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Maria's Pastry Shop

46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
+1 617-523-1196
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (212 reviews)
“pastry” (39 reviews)
“lobster tail” (24 reviews)
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7:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't understand why there are long lines at Mike's all day. Just walk a little further and try Maria's. No line, great pastry and really nice people. The ricotta pie looked amazing but we had eaten too much all day so we just had the...More

Thank Boyzmom4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real Italian bakery and Maria is still in the back making amazing food! Do not be lead astray by the tour folks to Mikes as it CANNOT compare! Try the eclairs, the cannoli, and the ricotta pie! Go across the street and...More

1  Thank Cyndi1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a whole in the whole place, which is half the fun. Great bakery and pastries. Not as a famous as another place nearby, but we find these cannoli;s the best in the area, plus the cookies and other pastries. Worth the visit.

1  Thank 76,543
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the sfogliatelle and the famous lobster tails. Both were amazing - crispy crunchy pastry with indulgent fillings.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard it was best cannolis and I think this is correct. A kiwi friend came the day before and returned for another . The cannoli with chocolate ends and ricotta inside is worth $5.

1  Thank Ripoata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maria's was not packed with people lined up to order like some of the other North End favorites, but that made for a much more enjoyable ordering experience for us. Not sure if that affected our taste experience, but my Italian friend and I agreed...More

1  Thank AverageJo
Reviewed 8 September 2017

So far I have tried more than a few pastry shops in the North End but this one has been my favorite so far. Everything is fresh and delicious, particularly the cannolis. I like the plain ones and my wife's favorites are the chocolate tipped...More

Thank KeithTKW
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This Italian bakery worth stopping for! Smaller and sweeter than Mike's, but equally delicious! You must buy the rainbow cookies, cream puffs, and the marzipan (which were perfectly painted!). Oh, and the kids were delighted to pet the friendly, sweet, black and white shop kitty-cat...More

Thank peachto4
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

After our tour guide "force" us to visit - we follow and did. Long line to buy cannoli. Here is the problem: as big as the expectation.... I eat a better one in my life! Not that this one was bad - not at all...More

Thank amitisraeli
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Best fresh cannolies. Better than the once I eat in Italy... More interesting bakery in this small shop but after eating one chocolate cannoli and chocolate one, I was much too full to try other. The only down side is that it's a very busy...More

Thank Nati I
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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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-1196
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