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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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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bovas calzones are delicious! I've loved every one I've tried. They also have a great selection of deserts! I recommend the cheese cake!

Thank Becca B
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family owned business and open 24/7. This is definitely our favorite bakery in the North End. All the baked good are excellent but two of our favorites are the cannolis (perfectly crisp and creamy) and lobster tails which are just as amazing. Looking forward to our next visit - oh yes forgot, you need to buy the Italian bread!

Thank paq526
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here for the type round loaves of bread that our family has enjoyed for more than 70 years and always bought in the North End. A wonderful bakery with more than sweets.

Thank maxwellkg
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love bovas. They have all the great pastries that ate on Hanover street but usually no lines or waiting. Great calzones too!!!

Thank lelda2
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good - huge variety, always fresh, always open it seems! Service is quick and friendly. Prices not too bad. Excellent calzones!

Thank MysticMom

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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Staying in North End

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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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