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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” (211 reviews)
“pastry” (46 reviews)
“italian cookies” (10 reviews)
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46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank jbpb08
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

Thank Wan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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

1  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.

2  Thank 76,543
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Tried the sfogliatelle and the famous lobster tails. Both were amazing - crispy crunchy pastry with indulgent fillings.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I heard it was best cannolis and I think this is correct. A kiwi friend came the day before and returned for another . The cannoli with chocolate ends and ricotta inside is worth $5.

1  Thank Ripoata
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
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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