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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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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even better than real Italian gelato in Italy. A really, really high bar. My most favorite 600 calorie splurge thirty years ago; and still is today.

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Thank Chaz02138
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ice cream made onsite between Central and Kendall Squares on Mass. Ave. It's not cheap, but neither are the other homemade ice cream places in this town. It has a changing list of flavors. You can ask to taste a flavor if you are having difficulty deciding. If you happen to come when there is available seating, you are not... More 

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Thank christine a
Centennial, CO
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much better than a regular ice-cream shop. The flavors run from the usual to the innovative, but all are smooth and delicious.

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Thank centennial5
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345 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Toscanini's late on a weekday (~10pm) and they still had a 40-50 person line waiting outside the door so they could get some ice cream. Decent ice cream when I got to the counter. But not sure why they don't get some additional people if this is a normal thing.

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Thank mcsc-squared
Doral, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WoW super creamy ice cream!!! Very nice and friendly people and a wonderful environment! It is the best in Massachusetts 😜

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Thank rteixeir
Somerville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious ice cream, real french pastries (pain au chocolat and croissant) most likely secured at Iggy's and good coffee. Very friendly staff as well!

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Thank curieuse2
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Toscanini's ice cream is a delicious treat on my lunch break. They offer a unique selection of flavors, and will even let you sample a taste if you ask. They're all delicious, my favorite is nocciola (hazelnut), because it reminds me of my favorite gelato flavor in Italy. Similar to gelato, this ice cream is very dense. I tend to... More 

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Thank Lauren P
Boston, Massachusetts
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193 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tosci's an old standby in Central Square keep coming through. Great ice cream made in small batches with some very unusual flavors: Mexican Chocolate; Belgian Chocolate; Green Tea; etc. The old familiars are great too, just try the vanilla bean. No need for a sundae though theirs are great, the ice cream is fine just as is.

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Thank Buppa1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not an ice cream lover by any stretch of the imagination, but even I loved this ice cream. It is incredible, creamy and delicious with interesting unique flavors in addition to the normal. The wait was quite long. People line up for this ice cream and eat it outside even in the dead of winter (maybe this is... More 

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Thank Beth R
Middletown, New Jersey
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good ice cream. Creative flavors available along the standards. The line was pretty long, but the staff kept it moving nicely. My only complaint would be the price. $6 seemed pricey for the small, but as a vacation treat it was ok.

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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?