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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 good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cannoli” (196 reviews)
“pastry” (36 reviews)
“lobster tail” (22 reviews)
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07:00 - 19:00All hours
46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a happy bakery which I went to when I got stuck in Boston. The absolute best Cannoli ever invented. I mean it sincerely. Irresponsible. You'll love it.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Segway tour guide told us the best cannoli are found at Maria's. Well then, since we were eating our way through the North End, we had to try them. 10/10!!! So good!

Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk along the Freedom Trail in Boston, you will see alot of Mike's Bakery boxes. We opted for Maria's Pastry Shop instead, and it was a WIN! The lines were not long, staff was friendly and traditional Boston pastries tasted amazing.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this wonderful Italian pastry shop in the North End of Boston during our week's visit in April-May! What delight. My travel companion Jo ordered the Chocolate Cannoli. I ordered the Lobster Claw. Maria doesn't fill the shells until you order what you would...More

Thank lkph48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. From the entrance I could see that they were explaining what kinda desserts they offers, which one tastes which, very friendly people. I had Lobster tails dessert - OMG t was very delicious. The cream of the tail was very much...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maria and her team, all from southern Italy, are simply the BEST. All her pastries are authentic and beyond delicious. This is one of those places that 5 starts is not enough..... Skip the North End gimmicks of Mike's and Modern and head to Maria's....More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skip the tourist traps and head to Maria's. True Italian bakery. The cannoli is the best you will ever have.

Thank Pvh16
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Smaller and less extensive than Mike's or Modern. The Cannolis do not compare. tasty yes but average. the Rum Baba was not spongy, and the rum flavoring was sparse.

Thank eatlocal1ofakind
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

To be fair, I'm a North End Modern Pastry fan from way back, but today I was in a hurry and whipped into Maria's. But, I'm not going back. I bought a half-dozen Anisette Cookies for $7.00 and 1/4 pound of biscotti for $5.00. The...More

Thank DLG6395
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Loved this small bakery. The pistachio cookies were amazing, ate them all instead of bringing them home!

Thank Carla K
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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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