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Ristorante Toscano

#78 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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Providence, Rhode Island
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897 reviews
492 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

As Figs had a 45 minute wait time, we ended up at Toscano. The service was professional, quick and swift. While we entered the main dining room it had an odor that was not very pleasant. I was quite hesitant at that point. As my nose adjusted in time for the food came out, my taste buds took over and... More 

Thank Reslimpan
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

I was in vacation with my family and we went to this restaurant. Since the time we arrive at the restaurant, the waiter behaviour was really rude! I went to several good restaurants in the area, this was simply the worst service, i do not recommend to spent any time there

Thank Lamesquita
Tel Aviv, Israel
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161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

this Italian food is operating in the same place for many years without disappointments the pasta for the first course was done well and was very tasty. the sword fish was fresh and the dish was on the healthy style with grilled vegetables good neighborhood restaurant..

Thank AM3108
Sheffield, UK
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Went in here with the idea of having a pizza. The restaurant was recommended by the concierge at my hotel. She had already given me a good recommenadation earlier in the week, so I thought I would give it a shot here. The location is good and the restaurant looks good from the outside. The options looked good on the... More 

Thank g4Sandman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

So we're walking along Charles Street looking for a place to have lunch before we board the T and take our plane back to St. Louis and Ristorante Toscano catches our eyes. We looked at the menu and liked what we saw, so I looked the place up on the TripAdvisor iPhone app and decided to try it. I'm glad... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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489 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We were a party of five including three adult university students so quantity was a factor in the choice of cuisine. The restaurant has an attractive looking exterior and a large bar area shortly after you enter. We were seated promptly so we did not use the bar. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly and some of the special were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Had our last meal in Boston here. Staff very friendly. Our waiter Peter guided us through the menu and specials and suggested an excellent wine to accompany our meals. A starter of steamed chickpeas with shavings of pecorino disappered very rapidly. Crisp light pizza to follow. Well worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank Sarflunden
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Staff were great! really friendly and despite being booked out, were able to find a slot to squeeze us in! food was amazing! and for the service and quality, the prices are very reasonable! Will be back when next in Boston!

Thank beentherebefore88
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The food is excellent in this restaurant and we would have really enjoyed our meal if the waiter had not been so rude. We did not let it upset us as we were on holiday and enjoying the meal but his social skills need improving. The wines were good and the prices comparable with others in Boston.

Thank plantsman_10
London, England
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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Walked past here in the afternoon, liked the look of it and returned that evening. Glad we did. Food was excellent, and service attentive but not intrusive. Didn't empty the wallet either. Fresh pasta was superb.

Thank JFBell

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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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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