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Ice Cream Parlor and Coffee Shop$$$$
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    Vania K.
    "Who knew goat cheese brownie ice cream would be so yummy?"(9 Tips)
    Daniel W.
    "Lemon Vienna finger was amazing 🍋👌"(8 Tips)
    Mike G.
    "Coffee hydrox, B3, and Earl Grey are the best flavs fo sho."(7 Tips)
    Aaron W.
    "Loved the b3 ice cream on a sugar cone!"(5 Tips)
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  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.August 24, 2015
    Ranked the best ice cream shop in all of Massachusetts! They serve wild, delicious flavors that'll keep you coming back for more! Personal favorite is the B3 (brown butter, brownies, & brown sugar).
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    M3t47 G34rJuly 30, 2016
    Best ice cream in the US for a reason. Has a creamy chewiness to it (in a good way). Flavors are amazing. Be adventurous. Try: B^3, Earl gray, Vienna finger, peanut butter cookie, and Butterfinger.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissDecember 11, 2015
    Tasty coffee and a great place to work with lots of tables, outlets, and fast wifi. Vietnamese coffee (sweet) was a treat. I hear they have good ice cream, too...
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    JennyJuly 11, 2015
    On a hot day, mango sorbet and green tea are a refreshing combo. Always get two flavors, makes more sense than one in terms of both value and deliciousness
  • Tulay K.
    Tulay KurtAugust 22, 2013
    Best ice cream is orange+cardamon+saffron. Since I tasted it, I feel like I will get addicted to it. It is such a different taste, I have ever had. The place is casual and cool! I like Toscanini's
  • Margaret W.heart icon on user image
    Margaret WangAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands down my favorite ice cream in Cambridge and Boston. The gingersnap molasses is my go to flavor, but be sure to try all the exotic new ones! They change each time I go!
  • Sam N.heart icon on user image
    Sam NJune 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Micro sundaes are the perfect size for me: a small scoop of ice cream with fudge and whipped cream on top. The little tasting spoons are the right proportion to eat it with
  • Crystal K.
    Crystal KingMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Toscanini's is always changing it up with unusual flavors. Everything is made in house, and you can't go wrong with anything you choose. My faves are B3, goat cheese brownie, fluffernutter!
  • Dan P.heart icon on user image
    Dan PullmanMarch 10, 2012
    The ice cream raves are all true. I go for the Vietnamese Coffee and to sit at the high table where it is very comfortable to bring out the computer and work. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jackie W.heart icon on user image
    Jackie WestsideSeptember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to meet up with friends, chill at the couches, and enjoy some gooood ice cream.
  • Kristin T.heart icon on user image
    Kristin TangelMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If there's a special event in the area, they sometimes have special flavors. Example- ROFLCon 3 had Nyan Cat ice cream w/ crumbled Pop Tarts, and PAX East had ramen sundaes w/ chili garlic sauce.
  • Dave H.heart icon on user image
    Dave HakkensSeptember 7, 2014
    Foursquare rated this 9.5, personally I was a bit skeptical when I saw the ice itself. Naturally I choose the chocolate. But I have to admit it was really good! 1-0 for Foursquare
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    IrinaJune 21, 2016
    B3 is great: creamy, not too sweet, with big chunks of brownie ❤️ Maple Walnut didn't impress me that much even though I'm a big maple syrup fan.
  • Tufts University
    Tufts UniversityMarch 18, 2014
    Chocolate rosemary, burnt marshmallow & saffron orange khulfee, all found on a given day at Toscanini’s. Read a roundup here:
  • Ili M.
    Ili MochaMarch 3, 2014
    Love their earl gray ice cream!! But the requirement of needing your Facebook to use their wifi is annoying and since this means that Facebook can see everything I do on the Internet, privacyviolating
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LachsAugust 8, 2012
    Incredible ice cream, but do note that there's a difference between their famous salty caramel and the burnt caramel, and I like the former more (the burnt caramel is worth trying, but quite bitter).
  • Asuka T.heart icon on user image
    Asuka TsujiMay 3, 2015
    Had strawberry and chai latte ice cream. Both are good, milky, and mild. You can try 2 flavors!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LDecember 19, 2016
    The texture has a good denseness and chew to it. Flavors: butter pecan is a safe bet. The pistachio has a questionable split pea-ish color and weak flavor.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 23, 2011
    Toto Pops: Orange-coconut—crisp and juicy on the top, rich and creamy on the bottom—velvety green tea, strawberry-rosewater, or ultra-dense, ultra-dark chocolate. Read more
  • Kathleen
    KathleenMarch 15, 2015
    Tons of flavors to choose from. Even a beet flavored one. I can vouch for the earl grey!
  • Rob A.heart icon on user image
    Rob AtkinsonNovember 12, 2015
    Best ice cream in Cambridge. Lots of new clever flavors. Can get a super tiny size if you just want a little taste
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SmithNovember 23, 2012
    I highly recommend purchasing a flavor that involves a cookie (i.e. Mint Hydrox, Coffee Hydrox, Vienna Finger, etc) or the Creamsicle flavor (if available).
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 26, 2014
    Their claim to fame is their Hydrox cookie (Oreo) I've cream flavor. Get it!
  • Maxheart icon on user image
    MaxJune 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Micro sundae is the perfect amount with great balance of flavors. Home made fudge and whipped cream are excellent.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsFebruary 21, 2013
    Unique flavors like caramel, cardamom and saffron really set this place apart. Beware – flavors listed on website may not always be available. For more, follow us on 4sq or at Read more
  • Fatherly
    FatherlyJuly 18, 2017
    Consider putting spoonfuls like the Bourbon Vienna Finger, Goat Cheese Honey Walnut, Burnt Caramel, and Malted Milk Ball in your, and your family’s face. Read more
  • Carrie B.heart icon on user image
    Carrie BevisJanuary 19, 2015
    Make this your go to spot for espresso and creative gelato flavors. Earl Grey, Bourbon Ginger, and Salted Caramel!
  • Jeffrey Z.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey ZhaoNovember 18, 2015
    favorite ice cream spot in Cambridge. Try the matcha ice cream!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MoranJuly 24, 2012
    For sizes larger than a microscoop, you can actually get multiple flavors in one cup! (And you can even get them to put two different flavors in a microscoop if you're nice. ;) )
  • Alana L.heart icon on user image
    Alana LynchAugust 8, 2014
    B3 is heavenly. If you want something more adventurous, you can rely on their rotating flavours to provide something different but tasty.
  • penny h.
    penny hayesAugust 25, 2012
    have to say i m not a lover of ice cream but you have to get the burnt caramel. it is out of this world!! cant wait to try the other great sounding flavs
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    MarkJune 3, 2016
    That B3 flavor is no joke. But the ovaltine is also fantastic for those who like malty lightly flavored chocolate!
  • Brooke E.
    Brooke EvansApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You may think this is kinda bogus, but the goat cheese brownie is my favorite flavor. And I had to be talked into it the first time. Now I can't stop ordering it!
  • Hanan M.heart icon on user image
    Hanan MalOctober 11, 2014
    I was never an ice cream fan but I'm coming back here for sure! Salted caramel and earl grey is beyond WOW!
  • Jordan M.heart icon on user image
    Jordan MoranoFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to just grab the basic flavors which tend to be the best. If not, don't be too adventurous. Mint chip is great.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 5, 2012
    A Central Square fixture since 1981, Toscani's offers an ever-changing menu of innovative ice cream flavors that are sure to leave you wanting more. Read more
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosMay 29, 2017
    Some of the best ice cream in the greater Boston area! I drooled for the chocolate pudding flavor.
  • Caroline Kay Hwa T.heart icon on user image
    Caroline Kay Hwa TanDecember 8, 2014
    Amazing ice creams here. Can't believe it was packed in winter.. wouldn't recommend the affogato though as their espresso is too overpowering.
  • Ronniheart icon on user image
    RonniJune 14, 2015
    Ginger ice cream on point! And so is the peanut butter cookies and cream
  • Margaret W.heart icon on user image
    Margaret WangApril 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the malted flavors, and ginger molasses is a favorite. Best ice cream in Boston for sure.
  • Hastin Z.
    Hastin ZylstraSeptember 1, 2011
    Whenever I'm in Cambridge, I stop here. Ice Cream ia great and rich, so order one size smaller than your wyes want. You can always go back for more!
  • Raj R.
    Raj RajDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Bananas Foster ice cream. Be a big time baller and get the Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding from Flour Bakery across the street. Warm the bread pudding and combine the two. #BigTimeBaller
  • Mike G.heart icon on user image
    Mike GJuly 13, 2015
    Coffee hydrox, B3, and Earl Grey are the best flavs fo sho.
  • Tiffany L.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany LopinskyJuly 2, 2016
    Raspberry Beet & Ginger Twist for 4th of July weekend 🍦🇺🇸
  • Dana V.heart icon on user image
    Dana VillmoreMarch 20, 2013
    Salty caramel was so creamy it was like gelato. Goat cheese brownie was delicious, too. Wonderful ice cream!! :D
  • Libby C.
    Libby CostelloApril 19, 2011
    The world's greatest ice cream in an ever-rotating lineup of flavors. Personal favorites: earl grey, sour cream, goat cheese brownie, malted vanilla, and habanero.
  • Joana P.
    Joana PardalApril 21, 2012
    Great Ice Creams! A good spot to stay all afternoon reading and enjoying your ice cream... Great colors at sunset...
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    bennJune 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Have someone recommend a more unusual flavor. I chose lime cardamom over Ovaltine, but both were excellent
  • Diana B.
    Diana BrodyMay 21, 2022
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic ice cream with interesting flavors. A little melty, but delicious!
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MooreJuly 18, 2011
    Burnt caramel is so rich and flavorful and get anything with the flavor of butter, butter chip, butter almond, etc. It seriously tastes super buttery. Delish!
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