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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” (218 reviews)
“cannoli” (788 reviews)
“lobster tail” (129 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was great! Don't let the line out the door deter you from waiting. The staff keeps everything moving and when you are ready look for someone behind the counter as there are a few places to order. We had the cannoli, a chocolate...More

Thank KSB030
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow a friend recommended this place and we were not disappointed. The pastries were to die for and the service was top notch. My friends said the monte cristo sandwich was the best he ever had.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never had a cannoli.... the guides were telling us to go to Mike's but the locals told us to go to Modern. Followed the locals advice and just incredible! The cannolis were to die for, wish I flew out of Boston so I could have...More

Thank kt84
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You will find Modern Pastry Shop in the North part of Boston. Go and go right now, yes wait in the long line up outside the door. Melt in your mouth pastries , yummy!!!

Thank tojulianna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the hype is about Mikes but asked several locals and every single one told me Modern. They were right. The cannoli was fabulous. Locals always tend to know better and I'm glad I asked them. So if you are looking for the cannoli in...More

Thank Gerry R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I first came here just over 2 years ago and had the best strawberry shortcake I had ever had in my LIFE, so tonight while in the North End for dinner I popped back in here for another strawberry shortcake. The line for takeout was...More

Thank stevie_23
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't want to wait in line but want all the yummy goodness of Mike's Pastry? Try Modern Pastry Shop. All my friends back home told me to go to Mike's and my friend here in Boston, told me to try Modern Pastry Shop instead. This...More

Thank luvl16
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had pepperoni and plain cheese pizza. The cheese was very stringy; yum. Whole tomato slices were super fresh. I got strawberry cheesecake for later and yum, yum and yum.

Thank hughjass74291
Reviewed 6 days ago

A place I go to for Torrone and biscote. You can seat here and enjoy Italian pastries or take it with you

Thank rsk538
Reviewed 1 week ago

Then this is the place! We don't get cannolis anywhere else and can't wait for our trips to the North End. This bake shop is small but don't be intimidated, walk through patiently take it all in, the sights, the smells, its best to order...More

Thank LorM38
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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