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Maria's Pastry Shop

46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
+1 617-523-1196
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (192 reviews)
“pastry” (44 reviews)
“lobster tail” (25 reviews)
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46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I tried all of "The 3 M's" and Maria's, by far, is the best. We had more than just the canolli's but if that's all you want- this is the place to get them. They are filled fresh to order so they aren't sitting around...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before and after our group tour of the North End we stopped at Maria’s for Italian pastries. Delicious cannoli and authentic cookies! Simple shop, not showy with great service right on Cross St. Avoid the crowds and hope...go to Maria’s!

Thank Nancy011351
Reviewed 3 days ago

do not be put off by this hole in the wall joint. stand in the inevitable line so that you may take away a bag of cookies or a canoli that could have come from the little corner bakery in Syracusa, Sicily.

Thank worldexplorer53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want an authentic Canolli this your place in Boston's North End. A bit too sugary for me but glad I tried it.

Thank ohdoggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a walking tour of Little Italy and lunch in a REAL Italian restaurant, we stopped at Maria's Pastry Shop. Treat yourself to the some real Italian pastries. The Lobster Tails are fabulous!

Thank Eileen Sands R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife found out about this place and we thought it would be less touristy than some of the other pastry shops in town, boy were we right! No lines, fantastic atmosphere, and of course the pastry is fantastic

Thank Josh L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Maria’s. The tourists flock to Mikes. The locals like Maria’s. Off the beaten track and unassuming, this place is the best. Try the pistachio or the pignoli cookies for a special treat. And they are made fresh every day. Unreal.

Thank mookie61
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Still keeping the retro setting, Maria’s serves traditional Italian pastry. Though not fancy decorated like modern pastries, it keeps the originality and tastes good.

Thank nmtam
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This review is related to a purchase I made last November. I made a purchase which included a small panettone which was extremely disappointing. Whereas there should be tiny chunks of candied/dry fruit in the bread, there were slivers, almost shaved to a thinness that...More

Thank takingshortrip
Reviewed April 22, 2018

As I was about to visit Boston, my friends told me I have to have Cannoli while there so I checked TripAdvisor and decided to come here as it was very highly rated without the line ups. Now I have only had cannoli once before...More

Thank AlanCarter
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-1196
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