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“Our family’s favorite”
Review of Bova's Bakery

Bova's Bakery
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Ranked #1 of 70 Dessert in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Neighbourhood: North End
Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

Visiting Bova is a must do whenever we visit the city, we can’t miss it! There’s often a long line but it moves quickly. Lobster tails are the best in the North End!

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank marianlB6176XB
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Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

Tried multiple sweets. All were astonishing and delicious. Visited all the big 3 bakeries and Bova gets our vote as the best! If you can’t find something there you just need to go home.

Date of visit: September 2022
Thank 79sheryll
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

This bakery is in the middle of Little Italy in the North End in Boston. When we arrived about 8:00pm, the line was out the door, around the corner and down the street. Thankfully, it moved quickly.
Once we got inside, the line snakes around down the right side of the store, makes a curve around at the back and then snakes up the other side to the front. The upside of this is that it allows you to walk by all of the cases of food so you can make your choice of what you want before it's your turn to order. The baked goods are too numerous to list from cookies and macaroons to several kinds of cheesecake, cakes, brownies and of course many different flavors of cannoli's. Portions of each are huge and easily shared. They also sell pizza by the piece, calzones and riceballs.
We only tried a cannoli and a brownie, but both were fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2022
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1  Thank luvtravel88
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Not even edible. I hate even leaving a bad review, typically I wouldn’t say anything at all but since other visitors may spend their time going here and waiting and money then they should know. This was such a disappointment after all the hype but honestly everything (3 different cannolis and a eclair) were so bad we didn’t even want to eat them - it all went in the trash. Everything tasted so old and stale and the cream was old and left a disgusting oily coating in our mouth. We went on a Saturday and there were people lined down the sidewalk so I would have thought everything was fresh? But there is no way. It all had to be a week old, at least. The staff was nice though and moved the line quickly. Maybe when they are fresh they are the best but I find that hard to believe. Also it was so uncomfortable hot in the shop and felt stagnant. I hated being in there and my husband had to go stand out on the sidewalk. Like even propping the door open to allow airflow would have helped.

Date of visit: August 2022
1  Thank Ashlee H
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

When we visited, we purchased a Boston Cream Donut. It is different than the original Boston Cream Pie at the Omni Parker Hotel. The chocolate was more like sauce, there was more cream, no nuts on it, and the cake was not as spongy. Differently delicious. We prefer this one to the original but would still go to Kane’s donuts if we had to choose.

Date of visit: August 2022
Thank LookingForFamilyFun
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