Modern Pastry Shop is an award winning, family owned Italian Bakery.

Modern Pastry was created by our family over 90 years ago on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. Three generations of innovative master chefs and over 150 years of authentic old world methods and experience, make our products stand out among the best. Our products will always be hand crafted and made to order, using the finest ingredients. This is our standard of excellence.

Our cakes, cookies, candies, and pastries have been a part of Boston area gatherings for many generations. We enjoy seeing and hearing customers speak proudly of their experiences over the years in our bakery. Together we have celebrated birthdays, graduations, promotions, weddings, christenings, retirements, holidays, and so many other special occasions.

We love seeing new faces in our stores as well as returning customers. We love being an old neighborhood gathering place and seeing the customers we grew up with now bringing in their children and grandchildren. We invite you, customers new and old, to continue old traditions, or to create new ones. We thank you for your continuing patronage.

Best Wishes,

The Modern Pastry Family

In Memoriam

Giovanni Picariello.

March 17, 2015. Owner of Modern Pastry in Medford and the North End. Beloved husband of Pina (Falcone) Picariello. Loving father of Toni Picariello and her wife Sia Maravelias of Jamaica Plain, Sara Picariello-McGee and her husband Cubby of Winchester, Nick Picariello and John Picariello both of Medford. Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Michael, Gianni, Luca and Michela. Dear brother of Carmelina Clemente and Maria Zelano, both of Italy. Also survived by loving nieces and nephew in Italy.