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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” (226 reviews)
“cannoli” (819 reviews)
“lobster tail” (131 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 2 days ago via mobile

Been going there off and on for 40+ years. I had a peanut butter cupcake, looked great. It was dry not moist. I ordered a latte, got a coffee. I'll try somewhere else next time.

Thank Stanley M
Reviewed 3 days ago

again when in Boston every two years had after dinner and early morning pastries and cappuccino, I know of no better a place then modern. In addition we always buy items to take to the hotel. This place has expanded since two years ago and...More

Thank Hotmaily
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the mocha mousse cup and the neapolitan - both were delicious and very reasonably priced. The options are overwhelming! Everything looked great, and this place was very busy on a Wednesday night. There is also a restaurant/bar in the basement.

Thank uubrad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I am not the pizza lover in the family my husband is but this pizza would make me want pizza often and more than I should eat. It's seriously the best pizza I've ever eaten!! Oh and the restaurant is hidden downstairs underneath the...More

Thank Quinton129
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm from the uk and had never had cannoli in my life, only heard of it by watching cake boss on TV, so I asked a local were to get the best connoli in Boston he said modern, now being Scottish I thought you would...More

Thank leggy55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They fill the Cannoli as ordered. Fresh and delicious. Also tried carrot cake also good. You feel your in Italy. Several customer were locals.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know so many tourists go to Mike's Pastry, but our guide from the neighborhood gaveus the heads up that this is the spot the locals go to for their pastries and I can see why. So many choices. I had whoopie pie! But there...More

Thank nissi9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We there on Friday after eating a horrible dinner at Lemoncello. Stay away from restaurant. Anyway the pastry shop I have been going there for last fifteen years. The quality pastries has been always there when purchase pastries We live in Manchester,NH and we make...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down the street from the apparently more popular Mikes, we liked it a lot. The cannoli and cookies were great. Service was friendly. It seem,s like one out of every three people in the North End are carrying a box from either Mikes or Modern.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The age old argument of Modern Pastry vs Mikes. I've been to both. Both have great products. But I choose Modern because it has less of a "herd" mentality about it, where you see people being corralled like cattle over at Mikes. Also, it's a...More

Thank Greg 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, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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