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Bova's Bakery

Bova's Bakery

Bakery$$$$
North End, Boston
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    holly
    "traditional Italian pastries"(23 Tips)
    Calvin M.
    "24 hour bakery with tons of tasty baked goods and treats"(13 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "Highly recommend the chocolate dipped cannoli and lobster tails."(5 Tips)
    Gustavo H.
    "Best ricotta pie in town."(2 Tips)
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  • Mo D.heart icon on user image
    Mo DysonJuly 9, 2018
    Anything you get here is delicious! The cannolis, the calzones (ask the clerk to warm one up for you!), the raisin bread, and the samples. Friendly staff and good prices, too.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Hayley C.
    Hayley CooperDecember 30, 2016
    My friend recommended this place to me and it's so good! They have so many different pastries on their menu as well as pizza. Try anything and I bet you'll like it!
  • Ally F.
    Ally FabboMarch 10, 2021
    So many different pasteries to choose from and they are all to die for. They also have fresh bread, pizza, and rice balls. Stopping by is like a tradition anytime I'm in Boston.
    Upvoted May 18
  • Patricia
    PatriciaMay 12, 2015
    Can't decide on sweets or pizza for your late night snack? At Bova's, you don't have to choose. Get both and save your regrets for the next morning.
  • Marshall F.heart icon on user image
    Marshall FoleyJuly 20, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic North End bakery, on par with the more famous options in the neighborhood but less crowded with tourists. Open 24/7, always there to meet your needs.
  • Amanda S.heart icon on user image
    Amanda SullivanMarch 20, 2015
    Pastries are delicious! Decent prices, no long waits like Mikes Pastry but the pastries are just as good - if not better! Cannoli's are always a good go to.
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosNovember 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Best go-to for pastries and late night food in north end. Highly recommend the chocolate dipped cannoli and lobster tails.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 17, 2011
    Bakery that specializes in tiramisu, cream puffs & calzones. In 1892 was site of Greenie Store owned by Rubinowitz family. This store moved in 1908 & later became Stop & Shop! More info in blog.<LINK> Read more
  • Nancy M.heart icon on user image
    Nancy MargolisSeptember 2, 2019
    The layer cookies are good, the coconut bar and chocolate eclair was delicious. I didn’t so much care for the cannoli’s.
  • Jon D.heart icon on user image
    Jon DarveauJune 3, 2015
    Go here on a Friday or Saturday night to avoid the long lines at Modern and Mikes. Just as good with far shorter lines.
  • Ingrid W.heart icon on user image
    Ingrid WongDecember 12, 2014
    Pastry/dessert heaven. They have everything: Italian cookies, cannolis, and various other flaky sweets. They're also open 24/7!
  • Matej M.heart icon on user image
    Matej MavričekDecember 28, 2014
    Pecan pie was amazingly delicious. Cannoli were barely above average. Cheesecakes looked good, didn't get to try.
  • Stephen B.heart icon on user image
    Stephen BarresiOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the spot if you need a late night lobster tail or just something less touristy than the bakeries on Hanover Street.
  • holly
    hollyJuly 18, 2011
    They may be known for more traditional Italian pastries, but the red velvet whoopee pies are the best I've had!
  • C B.heart icon on user image
    C BaileyMay 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love grabbing a slice of cheese and a cannoli. Get a stromboli if they're available
  • Gianna N.heart icon on user image
    Gianna NebbiaNovember 12, 2017
    The rainbow cookies were perfect. The big rice ball was so delicious
  • Nathan R.heart icon on user image
    Nathan RayJuly 4, 2019
    The Florentine cannoli may just be the best pastry I've ever eaten.
  • Sam
    SamNovember 17, 2017
    Forget Mike's versus Modern, this is where it's at. Especially for you night-owls!
  • Alexandre M.heart icon on user image
    Alexandre MunhozNovember 15, 2020
    The cannoli was really crispy.. and the filling was definitely not authentic. Too much stuff and too sweet rather than the traditional ricotta filling
  • Anand S.
    Anand SomasundaramAugust 14, 2014
    Going to miss this place , only 24 hour pizza , sandwiches and really good baked items
  • Calvin M.heart icon on user image
    Calvin MultanenSeptember 27, 2015
    24 hour bakery with tons of tasty baked goods and treats
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetNovember 23, 2010
    Bova's has the best pastries in the North End (without the line) and they're open 24 hours for when you need a cannoli at 3:47am.
  • Dan L.
    Dan Lauzon Jr.May 13, 2012
    Ricotta pie and tiramisu are excellent, I haven't found a better bakery in town yet!
  • Lynessa M.heart icon on user image
    Lynessa MosesApril 27, 2013
    Best Florentine cannoli... Like English toffee with ricotta cream. Die for!!
  • Lisa M.heart icon on user image
    Lisa McBeeMay 31, 2019
    Yummy pastries and breads. Helpful staff
  • Ellen S.heart icon on user image
    Ellen S. P.March 26, 2015
    Cookies available 24 hours a day? Your 3:00 am self will thank you.
  • Becky
    BeckyDecember 5, 2010
    3 years ago after leaving a show at 2 am with friends, i got a calzone from bova with a large rock baked into it. i haven't returned since.
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom McLaughlinAugust 24, 2016
    Get the chocolate bomb. Just do it please. For yourself.
  • Faith W.heart icon on user image
    Faith WhalenJune 9, 2012
    Get the blueberry cheesecake... It's fantastic. Prefect blend of dense and creamy!
  • Jillian H.
    Jillian HurleySeptember 9, 2013
    We love this place, everybody can get a wonderful carry out dessert...
  • Emilio P.heart icon on user image
    Emilio PanighettiSeptember 7, 2017
    Cannolis, takeout pizza, pasta, etc. Deli
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZeeviJune 23, 2013
    Great selection! Plus, they're open 24 hours a day!
  • Vaughn A.heart icon on user image
    Vaughn AllenMarch 29, 2015
    Skip the line at Mike's. This place is where it's at
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 4, 2014
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  • Meaghan J.
    Meaghan JohnsonApril 6, 2014
    Open 24 hours, a must after a night in Boston!
  • WEA Jr.
    WEA Jr.April 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great pastries and cookies in the North End.
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LamasAugust 3, 2013
    Get Buffalo chicken croissant. Best drunken food snack.
  • J. C.heart icon on user image
    J. C.January 30, 2015
    Excellent calzones and sandwiches.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BairdDecember 1, 2013
    Try the Canoli - #nom forget Mike's. Go here.
  • Gokul B.
    Gokul ButailFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great Tiramisu and fresh baked bread
  • Jessica M.heart icon on user image
    Jessica MottaJanuary 16, 2015
    Best drunchies for late night
  • Alyssa J.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa JohnsonOctober 4, 2014
    The chocolate cake is amazing!
  • Rosemary C.
    Rosemary Callahan-GrayFebruary 7, 2012
    The pecan pies and blueberry pastries are excellent!
  • Stevie P.heart icon on user image
    Stevie P.September 13, 2013
    Get a cannoli. They are incredible.
  • Christopher A.heart icon on user image
    Christopher AraujoMay 26, 2015
    Get the lobster tails.
  • Frederick Bernard S.heart icon on user image
    Frederick Bernard StewartApril 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Stromboli rules.
  • Ross C.heart icon on user image
    Ross CollierSeptember 30, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Croissant late night!
  • Andrewheart icon on user image
    AndrewJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try sfogliatelle - the lobster tail pastry.
  • Cannon M.
    Cannon MascarenhasDecember 10, 2011
    The ham and cheese croissant is amazing.
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    Open 24 hours a day
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