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

Modern Pastry Shop
Ranked #4 of 97 Dessert in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: North End
Asheville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great pastry and no beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Soooo Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Holy cannoli”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“MMmmmmm!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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