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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old-school bakery - not a lot of flash, just really good pastries at excellent prices. Fresh pastries meet the eye as you come in. There are cookies and freshly filled cannoli to hit your sweet tooth! I liked that they had some different flavored...More

Thank Angelo S
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

When I walked in I asked the person behind the counter to recommend a dessert to me. She immediately responded that a cannoli would be the go to dessert. The gentleman standing at the counter echoed her recommendation and further stated that the plain cannoli...More

Thank hounds75
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I went here on a tasting tour while in Boston this week and just had to go back yesterday to pick up some goodies before heading home! Maria was warm and welcoming and talked to us a bit about her baking. This was also the...More

Thank ABB1976
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Do you like pastries? Do you like GOOD pastries? Then why are you even comtemplating this place just GO! Seriously everything here is just delicious and they had the most delectable chocolate cannolis I've ever had. And the Boston Cream Pie too. Basically everything tastes...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 14 December 2017

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 20 November 2017

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

1  Thank Ssc3201
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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

1  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!

2  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
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 features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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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