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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (214 reviews)
“cannoli” (765 reviews)
“lobster tail” (125 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
Neighbourhood: North End
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Divided opinions among locals on where you can eat the best cannoli in town. We have tried this place as the queue was shorter than its competitor and we have absolutely loved it. Delicious cannoli being filled on the spot - so fresh, so light,...More

Thank Ioana P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do. Not. Miss. This. Bakery. Super delicious; the lobster tail was light and flaky and cannoli tasty as well. I would say better than Mike's Pastry. Doesn't take credit so bring plenty of cash to ensure you fill your sweet tooth cravings!

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for a dessert and coffee after dinner at Bricco next door. There is almost always a line BUT if there is a table grab it as they have table service and the tables are first come. My first Boston pastry was a lobster...More

Thank bdcdaddy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great pastry shop that rivals Mike's pastry across the street. Most locals seem to prefer this one. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the choice is excellent. Lobster tail seems to be the most popular item, but the cakes are good too. Nice...More

Thank hooper88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner in the north end at The Daily Catch. I decided I wanted a cannoli for dessert, but the line at Mikes was too long. I headed down the street to Modern Pastry. There was a line here too, but much shorter. The...More

Thank inorg27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Modern Pastry once a year when I am in the North End. They have an amazing assortment of pastries but my favourite by far is their ricotta pie. Light, so tasty and creamy with just the right level of sweetness- not overpowering. All...More

Thank jgabrieleg
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent napoleon and a fresh peach Bellini along with a friendly, attentive wait staff...We stopped for a mid afternoon treat and couldn't have been more pleased. What a lovely wait staff! And while the napoleon was fresh and delicious, the display cases had quite...More

Thank RobinF530
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Ricotta Pie and the Napoleon. I'm a person who likes to eat sweets so no problem with the choices we got.

Thank OloapNitsuj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another pastry shop you gotta visit in Boston is Modern Pastry. Everyone was telling us to try The Lobster Tail at Modern. First, IT'S HUGE pastry with some kind of cream cheese stuffed in it. A must try!!!You won't be disappointed !!!!Oh, and a to...More

Thank Mrsjava1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this pastry shop. I went with my parents and sister and we each got something and then shared. I got the chocolate covered cheesecake which was rich but not heavy. My sister had the triple chocolate cake which was so moist and delicious....More

Thank Gracie1996
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

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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