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“Just the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mike's Pastry

Mike's Pastry
300 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1801
617-742-3050
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Ranked #11 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Boston, Massachusetts
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243 reviews 243 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
“Just the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

There simply is no other pastry shop like this in the world. If you lived within a block of this place you would gain 500 pounds in a year. It's a long line but always well worth it, the best creations you ever had

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Warsaw
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“Not to Europeans taste”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Sorry for this review, but Europeans would't enjoy! It's not worth the calories. But for Americans should be good - a lot of people buying so they should enjoy :) I mean its fresh and nothing bad about it! Try it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Italian Bakery in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Sure, it's a tourist haven. Everyone who comes to Boston's North End for authentic Italian food MUST stop at Mike's Pastry. It gets crowded but the lines move fast. Suggest you channel your inner 'city-manners" and be assertive (Not aggressive). Alot of tourist stand in there gawking at pastries they've never had, deciding what to buy.

If you know what you want, make immediate eye contact with a sweet lady behind the counter and give your order. There's seldom a formal line, it;s more of a mass of people hudlilng over display cases.

My favorite is the cannoli. I've had just about everything there, from cookies to pies. You can't go wrong.

This is a MUST do for people visiting the North End.

Visited January 2013
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Burlington, ON
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“Wonderful caffe latte and pastries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stopped here three mornings in a row for our morning coffee and pastries. Fabulous service and cannoli. Great atmosphere to watch everyone coming in to order their treats.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent desserts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Tourist mecca? Yes, and always busy, especially during evenings in the summer. But they have a great selection of delicious cannolis (my favorite is chocolate with chocolate chip). You order and takeaway as no place to eat it inside, and you can order and they put in a carry-out box. They also have various cakes and cookies. There are other places with equally tasty pastries on the same street, but this seems to be THE place everyone wants to visit.

Also, know what you want when you get to the front...don't dilly-dally as there are a lot of people waiting behind you.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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