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Toscanini's Ice Cream

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899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is ideal for desert after dinner in central square. It´s an amazing ice cream place. Try the maple walnut if available!

Thank Juan S
Woodstock, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hazelnut was amazing, the one scoop container is more than enough ice cream , a nice large serving.

Thank DanaRuby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought I would never set foot to this store, but was a hot September day and had 20 minutes before the next business visit.... Mostly new faces (staff), and more attentive. Rest room has a complete overhaul! However, one staff came out from it wiping her hands on jeans, and turned on music so loud that interrupted a group's... More 

Thank Mei-Shu S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned home from Cambridge and I am glad my wife and I stopped at this ice cream shop. They offer tastings of all of their ice cream and believe me you will not be disappointed. We went back the next day after having their toasted coconut and Belgian chocolate. Next day wife was craving the Belgian chocolate and I... More 

Thank Justin A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here after dinner, the best icecream! No wonder there was a queue. Really creamy and lots of different flavours. One scoop serving is really quite big by british standards!

Thank Angela R
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great flavors and texture. We had the small sundae, on which the fudge was amazing. Also had the affogato and the espresso is really rich and tasty!!

Thank basmaberti
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to pick a time of day where there was no queue and we could peruse the menu at our leisure. The choices were pretty good and I had marshmallow which was divine. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank KatBekantan
Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not being from Boston I have no idea if this is the best in town but I do know it was pretty darn good ice cream. The selection was very interesting and different. I sampled a few flavors and also some of my fellow travelers' choices and they were all excellent. The BBB was fantastic as was the less exciting... More 

Thank Fondue4two
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer, you can see lines stretch way past its door for good reason. It's one of the best ice cream stores in the area. Occasionally, they'll have green tea kit kat and it's one of the best flavors ever. Their sorbets are also pretty tasty. The flavors are strong and not watered down - for me, even one... More 

Thank Cathy Z
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best ice cream in the Boston metro area!!! Burnt sugar is my favorite, but I've never had a bad flavor!

Thank slabauve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-491-5877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?