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Bova's Bakery

134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
+1 617-523-5601
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“calzone” (79 reviews)
“pastry” (94 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the place to go for late night eats- usually a great place to meet a drunk girl at the end of the night when shes hungry! Anyways the steak and cheese and buffalo chicken calzones are the way to go

Thank joseriviera0
Reviewed 2 days ago

The man started handing us random bakery items over the counter. "Here, try this! If you don't like it, we will sell it to someone else, haha!" So authentic, so italian. a MUST stop. We bought $20 worth of pastries and left happy!

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must stop for us every time we make it to Boston. We love rainbow cookies and cannot get them baked fresh at home so we sometimes even stop here again before we go to the airport to head home. This time we...More

Thank ThreeLongAmigos
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by at about 9pm on a Tuesday night. There was a line to get in, the bakery is pretty small but has a good selection. I tried the cannoli and the sfogliata. The cannoli filling was pretty good, the shell was a little...More

Thank Jeanna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here the other night for my weekly cannoli (ha), but the woman in front of my convinced me to switch it up. She recommended the chocolate rugalach which is the perfect combo of sweet and salty. But of course I got the chocolate...More

Thank Tina O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a recommendation to try the Canollis. Firstly it is a take out, no seating. It was hard to know where the queue started and ended as people just sort of clustered in the shop. The young lady that served us was,...More

Thank anicelady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went their Saturday evening and bought cookies and dark chocolate covered macaroons. Fresh and excellent!! They have a sign out front announcing they now serve “subs”. Inside was a table with a variety of delicious looking subs laid out on a table. They were...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Boston and have lived nearby my entire life. For decades it has been a family tradition to go to Boston's North End. And always our trips include a stop at Bova's. Walk by the crowds on either Hanover or Salem Streets and you...More

Thank Amelia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't go wrong with the pastries here, I love bakeries but I hardly ever go and this place may have convinced me to make it a more regular stop

Thank Reed C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As tourists we had to complete our own Cannoli Wars between the 2 more well known bakeries and Bova's. On a whim, I thought I would try a traditional filling with a Florentine shell, something I had never heard of before. They were out of...More

Thank Laura G
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
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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