We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cannoli” (768 reviews)
“pastry” (285 reviews)
“lobster tail” (144 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,904)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1,661 - 1,670 of 1,856 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2012

Great pastries and half the line of Mike's.. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CASH

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 25 February 2012

If you love pastry you will love this shop....they are a favorite at our family parties.....

1  Thank Jean A
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Not sure what the big deal is here. The staff was beyond rude, almost offensive. Their attitudes alone make me not want to go back. The pastry was OK. Cannolli was good and the rest was just average. Maybe we would have liked it better...More

1  Thank Robyn K
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The Modern Pasty shop in the North End's Little Italy section is fantastic. A great selection, and of the canolis are fantastic. On the weekend nights during the summer, there is often a line out the door. If you visit the North End, you have...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Tried both, preferred here. CannOlis were creamier and had more flavor without being too sweet. Also tried pizelles--yummy too. Wait in line took a bit longer since they don't prefill the shells ahead of time, but still not too bad. Will be back!!

2  Thank CrisInMI
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The pastries are phenomenal! I always leave wshing I bought more. The line in the place and sometimes going out the door should tell you how great Modern Pastry is. Their desserts are well worth the wait!

Thank Yankees21
Reviewed 16 February 2012

This is a wonderful pastry shop that our cab driver recommended. Everyone talks about Mikes', but this is THE place to get your Canoli fix. These sweet little gems are not mass filled and sitting in a case, but prepared with the filling of your...More

1  Thank OK2BU2
Reviewed 12 February 2012

There's an even better outpost in Medford -- with free WiFi and the same awesome pastries!

1  Thank stjarnisgirl
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Wanted to try one of the authentic pastry shops in the North End. Came across a crowd outside of Moden Pastry, and decided to give it a try. The cannolis were amazing. The best true ricotta filling. My husband loved his chocolate pasry cream cannoli...More

Thank MaineTravelGirl77
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Don't be fooled by the other better known establishment nearby. The pastries here are great. Love the cannoli

Thank azzurri4ever
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 hotels in Boston
Bostonian Boston
2,006 reviews
.30 km away
Courtyard Boston Downtown/North Station
145 reviews
.47 km away
Harborside Inn
1,609 reviews
.47 km away
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
918 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Salumeria Italiana
235 reviews
.03 km away
Aria Trattoria
192 reviews
.01 km away
Thinking Cup
227 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
North End
6,613 reviews
.14 km away
Boston Public Market
344 reviews
.25 km away
Statue of Paul Revere
241 reviews
.26 km away
120 reviews
.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from PopGrammy | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to their web page.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing