Caffe Tosca

kid-friendly restaurant review

Spork Rating:  3

 

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: South Shore (Hingham)
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price:  Affordable.  Appetizers $9-15, entrees $19-30
  • Hours: Open Daily 5pm-9pm or later
  • Reservations:  Yes, large parties via phone.
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Toddlers, kids
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Photo Credit: Caffe Tosca

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Overview:

Just footsteps from Hingham Harbor sits Caffe Tosca, one of two Italian powerhouses located on North Street in Hingham. Caffe Tosca, the less formal (and in turn less expensive) sister of Tosca across the street, delivers top notch food in a kid-friendly atmosphere with options to suit any age. It focuses on simple regional comfort food, the type you might find in the diverse regions of Italy, from Tuscany to Sicily.

family-friendly restaurant tip Caffe Tosca is wonderful year round – in the colder months, the atmosphere is cozy with floor to ceiling windows offering a glimpse into the world outside. In the warmer months, the outdoor patio at Caffe Tosca is decorated with little white lights offering a cheerful atmosphere to enjoy delish delights.

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Photo Credit: Caffe Tosca

KidTude:

Not bad. Caffe Tosca is accommodating to children but certainly not catered to children.  Plastic cups are provided for drinks, but there is no kid menu. The coziness of Caffe Tosca lends itself to older children, or toddlers who are accustomed to eating out. In saying that, they do have high chairs for younger visitors.

family-friendly restaurant tip There is a large farmhouse table in the back corner for 6+ people with benches that works well for the younger set.

family-friendly restaurant tip The restroom is a single with no changing table, so be prepared with a changing pad.

kid-friendly italian south shoreMain Menu:

The food offers a glimpse into regional Italian cooking, with a clear comfort food style. Wood grilled flatbread pizzas line tables and the bar as starters, and provide a great option for dinner for the little ones.  Caffe Tosca has a variety of offerings across pasta, seafood, beef and daily specials that highlight fresh flavors.

Favorites include:

  • Eggplant Parmesan (light and fluffy with a touch of truffle – a big fan fave)
  • Lobster Tagliatelle
  • Spaghetti and Mama Decarli’s Meatballs
  • Pan Seared Scallops

family-friendly restaurant tip The wood fired pizzas are big – split a pizza and a salad and you’re set with a nice meal and leftovers.

Kid’s Menu:  

Not available, however there are plenty of options on the main menu to make this a kid-friendly Italian option on the south shore. From pizzas to half servings of pasta, you’ll find an option here for little palates.

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Hingham Harbor
  • Downtown Hingham
  • Hingham Shipyard

Amenities:  

  • High chairs
  • Parking

Getting There:

  • Located conveniently just off Route 3A
  • Parking is available in lot behind Caffe Tosca or Tosca, as well as street parking