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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” (206 reviews)
“pastry” (36 reviews)
“lobster tail” (22 reviews)
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07:00 - 19:00All hours
46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Ripoata
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maria's was not packed with people lined up to order like some of the other North End favorites, but that made for a much more enjoyable ordering experience for us. Not sure if that affected our taste experience, but my Italian friend and I agreed...More

Thank AverageJo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So far I have tried more than a few pastry shops in the North End but this one has been my favorite so far. Everything is fresh and delicious, particularly the cannolis. I like the plain ones and my wife's favorites are the chocolate tipped...More

Thank KeithTKW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Italian bakery worth stopping for! Smaller and sweeter than Mike's, but equally delicious! You must buy the rainbow cookies, cream puffs, and the marzipan (which were perfectly painted!). Oh, and the kids were delighted to pet the friendly, sweet, black and white shop kitty-cat...More

Thank peachto4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our tour guide "force" us to visit - we follow and did. Long line to buy cannoli. Here is the problem: as big as the expectation.... I eat a better one in my life! Not that this one was bad - not at all...More

Thank amitisraeli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best fresh cannolies. Better than the once I eat in Italy... More interesting bakery in this small shop but after eating one chocolate cannoli and chocolate one, I was much too full to try other. The only down side is that it's a very busy...More

Thank Nati I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Forget Mikes and Modern, we found this bakery courtesy of the North End food tour and it's the best. No lines, just great pastries.

Thank MarneMP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Boston for a family vacation last week. On our first morning in the city, we tried Maria's Pastries. It's a small, centrally located shop with friendly service and wonderful pastries! We sampled a tiramisu (yes, for breakfast!), an eclair, a chocolate chip cannoli...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited Maria's this summer on a recommendation from our Airbnb host and we were not disappointed. All of us got a traditional cannoli with a plain ricotta filling and it was delicious! There were lots of other pastries available as well. It is close...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

After trying Mike's Pastries, we were told my our Tour Guide to go to Maria's in North End Boston, so we did. We tried canolis, cookies, brownies, etc. and found them to be good. It was late in the afternoon so I suspect they would...More

Thank TimP1972
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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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