Was introduced to this place when I was in college in Providence. I get to Providence at least once a year and make the drive with a shopping list from my son and wife to bring back to PA. Great calzones, pizza and some of the best tiramisu. Don’t forget the rice balls either if you’ve never had one you have to try one!
If you find yourself in the North End border line blackout, yet functioning, it is a must to swing by the legendary Bovas Bakery. The arrancini (also known as rice balls) are to die for and let me tell you, you will wake up the next morning filled with regret and covered in rice ball and diarrhea soon to come, but in the moment of stumbling down the street jamming cheesy balls of rice in your mouth it is truly a moment of ecstasy.
Nirvana in your mouth.
Don’t be fooled by places on the main street with long lines. Bova’s is the best bakery in Boston!
My favorite place on the Earth
Absolutely delicious late night cannoli. What more could you need?!
Open 24 hours. This is such a cute mom and pop bakery with tons of food and baked good options. Stray off the crowded Hanover street and get your sweet tooth on at this gem.
Had the lobster claws and Boston creme pies, amazing and the staff was great too!
Always so friendly and I'm in love with the rice balls and Florentine cookies❤😍
One of the best bakeries ive ever been too .
Busy, but worth it!!
Our trolley guide told us about this hidden gem! It's where most of the locals go and there aren't any crazy long lines. EVERYTHING we ate here was amazing!!! The sweet lady even gave us a sample of the coconut cake and it was heavenly! The Florentine cannoli was the best I've ever had and was also highly recommended. Can't wait to visit here next time we are in Boston.
You want the best cannoli- forget Mike's- BOVA BAKERY has the ABSOLUTE best Florentine Cannoli. I am 100% Italian and have had many cannoli alot of places and Bova trumps all!. We will be back to visit soon!
If you don't get the florentine Canolis you've failed!
Stumbled upon this place while visit Little Italy and absolutely loved it. Amazing pastries
I love this place! Every time I come to. Boston I make sure to stop at least once. Everything I have had from Bovas is excellent! I'm leaving Boston tomorrow and am going to. Make a final stop before I head to the airport. They are just that good!
Fresh. Some of the pastries are remarkable, others okay. but the base mixture is made up of good ingredients
Loved the food, love the atmosphere. Prices are very fair especially for the quality and it being boston. Will go back anytime im in boston. Especially since it's 24hours.
Black Sesame Latte: 9/10 No coffee in this drink. Tastes like hot cocoa if cocoa were sesame Kouigen Original: 8/10 Very yummy. Tastes like a candy coated croissant Chocolate: 9/10 As above, but with a nice amount of dark chocolate Fruit: 7/10 not enough fruit
Best Cannollis in Boston, great pizza and sandwiches and open 24/7 I've been going here for over 20 years and the quality has never changed. Simply perfect.