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Maria's Pastry Shop

46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
+1 617-523-1196
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (216 reviews)
“pastry” (39 reviews)
“lobster tail” (24 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed yesterday

Maria's has the best Cannoli I've ever had - HANDS DOWN! Great consistency, not sweet, filled while you wait. Had them for breakfast and dessert two days in a row (don't know when I'll be back). I didn't get cannoli this good at home or...More

Thank Silvano1996
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

haven't tried her cannolis yet, but her ricotta pie is the best hands-down! Love her almond biscotti. Although if you don't want people to open the doors to the cases where the ricotta pies are kept you may want to move the sign that says...More

Thank Ssc3201
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at the Bell in Hand Tavern and googled "Best dessert in Boston" and this place popped up. Its was only a couple minutes walk and was awesome. I got a chocolate chocolate cannoli. They got these signs that are like "The best man...More

Thank eja117
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! Tried Mikes Pastry, but glad I found Marias!! Vwry authentic Italian cookies, pastries, etc. No frills shop, just good stuff! Go!

1  Thank jbpb08
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very simple place but the cannoli is amazing, I just found out the tip from Foursquare and it was completely worthy, great experience, I do recommend...there are other desserts there too...

1  Thank Wan C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is hands down the most real deal Italian pastry shop in Boston. We came on a local recommendation and I am so glad we did. They fill their cannolis to order...and as the woman who rang us up said, “You wouldn’t want them any...More

Thank jbcst
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had been super excited to try Mike's Pastry, but after our tour guide recommended Maria's we went straight over. I had the chocolate dipped cannoli with classic ricotta filling and it was AMAZING! We tried Mike's a couple days later for some different flavors,...More

3  Thank Kelsie P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Don't understand why there are long lines at Mike's all day. Just walk a little further and try Maria's. No line, great pastry and really nice people. The ricotta pie looked amazing but we had eaten too much all day so we just had the...More

Thank Boyzmom4
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a real Italian bakery and Maria is still in the back making amazing food! Do not be lead astray by the tour folks to Mikes as it CANNOT compare! Try the eclairs, the cannoli, and the ricotta pie! Go across the street and...More

3  Thank Cyndi1956
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A bit of a whole in the whole place, which is half the fun. Great bakery and pastries. Not as a famous as another place nearby, but we find these cannoli;s the best in the area, plus the cookies and other pastries. Worth the visit.

4  Thank 76,543
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-1196
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