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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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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

Talk about a kid in a candy store! There are so many selections, it is very difficult to make choices! A wonderful old, Italian bakery.

Thank cpt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here several times throughout our visit. We got coffee and desserts. The food was great and the staff was always friendly. Best part is that the bakery is open 24 hours a day.

Thank batmaninsc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So, we were walking the backstreets of the North End, and came upon this storefront. It was a bakery, so I had to go in! What I found inside was walls of pastries, breads and even calzones and sandwiches! I'm a Modern Pastry Fan, but...More

Thank NCValuTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bova's was recommended by our North End Pizza Tour guide and we were so glad to discover it! Not only is it open 24 hours, the selection is HUGE! We wanted one of everything and a longer vacation to enjoy it all!

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike's and Modern are better-known. But no long lines at Bova, baked goods equally good, and open 24 hours.

Thank mjabrams2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a walking tour starting at the Commons and took a break to eat some GREAT Italian pastries in Little Italy with no lines and great service. Definitely worth the calories.

Thank 3Paull1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Bova's bakery after eating at an Italian Restaurant, both recommended by our hop-on-hop-off tour guide. He told us to have dessert at the bakery, recommending the Florentine Cannoli. It was amazing! All 6 of us that shared it wished we would have...More

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bakery is not a tourist attraction like other's, this is a rea neighborhood italian bakery and pastry shop with the most amazing desserts, cakes, cookies, candies, bread...you name it, they have it. I love their pistachio cookies, the peanut butter-chocolate bar, all types of...More

Thank FoodieChefDina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bova’s is a local secret in Boston’s North End. The store is open 24/7 and everything is fresh and delicious. We had a cannoli with a toffee shell and a salted caramel cannoli - we were just sorry we didn’t have time to try more....More

Thank shm013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We LOVE Bova’s Bakery! We came on a friend’s recommendation and it was even better than we hoped! First of all, it smells like heaven inside. Then there are the glass cases overflowing with beautiful pastries. And then the cannoli section... Oh my goodness! We...More

Thank SuzanneSays
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, 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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