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- 91%Local Culture
- 71%History Buffs
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (10)
- Modern PastryMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 1Dec 09, 2013
The battle of the canollis! FIGHT!
Everyone always talks about Mike's Pastry's, but the locals know that Modern Pastry is where it's at. Hands down best place in Boston to get cannolis and sure the line is long and the wait time is even longer, but it's absolutely worth it. The cannolis are freshly filled and the shell is light and crisp, unlike it's overly sugarly counterpart- not that I'm picking sides or anything :) So be sure to come here if you want to eat the best of the best, you won't be disappointed.
- Modern PastryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
Modern is a poorly kept secret. The desserts are just about as good as Mikes, but usually without as long a line. The lobster tails here are outstanding, and the coffee and gelato are surprisingly good as well.
- Modern PastryMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureFamily Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Modern Pastry is a corner stone of the Italian community in Boston and the offerings here are more often than not very good. It's not the cheapest cup of coffee you can find in Boston though.
- Modern PastryJul 05, 2012
I hadn't brushed up on anything "Boston" before arriving here. When I saw the line outside the door of Modern Pastry, I knew that I had to wait in it for something.
Unfortunately, I really didn't have a hankering for anything and especially not cannoli--it just wasn't speaking to me. The server did say they were best known for their cannoli. In the window of the shop, they showed some nougats--hard, soft, chocolate covered, fruit topped, etc. I opted for a soft nut-filled nougat. Oh Mah Gaw!! This thing was fab. One side was covered in a wafer. At first I couldn't decide if I was eating paper or wafer but then I noticed how it melted in my mouth and had a nice mellow little flavor too.
My wait was only about 20 minutes. Seems the thing to do on Hanover Street so I was game.
- Modern PastryJul 05, 2012
I stumbled upon this place while looking for Mike's Pastries. Who knew they were so close together?
I know this is little Italy and you're supposed to get Italian things like the cannoli's and tiramisu, but I ended up with red velvet. Hey, blame me ... I didn't really read up on this place thoroughly so perhaps next time (if there is!) I should definitely try something else.
This place was small and definitely not what I had imagined. The staff was friendly but there were a lot of "regulars" in there that were just hanging out I guess, and I felt weird since they were speaking in code ... but either way the bakery visit was a great success. They have delicious pastries here and the red velvet was pretty yummy. Off to Mike's!