Giovanni Picariello Place

The honorary City of Boston street sign designates “Giovanni Picariello Place” outside the landmark pastry shop.

Globe Magazine: Lobster Tail

This enormous indulgence is a crunchy pastry horn piped full of Chantilly cream, a combination of whipped and yellow creams with a savory hint of ricotta.

North End Boston Food Tour

Modern is a fabulous, family-owned Italian bakery that is filled with delicious sweets and treats just waiting to be consumed.

Eater Boston: Pre-Cannoli Beer and Burgers

Modern Pastry had the genius idea to open a bar underneath its North End location, because what goes together better than beer and burgers followed (or even preceded) by one of Boston’s longtime top cannoli contenders?

Visiting New England Review

While many famous Boston area Italian bakeries have retained high standards, none of them match the stay-true-to-your-roots presence of Modern Pastry.

Boston Globe: Torrone

Torrone, as nougat is known in Italy, is mind-blowing stuff: chewy, packed with roasted nuts, and suffused with the flavor of honey.