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Modern Pastry Shop

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Neighbourhood:
North End
As featured in Three Days in Boston
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What can you say about this place, I won't bad mouth the other bakeries, but modern pastry is currently in the lead for me in the Cannoli race, which Mike's has held first place in for so long. The shell is not as traditional tasting as Mike's, but it is pleasing tasting almost like a french fry. And the filling... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The desert was very, very good but there was a queue going out the door so be prepared to wait in line.

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Thank Ace V
Kansas City, Missouri
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This pastry shop has very good cannolis. I really like the cream filled, not the ricotta cheese. Their cookies are good also.

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Thank Kathy M
Miami, Florida
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cash only authentic Italian bakery/pastry shop. The leaf cookies are my kids' favorite. We love the multi colored champagne cookies. Always a pound of each and always to go. Lines can be long though, which can be a problem since there is NO parking in the North End.

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Thank TousPourUn
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this shop carries a lot of very good looking desserts, they've done a great job with the classic canoli with ricotta cheese. So simple and yet these guys figured out how to elevate a classic dessert without going too far. The texture and flavor of the ricotta was spot on. In contrast, the shop down the road called "Mike's"... More 

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Thank AroundTheWorld8080
Fountain Valley, California
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362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding!! Cannoli ($4) was out of this world. Addictive. The Berry Tart ($6.75), Chantilly cream topped with lots, and I mean lots, of berries. Perfection. Best I've ever had.

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Bernardsville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannoli filled all the way- true ricotta filling !! Loved the whole pistachios and chocolate chips they dip them in!! Delish!!

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Thank Greywave4
Clemmons, North Carolina
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are craving some dessert after a good Italian dinner, or you're just looking to treat yourself to a sweet snack, Modern Pastry in North End is the place to go! Their chocolates and truffles are some of the best I have ever had, and prices are great for the high quality confections you can get here. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the super famous place across the street, then a local from Florence suggested to go to Modern...WOW! Everything is super fresh, no soggy cannolis, and no long line. We brought back treats and these we the winners.

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we heard about some other bakeries and were planning on going there, until every single local we spoke to told us to go to modern! all of the cookies and cakes look beautiful! it was hard to decide what i wanted! ( i mean i wanted one of each, but had to be realistic!) i had a delicious strawberry shortcake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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