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“Phenomenal inventive ice cream!”

Toscanini's Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 20 Dessert in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you want rich, creamy, inventive flavors of ice cream - this is your place! The ice cream flavors change constantly. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Your "new favorite" flavor may not always be available, but you will most definitely acquire a new one! Burnt caramel, lemon espresso, turkish mocha, B3 (brown butter brown sugar brownie), ginger-snap molasses, and saffron are just a few of the frequent offerings. You really can't go wrong with any of them. Trust me. For me, the only downside as one who lives west of Boston, is that parking for this place is almost impossible. It is best if you visit sans car.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Most reviews we write are a mixed bag. What did they do well, and what needs improvement. Finally, this one is very easy. This is the best ice cream parlor that we have ever eaten at . . . and we've eaten ice cream at dozens of places around the planet! The owner was at the heart of the famous Boston "ice cream wars" of the 1970's and 1980's. Toscanini's is his effort to step aside with one simple goal . . . create the finest ice cream in the world. In our opinion, he did it.

The Central Sq location might have you sitting next to a Nobel Prize winner or a college freshman. But who cares? There is only one star at this eatery . . . the ice cream. As an aside, if you think I'm being a bit over the top, please check any "Best Ice Cream" list and you will always find Toscanini's featured.

Enjoy but please . . . forget about the diet when you do. Indulge yourself this once; it's worth it!

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Toscannini's was recommended by Matt fro Barrington Coffee Roaster ( which is a great coffee shop by the way) and it exceeded our expectations! Ginger Gingersnap Ice Cream is the best ice cream we have ever had! Staple flavors are available, too but their different twist on other flavors makes this a must when you are in Boston. We drove from Seaport to Cambridge without a GPS or map and wanted to stay all afternoon!

Thank Rich F
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great ice cream and ambience. Loved that they had certain flavors that changed daily. My daughter somehow managed to get us here for dessert 3 out of the 4 nights we stayed in the area. Very popular.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

For serious. Freshly made with a wonderful variety of flavors that keep rotating. I've never had better ice cream anywhere, even on the hottest and most ice-cream-necessary of days.

Thank Jolanta K
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