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Oct 29, 2007 10:43 AM

Bova's Late-Night Disappointment

So after a late night celebrating another Red Sox win on Saturday night, we headed over to Bova's bakery in the North End, for a dose of Sicilian Pizza, Calzones and Whoopie Pies.

They had nothing at pizza, no calzones, no whoopie pies. When I asked the man behind the counter if they had any of that, he just said nope, and turned away from me to help someone else. I wasn't able to get any information from them (not that they are the friendliest place anyhow...)

Does anyone know if Bova's has stopped offering that food? Do I need to strike it off my list of late-night "go to" places for food?

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  1. My recollection of late-night options at Bova's is fuzzy at best, but I've definitely seen pizza there at 3am recently. I always go with the ricotta pie.

    1. they still have them but.....
      they are the short simple answer type of people
      no means no
      no explaination needed

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      1. re: foodperv


        I was just surprised, because I've been going there for years, and in all those times, this was the first time they didn't have anything at all. It just seemed like they had stopped making the stuff for the late night crowd, which would really be a loss for me.

      2. They still have the stuff. I suspect it just sold-out due to the number of people who needed some booze-soaking food.

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        1. re: Bostonbob3

          I thought they stopped serving late night food on the weekends due to the large number of drunk people disturbing the neighborhood.

          1. re: phatchris

            Since it's on my way home, I wander in around 10:00-10:30 on a regular basis (I know, not late by barfly standards), and they always have pizza and calzones.

            I will say that the number of incredibly noisy, rude, a-hole students in the neighborhood has increased this year by a factor of 20. Why do landlords rent 1-bedrooms to groups of 20?

            1. re: Bostonbob3

              They stop serving pizza/calzones/sandwiches at 1am. It was a change they made maybe a year or a year and a half ago- there was initially a small sign saying that it was "because of the city", but no real explanation was given.

              And yes, the student population in the neighborhood has exploded in the last two years. So much that I'm contemplating moving out.

              1. re: Spelunker


                I'm really getting tired of a small group of immature losers ruining a good thing for the rest of us who just want some food after midnight. Here in Quincy, they forced the Ihop to shut down at midnight because of the rowdy drunks who were causing trouble late at night.

                I guess I'll have to stick with Chinatown.