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Maria's Pastry Shop

This isn't exactly a whole meal, but I thought I should post about it anyway. After our meal at Antico Forno, we did walk around the North End a bit. Anyone who's visited knows about the popular Italian bakeries in the area. Mike's Pastry is easily the most famous and quite a tourist destination. A lesser-known gem is Maria's Pastry Shop, which is a few blocks away and not quite as near the main North End action.

cannoli with ricotta filling - $1-2? (forgot to take note of it) I must say that Maria's indeed puts out a better cannoli than Mike's. The shell was like a delicious cookie, and filled to order with the ricotta. The filling is superb - rich, creamy, and at the same time even a bit refreshing. Everyone always heads straight to Mike's for cannolis. I urge you all to give Maria's a try next time...

Reader Comments (4)

better than mike's....but not better than the modern.

i think i like maria's zeppole di san giuseppe the best, but that's a once a year treat.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 1:37AM | Unregistered Commenterpassing thru
I've heard good things about Modern - it's the next place I"ll try.
Friday, June 17, 2005 at 10:40AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che
Hi Arthur - I was thinking about making cannoli with mascarpone, this one looks and sounds delicious! (I might prefer it with ricotta...) I still remember I had really nice ones in Sicily a long time ago.
Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 3:31AM | Unregistered Commenterkeiko
I really liked the ricotta filling. It was very rich and refreshing. It had a more natural (and less sweet) taste than "vanilla" cannolis I've had. Mascarpone sounds like it might be interesting, too.
Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 6:27AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che

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