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Modern Pastry Shop

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North End
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Boston, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fun time here having a variety of Italian desserts with friends. I loved the table service and the menus. Cant wait to return.

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Thank Lisa G
florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want your cannoli hand filled then this is the place, it may take a little longer but its so fresh its worth it. My favorite is the lobster tail - plenty enough for people to share with a nice hot chocolate

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Thank holiday_florida
Roslindale, MA
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always enjoy my visits to Modern pastry Shop. Not too long of a line this time. However, the wait is worth it. I enjoyed carrot cake and a pear tart this time. Also brought home some cannolis for my family.

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Thank MrsColleen
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at Modern Pastry after dinner and wow! Great deserts through out the shop. We purchased cannoli, lady lox and almond cookies. They were all delicious. This place does a tremendous volume of business. Customers were standing 3-4 deep to purchase these deserts. I wish we had the time to just sit down and enjoy our deserts and coffee,... More 

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Thank Casey1919
Atlanta
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

BE SURE TO HAVE CASH FOR YOUR VISIT as they do not accept credit cards! Or maybe it was for the best that I did not have much cash that day because I surely would have loved 1 of every dessert there! The cannoli's were SO very good. I was amazed by the number of flavors and the sheer number... More 

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Thank AtlantaVacationGirl
Boston, Massachusetts
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293 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great Italian coffee shop and pastry house! Really good service and terrific drinks and pastries. The only downside is that it doesn't quite have the Italian coffee shop vibe due to the type and volume of the music and the fact that there's a sports bar in the basement. Putting that aside though, fantastic cannoli and so much more.... More 

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Thank David P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped after lunch for desert and coffee. It was a great day, sunshine and the best deserts. I had the savoy which was sponge cake soaked in rum, whipped cream, almonds, cherry and chocolate filling. The best. Everyone enjoy their deserts and coffee.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newburyport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome underground bar that is a hidden gem!!! Long bakery line but you can go downstairs and eat and order pastries but we got dinner. The steak tip Salad is a must!!!

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Thank Tim B
Navarre, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited with a group of friends after a great meal at Al Denté. All of which were from out of town some of which had never eaten a cannoli. More than one said they would brave a Boston winter to have another cannoli from this fine establishment. If you have been there you will understand. If you have... More 

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Thank Dan S
Cozumel, Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never hear the end of it if I went to Boston on business, and didn't come home with the best cannolis, ever.

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Thank Rick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-3783

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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