Best of Boston

2019 Best Cannolis

Maria’s Pastry Shop

Three generations of Merola women have commandeered the shop since 1982, churning out delicate, Old World–inspired cannolis with freshly fried shells and creamy, barely sweetened ricotta. They’re the lodestars against which we’d judge any baked outside the Boot.

46 Cross St., Boston, 617-523-1196,