Maria’s Pastry Shop

Enjoy our gorgeous selection of pastries. rollover each image to see what they’re called & click them to get the summary in a sweet slide show.
Pastries
Sfogliatelle
This “clam shell” pastry is a traditional Neapolitan sweet. This is a flaky pastry shell filled w/ cheese, semolina flour & citrus fruit. Mixed w/ eggs & sugar w/ a slight cinnamon/orange flavor.
Baba Rum
Another specialty right from naples. a sponge cake soaked in sugar rum flavoring either plain or filled w/ vanilla cream.
Cannoli
Maria’s award winning “boston’s best cannoli.” a crunchy fried dough shell filled w/ chocolate or vanilla cream, or the traditional sweetened ricotta cheese. filled fresh upon order.
Crispelle
Egg dough pastry shaped like a rosette deep-fried w/ honey & nuts.
Guandi (Bugie)
Fried egg dough pastry shaped like a glove or angles w/ slits around topped w/ powdered sugar.
Lobster Tail
A popular fave. flaky pastry shell filled w/ a vanilla mousse cream. Big enough to share.
Marzapan
Sicilian, this soft almond paste & sugar candy is handmade in shapes of fruits & vegetables painted w/ food coloring for authenticity.
Pasticiotti
Mini pies in a single serving w/ a choice of creams from chocolate, vanilla & the traditional sweetened ricotta cheese.
Savoia
A log slice of maria’s traditional rum cake layered w/ either chocolate or vanilla cream & butter cream frosting topped w/ sprinkles.
Sfogliatelle
This “clam shell” pastry is a traditional neapolitan sweet. this is a flaky pastry shell filled w/ cheese, semolina flour & citrus fruit. mixed w/ eggs & sugar w/ a slight cinnamon/orange flavor.
Chocolate Torrone
A semi-sweet chocolate w/ honey & toasted almonds (top). white torrone (middle). & maria’s chocolate Log torrone (bottom).
White Torrone
A homemade white hard or soft & chewy nougat candy mixed w/ almonds, shown resting upon two of maria’s chocolate log torrones.
Sfogliatelle
This “clam shell” pastry is a traditional Neapolitan sweet. this is a flaky pastry shell filled w/ cheese, semolina flour & citrus fruit. mixed w/ eggs & sugar w/ a slight cinnamon/orange flavor.
Lobster Tail
A popular fave. flaky pastry shell filled w/ a vanilla mousse cream. big enough to share.
Cannoli
Maria’s award winning “boston’s best cannoli.” a crunchy fried dough shell filled w/ chocolate or vanilla cream, or the traditional sweetened ricotta cheese. filled fresh upon order.
Savoia
A log slice of maria’s traditional rum cake layered w/ either chocolate or vanilla cream & butter cream frosting topped w/ sprinkles.
Baba Rum
Another specialty right from naples. a sponge cake soaked in sugar rum flavoring either plain or filled w/ vanilla cream.
Pasticiotti
Mini​ pies in a single serving w/ a choice of creams from chocolate, vanilla & the traditional sweetened ricotta cheese.
White Torrone
A homemade white hard or soft & chewy nougat candy mixed w/ almonds, shown resting upon two of maria’s chocolate log torrones.
Chocolate Torrone
A​ semi-sweet chocolate w/ honey & toasted almonds (top). white torrone (middle). & maria’s chocolate log torrone (bottom).
Marzapan
Sicilian, this soft almond paste & sugar candy is handmade in shapes of fruits & vegetables painted w/ food coloring for authenticity.
Crispelle
Egg dough pastry shaped like a rosette deep-fried w/ honey & nuts.
Guandi (Bugie)
Fried egg dough pastry shaped like a glove or angles w/ slits around topped w/ powdered sugar.

Cookies:

Take a look at this great selection of cookies. Rollover each image to see what they’re called & click them to get the summary in a ssweet slideshow.
Amaretti
Traditional almond macaroons as a soft chewy cookie. a variety of plain, topped w/ pignoli nuts & pistachio.
Quaresimali (Almond Biscotti)
The traditional biscotto is either a twice baked hard toasted cookie or a once-baked soft cookie.
Butter Cookies
A beautiful centerpiece for any sweet table, this assortment of fine Italian colored cookies are enjoyed by all. no longer made w/ butter, but w/ pure vegetable shortening, these cookies brighten up any platter & provide a great dessert that eveyone will love.
Ciambella
Egg biscuit frosted w/ lemon-flavored sugar.
Italian Mixed Cookies
An assortment of colored cookies that is made in a variety of shapes & flavors.
Italian Wedding Cookies
A soft round cookie that comes in lemon or anise flavor frosted w/ sprinkles.
Napolitani
A soft fruit biscuit mixed w/ citrus fruit & red/green candied cherries.
Quaresimali (Almond Biscotti)
A light crunchy subtly cinnamon flavored cookie w/ toasted almonds. also available in chocolate dipped as shown here.
Umberti (Cookie of the King)
This flat vanilla flavored cookie w/ lines running down. also known as a great baby biscut.
Regina (Cookie of the Queen)
These tasty tea biscuts are a little crunchy & completely covered w/ sesame seeds.
Savoiardi (Lady Fingers)
Soft vanilla biscut doused in powdered sugar. also used to make tiramisu.
Taralli Pepper
An Italian breadstick w/ fennel seeds. either plain, no fennel or black pepper as shown here.
Egg Taralli
Larger version w/ no fennel seeds. avaliable in black pepper or plain as shown here.
Totos
All spice chocolate cookies covered w/ chocolate frosting.
Zuccherati
This bagel looking cinnamon sweet bread is covered sesame seeds. maria is the only one who still makes these traditional treats.
Amaretti
Traditional almond macaroons as a soft chewy cookie. a variety of plain, topped w/ pignoli nuts & pistachio.
Quaresimali (Almond Biscotti)
A light crunchy subtly cinnamon flavored cookie w/ toasted almonds. also available in chocolate dipped as shown here.
Anise Biscotti
The​ traditional biscotto is either a twice baked hard toasted cookie or a once-baked soft cookie.
Regina (Cookie of the Queen)
These tasty tea biscuits are a little crunchy & completely covered w/ sesame seeds.
Umberti (Cookie of the King)
This​ flat vanilla flavored cookie w/ lines running down. also known as a great baby biscuit.
Zuccherati
This bagel looking cinnamon sweet bread is covered sesame seeds. maria is the only one who still makes these traditional treats.
Totos
All spice chocolate cookies covered w/ chocolate frosting.
Savoiardi (Lady Fingers)
Soft vanilla biscut doused in powdered sugar. also used to make tiramisu.
Napolitani
A soft fruit biscuit mixed w/ citrus fruit & red/green candied cherries.
Taralli
An Italian breadstick w/ fennel seeds. either plain, no fennel or black pepper as shown here.
Egg Taralli
Larger version w/ no fennel seeds. avaliable in black pepper or plain as shown here.
Ciambella
Egg biscuit frosted w/ lemon-flavored sugar.
Butter Cookies
A beautiful centerpiece for any sweet table, this assortment of fine Italian colored cookies are enjoyed by all. no longer made w/ butter, but w/ pure vegetable shortening, these cookies brighten up any platter & provide a great dessert that eveyone will love.

CAKES

Drool at the north end’s best cakes. Rollover each image to see what they’re called & click them to get the summary in a sweet slide show.
Cassata Siciliana
This classic Italian cake is a dream for your taste buds. the perfect mix of sponge cake, strega (sweet Italian liquor) coupled w/ sweetened ricotta cheese & chocolate chips or citrus fruit & marzapan paste all around. a treat for any occasion.
Napoleon
Alternating layers of flaky pastry puff & vanilla cream topped w/ butter cream frosting & chocolate sprinkles. also available in single slices.
Parigina
The classic mille feuille, made w/ layers of flaky pastry, sponge cake w/ rum flavoring & maria’s delicious pastry cream. It’s a must eat!
Ricotta Pie
Sweet Italian cheese cake made w/ ricotta cheese in a soft crust. also comes w/ chocolate chips or chocolate swirl.
Italian Rum
This “traditional” pleasure seems to only get better w/ time. Make any event special w/ this dessert. sponge cake w/ rum flavoring & one layer each of chocolate & vanilla pastry cream.
Chocolate or White
Traditional homemade chocolate & white cake w/ a choice of butter, whipped & chocolate cream frosting. choose a variety of fillings from jams to fresh fruit.
Tiramisu
This new age Italian specialty is made w/ maria’s homemade savoiardi & a careful blend of mascarpone cheese, espresso coffee & coffee liquor topped w/ cocao. also available in single cup servings as shown here.
Zuppa Inglese
A very unique mix of savoiardi (lady finger cookies), chocolate & vanilla cream & amerena cherries. doused w/ rum flavoring & fresh whipped cream. oval shaped served on a platter.
Italian Rum
This “traditional” pleasure seems to only get better w/ time. Make any event special w/ this dessert. sponge cake w/ rum flavoring & one layer each of chocolate & vanilla pastry cream.
Cassata Siciliana
This classic Italian cake is a dream for your taste buds. the perfect mix of sponge cake, strega (sweet Italian liquor) coupled w/ sweetened ricotta cheese & chocolate chips or citrus fruit & marzapan paste all around. a treat for any occasion.
Panna e Fragola
Maria’s special version of the classic strawberry shortcake made only w/ the freshest strawberries & homemade whipped cream. the fresh, light taste is not just for summer but because it is made w/ the best ingredients, a favorite all year. strawberries arriving soon! YUM!
Parigina
The classic mille feuille, made w/ layers of flaky pastry, sponge cake w/ rum flavoring & maria’s delicious pastry cream. It’s a must eat!
Zuppa Inglese
A very unique mix of savoiardi (lady finger cookies), chocolate & vanilla cream & amerena cherries. doused w/ rum flavoring & fresh whipped cream. oval shaped served on a platter.
Tiramisu
This new age Italian specialty is made w/ maria’s homemade savoiardi & a careful blend of mascarpone cheese, espresso coffee & coffee liquor topped w/ cocao. also available in single cup servings as shown here.
Chocolate or White
Traditional homemade chocolate & white cake w/ a choice of butter, whipped & chocolate cream frosting. Choose a variety of fillings from jams to fresh fruit.
Ricotta Pie
Sweet Italian cheese cake made w/ ricotta cheese in a soft crust. also comes w/ chocolate chips or chocolate swirl.
Napoleon
Alternating layers of flaky pastry puff & vanilla cream topped w/ butter cream frosting & chocolate sprinkles. also available in single slices.

Holiday Specialities:

pelle
Marzipan
Strufoli
Torrone
Guandi
Marzapan
Sfogliatelle
Torrone
All Souls Day (November 2nd), Ossa di Morti
“Bones of the dead.” a hard chewy cookie w/ a slight cinnamon flavoring & a crisp meringue puff on top.
Thanksgiving, Pies, pies pies!
Like every good Italian in america, maria’s celebrates this festival of plenty w/ an array of great tasting pies to fill your dessert table including apple, pumpkin, mince, custard cream, blueberry & of course everybody’s favorite, ricotta! (sweet Italian cheese cake made w/ ricotta cheese in a soft crust, yummm!)
Christmas, Panettone
An Italian version of the american fruit cake, rest assured, this won’t last long. a very tasty, not too sweet coffee cake w/ pieces of candied fruit are a great way to start the day or end any special meal. maria caries both homemade & imported from Italy. also, mustaccioti—Like the Totos, this is an all spice cookie, diamond shaped w/ chocolate frosting. they are made either w/ plain or filled w/ fig, walnuts & citrus fruit.
Ash Wednesday, Pignolata
A soft fried egg dough frosted w/ either chocolate or vanilla frosting.
Saint Joseph Day (March 19th), Zeppole
Beginning the end of january, maria prepares this sicilan speciality known as the “zeppola di san giuseppe.” a light egg dough fried to a soft shell filled wioth either ricotta cheese, whipped cream or the traditional filling of vanilla custard cream & amaretta cherries. you won’t be able to get enough, but beware. once march 19th, passes…they’re gone!
Easter, Pizza ‘Chiena’— or “Rustica”
As some may know it is not a sweet but practically an entire meal, minus the dessert. this salty pie is made of a light flaky crust filled w/ ricotta & parmesan cheese along w/ an array of cold cuts including prosciutto, ham, & salami. It doesn’t get any tastier than this. colomba—the easter dove is as beautiful as it is delicious. similar to the christmas panettone, this dove shaped sweet cake is ideal for either breakfast or dessert. topped w/ sliced almonds & powdered sugar w/ a soft bready inside containing candied fruit, you’ll know it’s the holidays. maria carries both homemade & those imported from Italy. other easter favorites are wheat or rice pies an old Italian tradition has made its place in the most American environments. a traditional ricotta pie mixed w/ either rice or wheat is typical for an easter dinner. then there’s egg bread — not exactly what you may think, this slightly sweet egg bread is also topped w/ a hard boiled egg & glazed. this is a complete breakfast. tou’ll enjoy every sweet bite. another great easter special is the marzipan lamb, a beautiful centerpiece making an even better dessert w/ delicious marzipan inside, w/ a hard sugar shell & decorated w/ candy & chocolates. hard to resist.
Maria also imports beautifully wrapped chocolate easter egg from Italy, all of which contain a suprise inside
Special holidays, Strufoli,
Small round fried dough balls drizzled w/ honey & colorful sprinkles.
Year Round
Crispelle
An egg dough pastry shaped like a rosette deep fried w/ honey & mixed nuts.
Guandi
Fried egg dough pastry shaped like a glove topped w/ powdered sugar.
Torrone
A homemade soft & chewy nougat candy mixed w/ almonds. also comes in a chocolate nougat version.
Marzapan
Typically sicilian, this soft almond paste & sugar candy not only beautifully decorates any dish w/ its hand made fruit shapes, but tastes even better than it looks.
We also imports fine chocolates & candies from Italy & sell pizzelle in anise, chocolate, vanilla, almond & lemon.
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