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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” (199 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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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice little Italian Bakery with lots of great treats. A little bit of everything and lots of great tastes.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally go to Mikes, but my daughter said to go to Marias. I will always go to Marias now. It's smaller but well worth it in taste!!

1  Thank fire3307
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was okay, but the cannoli are better at Mike's place which is just be the street. I'd choose Mike's.

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on a recommendation of a local. Not like Mikes of Moderns, selection was small. I go to Bovas for my North End Desert fix. My wife had the rigita cheese cake and said it was very good.

Thank Cordon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maria makes the best canolis I have ever had. We ordered the plain and chocolate dipped ricotta filled canolis. They were AMAZING! This is a must if you visit Boston.

1  Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is such a happy bakery which I went to when I got stuck in Boston. The absolute best Cannoli ever invented. I mean it sincerely. Irresponsible. You'll love it.

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Our Segway tour guide told us the best cannoli are found at Maria's. Well then, since we were eating our way through the North End, we had to try them. 10/10!!! So good!

1  Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
Reviewed 2 June 2017

As you walk along the Freedom Trail in Boston, you will see alot of Mike's Bakery boxes. We opted for Maria's Pastry Shop instead, and it was a WIN! The lines were not long, staff was friendly and traditional Boston pastries tasted amazing.

1  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We visited this wonderful Italian pastry shop in the North End of Boston during our week's visit in April-May! What delight. My travel companion Jo ordered the Chocolate Cannoli. I ordered the Lobster Claw. Maria doesn't fill the shells until you order what you would...More

1  Thank lkph48
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I love this place. From the entrance I could see that they were explaining what kinda desserts they offers, which one tastes which, very friendly people. I had Lobster tails dessert - OMG t was very delicious. The cream of the tail was very much...More

1  Thank Nick M
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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