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.
a popular fave. flaky pastry shell filled with a vanilla mousse cream. ig enough to share.
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.
a log slice of maria's traditional rum cake layered with either chocolate or vanilla cream and butter cream frosting topped with sprinkles.
another specialty right from naples. a sponge cake soaked in sugar rum flavoring either plain or filled with vanilla cream.
mini pies in a single serving with a choice of creams from chocolate, vanilla and the traditional sweetened ricotta cheese.
a homemade white hard or soft and chewy nougat candy mixed with almonds, shown resting upon two of maria's chocolate log torrones.
a semi-sweet chocolate with honey and toasted almonds (top). white torrone (middle). and maria's chocolate log torrone (bottom).
sicilian, this soft almond paste and sugar candy is handmade in shapes of fruits and vegetables painted with food coloring for authenticity.
egg dough pastry shaped like a rosette deep-fried with honey and nuts.
fried egg dough pastry shaped like a glove or angles with slits around topped with powdered sugar.
this "traditional" pleasure seems to only get betternwith time. make any event special with this dessert. sponge cake with rum flavoring and one layer each of chocolate and vanilla pastry cream.
this classic italian cake is a dream for your taste buds. the perfect mix of sponge cake, strega (sweet italian liquor) coupled with sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate chips or citrus fruit and marzapan paste all around. a treat for any occasion.
Panna E Fragola
maria's special version of the classic strawberry shortcake made only with the freshest strawberries and homemade whipped cream. the fresh, light taste is not just for summer but because it is made with the best ingredients, a favorite all year.
the classic mille feuille, made with layers of flaky pastry, sponge cake with rum flavoring and maria's delicious pastry cream. it's a must eat!
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.
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.
Chocolate Or White
traditional homemade chocolate and white cake with a choice of butter, whipped and chocolate cream frosting. choose a variety of fillings from jams to fresh fruit.
sweet italian cheese cake made with ricotta cheese in a soft crust. also comes with chocolate chips or chocolate swirl.
alternating layers of flaky pastry puff and vanilla cream topped with butter cream frosting and chocolate sprinkles. also available in single slices.
traditional almond macaroons as a soft chewy cookie. a variety of plain, topped with pignoli nuts and pistachio
(almond biscotti). a light crunchy subtly cinnamon flavored cookie with toasted almonds. also available in chocolate dipped as shown here.
the traditional biscotto is either a twice baked hard toasted cookie or a once-baked soft cookie.
(cookie of the queen). these tasty tea biscuts are a little crunchy and completely covered with sesame seeds.
(cookie of the king). this flat vanilla flavored cookie with lines running down. also known as a great baby biscut.
this bagel looking cinnamon sweet bread is covered sesame seeds. maria is the only one who still makes these traditional treats.
all spice chocolate cookies covered with chocolate frosting.
(lady fingers). soft vanilla biscut doused in powdered sugar. also used to make tiramisu.
a soft fruit biscuit mixed with citrus fruit and red/green candied cherries.
an italian breadstick with fennel seeds. either plain, no fennel or black pepper as shown here.
larger version with no fennel seeds. avaliable in black pepper or plain as shown here.
egg biscuit frosted with lemon-flavored sugar.
a beautiful centerpiece for any sweet table, this assortment of fine italian colored cookies are enjoyed by all. no longer made with butter, but with pure vegetable shortening, these cookies brighten up any platter and provide a great dessert that eveyone will love.
Italian Wedding Cookies
a soft round cookie that comes in lemon or anise flavor frosted with sprinkles.
Italian Mixed Cookies
an assortment of colored cookies that is made in a variety of shapes and flavors.
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.