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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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“cannoli” (758 reviews)
“pastry” (285 reviews)
“lobster tail” (141 reviews)
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped at Modern Pastry for breakfast, after walking by it a few times. Pastries were delicious. Hate to admit that my husband & I had a cream puff and cannoli for breakfast. They were too good to pass up. Besides, that’s what you do on...More

Thank mozartMinneapolis
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is packed with people and the staff are running around like crazy. It's a fun place to visit and the best part is biting in to the amazing cannolis.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful bakery. I ordered a cake for my girlfriends surprise birthday for 30 people. I called on Sunday morning before the party to change the type of cake I ordered. This Bakery's cakes are so fresh that they hadn't started cooking it yet. Everything is...More

Thank Tonyvincenzi
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went Saturday night after a nice Italian dinner in the North end of Boston. Modern Pastry was jam packed with people all evening long. We had to wait in a long line to get a pastry but it was well worth it. I would...More

Thank Derek G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to eat a cannoli- we were told to go here especially after seeing the crazy line at Mikes It was an extravaganza for the eyes. Our cannolis were yummy and my daughter loved her fruit tart!

Thank khlaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried three North End Bakeries on this trip and liked Modern the best. They have many of the bakery staples that Mike's has, but also have a wider variety of "fancy" items and more chocolate choices. My favorite was the amaretto cherry "thing". OMG...More

Thank TravelTalk2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the cannoli and expectations were fulfilled. They are truly made fresh, the cream was delightful and the pistachios were plentiful. The line was out the door but moved fast did not sit to enjoy as tables were filled. Some other items to try...More

Thank markA9526JF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And it has the best, freshest canolli I can imagine. Throw in the finest display of gorgeous pastries you can imagine, and you will understand why visitors like me keep returning to Modern Pastry! Go ahead, go to all the pastry shops in town...youll return...More

Thank NCValuTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a walk through the North End of Boston last week. It was a very hot day however we powered though but felt we needed a treat in the mid-morning. We happened upon Modern Pastry and had the best cannoli and cappuccino that...More

Thank SunFun4me
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best pastries, nicest counter help, and sit down-service, if you want it. Grab a cannoli and head down to Christopher Columbus Park to watch the boats, or just wander through the North End. Great variety, luscious looking (and tasting) goodies! Go here instead of the...More

Thank Jane B
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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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