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Toscanini's Ice Cream

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899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
+1 617-491-5877
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Various choices of ice-cream to choose from. Always look at the special flavors on the board. My favorite is green tea.

Thank Applesinee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ice-cream variety has good range. they aren't too sweet. Also, it has other drinks and smoothies. service is good and it is always crowded. a fun place to be with family and friends.

Thank Yesha B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Belgian chocolate is my favorite, but you can go with almost any flavor and not go wrong. They have tasting spoons. Don't be deterred by a long line. It goes FAST.

Thank mishuma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yeah, "best" schmest... actually it's the most interesting but in some people's lexicon that means they don't like it, so I apologize, I wrote "best." Interesting? Yup. Like Guiness Stout ice cream. Brilliant, delicious, unexpected, unless you have been there before. Also it is a super diverse inclusive geek scene at the edge of MIT and Central Square. You may... More 

Thank Kakiman
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded for a Monday night. Interesting flavors and combinations, very creamy and full of flavor. Tried Peanut butter cookies and cream, and B3, brown butter, brown sugar and brownie. Agree with previous reviews, get 2 scoops as you will likely regret only 1.

Thank hockeyguy25
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I love this place. They have a nice variety of flavor so, but my absolute favorites are ginger snap molasses and burnt caramel, There is often a long line to get in, but it's well worth it!

Thank inmanH
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The lemon cookie ice cream and the lime marshmallow ice creams are other worldly! Can always find a good flavor, some a little too creative, but many are great. Bummer they don't sell quarts. Worth going to for delicious ice cream.

Thank kateate22
Palm City, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Anytime we are back, we always stop in. Usually multiple times. There is home made ice cream and then there is Toscanini's. The flavors are so robust. Every flavor is phenomenal. A Must for dessert if you are in Boston. Worth the typical wait there always is.

Thank David B
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Toscanelli's ice cream is the best I've ever had. Nice place, very smart indeed, located near MIT, wonderful people there. I just recommend it to all ice-cream-lovers. Chocolate ganache is just marvelous. Do not miss it.

Thank antonio1958
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

which says to me, that even if you have to wait, it is worth waiting for. The ice cream is fresh, inventive and always delicious. Flavors change all the time. The addition of soft serve is brilliant-- not your typical dairy dream type of flavors-- our favs were marshmellow and chocolate mint twist!

Thank Deanna D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 617-491-5877

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