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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322 (North End)
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Ranked #9 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Kids and parents waited the prerequisite 20 minutes to indulge in many delicious choices. Bring your appetite. Seating is tight!! Great service. Just fantastic.

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Naples, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The cannoli was great. We were trying to see which was better, Mike's or Modern, but we can't find a clear winner. We do really like than Modern fills the shell right then, but other than that, you guys are neck and neck. Sorry...The profiterole covered in chocolate though was not that great.

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Bellerose, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This bakery has the best cannolis. You have a choice of shells and choice of fillings. The shells are always crispy and the filling is not put in the shell until you order it. I have never had a better cannoli anywhere else. If you like cannolis DO NOT miss this place. The torrone is also excellent as are there... More 

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Portland, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A native North-ended told us all the locals go to Modern Pastry, so that's where we went after an amazing dinner at Panza! We tried the cannoli's, Tiramisu, Florentine Lace Cookies, BUT let me tell you that the Macaroons were the best I've had since my last trip to France! I only wish I had bought more!! Service was amazing.... More 

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Bar Harbor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A dizzying array of great pastry choices. Only sampled a few, but nothing disapointed. This may have been the best cannoli I have had anywhere. Cappuccino and hot chocolate were also very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

In a search for a bakery with gluten-free selections in the North End, the Modern Pastry Shop was highly rated overall. When we arrived, there was some Italian street musicians who stopped in and were playing. That was the high point of the visit. The bakery was out of gluten-free cannolis to my disappointment. When I asked what my other... More 

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is the place to be for all your dessert needs. Being Italian I love a good cannoli so when my friends told me about this place I had to try it. It did not disappoint. Fresh fresh fresh! You can order the cannoli multiple different ways so there is something for everyone! The staff moves you in and our... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Called in here to get a couple of ricotta filled cannoli. It was incredibly hot, so I got a couple of cans of drink too. The lovely lady on the counter disappeared out the back to fill the cannoli and also produced a couple of sealed drinks containers with ice for our drinks. The cannoli were beautifully boxed and we... More 

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Cary, NC
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Visited this restaurant in early afternoon for a cookie and drink snack. The place was packed and the while the line moved quickly, the staff behind the counter seemed to be easily annoyed by anything but the most basic order. It was busy and they were trying to keep the line moving (and I live in the South now, so... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place has everything! Gigantic white chocolate and chocolate peanut butter cups, macarons, cannolis, cupcakes, breads, all sorts of wonderful tasty items. The line was long, but moved quickly. My personal favorite is the pistachio macarons - BEST pistachio macarons I have tried so far.

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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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