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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (212 reviews)
“cannoli” (761 reviews)
“lobster tail” (124 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
Neighbourhood: North End
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had dinner in the north end at The Daily Catch. I decided I wanted a cannoli for dessert, but the line at Mikes was too long. I headed down the street to Modern Pastry. There was a line here too, but much shorter. The...More

Thank inorg27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visit Modern Pastry once a year when I am in the North End. They have an amazing assortment of pastries but my favourite by far is their ricotta pie. Light, so tasty and creamy with just the right level of sweetness- not overpowering. All...More

Thank jgabrieleg
Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent napoleon and a fresh peach Bellini along with a friendly, attentive wait staff...We stopped for a mid afternoon treat and couldn't have been more pleased. What a lovely wait staff! And while the napoleon was fresh and delicious, the display cases had quite...More

Thank RobinF530
Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved the Ricotta Pie and the Napoleon. I'm a person who likes to eat sweets so no problem with the choices we got.

Thank OloapNitsuj
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another pastry shop you gotta visit in Boston is Modern Pastry. Everyone was telling us to try The Lobster Tail at Modern. First, IT'S HUGE pastry with some kind of cream cheese stuffed in it. A must try!!!You won't be disappointed !!!!Oh, and a to...More

Thank Mrsjava1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved this pastry shop. I went with my parents and sister and we each got something and then shared. I got the chocolate covered cheesecake which was rich but not heavy. My sister had the triple chocolate cake which was so moist and delicious....More

Thank Gracie1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before my visit to Boston, I searched for gluten free friendly restaurants. This one was listed and it was a pastry shop! They also had dairy free options. While we were there I had the gf cannoli and my husband a regular cannoli. They were...More

Thank canthony3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've long heard of the rivalry between Modern and Mike's. This was my first chance to try both back to back. Modern has a sit down caffe where you can get espresso, coffees, and drinks with your pastry.That scored points with me. Modern also felt...More

Thank travelincalifmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk into any pastry shop offering cannoli and you can point to them in a display case, you're NOT getting the real deal. It's a texture thing, if your "cannolo" (Italian for "little shell") has been sitting in a display case for who...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite pastry shop in the North End. Great selection of pastries, but the lobster claw is fantastic -- flaky, with the best cream filling.

Thank NHjo
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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