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“Not if i can help it”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Modern Pastry Shop

Modern Pastry Shop
Ranked #3 of 95 Dessert in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: North End
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not if i can help it”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you are willing to wait in line for twenty minute and have the staff keep overlooking you and dont bother to even acknowledge you ...yes this is the place to go to .Its no wonder the TIP jar seemed empty .If you are looking for a good experience stay AWAY.Off the main road there a lot of friendlier bakeries .Since the service experience ( or lack of it ) was terrible i have to rate the food and decor bad as overall the experience left a bad taste .

  • Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Modern is THE place for a cannoli!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I tried Modern Pastry one day and Mike's the next. In my opinion Modern is excellent and Mike's is "okay". Mike's has more fillings to choose from, but the cannoli's are all pre-filled and waiting for you to purchase in the case. Modern, on the other hand, filled my cannoli after ordering. This allowed me to ask if they would do a 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 whipped cream with almonds added ("no problem" they said). The shell was tasty and had just the right amount of flakiness. The 1/2 and 1/2 mixture was a perfect combo for me also. Mike's shell was thicker/firmer and not flakey at all and I didn't like the filling as much either.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Horrible at best, not worth the train ride and long walk over!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We tried the canoli's at modern bakery and they were nothing but tasteless cookies with pudding the middle. We tried the strawberry shortcake the Chico mousse and a few other things and everything tasted like it had no sugar and we ended up throwing everything away. Nothing beats American desserts at least they are sweet! Someone please explain what all the hype is about.

  • Visited June 2013
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Falmouth, MA
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520 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“After Standing On Line, A Disappointment”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I love cannolis and couldn't wait to wash one down with a double espresso. I usually go to Mikes but decided to try Modern after reading TA reviews. It was OK, but not worth the wait. I was surprised at how cheap it was, which may explain the blandness. We also tried a fig and almond pastry, which was dry and also not very good. I will not go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Florida
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Yummy mini cannolis”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Was very full after a delicious Italian lunch but wanted a sweet snack. Enter Modern Pastry mini cannoli. Perfect 3 bites. There is a colossal debate over which is better - Mike's or Modern's. I say visit both and decide which one you like better yourself. I like both. At Modern they are also really nice people. We spilled a whole cup of coffee. Their first reaction was to get us a new cup and then everyone told us it was OK and they would clean up. They were so nice about it.

  • Visited June 2013
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