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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322 (North End)
617-523-3783
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Ranked #13 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: North End
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Lufkin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We tried the cannolis at both Modern Pastry and Mike's Pastry and the best, by far, were the mini cannolis at Modern. We ate them stuffed with ricotta and almonds the last two nights we were there. They were crisp and delicious. The pistachio macaroons at Modern were very good also.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A local couple told us to by-pass Mike's pastry for Modern Pastry. The chocolate covered cheesecake was divine. If everything in the shop is as good as what I just ate, you are in for a treat. Oh, and they only take CASH.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We entered Modern Pastry after a recommendation from our waitress at Mother Anna's after a wonderful day in Boston. While waiting in line, a man who represented himself as an "owner" walked in and quite literally barked at my 6 year old son, and then barked at my wife and I. He apparently felt that y 6 year old was... More

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Maria's Pastry is best known, but our local tour guide took us here for wonderful cannoli and chocolate-covered cheesecake...what a decadent treat! Recommended!

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Westfield
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Wow....Now this is a bakery ! I've gotten so used to grocery store bakeries that I forgot what a "real" bakery was like ! Wonderful Italian pastries from my youth ! We tried several of the offering and they were wonderful ! Back home now and wish I had a cannoli !!!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you want a huge selection of authentic pastries at a great price this is the place for you. Range from Italian to Greek pastries all at an excellent low price.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wow... I had two macaroons from this place (Chocolate and Pistachio). IT WAS SO GOOD! The Pistachio was packed with flavor and the Macaroons were bigger than the usual ones you get packaged. Then there was this weird Cheesecake looking pie. They allowed me to buy a slice. It was a cross between a cheesecake and a cannoli. REALLY GOOD!... More

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Houston, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great cannolis that are customized to your specific wishes. Choose a regular or mini, choose your filling and then dip in chocolate chips or nuts. Patience pays off for a delicious treat.

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Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We decided to do our own taste test of Modern vs Mike's and there was NO comparison. Modern's cannoli blew Mike's out of the water! I have no idea why Mike's is so popular, there really was no contest. Modern's cannoli was just superb. Fresh ingredients and so creamy!

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Hopewell Jct, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We planned to head to Mike's down the street, but over dinner chatting with a local, they suggested we try Modern Pastry instead. I wish I could find that person to thank them! My wife had a canoli, I had Carrot Cake. Cappuccino and espresso was perfect. Don't bother looking around at the tourist spots. Go here...Enough said.

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