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Modern Pastry Shop

Certificate of Excellence
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North End
Italian, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Hungarian
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
617-523-3783
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Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 542
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  • 215
    Very good
  • 56
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  • 17
    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
We kept going back!

We went back twice during our 3 day stay in Boston... First impression- wow, so clean and bright. The cannoli... Unbelievable.. cheers and continued success to this pastry shop.. They do it right.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
SVCris
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Albuquerque
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went back twice during our 3 day stay in Boston... First impression- wow, so clean and bright. The cannoli... Unbelievable.. cheers and continued success to this pastry shop.. They do it right.

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Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Being from Europe, I keep looking for good French/Italian Bakeries where ever I go within USA. We waited about 20 minutes outside this bakery to get some pastries. We bought Tiramisu, Eclair and creme brûlée, which were all too sweet. They tasted good, but would loved more if not that sweet. The staff is very friendly and the price is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I had a cappuccino and sfogflogtali and loved both. Later the same day I returned for the pignoli cookies to go. Love this charming place.

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Northern, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I felt like I was cheating on their competitor when I stepped inside the shop. I decided to compare apples to apples and ordered a cannoli, biscotti and a peanut butter chocolate cupcake. I snuck the white box up to my hotel room and began the taste test. All were very, very good. The biscotti has a bit too much... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Skip Mikes. Mikes has the lines, Modern has the goods. Modern's cannoli is better than Mikes, hand down. They also have an excellent lobster tail and chocolate cake.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The perfect way to end a night in the North End is with a cannoli from Modern Pastry. The ricotta was excellent and the shell had just the right amount of density and crunch. The chocolate chip and the pistachio cannolis are my personal favorites. It's a must-stop on your trip to Boston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Real french macaroons. Homemade and fresh! The line doesn't take as long as it seems, and service is pretty fast.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was recommended by a local who said it was better than Mike's Pastry an less crowed. We agreed. The pastry was excellent and we didn't have to wait in line with the other tourists at Mike's.

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Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I will be the first to admit, I do not like cannoli. I have never had one that I enjoyed - at all, or even a little bit. That was until I had one from Modern Pastry. Even if you think you don't like cannoli, please try one of theirs. You will change your mind. It's that good! I got... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pastry here is true Italian, what one would expect in the North End! Staff is great, even with the tourists!

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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 20
Cuisine: Italian, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Hungarian

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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, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, 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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