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Maria's Pastry Shop

#6 of 152 Bakeries in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
North End
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46 Cross St, The North End, Boston, MA 02113-2201
+1 617-523-1196
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07:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Columbia, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in and met the folks there. Have been to the "other" pastry shops and the line and was as big as the hype. True Italian pastry shop. A gem. Go now!

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Thank pmarble13
britain
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look past the armies of tourists equipped with Mike's pastry boxes in a widespread propaganda coup. Maria's is the real deal and definitely has the best pastries in the city. Everytime I visited a local would be buying theirs and there was a local buzz to the store. The staff were super friendly and helpful in explaining all the different... More 

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Woodside, California
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there early in the morning for the breakfast pastry. Heavenly. This is like being in Italy. It is simple pastries and confections properly done. And you can choose between made on site pastries or from other sources. The canoli's are the best in the world. Made fresh and stuffed to order.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local tour guide for North End introduced me to this pastry shop, and initially I didn't believe her based on the shop front. After having my first, freshly made and freshly filled to order Canolli from Maria's Pastry, I am never having another Canolli from any other place in Boston. Best ever!!

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Regina, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After extensive sampling at several pastry shops in the North End, Marias Pastry Shop was the WINNER! Bypass the long lines at the other "famous" shops and try hers, Ill guarantee your make a return visit...

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South Fulton, Tennessee
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide luckily recommended this place to us due to the owner's long history of caring for others in the community. While some of the more well known shops had long lines, we were able to walk right in, and the service immediate. The homemade cannoli was incredible! We highly recommend Maria's!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went here for some pastries and cappuccino heading out of Boston. The place is a little off the main strip where all the other Italian places are, but well worth it. Maria is adorable and friendly, and made me an awesome cappuccino and cannoli, totally hit the spot. You walk in and the smells just lift your spirit. I've had... More 

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San Diego, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We passed by several other Italian bakeries on the way to Maria's. They were bustling and busy, so when we got to Maria's -- which is on a busy commercial street with little foot traffic -- and saw its plain and modest exterior (with only a few other people inside) we were worried. But we'd read good things about it,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Best cannoli I've ever had! Authentic Italian pastries and delicious chocolate chip cookies for the traditional American. The staff was delightful!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Head over to Mike's for a room temperature, sitting on the shelf for a while pre-made Cannoli. Seriously, get a Mike's cannoli, eat it on your way to Maria's then get another. Who doesn't want two cannolis? Tell me then who is better. If you really want to put a taste test on, skip Mike's and compare Bova's to Maria's.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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