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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322 (North End)
617-523-3783
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Ranked #9 of 2,823 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
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

If you read my review of The Tap Bar and Grill, I mentioned our server Michelle who is from Boston. "Mike's or Modern?" I asked her. Without hesitation she replied "Modern." Fair enough! Off we went and walked into an Italian dream world. Props for having gluten free cannoli, whoopie pies, muffins and cookies for hubby who is living the... More

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New York City, New York
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552 reviews 552 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Desert options at Rabias were a no-go, so we stopped in here for espressos and goodies. Not sure what my colleagues had, as I was too engrossed in my lemon bar. Espresso was very good. A good late night spot. They have non-dairy and gluten free options.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

So delish. We all shared the key lime tart, carrot cake & tiramisu. My sis had a canoli and some other desserts. We all loved everything we tasted. Short line, but worth the wait! Don't skip!

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The cannolis are amazing and filled fresh when you order! Worth the 15 minute wait for sure. A must!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a line here as they have so many goodies to choose from you can get lost in your sweet tooth world. The staff helped us on our first cannoli purchase by recommending the ricotta and they were spot on. Thanks for a perfect end to our dining night in Little Italy.

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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were lucky enough to not have a wait. Holy canoli -- It was good! Huge portion. Amazing flavor. Good stop to rest your feet & enjoy a tasty treat.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

While some people only go to the shop down the street, I love Modern. The line goes out the door, but that gives you time to make your selections and once your turn is up, you order and order and order. They are fast and expedient and help you to clarify what you want. It seems like there is more... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I stopped in for a quick snack prior to eating in the north end. I asked for two macaroons almond and pistachio and they were both really good. I had actually asked for a macaron but was misheard and in the end I am glad. Went to Mike's after dinner for a piece of german chocolate cake and it wasn't... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I live on the Cape and this is where I come for a great dessert. You cannot beat their ricotta pie or any of their cheesecakes especially the turtle cheesecake. If you have the chance to go, take it and enjoy.

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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Best ricotta pie, ever. Had a mixed group of teens and adults; everyone had something different and everyone was immensely satisfied with their choice. Less crowded than the famous Mike's pastry shop down the block and much more friendly service. Trust me, try this place and you won't be sorry.

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Additional Information about Modern Pastry Shop

Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
Phone Number: 617-523-3783
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream

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