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“Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Modern Pastry Shop

Modern Pastry Shop
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322 (North End)
617-523-3783
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Ranked #1 of 92 Bakeries in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: North End
Asheville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

One is either a Mike's Pastry fan or a Modern Pastry fan. Modern is superior to Mike's as the pastry tastes fresher and it does not have the mob atmosphere. After dinner hours, there is a line but it moves fairly quickly and you get to people watch. I love the red velvet cupcakes and the key lime pie, but you cannot go wrong with any choice. Cash only.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great pastry and no beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is just one of a kind, worth the visit, in the north end, incredible pastries and lots of direct from Italy fare...

Visited January 2013
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Camas, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Soooo Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Wish we had something like this where we live. After dinner, we wanted some dessert to take back to our hotel, so headed down the street. Mike's bakery was packed, and the cupcake that our 3 year old granddaughter saw earlier in the shop (before dinner), was now gone. We then remembered that the trolley driver said that "Modern" is where the locals go - so a few doors down on the opposite side of the street was Modern Pastry, and they had a cupcake full of sprinkles and a sugar heart on top. Guess what the granddaughter chose. The pastry shops only take cash, no credit cards. Since we had never had a Cannoli or lobster tail, we were anxious to try them. I told the lady to give me some of the most popular Cannoli and a lobster tail - soooo delicious!!! We brought 5 of the Cannolis with us home to Washington State, to share with a neighbor. I know what you are thinking....but I packed them real well, and they made it un-crushed. They were still very crisp and the filling was so good - the neighbors loved them! We are hoping to find a pastry shop locally that sells Cannoli - may have to make another trip to Boston.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weston, Massachusetts
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“Holy cannoli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Come on everyone knows modern is the real cake boss.they should have there on show the Connolli father.

Visited January 2013
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Pleasantville, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“MMmmmmm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

You don't have to wait in a long line like the "most popular" bakeshop on the same street, and the canolis are just as good!

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