We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maria's Pastry Shop

Is this your business?
46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
+1 617-523-1196
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cannoli” (189 reviews)
“pastry” (43 reviews)
“lobster tail” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (346)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

71 - 80 of 331 reviews

Reviewed February 25, 2017

We've been going to Maria's Pastry Shop for years and it never disappoints! If you want a truly fresh cannoli made to order head to Maria's! Their cookies and lobster tails can't be beat either and there's no hassle with long lines! Enjoy!!!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We were meeting family in Boston to celebrate two milestone birthdays. We had dinner reservations at a restaurant in the North End. I called Maria's Pastry Shop the week before and ordered a Napoleon for 20 people and asked for it to be delivered to...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed February 7, 2017

The cannoli was actually better than Mike's cannoli, but with less wait time. Mike's is very good with lots of variety but head to head this one is better. Maria's has it going on.

Thank almetzger4
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The cannolis are as good as Mikes pastry! The line is not as long as the line at Mikes (a lot of hype). Seemed to be a very small kitchen area. The young lady who waited on us was very pleasant and made the visit...More

Thank Tammybs
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I have never really liked cannoli's before. They were always too sweet. Of course all of the ones I have had were from Italian bakeries and restaurants in the south. So I was hesitate to try one, but my husband convinced me. He ordered the...More

Thank Vanessa011
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in and met the folks there. Have been to the "other" pastry shops and the line and was as big as the hype. True Italian pastry shop. A gem. Go now!

Thank pmarble13
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Look past the armies of tourists equipped with Mike's pastry boxes in a widespread propaganda coup. Maria's is the real deal and definitely has the best pastries in the city. Everytime I visited a local would be buying theirs and there was a local buzz...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Go there early in the morning for the breakfast pastry. Heavenly. This is like being in Italy. It is simple pastries and confections properly done. And you can choose between made on site pastries or from other sources. The canoli's are the best in the...More

Thank BinWoodside
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

A local tour guide for North End introduced me to this pastry shop, and initially I didn't believe her based on the shop front. After having my first, freshly made and freshly filled to order Canolli from Maria's Pastry, I am never having another Canolli...More

Thank GlobalTravelerKim
Reviewed October 19, 2016

After extensive sampling at several pastry shops in the North End, Marias Pastry Shop was the WINNER! Bypass the long lines at the other "famous" shops and try hers, Ill guarantee your make a return visit...

1  Thank dsziffle
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 86 hotels in Boston
Bostonian Boston
1,842 reviews
.16 miles away
Courtyard Boston Downtown/North Station
18 reviews
.24 miles away
Kimpton Onyx Hotel
1,514 reviews
.25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden
552 reviews
.29 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Neptune Oyster
1,707 reviews
.03 miles away
Ernesto's Pizza
306 reviews
.04 miles away
244 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
North End
6,269 reviews
.16 miles away
Boston Public Market
305 reviews
.09 miles away
114 reviews
.11 miles away
The Paul Revere House
1,108 reviews
.16 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Maria's Pastry Shop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing