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Review of Modern Pastry Shop

Modern Pastry Shop
Ranked #3 of 105 Dessert in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: North End
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.

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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...

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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.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Come on everyone knows modern is the real cake boss.they should have there on show the Connolli father.

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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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