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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” (218 reviews)
“cannoli” (788 reviews)
“lobster tail” (129 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't want to wait in line but want all the yummy goodness of Mike's Pastry? Try Modern Pastry Shop. All my friends back home told me to go to Mike's and my friend here in Boston, told me to try Modern Pastry Shop instead. This...More

Thank luvl16
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had pepperoni and plain cheese pizza. The cheese was very stringy; yum. Whole tomato slices were super fresh. I got strawberry cheesecake for later and yum, yum and yum.

Thank hughjass74291
Reviewed 2 days ago

A place I go to for Torrone and biscote. You can seat here and enjoy Italian pastries or take it with you

Thank rsk538
Reviewed 4 days ago

Then this is the place! We don't get cannolis anywhere else and can't wait for our trips to the North End. This bake shop is small but don't be intimidated, walk through patiently take it all in, the sights, the smells, its best to order...More

Thank LorM38
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for a sweet treat after lunch in Quincy Market. The ricotta cheese cannoli with chocolate chips is amazing! And the pistachios were plentiful. Great quality food at reasonable prices. Have no fear, even if the line is out the door. The line...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked into Modern Pastry and got seated downstairs straight away. Our server was so friendly, she brought over a pastry menu and a breakfast / Lunch menu. The selection was very large, out server was super helpful. She brought over our beverages promptly and...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a good Boston cream pie to complete the must have local foods. We look over some bakeries and this one was chosen because of closeness and good reviews. Not only was packed, but delicious pastries and excellent coffee. The service was...More

Thank Nydia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannoli here is good but not as good as Mike's. I did have the cream puff as well and it was really good. Price was comparable to Mike's, line was shorter for sure.

Thank Kimmel63
Reviewed 1 week ago

So great. Had the cannoli. Absolutely dreamy. Really great!! Would go back for sure. Daughter said same as Mike's, not better but really good.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was packed, and understandably so! The cannoli was amazing and great price. They also were quick to get people in and out. I do recommend this!

Thank Annalee T
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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