Veteranswife
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    2
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  • First Review
    April 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 30, 2014
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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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Awesome Italian on Charles Street
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The restaurant never disappoints me. The tomato sauce is soo good I could eat it like soup! Best lunch for me is the eggplant sandwich and dinner, the ravioli with shrimp. But that's just me. All of the food is wonderful, you get treared like royalty. There is good reason why Spenser For Hire, the TV show back in the 80s featured Toscano as it's romangtic hideaway from the bustling city. You can just fall in love here with everything."
Dined on 5/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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Located on a private pond next to Lake Nagog, The Red Raven Gastropub will offer two menus and two levels of dining, a lower-level divided into a fine-dining bistro and a casual pub-style area and upstairs will feature the same menu, the Loft open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 6:30PM features "The Loft Menu". Brunch served every Sunday starting at 11:30am. Using locally sourced products when available, our menus offer both the familiar and esoteric options you have been looking for. Offering a beer menu of 60+ Craft Brews, local favorites and special releases, a enticing handcrafted cocktail menu and extensive wine list. Outdoor waterfront dining available daily starting at 11:30.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Beautiful setting falls short
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Red Raven has been completely renovated from the old Scupper Jack's place and it is beautiful with an awesome view of the pond and sunsets. That's where the awesomeness ends, I'm afraid. The server was a bit condescending, the food choices were way out of our comfort zone (lots of sausage, bacon, tongue, German inspired food) and the prices were pretty steep. We had the Veal schnitzel which was very tasty (enjoyed the egg on top) but the menu was so limiting that we all ordered the same thing hoping it would be safe. The lamb currant meatballs as an appetizer were dried out so much that they were not enjoyable and the seasonings were all over the place.
So for the price, I'll stick to a more eclectic menu at other restaurants."
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2005
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