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Bova's Bakery

134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749 (North End)
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Ranked #26 of 2,833 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Everyone talks about the "other" bakery down the street, but to be honest with you this is THE place to go. Going on 89 years Bova's has been baking pastries , bread and sandwiches. Your mouth will water when you walk into this place. A couple of locals told us about it and I am so glad they did. We... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great option for cannoli or many other choices. Baba rum is very good as was the freshly made cannoli. Super friendly. Open late so recommend have dinner but walk here for your dessert.

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Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

this place was close to where we were staying so we stopped here and had dessert almost every night after dinner. We had a variety of treats and all were very good.

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Boston, MA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is the best place to get food late at night. From the sweet sweet smell of the pastries and breads cooking to the actual taste of them in your mouth, nothing is better. There is never a line and the Subs which not many people order are some of the best I've ever had!

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Hartford, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

All good yummy things! Not as crowded as the 2 other bakeries close by. Definitely worth the cannoli!

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Open 24 hours, great pastry, cookies, bread, calzones... Very few tourists and rarely more than a few people in line.

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We used to go to Mike's, but not after we went to Bova's. It is open 24hrs and the lines are much shorter since it is not as well known. Lots of Italian (and american) pastries. They also have calzones/pizza but we have never tried as the kids like to go to Dino's on the same corner and then head... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had read reviews about Bova's and wanted to try it. We chose a lightly iced fig newton. The taste was incredible! I had to savor every bite!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is fantastic! I personally prefer their cannoli's over Mike's or Modern Pastry. The whoopie pies are delicious and the seasonal offerings are great. They had a pumpkin cannoli that my husband devoured the moment we walked out of the door. I have not tried their sandwiches, but they look delicious. I have always had good, friendly service each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Excellent bakery best Italian cookies around old guy very busy very rude when your busy be happy people are coming through the door they pay the bills

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Additional Information about Bova's Bakery

Address: 134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
Phone Number: 617-523-5601
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert

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