Best of Boston

1997 Best Cannoli

Modern Pastry Shop

Cannoli should never be filled until you enter the bakery and say, “Four cannoli, please.” At which point the white-smocked helper at Modern will slip into the back of the shop, return with four freshly filled pastries, give them a light dusting of powdered sugar, and warp them in one of those classic boxes tied with red-and-white string.

257 Hanover St., Boston, 617-523-3783,