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“Still the Best!”
Review of Mike's Pastry

Mike's Pastry
Ranked #6 of 102 Dessert in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: North End
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I've been coming to Mike's (from California) for almost 20 years, most recently on an unexpected side-trip (due to flight cancellation) on my way to NYC. Their cannoli are still tops, filled to order while you wait, with a choice of fillings. The lobster tails are huge, with crispy outside and creamy goodness inside. And Boston cream pie: a classic treat. There are lots of cookies, marzipan, and endless varieties of pastries, and of all the things I've tried throughout the years, the only thing that I didn't care for was the Baba Rum Cake, which had some odd and probably traditional flavor, and leaked rum-ish liquid from the box at the airport. Oops.

To avoid the lines, try going at an unpopular time, say during a March snowstorm before noon (as I did). Probably mid-morning and at dinner time are a good bet. If you like pastry, do not leave Boston without checking out Mike's!

PS. You can also mail order cannoli kits, cookies, biscotti, etc. I've had good luck with the cannoli, which arrived fresh, with the filling refrigerated. You follow the instructions to fill the cannoli yourself (so they don't get soggy), and dip the ends in almonds, chocolate chips, etc. that are included in the kit. Not cheap, but perfect to celebrate a special occasion.

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Thank Robinko
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Pastries are excellent. However, the line is disorganized and the wait is very long. I would recommend doing a tour that passes through this pastry shop as the tour-guides often get to skip the lines and you can circumvent this whole part of the experience

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Cannoli and cookies were very good. We got there just before line formed outside the door. Great Italian desserts after dinner at a great Italian dinner on Hanover St.

Thank 407tomm
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Mike’s is always crowded. However, the many lines (crowd) moves through rather quickly as the servers are quick and efficient. The pastries are excellent. The negative is that the display cases are all up front and so you need to work your way through the crowd to see the choices in each of the cases. Mike’s also has ice cream and a small area for sitting.

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Thank tinaNtravel
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

As always Mike never disappoints! Line was 100 people deep and moved fast! 2 boxes of desserts and each was Amazing!!!

Thank Amber S
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