If you visit Boston, you’ll see people walking aruond with boxes from Mike’s pastry. This is the original store in the North End. Even at 8:30 on a Saturday night, there is a line to get in. Once you’re in, there is another line. They have excellent Italian pastry.
If you go two blocks over, Bova’s Bakery also has excellent Italian pastry and I’ve seldom had to wait. They are also open 24/7 in case you get that 2:00 AM craving for cannoli.