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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (241 reviews)
“cannoli” (857 reviews)
“lobster tail” (136 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after dinner in the North End for some desserts and it didn't disappoint. There was a typical long line in the "to go" section but it moves fast. Lots of great choices to tempt you this time of year and really ANY...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best authentic Italian Pastry in the North End although Mike's and Maria's are very good also. There is something nostalgic about this place that use to be half it's current size but still retains that family run atmosphere (as does Maria's).

Thank vcapa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place with my friends who live in Boston. We tried out several types of cannoli which were all great. I also had an awesome tiramisu.

Thank Lana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know Mikes Pastry gets the hype but to be honest, Modern is much better and more true to the typical Italian pastries. The cookies here are tremendous and i love that I can speak Italian to the people that work there. Great pastries here.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW! Thanksgiving and pastries from Modern Bakery in the same week. It sure time for sure but the pastries are so good. We each sat and enjoyed a Cannolli while sitting and people watching. Then as took 8 assorted pastries home. YUM YUM I can...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike its name, the kind of desserts they serve is mainly traditional and authentic Italian. Their canoli is one of the best I've ever tried. I was very tempted to try other cakes as well, but we were just too full. Next time I'm in...More

Thank jingga18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a quick debate between where to go...Mike's or Modern...we choose to go to Modern this time. There was a great selection of goodies to offer. We picked rum cake slices, black & white cookies and assorted Italian cookies. Everything was delicious and enjoyed.

Thank KMurr66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This bakery is so good! I don’t think I’d wait in those crazy long lines in 20 degree weather but we were lucky to get a table really quick. Hot chocolate was amazing on the cold walk back to the hotel, Cannoli was so good...More

Thank ashlii0203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Modern Pastry fills their cannolis to order so they are amazingly fresh. Don’t go at lunch time if you know what’s good for you as the line will be practically out the door. Make sure to bring cash to the north end. Modern is cash...More

Thank Annika W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern has the best pastries in Boston! Much better than Mike's! Taste fresh no matter the time of day!

Thank Cindy B
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-3783
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