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Bova's Bakery

134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
+1 617-523-5601
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster tail” (88 reviews)
“calzone” (76 reviews)
“pastry” (94 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
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Reviewed yesterday

Decided to give their cannolis a try and we weren't disappointed. We shared a few flavors and they were all the best ever. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank 4states
Reviewed yesterday

We tried the original (vanilla) cannoli and it did not disappoint. What a great selection of cakes and pastries that they had, I wish I could’ve tried them all! Great little find down on Salem st.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Local favorite bakery; authentic North End. The cannoli’s are amazing. This is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth. They also have delicious calzones. When we worked out here on the overnight shifts they catered to the shift workers and we could always grab a...More

Thank 4ViajerosDelMundo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing better to cap off a great meal then a visit to Bova. Open 24 hours. Even if you plan on just taking some home you will find yourself sampling. Great variety of Italian desert staples. The smell is awesome. All around great Bakery.

Thank ToneDefSocial
Reviewed 3 days ago

While one could argue that a lot of the pastries don't feel as fresh as the Hanover bakeries, this place is a gem. Open 24 hours, nothing commercial about it, and it's a great way to get a cannoli fix without the crazy Hanover street...More

Thank sarahgoeshere
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to pick up some cannoli and pastry “lobster tails”. The filling uses more marscapone than ricotta so the texture was different/smoother than I’ve had in cannoli from other Italian bakeries. We ate every crumb. The staff behind the counter were friendly and service...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of hype about Bova's on Trip Advisor, so we went to check it out. My family has mixed feelings. There is a large selection of homemade pastries that are good. I had the lobster tail that was good, but not outstanding....More

Thank Luxetravelmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Bova Bakery today and we were very happy with the variety of desserts as well as the friendliness of the staff. The food was delicious!!!

Thank C W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. This is an authentic Italian Bakery. Everything we had was Great. The fact they’re open 24 hours is Amazing. Highly recommend Bova’s. I hear the ‘lobster tail’ dessert is great.

Thank G B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly service, delicious food, loads of choice. Easily the best bakery we visited whiles in Boston. Had the best meatball calzone Iv ever had! With some brilliant cakes/cannoli! Only shame is we found it on our last day!

Thank katiepridmore
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Aaron K
30 March 2016|
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Response from Cary H | Reviewed this property |
Bova's is an institution and open 24/7. You will need to take your goodies elsewhere to eat. Try the Greenway when the weather is warmer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-5601
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