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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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“cannoli” (720 reviews)
“pastry” (272 reviews)
“lobster tail” (138 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed yesterday

The bakery looks like you've stepped into Europe!!! The breakfasts are excellent as well. They do not have soy or almond mild for your coffee though.

Thank Lovinlife57
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super busy place, we got a table fairly quickly though, our waitress was lovely and cheerful, I had the panetonne with rum and chocolate ganache. It was incredible! Also the double espresso was great!

Thank Zewey
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in Modern Pastry after having dinner nearby based on a friend's recommendation. They had an impressive assortment of pastries, but we only had eyes for the cannoli! We both kept is traditional with plain shells and ricotta filling, with one of us adding...More

Thank LT-Bethesda
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I consider myself a cannoli connoisseur (lol). From Jersey to Philly, Baltimore and beyond I have tried them all!!! Modern Pastry has the best shells I have ever had hands down. The shell is utter perfection. The cream is amazing and the subtle choices of...More

Thank Navyspouse
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not want to fall for the hype or the wait if Mikes we chose Modern instead. The selection was amazing and we tried everything from cookies, cakes and Carmel’s - underwhelmed :( Day two we sucked it up and waited at Mikes - far less...More

Thank MMurri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place in Little Italy. Got the cannoli and the black white cookie for my sister to try. She loved it. Cute little shop. Hardest decision is what to get. Btw it smells incredible inside.

Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we eat dinner in the North End, we always make a stop at Modern Pastry, a North End institution, to take tiramisu and cannoli home. Cannolis are filled while you wait. There are endless desserts and cookies to choose from. We were not disappointed...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my stops on a self-designed weekend cannoli tour. The line was out the door midday but only took 10-15 minutes to cycle through. There is some seating inside but most take their treats to go. The inside is fairly well organized (though you...More

Thank courtney w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and delicious coffee and pastries. We had a great time at modern pastry. Our waiter was very friendly and the service was excellent. The variety is stunning and the quality superb.

Thank Sjk K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here after dinner. THey have seating and an assortment of pastries. Decent place to sit down. But the cannoli’s down the street are better

Thank Brent F
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

Rating summary
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Average prices
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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