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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 18, 2014 via mobile

We came here for some dessert before dinner. We ordered an espresso and cappuccino, ricotta pie and a sfogliatella. Delicious! Can't wait to come back.

Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The ricotta cannoli here are fresh filled and phenomenal. The were very creamy and the shell was perfect. I also had a latte that complimented the dessert very well. I even went back later to buy a piece of their ricotta cake to have later. That was excellent as well. The bakery is small and there is seating for only about a dozen people. The lines can be long, but it is worth the wait.

Thank tyranno70
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

I don't know where to start. Don't be discouraged by the line, it is totally worth it. The ricotta pie is unreal and the cannolis are the greatest. However, for the coffees and cookies, Mike's Pastry is light years beyond. Oh and modern lets you pass the line and go straight to the counter for a pick-up order.

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Thank Bostontraveler122
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Simple and fresh. Handmade shells; traditional, dipped or covered in chocolate. I always get the sweet ricotta fill, no toppings except powdered sugar. Unlike touristy Mike's pastry shop down the street, the hand stuff them while you wait. They haven't been sitting around. The shells are still crisp rather than soggy, and the fill fresh, not crusty.

IF you're lucky enough to get a table, enjoy a cappuccino with your pastry, ask for glass rather than paper and cardboard, then enjoy the views in the never ending line of people.

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Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been loyal Mike's Pastry patrons for years making a stop every time we found ourselves in the city. This time however we learned from our waiter over lunch that the locals frequent Modern pastry. We decided to put the two to the test! Although both shops boast many, many options I think I speak for most that it all comes down to lobster tails and cannolis. Both were amazing Mike's fillings being a little lighter, but Modern stole the show in both categories for crispier pastry due to the fact that they fill the pastries to order where Mikes you will find all prefilled. Lines were long in both locations moving slower in the smaller, cramped Modern Pastry shop. Although either choice will leave you very satisfied and probably ready for a nap, Modern will put less of a dent in your wallet boasting prices of only 2/3 the price you will pay at Mikes!

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