Modern Pastry Shop

263 Hanover St (btwn Cross & Richmond)
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-3783
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 10:00pm



  • Been going here for 46 years. Best cannoli in the world.
  • Best cannoli in Boston...perhaps the USA! Don't miss the Lobster Tails!!!
  • Totally rude, kicked us out cause we ordered at the counter and sat down and didn't pay the "table tax". We did not know the tables were for service only, we offered to pay the "table tax", no go.
  • Get a Lobster Tail. It's an experience you've got to see (and taste) to believe.
  • Cannolis are NEVER pre-filled. Your cannoli will be filled only after you order.
  • Come early, avoid the line, have a delicious reward for the end of the day. I suggest the tiramisu.
  • Best. Cannoli. EVER. Don't let Mike's fool you.
  • Whoopee Pies are 1337
  • Lobster tail is the best and only 4 bucks! Canoli is fresh unlike mikes who's sit in the case waiting.
  • Get the ricotta filled traditional canoli, best in Boston!
  • Who doesnt like dessert?
  • Go to Mike's. That way the line here will be shorter.
  • the creme brulee is so good you will weep!
  • Much better than Mike's, and they ONLY accept cash. Great staff, awesome strawberry shortcake!
  • A Must visit spot in Boston
  • Only four cannoli flavors (ricotta vanilla chocolate and one other I can't recall) but less sweet than mikes and better
  • Raspberry truffle. That's all.
  • Better than Mike's
  • We've tried half-moon cookies at every place on Hanover Street. Modern's are best, followed by Lyndell's. Don't bother with Mike's.
  • Cannoli are great and yes, they also have gluten free option.

Nearby places

300 Hanover St (btwn Parmenter & Prince St)
1 Faneuil Hall Sq (btwn Clinton & Chatham)
63 Salem St (at Morton St)