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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” (303 reviews)
“cannoli” (807 reviews)
“lobster tail” (149 reviews)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here instead of Mikes. Napoleon’s were great. I would have got cookies but they were displayed behind the counter and I could not see the selection. Other members of our group got them and they were really good Friendly service and a place to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juneg984
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We finished dinner down the street so we stopped in to grab something for later. We were able to get right in, no line which was amazing. We ordered 3 cannoli and one napoleon. The cannoli were excellent, the cream inside was so smooth and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 422kimg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The thing I love about this place is that they don’t care that they don’t get the same traffic as Mike’s Pastry. Ok...really...their cannolis are not as fabulous as Mike’s. But...this place has a way better feel. Large enough to move around and see the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kelliec812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends had suggested to us to go here instead of another touristy pastry shop. We didn’t seek it out, but were by Paul Revere’s house. It took a while to get service, cash only, and you can’t just walk up & order-you have to sit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ToniaSkipper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here after eating in Little Italy. The line was out the door so we knew it must be good. They take CASH ONLY so be ready. The cannoli was yummy. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 889suzannef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made to order cannoli were wonderful. I ordered a chocolate dipped filled with vanilla custard and topped with almonds. It was wonderful. A bit of a wait, but worth it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mlkane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a cup.of coffee and a pastry ended up buying some pastry's to go. Would recommend if in the area to stop in and sample. Have a nice little sit down area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Recon8652
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in and there was a long line, so we were able to grab a table. I had an eclair and hubby had carrot cake. His was absolutely amazing. Mine good, too. Very light.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank E7451DGjennym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because a local friend said the Modern canoli is the best in town. They were delicious!!! There was no line at 10:30 am, and the sweet lady walked us through our choices! The canoli was light and crisp, nd the filling was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 23chrisa
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Good cannoli, lots of other choices. Waited about 30 minutes during low season. Checked it off the list. ✔️

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aint_Life_Great
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
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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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