Maria's Pastry Shop

46 Cross St

Central - Boston, MA 02113

(617) 557-4925

Menu Highlights


this "clam shell" pastry is a traditional neapolitan sweet. this is a flaky pastry shell filled with cheese, semolina flour and citrus fruit. mixed with eggs and sugar with a slight cinnamon/orange flavor.


maria's award winning "boston's best cannoli." a crunchy fried dough shell filled with chocolate or vanilla cream, or the traditional sweetened ricotta cheese. filled fresh upon order.


this new age italian specialty is made with maria's homemade savoiardi and a careful blend of mascarpone cheese, espresso coffee and coffee liquor topped with cocao. also available in single cup servings as shown here.

Zuppa Inglese

a very unique mix of savoiardi (lady finger cookies), chocolate and vanilla cream and amerena cherries. doused with rum flavoring and fresh whipped cream. oval shaped served on a platter.


(almond biscotti). a light crunchy subtly cinnamon flavored cookie with toasted almonds. also available in chocolate dipped as shown here.


Three generations of the Merola Family (from left to right) Maria and daughters Marilena & Marina with Maria’s sister Enza, surrounding grandmother Filomina Family-run and operated since 1982, ?Maria’s Pastry Shop is the place for homemade, authentic Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, breads, candies and confections. From award-winning “Boston’s Best Cannoli” to their cream-filled Aragosta (“lobster tail”), flaky and sweet Sfogliatelle (“clam shell”) and dry yet light Zuccherati (“passa tempo”), Maria’s Pastry Shop keeps old-world traditions alive and thriving in Boston’s historic North End. Seasonal specialties include: Osse di Morti (“Bones of the Dead”) for All Souls Day (Nov. 2), great-tasting Thanksgiving pies, imported and homemade Panettone and Mustaccioli (chocolate allspice diamond-shaped treats) at Christmastime, and a wide array of wonderful Easter delights, including Pizza “Chiena,” Colomba (“Easter Dove” cake) and Marzipan Lambs.

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Women Owned
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Business Hours:
Monday: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursday: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Friday: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturday: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sunday: 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Additional Phones:
  • (617) 523-1196 (Other)
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