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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (223 reviews)
“cannoli” (809 reviews)
“lobster tail” (129 reviews)
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08:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't let the lines scare you away, they move quick. A little hint go to the 2nd entrance closer to Bricco restaurant not the main entrance the line is shorter and they have same things. Everything is great. The difficult thing is choosing just a...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed yesterday

I can't understand why the Modern had no line, while Mike's was crammed full of people. I thought the cannoli at Modern was fantastic--crispy, delicious ricotta filling, lots of pistachio nuts sprinkled on top. Don't believe whoever told you that there is only one place...More

Thank Feistygal
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cannelloni are filled to order, so the line is long but worth the short wait. We had custurd, but regretted not getting the riccotta.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Modern Pastry shop is a very unique place to eat it is open very late , like maybe 2 am or later.The food i.e. excellent you can get Items from pizza to almost anything you want, and it is all good.

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was not as crowded as Mike's and we found it must more pleasant to be a customer there. The pastries were about the same quality as Mike's and I was disappointed to see whipped marshmallow fluff being used instead of cream on their lemon...More

Thank dcsmith010910
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the cakes and pastries in the displays to the enchanting smells and amazing cannoli, the Modern is the place to visit. Flakey crusts filled with decedent ricotta filling-the best this side of Italy. Friendly customer service. A fantastic experience!

Thank DebbieJack12
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here in the afternoon on a weekday and didn't have any wait at all. The cannoli was excellent. We also had cannolis at Mike's, which seemed to be a more popular tourist attraction, and they were equally as good. We passed here on...More

Thank Cal_Adventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

When looking for a place to have breakfast while visiting Boston, my daughter and I happened upon this place. It presents as a pastry shop but they offer breakfast too. They have a limited menu, namely eggs and french toast with the assorted sides, and...More

Thank sradmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our trip to Boston we were searching for a pastry shop to top off a delicious dinner. We were recommended to Modern Bakery, Lines out the door, but fast moving. The eclair was perfect, not too sweet, dark chocolate on top. Also had a...More

Thank missaudrey2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends said try this place if Mike's has a line. Glad we did. Lobster tail was very tasty. Tried a variety of other desserts. All were delicious. Great place to stop and rest on the Freedom Trail.

Thank Monica M
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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-3783
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