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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” (284 reviews)
“lobster tail” (144 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed yesterday

We'd been advised over and over to go to Mike's for our cannolis, but, when we actually made it to Boston, we were informed by the locals not to go to Mike's but to Modern. So we did, but it turns out neither of us...More

Thank Petteri L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Queues are outside the door and along the street. The cannolis were okay - not superb - but okay. To avoid the queue, dine inside and box up what you don’t eat. The inside queue is a lot faster.

Thank lestamunda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After lunch in the North End we decided to stop by Modern to take some pastries home. The selection of Italian pastries, cakes and desserts is amazing! The downside is you stand in line to place your order and you've got to know what you...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy walk from the Quincy market place. The lovely girl who served us recommended the chocolate dipped cannoli with riccota, it was simply stunning. Bring cash as they don’t take card.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pastries are the highlight. Cappuccino was just average. Slow service even in the take out lines. Cash only.

Thank TravelTurtle66
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last stop on a food tour of the North End of Boston. The deserts were great and we only we we had paced ourselves better and saved more room for this final stop.

Thank nobia2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with locals who steered us across the street from Mike's. They told us Mike's was great, but Modern was greater. The group ate - chocolate cake, cannoli, Boston Cream pie cupcake, coffee chocolate mouse cake, and black and white cookies. Every baked...More

Thank kahanlaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pizza in the pub downstairs was delicious (really crisp crust) and had several desserts from the pastry shop upstairs - outstanding!

Thank C W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We normally go to Mike's Pastry, when in the North End, but this time wanted to try something different, so we decided to try Modern Pastry. And we are glad we did! DESSERTS: Take a look at the pictures attached to this review = the...More

Thank KenG_Review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mike's is good; Modern is better. And never a line as long as Mike's. Don't get me wrong, a few times there was a long line, but its never as bad as Mikes. Right across the street from Mike's too. Simply great.

Thank Rob P
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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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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