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Modern Pastry Shop

Certificate of Excellence
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North End
Italian, European, Hungarian
As featured in A trip to Boston
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
617-523-3783
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 595
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  • 236
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where the locals go in the North End.

A trip to the North End would not be complete without a visit to Mikes. It has been our family favorite for years when we visit Boston. Grab a few treats and then walk over to Columbus Park and enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
weblakefun
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A trip to the North End would not be complete without a visit to Mikes. It has been our family favorite for years when we visit Boston. Grab a few treats and then walk over to Columbus Park and enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

People who know Italian pastry walk by Mike's and go right into Modern. Shorten the takeout line by walking to the front to get coffee - and they let you order food from there as well. Saves 1/2 hour!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The way they fill your lobster tail after you order it makes it so fresh and delicious and the shell doesn't have a chance to get soggy. This with a cappuccino and the people watching from a little table is a little slice of heaven you will never get at Mikes.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you want a cannoli, come here! They only have the classic flavors available unlike Mike's, but the taste of a good cannoli is what you're going for right? The taste of the cannoli and the cookies are extremely good and well done. The other place you just get big,cheap priced ones. Come here for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were told to visit and have a cannoli and now we feel our trip to Boston was complete! Of course we saw a lot of other sites in Boston, but we are so glad we didn't miss that cannoli at Modern Pastry!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I know everyone lines up for Mike's Pastry, but Modern really does take the cake when it comes to taste!!! The Lobster tail was the best I have ever had. I live in NY/NJ area and we have good pastry here, so I wasn't sure if it would surpass my expectations, but it sure did. I highly recommend Modern over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Followed another traveller's advice to stop at Modern Pastry for a treat. Sampled the whoopie pies, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. Delicious! The only problem was choosing what to buy.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Upon arriving in Boston for the first time, we were told that we had to visit Mike's Pastries in Little Italy, which we did. It was amazing! While Mike's had the bigger selection of Cannoli, which is what they are known for, we though Modern's cannoli were better. The biggest reason, in our opinion, is because the cannoli are made... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Modern Pastry has the most delicious pastries. I always order a cannoli when we go after a meal in the North End but have purchased many other types for dinner parties. You can't go wrong. Always fresh and delicious.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Many North End restaurants today do not have Italian souls anymore. Modern Bakery still retains it in spite of popularity. We stop here for dessert after eating in the area. The selection is huge. We got the baba, layer cake and some macaroons. Fantastic, baba nice and rummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-523-3783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, European, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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