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Ristorante Toscano

#78 of 2,379 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

We visited for lunch having seen this beautiful street on the Trolleybus Tour. We received a very warm welcome and our lunch was delicious. Calamari, crab risotto and apricot tart - all superb. We also had the added bonus of sitting in the open window seat to watch the world go by. Highly recommended!

Thank Roycegirl
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

Haven't been in so long and cant wait to go back. Service was excellent on a crowded friday night. Great time and great food dont know what else to say,,,attention to detail was amazing

Thank Goanywhere28
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Just had dinner at Risto Toscano with my husband. It was great! I had the verdura (roasted vegs) and he had the pasta bolognese bianci. A superb votka martini and an Amstel for drinks. And tiramisu and ricotta pudding for dessert. We will be coming back soon. Thank you for giving us an awesome dinner date.

Thank mnt199
Santa Barbara, California
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

This was our first time to this restaurant, but had heard and read great reviews about it. We started off with a perfect martini. Moved on to carpaccio and bruschetta. Both awesome. We then ordered salads, which were quite large and should have shared one, but they were both delicious. We then ordered bolognese and scaloppine limone. Amazing sized portions,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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227 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a business dinner last night at Toscano. The pastas were delicious and the swordfish was excellent. They have a long list of specials each night apparently and many of those sounded intriguing. Nice wine list-- mostly Italian. Good service. Great location below Beacon Hill. I will go back. I didn't have it but everyone raved about the gnocchi.

Thank Jerry C
Brighton, Michigan
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

While on business my business group wanted to try authentic Italian cuisine. This place was highly recommended by our concierge at our hotel. Very nice, dark atmosphere. Tables are a bit placed together, but all in all a fun and relaxing place to enjoy conversation with friends. The waiter was very nice and his support staff was quick to freshen... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

I went with my wife and daughter for lunch at this restaurant, the menu is impressive but the food was average on the pizza & the salmon, I ordered the linguine vongole which was awful the clams were smelling stinky, when I mentioned it to the staff they were arguing that this is an odd clam that happens usually, I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We had lunch there on a not so busy Saturday last week. We got a table for two fairly quickly, and within a minute we were asked if we are ready to order. When we said that we didnt get a chance to look at the menu, the waiter gave us a scary look and disappeared for 15 minutes. Any... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I had a lovely lunch here with a friend. We started by sharing an appetizer of grilled squid, then I had orrechiette vitello. My only regret was that I was too full for dessert.

Thank edna440
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The restaurant was really nice and the food was excellent, along with great service. However, one suggestion would be for them to change the flatware they use. Very uncomfortable in the hand and very top heavy at back. Does not fit well in hand and just not proper for dinning. More authentic italian food, with great flavor. Other locations are... More 

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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
US$ 20 - US$ 100
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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

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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