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Ristorante Toscano

#63 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Beacon Hill
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47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114-4605 (Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut)
+1 617-723-4090
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New York, NY
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you're looking for penne pasta with vodka sauce this could be your place, but don't limit yourself! I had the special veal dish stuffed with prosciutto and asiago cheese topped with an amazing mushroom cream sauce and was ready to lick the plate! The prosciutto was excellent quality and sliced thinly the way it should be, the cheeses were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1,825 reviews
1,443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 960 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

A great choice when you want an excellent meal in a comfortable atmosphere... and don't want a staggering bill. You always feel that you get what you pay for here. The chow and service are sure to please. The pastas are highly recommended... like the half portion option which is a great starter. I ordered a new dish on the... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My wife, son and I have visited most of Boston's neighborhoods over the years and we are always on the lookout for a good place to dine. Believe it or not, this was our first visit to Beacon Hill and Charles Street. While our hotel's concierge recommended a restaurant for lunch in the area we were instead immediately drawn to... More 

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262 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you have out of towners you MUST take them here. Not only is it located on one of the most funky streets in all of Boston but it is the best place for really excellent Italian food. After listening to the enormous number of specials you will feel full! And they will create if there is something else you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Did not know there were at least two locations, so made reservations at the wrong Toscano. Walked into Toscano at 47 Charles St. (not where we made the reservation), and they were VERY accommodating on taking us AND calling the other location to cancel. Great atmosphere and excellent food, and among the very top in service of all restaurants I've... More 

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I visited Toscano with my girlfriend recently and was left with very mixed feelings about the place. The decor is beautiful and romantic as other reviewers have said. The service was prompt, if a little in your face. When ordering, I asked the waitress for a recommendation as I couldn't decide between two dishes. The waitress told me she could... More 

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Stockport
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Nice decor and pleasant maître'd however our waiter was condescending and made the experience exceptionally average. A poor example of Italian hospitality and cuisine.

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new york
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We literally stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent trip to Boston and were very happy we did. The food was superb and the ambiance was very nice and relaxing. They had the World Cup on a TV by the bar and my son was excited to get to catch that. My wife had the pork in mustard sauce and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

It was all amazing, but especially the burratta cheese appetizer. I ordered the veal scallopini and had a pasta dish in the North End, to enjoy different types of Italian cuisine. We loved our friendly and knowledgeable waiter at Toscanos.

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We walked here from the Taj hotel through the Public Gardens which was great. The restaurant itself was beautiful inside with lots of architectural details. The waitstaff was excellent and the food was amazing. We will definitely return here. It rivals any North End restaurant and exceeds most in ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114-4605
    (Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line MGH/Charles St. station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-4090
Description
Nestled among the antique shops, boutiques and cafes along Beacon Hill's famous Charles Street, Toscano restaurant remains a staple of Boston's oldest neighborhood.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beacon Hill

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Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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