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Bova's Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
North End
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134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
+1 617-523-5601
00:00 - 23:59
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Cardmember Review

I love this place. No lines ever and the people here are fabulous. So nice and down to earth. The cannolis are great and also the homemade bread and cakes too. Run here if you want no line and great cannolis.

Thank Caroline H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a must stop!!! Open 24 hours a day and not a tourist trap! Always delicious!!!! Worth the trip off the beaten path in the North End!

Thank Gary P
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best way better than the big fancy bakeries in my opinion and its 24 hours. The best cannoli! Great sandwiches. Great cookies. You can't beat Bova.

Thank beowulf566
Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going to Bova for years and have never had a bad experience. The cannoli are the best in Boston.

Thank momoqt
Whitesboro, New York
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a few blocks over from Hanover Street, but it's worth the walk. Pastries are delicious. They also have rice balls and sandwiches. Small place located on a corner, not long lines, great service. Give them a try. You won't regret it.

Thank Mary D
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Bova's! I usually drop in for a take-out arancini (Italian fried rice ball) or two. Can't always find them everywhere and Bova's versions are tasty. Also love their sandwiches - nice quality Italian cold meats and the bread is fresh and toothsome - always a winner!

Thank Squared22
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for quick good food. Arancini, Stromboli, desserts all fantastic. Also they are just about always open even after a late night of partying or during the day.

Thank Ariana G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious!!! Great place to stop in and get late night sweets...offer a great variety of hardy and sweet treats.

Thank mph002
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of pastries and varieties of breads for any occasion. They also have a small selection of pizza, Stromboli and rice balls.

Thank Phill M
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Open 24 hours a day so get your Grey bread coming out of the oven early in the morning. Great breads, pasties cookies and iotjer Italian goodies

Thank Bob K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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