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Toscanini's Ice Cream

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899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
617-491-5877
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming here since Gus and Joe opened in 1981. Yes, I have been away, but the moment I hit Boston, I beeline to Toscanini's! This is the best ice cream and the flavors keep getting creative: Blueberry Lemon was amazing, so was the Green Tea, but the Saffron was sublime. I visited three times on my recent... More 

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Thank David B
Boston, MA
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Toscanini's Ice Cream was an odd stop for the Boston Vegan Meetup, but we found there (a) TWO employees who were vegetarian (one was vegan) AND (b) sorbets (call it 'vegan ice cream') AND (c) a large, magnificent collection of fresh gourmet teas from around the world (modestly priced). The manager/owner was most gracious in hosting us (and brought us... More 

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Thank Maynard C
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My heart lifts whenever I go to Toscannini's! The burnt caramel is too good for words. The Sundaes are out of this world! And the atmosphere is pretty good too. While you wait with the crowd in line you can consider all your choices. What a luxury to have so many! And I've never had one that wasn't delicious. The... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed Toscanini's Ice Cream. I should have know it would good when there was a line out the door. The Grapenut Ice Cream was the BEST when in the Boston area you have to try Toscanini's!

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Thank zqueen2016
Michigan
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This great ice cream has new flavors each day and some that you cannot get anywhere else. Vienna finger cookie ice cream, burnt caramel, mango sorbet and lots more. The belgian chocolate is the smoothest ice cream I have ever tasted. Think Lindt milk chocolate turned into ice cream. best way to beat the heat and worth the wait.

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Thank Flalaw97
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream if you're into extra creamy rich flavored ice cream. Seriously, I don't think everyone is and if you like a little hardness to your ice cream then you won't agree with the NYT that this is the best ice cream ever. If you put this ice cream in a cone (not even sure it comes in a... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love ice cream, but at the end of it, my requirements are simple: Sweet, cold and creamy. What makes a difference is the environment where one can enjoy the ice cream, and unique flavours not available elsewhere. Toscanini offers both. Great place to sit in or out, and strange flavours which one might never have imagined. I am an... More 

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Thank deepaksji
Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Boston, a local friend recommended Toscanini's as a must-stop spot for some ice cream. Such good advice! The flavour selection was immense and the actual ice cream was delicious. Can't wait to come back!

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Thank MichaelBurjack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it is because I come from Columbus, Ohio where we have some really great ice cream places, but I didn't think this place lived up to the hype. Ice cream was good, but didn't seem that special to me.

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Thank Ef155003
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only does Toscanini's sell fantastic, fresh and double creamy ice cream in a never ending array of distinctive flavors, and wonderful sorbets, they now feature their own soft serve ice cream from the same base. Outrageously good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
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
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?