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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%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (72 reviews)
“pastry” (76 reviews)
“lobster tail” (73 reviews)
00:00 - 23:59All hours
134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Asked around and all the locals pointed us to this place and I now know why. When your wife bits into a fresh fruit tart and her eyes get hudge, refusing to share , you know it's good. I had oreo cannolis and going back...More

Thank purvis55
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ask for Mike...he'll hook you up! We were in Boston 5 days and went here 7 times. OPEN 24 HOURS. Cant beat that. Early morning breakfast, mid day snack, after broadway...before you fly out of town. Everything was FANTASTIC!!

Thank MLFrazie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in due to great reviews and they were right. Delicious! I had the lobster tail and it was amazing! Definitely worth the stop to pick up some delicious treats. We bought some of the cookies to take home -- our kids were not...More

Thank Utahans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh the choices! Carry out only, as there are no seats...and, there's probably gonna be a line. All baked goods look great! I had the chocolate dipped cannoli, which was phenomenal! I also had the Boston Creme Donut...amazing! The peanut butter items looked great, but,...More

Thank Fretboard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent pastries without the long lines at Mike's. Bought the coconut cake, Oreo brick which was huge, carrot cake, and cookie monster whoopee pie all eaten after hiking up to Bunker Hill. Also bought a cinnamon roll coffee cake for the next morning. Excellent service...More

Thank CFC1023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up here because Mike's was way too busy. We were not disappointed. We ordered cannoli's and lobster tails and they were fantastic. We ended up going to Mike's on another day and we preferred Bova's. You can't go wrong with either but I'd...More

Thank eyoussef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open 24 hours. We had cupcakes and cannolis. Neither were that great, seemed stale. We ended up tossing them in favor of the other Bakeries.

Thank Brilynn1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open 24 hrs a day. This is the real Italian bakery. Not flashy like the other tourist bakeries. If you are looking for authentic and dont want to fight gads of tourists...stick with Bova's. I know this because my daughter lived around the corner for...More

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to see all the tourists wait in line forever to go to Mike's- walk a few books to a real gem, Bova - damn good canolli and cookies,Fair prices, nice folks. Always open!

Thank pepelevoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are needing too grab a fast bite the calzones are great. Their bread looks amazing but I am never going straight home so I have never bought any.but.....my all time favorite thing to buy is their home made candy bars......I can't choose the...More

Thank iluvboston
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
Is this a good place to bring friends?
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
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
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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