Maria's Pastry Shop

★★★★★
  • 46 Cross St

    Boston, MA 02113

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  • 617-523-1196

About Maria's Pastry Shop

Hours
Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm, Sun: 7am-5pm
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I went to visit my mother today and on the way decided to go into Marias for something to bring to her. Imagine my shock and disbelief when I asked for 6 lemon cookies and two half moons, and when the man behind the counter wrapped

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★★★★★

I went to visit my mother today and on the way decided to go into Marias for something to bring to her. Imagine my shock and disbelief when I asked for 6 lemon cookies and two half moons, and when the man behind the counter wrapped

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this is a real deal, top of the line italian pastry shop. maria is in the house pulling long hous everyday hookin up the best italian goods you could ever hope for. i want some now! let the sucker tourists wait in the long line at mike's, this place is better and the line is never that long.

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★★★★★

this is a real deal, top of the line italian pastry shop. maria is in the house pulling long hous everyday hookin up the best italian goods you could ever hope for. i want some now! let the sucker tourists wait in the long line at mike's, this place is better and the line is never that long.

Pros: the best

Cons: none

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Don't get fooled by tourist traps in the North End. Maria's is the real thing! Their homemade torrone is amazing! The zeppole di San Giuseppe (available ONLY mid to late March) are just outstanding.

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★★★★★

Don't get fooled by tourist traps in the North End. Maria's is the real thing! Their homemade torrone is amazing! The zeppole di San Giuseppe (available ONLY mid to late March) are just outstanding.

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I've never tried any of the pastries from Maria's, but every year I buy a ricotta pie from them for Thanksgiving dessert and my family is never disappointed. Although you may not see a line of tourists waiting outside or a giant display case of pastries, these folks know what they're doing. I definitely recommend skipping the Hanover pastry shops and heading around the corner to Maria's for your holiday pies!

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★★★★☆

I've never tried any of the pastries from Maria's, but every year I buy a ricotta pie from them for Thanksgiving dessert and my family is never disappointed. Although you may not see a line of tourists waiting outside or a giant display case of pastries, these folks know what they're doing. I definitely recommend skipping the Hanover pastry shops and heading around the corner to Maria's for your holiday pies!

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This place may seem like a hole in the wall when you walk in -there's no coffee bar or fancy seating - but the pastries are amazing. Most everything is made on site with high quality, authentic Italian ingredients.

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★★★★☆

This place may seem like a hole in the wall when you walk in -there's no coffee bar or fancy seating - but the pastries are amazing. Most everything is made on site with high quality, authentic Italian ingredients.

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This is a little pastry shop that is always a little less crowded than the more popular, but don't let that fool you. The ricotta pies are amazing here. Everything is fresh. Be sure to order early for the holidays. A great bakery.

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★★★★☆

This is a little pastry shop that is always a little less crowded than the more popular, but don't let that fool you. The ricotta pies are amazing here. Everything is fresh. Be sure to order early for the holidays. A great bakery.

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I picked up a box of Ameretti cookies and bites of "chocolate diped cake". The cookies were amazing! the cake bites average. The service was poor. It seemed liked one of the owner was training a new hire and was overly agressive (condensending tone). When he was showing me the macoroon cookies (aparently stored in the fridge), the owner jumped in and made a comment directly to him saying he needed to quickly close the door as cold air was being lost.
I was trying to figure out what they caried (as everything was everywhere)...but felt being rushed (even though I was the only one in the store) and not much of an effort made in understanding what I was looking for. Everytime I asked a question, the new hire would answer and then the owner will be correcting him right away, including asking him not to give out "all the details about the item"...I did not feel confortable being part of this.
I picked a to go box of the 2 items not expecting much. When I opened latter at the hotel I was blown away by the taste of the macaroon cookies. They were soft in the middle, crunchy outside, not overly sweet, and the taste of the almond was just right (topped with pine nuts). The dipped cake bites (not sure what they were called) were OK, nothing special.
Had I not had such of unfriendly vibe from the owner I would have picked up the phone and said what awsome cookies they have.

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★★★★☆

I picked up a box of Ameretti cookies and bites of "chocolate diped cake". The cookies were amazing! the cake bites average. The service was poor. It seemed liked one of the owner was training a new hire and was overly agressive (condensending tone). When he was showing me the macoroon cookies (aparently stored in the fridge), the owner jumped in and made a comment directly to him saying he needed to quickly close the door as cold air was being lost.
I was trying to figure out what they caried (as everything was everywhere)...but felt being rushed (even though I was the only one in the store) and not much of an effort made in understanding what I was looking for. Everytime I asked a question, the new hire would answer and then the owner will be correcting him right away, including asking him not to give out "all the details about the item"...I did not feel confortable being part of this.
I picked a to go box of the 2 items not expecting much. When I opened latter at the hotel I was blown away by the taste of the macaroon cookies. They were soft in the middle, crunchy outside, not overly sweet, and the taste of the almond was just right (topped with pine nuts). The dipped cake bites (not sure what they were called) were OK, nothing special.
Had I not had such of unfriendly vibe from the owner I would have picked up the phone and said what awsome cookies they have.

Pros: Amazing Amacoroon cookies- Best I ever had

Cons: Service

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The best cannoli I have ever had... As for the cat, they do have one in the store but there is a big metal gate covering all of the windows when they are closed so I don't believe the review that claims that the cat roams when the place is closed. All of the food that has been out on the days I have gone there has been covered.

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★★★★★

The best cannoli I have ever had... As for the cat, they do have one in the store but there is a big metal gate covering all of the windows when they are closed so I don't believe the review that claims that the cat roams when the place is closed. All of the food that has been out on the days I have gone there has been covered.

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I read another review about a cat, but I have been going to Maria's for awhile and find this difficult to believe. Plus there is a big metal door in the front when it is closed that no one would be able to see through so go figure. The cannolis are excellent and the pizelle and cookies that I have tried are wonderful also. I would highly recommend this bakery

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★★★★★

I read another review about a cat, but I have been going to Maria's for awhile and find this difficult to believe. Plus there is a big metal door in the front when it is closed that no one would be able to see through so go figure. The cannolis are excellent and the pizelle and cookies that I have tried are wonderful also. I would highly recommend this bakery

 

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