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Modern Pastry Shop

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North End
Italian, European, Hungarian
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
617-523-3783
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Sunday
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The most delicious Lobster Tails and Italian Espresso

This was our second time to Boston and our second time to Modern Pastry! We love this authentic Italian bakery in North End. They expanded since our last visit but the fresh delicious pastries haven't changed. Love that they add the pastry cream to the shell only after you place your order...no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
TCollins85
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was our second time to Boston and our second time to Modern Pastry! We love this authentic Italian bakery in North End. They expanded since our last visit but the fresh delicious pastries haven't changed. Love that they add the pastry cream to the shell only after you place your order...no soggy pastries at Modern! See y'all next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I know Mike's is the hot bakery spot on Hanover but I think Modern is really good. The line is much faster and they have the same type of service and offerings. I think their baked goods are actually better.

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did the Cannoli taste test ............ Modern clearly is better !!!! Enough said ............ lines were worse at Mike's too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Filling shells to order, Modern also provides the option of getting the less sweet ricotta filling without adornment. Their cannoli is much better than Mike's whose boxes permeate the landscape.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best Biscotti's in Boston. The biscooti' s are so good that I recommend them and the variety of them is amazing. You won't find them anywhere that good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love going here for the quieter service. I don't feel rushed and their pastries are very delicious to boot.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious almond macaroons with soft centers. As good as Italy. We visited with relatives from San Francisco.They bought 2 pounds of various cookies to carry back to San Francisco with them later that day.There is the debate of Mike's (which I love) versus Modern. So, we asked people who were walking along and they recommended Modern. Purchases on the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The desserts are just amazing but you have to get there early, especially if you want fresh bread. Great bakery and would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Unlike mike's across the street, the line is shorter and this is the place the locals recommended. Stopped in and smelled the sugar in the air. 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

In the North End Boston, you can find one of the best italian pastry shop. Modern Pastry in Hannover street is a delight for anyone who loves desserts! I'm not into desserts like my wife but I got completely "in love" with their cannolis. My favorite was the small shell with ricotta filling but they offer 4 different shells (chocolate... More 

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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, European, Hungarian

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?