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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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“pastry” (84 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine (who spent awhile living in Italy) had recommended some places on the north end and this was one of them. The pastries were delicious! I LOVED the cannoli!

Thank alexandradye
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection to choose from. Looks all very fresh. Got the creme brûlée cannoli...it was amazing, exceeded expectations! The workers didn’t look exactly thrilled to be working, I can imagine there job is tough dealing with tourists.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem since most tourists go to Hanover. This place is fabulous one of the best napoleons available and the cannolis are super crispy and fresh.

Thank tiptoezzz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a variety of cookies! They were delicious just like what my grandmothers made. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wondering around the North End (and yes we have been to both Mike's and Modern), when we walked into this gem. The cannoli's are hands down the best (and the variety -Oreo, pumpkin, Nutella, etc.) are amazing. The best cannoli and one worth...More

Thank krenno2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a local treasure. A wonderful Italian bakery and sandwich shop, open 24 hours. Where else can you get a cannoli in the middle of the night, and a really great one at that! Do I need to say more? Everything is really good,...More

Thank Adventure-hiker2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have to stop whenever in the area. Great sweet treat and really good sandwiches. Not as busy as Modern Pastry or Mikes. They are even open 24 hours a day! Don’t miss it

Thank Tuckermart
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New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is our go-to spot for baked goods and sandwiches when we're in the North End. The service, products, prices and quality are without a doubt the best! I never leave Boston without a stop at Bova's!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This place is INCREDIBLE! I have been here many times and plan on coming back many more. I skip the line at mikes and modern and just come here. Their pastries are amazing and service is very fast and informative. Huge display cases of delicious...More

Thank Madeline M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Probably the best place for cannolis, this gem of a bakery is one of the many hidden treats that the city of Boston has to offer. Most will go to Mike's or Modern, but this is the best of the lot. I kept the cannolis...More

Thank 344ritamc
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
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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