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“Nice atmosphere, average food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Ristorante Toscano

Ristorante Toscano
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Ranked #74 of 3,189 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
Cross street: Mt. Vernon/ Chestnut
Transit: Red Line MGH/Charles St. station.
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.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“Nice atmosphere, average food”
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 had to dig out the clams to make them smell more than one, even then the attitude was still arrogant, spend your money somewhere else!!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“decent food, terrible service”
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 attempt to get his attention in order to order food was met with him ignoring us intentionally. We finally managed to order the food, and it took 15 more minutes to get our starters: antipasti and a garden salad. But instead of the salad we got a soup. The waiter was very unhappy when we pointed that mistake out, and he tried to argue, saying that we can't make the difference between a soup and a salad and only after that was willing to bring us that damm salad.
It tasted rather good, so does our main course: a simple Salmon dish that was a bit burned and had a side dish of spinach and nothing more; and a margarita pizza that was, amm, a margarita pizza. Nothing special to report about.
The food is decent, but nothing special, but with such terrible service, I will never go back again to this place. There are plenty of other Italian restaurant at the same road.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Excellent Lunch”
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.

Visited July 2014
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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“A piece of Tusacany”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 too heavy with a southern Italian flare.

Visited August 2014
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“Excellent Italian lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

On a sunny Saturday, we strolled from the Mass General to this wonderful ristorante at the part of Charles Street close to the Public Garden. After many visits for dinner, this was our first time for lunch, and it was excellent. One of the specials was soft shell crabs, a personal favorite, and I have never had it done better. The service, as usual, was impeccable.

Visited August 2014
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