Modern Pastry INC

★★★★☆
  • 257 Hanover St

    Boston, MA 02113

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  • 617-523-3783

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Being a Bostonian, and having a grandfather that owned a pastry shop in the North End when I was a child, I can honestly say that I have never, ever been disappointed with Modern Pastry! The cannoli's are wonderful, as well as all the

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Being a Bostonian, and having a grandfather that owned a pastry shop in the North End when I was a child, I can honestly say that I have never, ever been disappointed with Modern Pastry! The cannoli's are wonderful, as well as all the

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Worst customer service in the City. Not worth the wait or the aggrevation. Do yourself a favor and walk across the street to Mike's.

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★★★★★

Worst customer service in the City. Not worth the wait or the aggrevation. Do yourself a favor and walk across the street to Mike's.

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I have grown up in Boston and my family is a regular customer of Modern Pastry Shop. Their pastries are best around Hanover St, no, I think best in the whole Boston. I love its taste especially chocolaty ones. They were well baked and very soft. Staff is very polite and friendly. Try their pastries and you will never forget Modern Pastry Shop.

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I have grown up in Boston and my family is a regular customer of Modern Pastry Shop. Their pastries are best around Hanover St, no, I think best in the whole Boston. I love its taste especially chocolaty ones. They were well baked and very soft. Staff is very polite and friendly. Try their pastries and you will never forget Modern Pastry Shop.

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After reviewing Mike's Pastry last week, it is time to judge Modern's Pastry and decide which one has the best cannoli. Mike's and Modern are right across the street from each other. Just like the rivalry between Philly Cheesesteak establishments, Gino's and Pat's, it is dead intense. In my opinion, both pastry stores have their distinct strengths that attract loyal followers.

I came on a Saturday afternoon and the line already formed outside the store. After about 20 minutes wait, I got inside and was absolutely excited to see beautiful pastries on display and could not wait to try their legendary cannoli and other pastries.

They have all kinds of chocolate truffles, Italian chocolates, wafers, home-made cannoli, cupcakes, cakes, fruit tarts, biscotti, and bread. I ordered 2 mini cannoli, 1 chocolate biscotti, one chocolate almond bar and a chocolate covered strawberry all for $8! I am so delighted by the price because in NYC that would have cost me more than $15 easily.

So, after trying their cannoli, my judgment is that their cannolis are truly the best! Unlike Mike's Pastry or any other cannoli I have tried, Modern's cannoli is crispy on the outside and ultra soft and fresh inside. Fresh squeezed cream does make a difference! The other pastries are great too and their chocolate biscotti is full of pure chocolate. On the other hand, Mike's Pastry definitely outshines Modern in terms of variety of pastries and desserts (they have gelato too!) So my recommendation is try both places!

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After reviewing Mike's Pastry last week, it is time to judge Modern's Pastry and decide which one has the best cannoli. Mike's and Modern are right across the street from each other. Just like the rivalry between Philly Cheesesteak establishments, Gino's and Pat's, it is dead intense. In my opinion, both pastry stores have their distinct strengths that attract loyal followers.

I came on a Saturday afternoon and the line already formed outside the store. After about 20 minutes wait, I got inside and was absolutely excited to see beautiful pastries on display and could not wait to try their legendary cannoli and other pastries.

They have all kinds of chocolate truffles, Italian chocolates, wafers, home-made cannoli, cupcakes, cakes, fruit tarts, biscotti, and bread. I ordered 2 mini cannoli, 1 chocolate biscotti, one chocolate almond bar and a chocolate covered strawberry all for $8! I am so delighted by the price because in NYC that would have cost me more than $15 easily.

So, after trying their cannoli, my judgment is that their cannolis are truly the best! Unlike Mike's Pastry or any other cannoli I have tried, Modern's cannoli is crispy on the outside and ultra soft and fresh inside. Fresh squeezed cream does make a difference! The other pastries are great too and their chocolate biscotti is full of pure chocolate. On the other hand, Mike's Pastry definitely outshines Modern in terms of variety of pastries and desserts (they have gelato too!) So my recommendation is try both places!

Pros: Great Cannoli and Biscotti

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Interesting story...

Growing up in Boston, my friends and family mostly took me to Mike's Pastry on Hanover (the main competition for Modern). I got many cakes there, even the one for my high school graduation!

Then one day I was walking down the street and some chubby actor or comedian was recording a video with a crew, and though he had a New York accent, he was familiar with Boston.

And he says into the camera, loudly: "In Boston people say 'it's Mike's, it's Mike's, it's Mikes' and it is... for tourists... but locals know it's all about Modern."

My interest was peaked.

Then my Italian uncle (who is an exceptional cook) had us over for dinner and served dessert... fresh cannolis that he was hand-filling. Where were the amazing shells from? Modern.

When I started working down on the waterfront, I started going... and though Mike's has a broader assortment... Modern is superior to all others in what it does offer.

Modern "creates" while others just "make". I recommend you try both places. I bring a lot of visitors to Hanover Street and have them get cannolis from both, along with other sweets, and then have a tasting party back at the house. It's a lot of fun!

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★★★★★

Interesting story...

Growing up in Boston, my friends and family mostly took me to Mike's Pastry on Hanover (the main competition for Modern). I got many cakes there, even the one for my high school graduation!

Then one day I was walking down the street and some chubby actor or comedian was recording a video with a crew, and though he had a New York accent, he was familiar with Boston.

And he says into the camera, loudly: "In Boston people say 'it's Mike's, it's Mike's, it's Mikes' and it is... for tourists... but locals know it's all about Modern."

My interest was peaked.

Then my Italian uncle (who is an exceptional cook) had us over for dinner and served dessert... fresh cannolis that he was hand-filling. Where were the amazing shells from? Modern.

When I started working down on the waterfront, I started going... and though Mike's has a broader assortment... Modern is superior to all others in what it does offer.

Modern "creates" while others just "make". I recommend you try both places. I bring a lot of visitors to Hanover Street and have them get cannolis from both, along with other sweets, and then have a tasting party back at the house. It's a lot of fun!

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Great pastry shop. Hard to decide what to get because everything is yummy! Also, coming from an Italian family, I can confirm that their pastries are the real thing!!!

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Great pastry shop. Hard to decide what to get because everything is yummy! Also, coming from an Italian family, I can confirm that their pastries are the real thing!!!

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Every time I go to my in-laws, we always go into the West End and get pastries from Modern Pastry. The almond macaroons are amazing! The only complaint I have is that it's always really hard to find a parking space that doesn't cost us an arm and a leg.

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★★★★☆

Every time I go to my in-laws, we always go into the West End and get pastries from Modern Pastry. The almond macaroons are amazing! The only complaint I have is that it's always really hard to find a parking space that doesn't cost us an arm and a leg.

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I have gone here last year and was disapointed. It is a small dirty place. With over priced food. The day that I went I asked certain dessert and was given it by the owners wife. When I sat down and tried it I noticed it had been frozen. I can tell this because it lacked flavor. So I asked the woman in charge if she had any thing that was fresh. She gave me a very rude answer. She said that I wouldnt know the difference between fresh and frozen anyway. So with that I left and havent gone back. So if you like frozen over priced food given to you with a dirty look go here. Otherwise go to Mikes its much better.

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I have gone here last year and was disapointed. It is a small dirty place. With over priced food. The day that I went I asked certain dessert and was given it by the owners wife. When I sat down and tried it I noticed it had been frozen. I can tell this because it lacked flavor. So I asked the woman in charge if she had any thing that was fresh. She gave me a very rude answer. She said that I wouldnt know the difference between fresh and frozen anyway. So with that I left and havent gone back. So if you like frozen over priced food given to you with a dirty look go here. Otherwise go to Mikes its much better.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Frozen foods given to you with a dirty look in a dirty place

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This is my favorite bakery of all time! I lived in the North End for 14 years and this was always my favorite. All the locals used this bakery. The cannolli's are amazing and fresh. They fill them when you order them so you don't have to worry how long they have been sitting. Their handmade chocolates and torrone are the best I've had. I still travel from Westfield, Massachusetts, a good 2 hours, when I want a ricotta pie or cannolli's and torrone for a special occasion. The prices are great!

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This is my favorite bakery of all time! I lived in the North End for 14 years and this was always my favorite. All the locals used this bakery. The cannolli's are amazing and fresh. They fill them when you order them so you don't have to worry how long they have been sitting. Their handmade chocolates and torrone are the best I've had. I still travel from Westfield, Massachusetts, a good 2 hours, when I want a ricotta pie or cannolli's and torrone for a special occasion. The prices are great!

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Im not going to lie I have a terrible sweet tooth, so pretty much anything with frosting usually gets the job done for me. But modern pastery is actually worth the trip. For 20 bucks I got 6 canolis and 4 cup cakes that were the size of my fist. It was great, and like I said I have the type of sweet tooth that can usually be satisfied by a crueller at Dunks, but Modern Pastry is worth the trip into the North End

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Im not going to lie I have a terrible sweet tooth, so pretty much anything with frosting usually gets the job done for me. But modern pastery is actually worth the trip. For 20 bucks I got 6 canolis and 4 cup cakes that were the size of my fist. It was great, and like I said I have the type of sweet tooth that can usually be satisfied by a crueller at Dunks, but Modern Pastry is worth the trip into the North End

Pros: great pastry

Cons: parking

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After many glowing reviews, we stopped off here tonight for coffee and dessert. Sadly, despite their self-imposed view that they are coffee kings, Americans make terrible coffee, and Modern are no exception. Burnt coffee, burnt milk, overall an undrinkable latte. I'd expect more from the North End. The creme brulee was sad, lumpy custard with a gelatine top. We also ordered a bizzare brown and white tart (which we thought was a Neinish Tart) but turned out to be a simple, dry sponge cake with a sugary icing. Very sad. To finish it off, the staff were surly and rude.
I'm not quite sure why Mike's and Moderns get sucj great reviews, very mediocre in my opinion, I'd much prefer Lulu's cupcakes which are moist and flavoursome, their coffeee is proper Italian espresso too.

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★★☆☆☆

After many glowing reviews, we stopped off here tonight for coffee and dessert. Sadly, despite their self-imposed view that they are coffee kings, Americans make terrible coffee, and Modern are no exception. Burnt coffee, burnt milk, overall an undrinkable latte. I'd expect more from the North End. The creme brulee was sad, lumpy custard with a gelatine top. We also ordered a bizzare brown and white tart (which we thought was a Neinish Tart) but turned out to be a simple, dry sponge cake with a sugary icing. Very sad. To finish it off, the staff were surly and rude.
I'm not quite sure why Mike's and Moderns get sucj great reviews, very mediocre in my opinion, I'd much prefer Lulu's cupcakes which are moist and flavoursome, their coffeee is proper Italian espresso too.

Pros: Nil

Cons: Poor coffee, sub-standard desserts

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Modern Pastry has finished its renovations and has the long line to prove it! Unlike Mike's Pastry; Modern Pastry has an organized line and the staff wait on who's first in the line. Plus, the line does move quickly. The cannolis at Modern are the best in the North End. They even offer a smaller size cannolis for guiltless pleasure! Their cookies and fruit pies are yummy too!

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★★★★★

Modern Pastry has finished its renovations and has the long line to prove it! Unlike Mike's Pastry; Modern Pastry has an organized line and the staff wait on who's first in the line. Plus, the line does move quickly. The cannolis at Modern are the best in the North End. They even offer a smaller size cannolis for guiltless pleasure! Their cookies and fruit pies are yummy too!

Pros: good prices, organized waiting line, friendly staff, offer two sizes for cannolis

Cons: long lines but they do move quickly

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Modern Pastry has gone, well, modern with their new look. The renovation has attracted lines, unfortunately. Still, I'd go here rather than Mike's (can we say tourist trap) or to Cafe Dello Sport. Unless you want completely rude service at Cafe Dello Sport, the line at Modern is well worth the wait.

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★★★★☆

Modern Pastry has gone, well, modern with their new look. The renovation has attracted lines, unfortunately. Still, I'd go here rather than Mike's (can we say tourist trap) or to Cafe Dello Sport. Unless you want completely rude service at Cafe Dello Sport, the line at Modern is well worth the wait.

Pros: Not Cafe Dello Sport!

Cons: New renovation has attracted lines

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LIVED FOR 17 YRS. BUT STILL SHOP MODERN FOR PASTRY.THE BEST AROUND

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LIVED FOR 17 YRS. BUT STILL SHOP MODERN FOR PASTRY.THE BEST AROUND

Pros: INEXPENSIVE

Cons: PARKING

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Superior to Mike's in overall quality of the pastries, in my opinion, Modern sports top shelf tiramisu, canolis and ricotta pie (these are the three I can speak for). Lines are also generally shorter, so Modern as far as I'm concerned is the place to go. FYI, there's no space to sit down. I recommend Cafe Dello Sport if you're looking to do that.

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★★★★★

Superior to Mike's in overall quality of the pastries, in my opinion, Modern sports top shelf tiramisu, canolis and ricotta pie (these are the three I can speak for). Lines are also generally shorter, so Modern as far as I'm concerned is the place to go. FYI, there's no space to sit down. I recommend Cafe Dello Sport if you're looking to do that.

Pros: Pastries, Shorter lines

Cons: No seating

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Avoid the rush at other places in town and come here. I am a cannoli snob but these are great.

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★★★★★

Avoid the rush at other places in town and come here. I am a cannoli snob but these are great.

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Modern is by far the BEST italian pastry shop in the north end. Their cannolis are the best I have ever had. You can wait in line at Mike's for an OK cannoli, or you can go right across the street and get the best cannoli ever without waiting in lines

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★★★★★

Modern is by far the BEST italian pastry shop in the north end. Their cannolis are the best I have ever had. You can wait in line at Mike's for an OK cannoli, or you can go right across the street and get the best cannoli ever without waiting in lines

Pros: good prices, no crowds, quality pastries

 

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