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Maria's Pastry Shop

#10 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
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46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
617-523-1196
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert
Good for:
Dessert

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So-So

I'm not entirely sure why this is is as highly rated as it is. We came in and no one else was in the shop. The female employee working the counter seemed annoyed of us and didn't answer our questions. Maybe she was hard of hearing, i don't know. We bought 8 overpriced pastries that were okay, but I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Madison K
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  • Dessert
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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm not entirely sure why this is is as highly rated as it is. We came in and no one else was in the shop. The female employee working the counter seemed annoyed of us and didn't answer our questions. Maybe she was hard of hearing, i don't know. We bought 8 overpriced pastries that were okay, but I didn't... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love this little bakery. The pastries are always good, always fresh, and quite frankly, I believe their cannolis are much better than those found at either Modern or Mike's. Options are more limited than other Italian bakeries and the place itself is very small, but the quality is unlike any other bakery I have ever tried. If you are... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My review is exclusively based on cannoli. The cannoli shell was not perfectly crisp, a bit soft. The filling was very good. Overall good cannoli but not perfect.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have travelled to Boston five times and gone to Mike's Pastry for awesome cannolis, rum cakes and lobster claw. Plan on spending a few minutes to get to the counter to place your order. I've seen twelve servers taking orders at one time!

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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We got to sample a Lobster Tail pastry on our Food of the Freedom Trail tour. Don't let the name fool you - this sweet, crumbly cream filled pastry is named for it shape, not for its contents. One of the "must-do's" in the North End!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Independently women-owned store. Not a restaurant. Everything made onsite. Authentic Italian. Not commercialized. Good value and serving size Friendly service Maria is actually there! Working. Easy to find Worth a try Take a box of pastry home or sit and enjoy Italian coffee and snack

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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Maria's is our favorite bakery in Boston. We visit Boston every year and enjoy her delicious pastries and cookies. The pizza and bread are great too! Stop by, chose from many different items, order some coffee, sit and enjoy!

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Hull, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lines form in irregular fashion but you get served with speed and efficiency. The pastries are always fresh and authentic and wonderful.

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Top Contributor
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63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My family have been getting their cannoli from Maria's for several years now and they never disappoint. We make trips to the shop to pick up dessert even if we are going out to a restaurant because we know Maria's will be the best way to end a meal. The cookies are also delicious but my favorite are the cannoli... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were in the northend at the end of our vacation. Friends of ours had recommended Mike's and so we went by but after seeing how touristy it looked we opted to seek out Maria's that we had seen on Bizarre Foods the night before, we were not disappointed. A simple little shop full of colorful little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-523-1196

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?