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Modern Pastry Shop

257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-523-3783
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (248 reviews)
“cannoli” (877 reviews)
“lobster tail” (139 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cannoli but left with a box of treats. The chocolate mousse cake is wonderful! Reasonable prices and lots of options.

Thank MissMallory66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here late afternoon on a Saturday. Yes that was a line outside and we waited about 15 minutes before getting inside to get our cannoli. It was well worth the wait! Modern is the place to go not that of the place down...More

Thank Martinidry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No, seriously, you have no idea!! To been years since I've had cannolis, and now dreams truly do come true. The gf shells are in their own glass container at the end of the counter. There is a slight upcharge as expected but still very...More

Thank Stacy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More than competent and truly Italian, both ethnically and gastronomically, coffee is good, atmosphere is not, seats are rare, no relaxation. Still I keep going so it must be the pastry....

Thank feinschmeckerpartout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even have to know what's inside the wonderful exterior, the pastries are superb! I used to always buy my chocolates and nougat there back in the day, now pastries also abound.

Thank Brooks P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Give it a try....you won't wait as long as Mike's, you can sit down, and the coffee and pastries (while a smaller selection) are just as good!

Thank HonestAndFair14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Modern Pastry as part of a northend food tour. We usually go to the other popular pastry shop in the northend but we were pleasantly surprised with all the delicious pastries at this shop. the cannolis were fresh sweet and delicious!

Thank DTenag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited over 25 minutes. We order 6 mini cannoli's, 3 custard, 3 ricotta. The lady went in the back and came out a couple of minutes later with the box. She quicly tied it up and off we went. The service was fine and...More

Thank Adnanistheman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t like great pastries then stay away. When I walked in I thought I was in the Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory scene. The only thing missing was the chocolate river. You must stop in and treat yourself. Beware, cash only. No...More

Thank rickrivera461
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We randomly chose this place as we walked down Hanover after eating at La Famiglia. The chocolate truffle egg was perfect according to my son. The fresh made cannoli was perfection (this means a lot from a New Yorker). The highlight was the chocolate mousse...More

Thank Mick 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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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-3783
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