Ice Cream Parlor
One of the best

If the quote on the front window (“The best ice cream in the world” –New York Times) isn’t enough to draw you in, Toscanini’s line of inventive flavors should do the trick. Routinely, a third of the menu requires translation and perhaps a sample or two to put your curiosity to rest. Regardless of the flavor, however, all of the ice cream is decadently creamy and pillowy soft, almost necessitating the use of a dish in lieu of a cone.

What to Eat
Toscanini’s, Burnt Caramel Ice Cream
Burnt Caramel Ice Cream
We'd never seen this flavor offered before: Vienna Finger Cookie. Its smooth creaminess is punctuated by a ribbon of crunchy cookie crumbles.
Toscanini’s, Butter Chip Ice Cream
Butter Chip Ice Cream
A classic New England snack has been transformed into the creamy, full-flavored Fluffernutter ice cream.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Sauce
Black Pepper Bourbon Ice Cream
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Wednesday12pm - 11pm
Thursday12pm - 11pm
Friday12pm - 11pm
Saturday12pm - 11pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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