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Maria's Pastry Shop

46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
+1 617-523-1196
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (189 reviews)
“pastry” (43 reviews)
“lobster tail” (25 reviews)
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46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Maria’s. The tourists flock to Mikes. The locals like Maria’s. Off the beaten track and unassuming, this place is the best. Try the pistachio or the pignoli cookies for a special treat. And they are made fresh every day. Unreal.

Thank mookie61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still keeping the retro setting, Maria’s serves traditional Italian pastry. Though not fancy decorated like modern pastries, it keeps the originality and tastes good.

Thank nmtam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is related to a purchase I made last November. I made a purchase which included a small panettone which was extremely disappointing. Whereas there should be tiny chunks of candied/dry fruit in the bread, there were slivers, almost shaved to a thinness that...More

Thank takingshortrip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As I was about to visit Boston, my friends told me I have to have Cannoli while there so I checked TripAdvisor and decided to come here as it was very highly rated without the line ups. Now I have only had cannoli once before...More

Thank AlanCarter
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after an excellent tour of the north end by Free Tours by Foot. David highly recommended Maria’s for the best cannoli in Boston and he was right. We will be back for more!

Thank Stamons
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I--like a zillion other tourists, I'm sure--decided to fashion my own "cannoli tour" of Boston's North End. First up, Maria's (and a great first stop it was). A non-assuming storefront a bit off in the corner of the tourist-ridden hustle-and-bustle, I actually walked right by...More

Thank courtney w
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I tried the pistachio cannoli, the filling wasn't bad, but the pistachio tasted stale. Even though I think for the size and price ($4) I don't plan to visit again, more experienced reviewers may feel good enough. I just wish I read the review about...More

1  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Last week we visited Boston and went to Maria's Pastry Shop. This is a neighborhood-type pastry shop - if you are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with a pastry shop like this. I had a cannoli (which is only filled when you order...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t get any fresher than Maria’s Made to order Cannolis Lobster Tails Baba Rum cakes Amazing Marzipan And more We stopped in the week before Easter and picked up Marzipan Lamb Friendly staff

Thank Notablerose
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Forget about the endless lines at Mike's Pastry. Maria's is the real deal. They serve the most delicious lobster tails in the North End. Maria's pizzelles are scrumptious. Unlike other bakeries nearby, Maria's cannolli are never filled in advance. This assures that the shell will...More

Thank bklyn56
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 features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-1196
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