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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made it a point to come to Modern Pastry Shop for the cannoli and it was incredible! We loved that it was the perfect size and the texture was delicious. In addition, we also tried an Amaretto and a Red Velvet cupcake and both...were amazing. We found ourselves at Modern Pastry several times during our trip to Boston and even returned to Texas with a delicious dark chocolate cashew turle!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG.... this place is incredible. We came for the cannoli, but wow the beauty of the pastries is almost overwhelming. Modern is down the street from Mike's. I've eaten at both. Modern wins. I didn't know a cannoli was supposed to be crispy. They were...great. Bring cash because they don't accept anything else. Leave happy! The people were nice too.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible pastries!! Modern pastries hands down has some of the best in all of Boston. Absolutely incredible food and totally recommend. Loved the cheesecake and their croissants are perfect to bring home and heat back up for the fresh taste. They blow Mikes pastries out...of the water!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 23, 2021

The line outside says it all... this place is fabulous! Truly, I would have liked one of everything, but I wouldn't have been able to fit into anything I own if that was what I bought. I got some sort of Ricotta Peve or Pave...that was out of this world and the black and white cookie was the best I've ever tasted.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

...you know it is good, and it is. Great chocolate mousse and chocolate cannolis. We shared a pack of 4 or 6 and we all got to same the pastries. Excellent choice for dessert or breakfast.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021

We were a group of 10, walking the Freedom Trail on July 17, 2021. Since we started the trail about 9:30 AM at it's beginning, and after visiting Faneuil and Quincy Markets it was lunchtime and we were hungry. Others in our group were Boston...locals (we are from Minnesota) and took us to have lunch here. It is on the North End and Hanover St. is a great place to sit outside, eat lunch and do some people watching. Inside the place was crazy busy with a long line of people wanting to buy pastry or other goodies to go. This place has a fifties look about it, though it probably is much older. Lunch was just okay and service was super, super slow. Once we got out food, no one came back to ask if we wanted anything else. When we wanted our check we had to wait another 20 minutes. When we had our check, no one came out to pick it up. We actually could have just walked away without paying and no one would have even noticed. But, we were honest and went inside to pay. Sitting outside at a table was okay but not only a lot of people walking by, but the traffic on Hanover was noisy and super busy as well. I guess I would have perferred a quieter place off the beaten path and maybe have some Chowdah which wasn't on the menu here.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021

Love visiting Modern Pastry Shop in the North End Boston. Always freshly made and a great second stop after dinner in the North End.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021

Delicious cakes and pastries. They also have a very handy restroom downstairs for those traveling around the city with small children.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021

If you are looking for delicious Cannoli or other types of Cakes then this is the place to go - they were the best and we did try the rest! There is nearly always a queue but it moves fast, choose ahead what filling you...want if you are having Cannoli and then find somewhere to enjoy them (they do have sit-in available)More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021

All of our choices were amazing and the prices were pretty good. Note there will be a long line on the weekend but its worth the wait.

Date of visit: June 2021
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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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Modern Pastry Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4