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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toscanini's has been the best ice cream around for years. Great to see this original spot rebuilt... same amazing ice cream. One thing that hasn't changed... impossible to park.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

The owner of this ice cream shop is trying to have more pedestrians and bicyclists killed by suing the City of Cambridge to halt live saving infrastructure improvements. Please find another place to get ice cream and be safe out there.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Walked to this location from Beacon street near the Commons. The ice cream was totally worth it. I even recommended it to a friend who was staying in Cambridge. Unfortunately, I did have the ice cream two days later in Provincetown and it was not...nearly as good. I’m not sure what the difference was but I’m two thumbs up for this location. I got the B3 and burnt Carmel with fudge!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed January 5, 2021

Probably one of the best ice cream shops in Boston. I love their cookie dough ice cream. If I lived closer I would be here almost every day.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2020

Hands down the absolute best ice cream in Boston/Cambridge. An incredible variety of flavors and combinations, and you can't go wrong with any single one of them. Cannot wait for the warm weather to return so we can come back for more!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2019

This has become one of our favorite ice cream places. The texture, flavor, and creativity all combine to make this an excellent place to try top quality ice cream. While the B3 is a bit sweet, it is a favorite combination of buttery/brown sugary ice...cream with brownie bits. And the burnt caramel is amazing. We also love the cocoa pudding ! Basically, they are all yummy! There are reasons why this has been frequently voted as Boston's best ice cream.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

Got a small one scoop hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and walnuts. Felt the vanilla ice cream was heavy and rich. It was just okay. The place was modern and clean. In a nice spot near the shopping mall.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Yummy rotating flavors of ice cream. We only stayed for a few days in cambridge and went twice and the flavors had already changed up! Loved the kulfi, burnt caramel, B3 and Lemon vanilla bean. The signage to the store front is nonexistant, but you...can't miss the people in line! They have micro size to gallon sizes. Only knock is that they didn't have any insulated bags/containers to take icecream on the go.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Great ice cream, made right next door with windows that you can actually watch them making the ice cream with fresh ingredients. Many flavors, very kind staff that answers lots of questions. If you want good, homemade ice cream, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Delicious Taste. Icecream and some coffee offers. If you are looking for the best icecream in town this is the place to come. Try the S'mores and Salted Caramel flavors.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Loved the S’mores Ice Cream! Walked there while visiting MIT. Toscanini’s Ice Cream is a must try if you are in the Cambridge or Boston area!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

So many flavors - hard to make a decision. So ask for a sample! Family members meet here on the way to the airport for some final goodbyes. This chocolate lover enjoyed the Belgium chocolate. Great choice! Flavors change. Lots of cone choices, too! Also...enjoyed the beautiful planters with colorful flowers outside.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

My family visited here in late June 2019, and my wife insisted that we had to stop for ice cream. Glad we did excellent ice cream and shakes finished off the day nicely.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

New location is not as easy to get to as the original one off Mass Ave (allegedly reopening after renovations), but the ice cream is still the same and always trying new flavors you won't seen anywhere else, along with standard ones, and old popular...flavors. Not for the fat or sugar averse. This is the real deal. But who can resist ginger snap molasses or burnt caramel ice cream? Try them. You will thank me.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Busy,trendy spot in biotech district. Nice flavors, though my burnt caramel was a little too burnt. Gelato, American style. Single with two flavors. About 15 flavors. They also have sundaes and ice cream cakes, prices high, as one would expect here.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Toscanini's Ice Cream is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4