Maria’s Pastry

Bakery in West End & North End

Three generations of women from the Merola family are now working to bring you Boston’s most authentic Italian pastries. Many claim that Maria makes the best cannoli in the North End, but you'll also find more-elaborate concoctions like sfogliatelle (layered, shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta) and aragosta (cream-filled 'lobster tail' pastry). Note the early closing time: eat dessert first!