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Modern Pastry Shop

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CAKES - CUSTOMIZED CAKES
Traditional Italian Cakes
Chocolate & White Filled Cake
Chocolate & White Not Filled Cake
Large Fruit Tart
Specialty Cakes
CAKES - PERSONALIZED CAKES
Bible Cakes
Character Cakes
give us a picture and we can create a cake of that picture for you. here are a few examples.
Cross Cakes
Wedding Cakes
PASTRIES
Amaretto
two layers of italian sponge cake, soaked with rum, and amaretto liquors. filled with a layer of creamy vanilla custard. this cake is masterfully hand crafted, domed and baked in a sweetened almond paste and glazed with apricot preserves.
Creme Brule
our homemade custard cooked and cooled finished with caramelized sugar and topped with fresh fruit.
Babas
Italian spongy pastry soaked with rum and strega liquors. Our babas can be enjoyed with a vanilla custard filling or without.
$3.0
Cannoli
cannoli- crisp, deep-fried pastry tubes that are filled with cream.
Chocolate Ganache
three layers of light chocolate sponge soaked with rum and strega liquor. this pastry is filled with chocolate mousse and then toppped with rich, dark chocolate ganache. it is finished with a drizzle of white chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Mousse Slice
only the finest european chocolates are used. two layers of rich chocolate cake with a generous layer of divinely scrumptious chocolate mousse topped off with delicious homemade whipped cream, chocolate syrup and rich chocolate chips.
Eclairs
A puff pastry filled with vanilla custard and finished with a chocolate buttercream frosting.
Fruit Tart
Light and flaky pasta frolla shell filled with one of our delicious creams. The tart is topped with fresh fruit artistically arranged and hand sliced by our pastry chefs.
Lobster Tail
Handmade, crispy shells shaped into a "lobster tail" filled with our "lobster tail cream" composed of homemade whipped cream, yellow cream, and ricotta cheese.
Napolean
Deliciously made. Three layers of crispy shell baked to perfection with two layers of yellow cream topped off with buttercream frosting.
TORRONE & CHOCOLATE
$21.0
Four Piece Torrone Package A
Package A includes four pieces of our traditional all white torrone bars. Absolutely no substitutions due to the high volume of orders during the holiday seasons.
$21.0
Four Piece Torrone Package B
Our torrone package B includes 1 bar of white traditional, 1 bar of the white traditional chocolate covered, 1 bar of expresso, 1 bar of hazelnut. Absolutely no subsitutions due to the high volume of orders during the holiday season.
$21.0
Four Piece Torrone Package C
Our four piece torrone package C includes 1 bar of our traditional white torrone, 1 all chocolate bar, 1 caramel bar and 1 cappucino bar. Absolutely no subsitutions due to the high volume of orders during the holiday season.
$31.5
Six Piece Torrone Package D
Our six piece torrone package D includes 1 bar of our traditional white torrone, 1 all chocolate bar, 1 espresso bar, 1 caramel bar, 1 hazelnut bar and 1 piece of white torrone with chocolate covering. Absolutely no subsitutions due to the high volume of orders during the holiday season.
$42.0
Eight Piece Torrone Package E
Our eight piece torrone package E includes 2 bars of our tradtional white, 1 bar of our tradtional white covered with chocolate, 1 hazelnut bar, 1 espresso bar, 1 cappucino bar, 1 caramel bar, and 1 all chocolate bar. Absolutely no substitutions due to the high volume of orders during the holiday seasons.
$5.25
Single Bar of White Torrone Package F
Our family's secret recipe for a fluffy vanilla nougat with roasted almonds.
COOKIES
$14.0
Almond Biscotti
a very traditional biscotti that has taken a modern twist. this cookie is loaded with roasted almonds. (approximately 15-20 cookies per pound).
$9.5
Anise Cookie
a long anise-flavored cookie, that has been doubled baked in order to achieve a light but crisp crunch. this cookie has been a favorite in coffee dunking. $9.50/lb. (approximately 15-20 cookies per pound).
$9.5
Bowtie Cookie
a delicious butter cookie with a raspberry filling or apricot filling. $9.50/lb(approximately 24 cookies per pound).
$9.5
Champagne Shortbread
these delicate shortbread cookies are swirled with color.
$9.5
Chocolate Chip Cookie
a rich blend of cookie dough and just the right amount of dark chocloate chunks to make your mouth water. (approximately 15 cookies per pound).
$22.0
Chocolate Dipped Biscotti (Quaresimali)
Every ones favorite biscotti has now indulged itself in a chocolate. It has been slightly glazed with a delicious bittersweet chocolate. Can you taste it.
$9.5
Filled Cookies (Torroncini)
A soft butter flavor cookie filled with a apricot, raspberry, or fig filling. $9.50/lb(approximately 10-12 cookies per pound).
$22.0
Florentine
The best quality melted chocolate sandwiched between a heavenly mixture of chopped almonds, sugar, and our great tasting honey.
$14.0
Macaroon Cookies
An Italian delight, a soft and chewy almond cookie sweetened with just the right amount of sugar. (approximately 24-26 cookies per pound) Our clientele likes a soft, chewy macaroon. This item is very delicate and does not ship well. Modern Pastry is not responsible for this product if it arrives broken due to the delicacy if you as the customer chooses to order.
$9.5
Petti Four (Rainbow Cookies)
This spongy delicate 3-layer colorful cookie has also a multitude of flavors.Each layer is pieced together with a thin glaze of raspberry and the whole cookie is topped with dark chocolate.
AMERICAN CLASSICS
Apple Pie
take a trip down memory lane. made with thick chunks of orchard fresh apples, not too sweet and not too tart, just right. kisses of cinnamon and spice, make the apple filling so nice. the filling is nestled between two tender, light and flaky pie crusts. our old-fashioned apple pies are perfect for company, home entertaining, and gatherings with family and friends.
Blueberry Pie
a new england favorite. our tender, light and flaky pie crust is, amply filled with perfectly sweetened, melt in your mouth, vine ripened blueberries. a delightful compliment for every occasion, with smiles of blueberries in every bite.
Banana Cream Pie
your family will go ape over this fabulous dessert. a tender, light, and flaky pie crust is abundantly filled with a creamy, thick vanilla custard and blended with sweet, ripe banana medallions. encompassed with our fresh and fluffy whipped cream, dusted with vanilla cake crumbs, and topped with banana chips. an intensely light and delicious dessert for any festivity.
Boston Cream Cake
Brownies
give some "brownie points" to show appreciation and thanks! reward yourself as well with our decadently sinful and richly fudgee brownies. iced with chocolate buttercream icing. chewy chocolatey goodness in every bite.
Carrot Cake Slice
it's moist and melts in your mouth, packed with carrots, and spices with a delicious cream cheese frosting, decorated on top with orange colored carrots.
Chocolate Covered Cheese Cake
Traditional cheesecake covered in chocolate.
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate lover's pie. Decadent and velvety smooth chocolate custard, gently folded into our tender, light, and flaky pie crust, a layer of our moist chocolate cake. Topped with gossamer clouds of whipped cream and dusted with hand shaved European chocolate. A sinful treat anytime.
Chocolate Mousse Slice
Only the finest European chocolates are used. Two layers of rich chocolate cake with a generous layer of divinely scrumptious chocolate mousse topped off with delicious homemade whipped cream, chocolate syrup and rich chocolate chips.
Cupcakes
Delicious and moist. White or chocolate bases topped off with handmade buttercream frosting and decorated for all occasions.
ITALIAN SPECIALTY ITEMS
Camomile Tea Box
Confetti
Coffee
Nutella
Oils And Vinegars
Panettone
Pizzelle
Balocco
Savoiardi Ladyfingers
Taralli
PRICE RANGE
USD 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great variety of pastries and chocolates. Bought the triple fudge cake and carrott cake. The carrott cake was the best that I have ever had. A must stop if you visit the north end. I prefer it over Mikes Pastry.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Judy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bakery has such an amazing offering of beautiful baked goods. The best thing ever is the pistachio macaroon cookies. Though they're a bit expensive--about $25 a pound--you don't need a pound...only a few taste marvelous, and delicious. One warning: Modern Pastry is cash only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked at the map to try and avoid some silly celebration parade downtown. Decided our best bet would be to walk to the North End and visit the historic sites up there. One grandson wanted pastries (which to him meant the chain which seems to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mdaztec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was 12 degrees as we were walking through the North End so we ducked into Modern to warm up with cappuccino and some pastries. Both were excellent. Definitely a great stop for a chilly morning.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank biscardicreative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped into Modern after having dinner in the north end to try out some pastries and coffee from the shop. There is a small area where they provide table service and the other area that is the To Go line. There was a line...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trvlchic5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem! Amazing selection of pastries, cookies and various confections. Cheery staff and incredible eclair and macaroons. Just Wow!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alina-VinnieTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though it's not the more famous of the two big cannoli joints in the North End, Modern Pastry is the better! It's authentic Italian style cannolis and cookies (and other yummy desserts!). Be prepared to wait a bit outside the door (or use the locals...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank colleenbrookexo
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Sooo good! A must try. The cannoli are plentiful and delicious. Cash only. The lines look long but move quickly. You won't be sorry you went.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SusanInOK
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This place has great pastries. My favorite was the cannoli. But we also got some whoopie pies. They also have gluten free cannoli's! There was a line but it moves fast.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ZoeA167
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I know this is an age old debate but I feel Modern’s cannolis are the best. They don’t taste deep fried and they are always perfection in a box! We love the chocolate chip and pistachio. A stop here is always a must.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Nearby
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
...More
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