cocoa Pudding, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Sorbet. I didn't eat them all but I did taste them all. If you are near Central Square - this is a stop you have to make.

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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, Dessert, Ice Cream

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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, Dessert, Ice Cream

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?