As you walk in the eyes are filled with the ambience, as you in hale the wonderful aroma's whispering to your stomache. The rest is a smooth ride for the body, mind, and the tastebuds. Though the escape must end, they are there to be revisted for another interesting experience.
The preeminent presentation of northern Italian cuisine in Boston for over 20 years. Rigorously supervised by Florentine chef-owner Vinico Paoli. Pricey, but worth it for an experience to remember which might include a saute of veal with shaved white truffles. A romantic destination for special occasions.
Toscano just reopened after some serious renovation, and it has been beautifully and tastefully redone. The place feels warm and inviting, and the new Toscano is a great addition to Charles Street and the city's restaurant scene. Some things haven't changed, though; the food is still superb. Lots of old favorites are still on the menu, but the new owners have added more wines to the wine cellar and additional items to the food menu. They've kept the best of the old, and added a lot of fabulous new stuff. The service is outstanding and they've kept the prices reasonable.
I always have a wonderful time at this classic Tuscan restaurant. The food is consistently fabulous! The menu is full of traditionally prepared delicious sounding dishes and accompanied by seasonal specials which make it impossible to choose from. Bring friends you can share and try as much as possible.
The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and yet maintains a classic elegance which makes Toscano a great place for anyone who enjoys food, wine and friends. Whether you're in need a quiet table for a business meeting or romantic date or looking for a fun place for a group get together this is a place where in the Italian tradition it all comes together.
Valet parking is a plus for space crunched Beacon Hill but the foot traffic from the neighborhood keeps the place packed so reservations are a good idea.
Save room for the home made Tiramisu,it's the best I've ever had.
A wonderfull meal. Expensive but well done - nice location attentive staff - managers helped with wine selection and even offered to take back the bottle if we did not like the choice - wow! Food was well done - white bean soup superb and sole done perfectly. Potatoes not so perfect but no complaints. We will be back for special occasions!
This is the best restaurant out of the north end of Boston. They have new owner who is conservately redoing the restuarnat. We have been going here to many years. Rick, the geneal manager, is wonderful and very attentive. We are looking foreward to the reopening in the fall of 2007.
Toscano recenty reopened and we decided to give it a try--Christmas Eve. We assumed it would not be busy as Beacon Hill is generally slow on that night. We showed up and the place was packed. But the host told us two tables would be leaving soon and we could have a choice. We ordered two appetizers--zucchini stuffed with veal and
then grilled vegetables--both terrfic. We split a gnocchi pasta to die for and a veal chop with spinach. Both great.Large selection of wine and we had a bottle of 2002 Chianti. Just right. No dessert. Too full.Double espressos and into the night. Wish they were open for Christmas.
First, the food is obviously fresh and the place is clean. This is a solid Tuscan style restaurant. This is not the place to get a creative meal or fantastic presentation.
The problem lies in the service. Despite having reservations, we were largely ignored by the staff. The wine recommended by the waiter was obviously a successful attempt to direct us to an overpriced bottle of ordinary wine. As soon as we finished, the service suddenly was very fast as the maitre 'd hovered around our table staring at us, trying to pick up the money as soon as possible. I don't like to feel like a vagrant when I've waited 40 minutes for my food and just received the check.
Food was honestly spectacular and the wine complemented the food with precision. Had to wait a little longer than I would like for the waiter but over all I would say that it was a treat and that we look forward to eating there again!
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