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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” (245 reviews)
“cannoli” (871 reviews)
“lobster tail” (139 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum Yum Yum - You Must get an Italian pastry here! Lines may be long, but it is worth it. I had a Napolian and my wife had made to order cannoli. Wonderful! Great service by a family run business. The display cases will make...More

Thank BeJeTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little off of the beaten path in the North End, Modern Pastry has that old world feeling and awesomely fresh pastries. The cannollo I had was wonderful - crisp and sweet, along with the pistachio amaretti it was a perfect way to start the...More

Thank Angelo S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for after dinner dessert and coffee. Cannolis and hostess cupcake were wonderful. Not rushed. Highly recommended

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to get off the tourist trail and enjoy Boston like a local? Then do Boston like a real Bostonian. What Modern Pastry Shop does, it does expertly. This fabulous, family-owned Italian bakery is filled with delicious sweets and treats. I was a bit overwhelmed...More

Thank pauljer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Boston for a week for work and visited Bova's, Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry and Modern Pastry was my favorite overall. 1. Best service, friendliest workers. I visited 3 times, one time I didn't have cash and was just asking for directions...More

Thank tripstirs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Gluten free Cannoli and lovely Italian coffee. They have a few Gluten free options but the Cannoli was absolutely delicious ! Very friendly staff.

Thank karenkaveh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Tiramisu in the North End of Boston. Excellent Biscotti, especially chocolate covered.Order ahead for holidays. All sorts of other Italian bakery treats.

Thank Mason B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modern is a great place to get fresh cannolis because they always make them on the spot. I like the cannolis from both Modern and Mike’s. If you want to pack your cannolis to go, it will not matter whether you get them from Mike’s...More

Thank chhoisham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pastry in the North End of Boston. Canoli’s are the best. Huge selection of Italian pastry. Worth dealing with the lines of affectionados

Thank HappyTravelersMass
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, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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