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Ristorante Toscano

#79 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Beacon Hill
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47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut)
+1 617-723-4090
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Sassychemgirl
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Great food and service. Our starter of mushroom was delicious as was my hubbies scallops which were very plump and juicy which he really enjoyed. My chicken was very moist and full of flavour. Apricot tart was a bit dry but this didn't detract from a lovely meal.

Thank babybuny
Centerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Great service and delicious food. The roasted eggplant appetizer and the stuffed chicken breast are worth going back for. Very busy spot so make a reservation.

Thank suzy b
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Always have an excellent meal here. Management knows what they are doing... very professional, and it shows in everything they do. Excellent service by a knowledgeable wait staff. Food is prepared with care. Really enjoyed my veal dish on this visit. The pastas are always fantastic. Nice wine list but a bit pricey. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were wandering through Beacon Hill after helping our daughter move into her new apartment and had worked up quite an appetite. While the menu did not mention this, they are equipped to prepare gluten-free pasta dishes, so we stayed and had a wonderful dinner. We started with a Caesar salad and a baby arugula and tomato salad. The Caesar... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at Toscano and everything about it was wonderful!! The ambiance, the menu options, the service, and our food. Loved this neighborhood gem right there on Charles St. Our waitress was excellent, and even talked to the chef about getting us a long sought out soup recipe from a past Italy trip. I had the eggplant panini... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Our hotel, Ritz Carlton, suggested this place, located just off the Boston Common, for a fun Saturday lunch spot. They were right! Wonderful server with great ideas on a nice bottle of white. A wide range of selections on the menu, but I opted for the mushroom risotto special, which was out of this world! Next time I am in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

An excellent choice for Italian in Boston. Great service and ambiance. Lots of choice and a good wine selection. Large portions and everything tasted excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Lovely restaurant.....great loos.....good service yet again by Daniel. Perfect place to stop for lunch when touring area. Food way better than anywhere else with been in Boston this trip apart from Legal Seafoods which is great.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Arrive hungry as the healthy portions are difficult to resist. The gnocchi and seafood were perfectly performed and filet comparable to fine steakhouses. Service was timed just right as well. The room decor was awesome and a great setup of our corporate dinner. Nicely done.

Thank WaterlooDad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 100
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115
    (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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beacon Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
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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