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Bovella's Pastry Shoppe

Westfield , NJ
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Westfield, NJ 07090 US (map)

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908-232-4149

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Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe, a staple of the Westfield NJ community, has maintained a standard of excellence in culinary artistry for over 60 years. Bovella’s, long considered one of the... Read more
Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe, a staple of the Westfield NJ community, has maintained a standard of excellence in culinary artistry for over 60 years. Bovella’s, long considered one of the premiere bakeries in the Tri-State area, has flourished behind an outstanding crew of chefs, bakers, and personnel.



Ralph Bencivenga, owner and operator, was a Westfield High School student when he began his tenure at the bakery for founder Michael Bove. Recognizing Ralph’s passion and interest, in respect to the baking and management aspects of the business, Mr. Bove felt that he’d found someone special… someone he could mentor. Michael eventually sent Ralph to a highly regarded baking academy, and upon his return, he worked tirelessly to elevate Bovella’s already stellar reputation. For 20 years Mike and Ralph worked in tandem, as the business grew into what Bovella’s is considered today… synonymous with perfection.

Upon Mike’s passing in 2008, Ralph was determined to allow the business to grow, while never forgetting the core principles his mentor had taught him. Bovella’s mission, under Ralph’s ownership, was to introduce a European-style café to its existing selection of cookies, pastries, and cakes (both custom, and wedding). Bovella’s is no longer simply a bakery. It is now a destination… a place to sit and enjoy a coffee, espresso, or gelato after an evening at one of Westfield’s 100+ eateries. All of this from the mind of a young Westfield teen who began his time at Bovella’s washing dishes over 25 years ago. Somewhere above, Michael Bove is smiling proudly. Read less
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What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cookies, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Without a doubt 5 stars! Bovella's was so flexible with our tasting and met all of our requests for both our wedding cake and our surprise groom's cake. We received SO many compliments on the taste of the cake as well as the appearance. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding cake they have ever tasted....we agree!
Without a doubt 5 stars! Bovella's was so flexible with our tasting and met all of our requests for both our wedding cake Read more...
Without a doubt 5 stars! Bovella's was so flexible with our tasting and met all of our requests for both our wedding cake and our surprise groom's cake. We received SO many compliments on the taste of the cake as well as the appearance. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding cake they have ever tasted....we agree! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Our cake looked ABSOLUTELY beautiful. I would say it tasted great but the only bite I got was when we actually cut the cake. However, I know it had to taste incredible because of our tasting. So delicious, so creative, and absolutely beautiful.

The only thing I knocked down on the review was professionalism. I got a phone call at 10:30 PM the night before the wedding from Bovella's asking for a few clarifying details that we had put as "questionable details" that we'd hammer out later. 10:30 PM the night before the wedding isn't exactly the best time to be going over those details, however I did appreciate that they were that committed to making it perfect and didn't just want to choose one way or another. These details probably should've been discussed a few days prior, but I'm sure with it being a holiday weekend they were incredibly busy so I don't fault them too much for that. Like I said, the cake was so beautiful!!!!!!
Our cake looked ABSOLUTELY beautiful. I would say it tasted great but the only bite I got was when we actually cut the Read more...
Our cake looked ABSOLUTELY beautiful. I would say it tasted great but the only bite I got was when we actually cut the cake. However, I know it had to taste incredible because of our tasting. So delicious, so creative, and absolutely beautiful.

The only thing I knocked down on the review was professionalism. I got a phone call at 10:30 PM the night before the wedding from Bovella's asking for a few clarifying details that we had put as "questionable details" that we'd hammer out later. 10:30 PM the night before the wedding isn't exactly the best time to be going over those details, however I did appreciate that they were that committed to making it perfect and didn't just want to choose one way or another. These details probably should've been discussed a few days prior, but I'm sure with it being a holiday weekend they were incredibly busy so I don't fault them too much for that. Like I said, the cake was so beautiful!!!!!! Read less
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Bev
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Bovella's Bakery went above and beyond to create the wedding cake of our dreams. They were recommended to us by our venue, and we are so happy that we used them. For our tasting, they presented a ton of different options, and were flexible in helping us choose and create a design that we loved. Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the cake design, and the flavor of the cake as well. We will be using them again for any upcoming events, and we would absolutely recommend, 5/5 stars!
Bovella's Bakery went above and beyond to create the wedding cake of our dreams. They were recommended to us by our venue, Read more...
Bovella's Bakery went above and beyond to create the wedding cake of our dreams. They were recommended to us by our venue, and we are so happy that we used them. For our tasting, they presented a ton of different options, and were flexible in helping us choose and create a design that we loved. Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the cake design, and the flavor of the cake as well. We will be using them again for any upcoming events, and we would absolutely recommend, 5/5 stars! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
6/4/2016
4.4/5.0
Bobby from Bovella's made our wedding cake and it was perfect! I own my own bakery so hiring another bakery for my wedding was a tough one. Bobby took all my direction and I couldn't have made it better myself. It was delicious and beautiful! Thank you so much!
Bobby from Bovella's made our wedding cake and it was perfect! I own my own bakery so hiring another bakery for my wedding Read more...
Bobby from Bovella's made our wedding cake and it was perfect! I own my own bakery so hiring another bakery for my wedding was a tough one. Bobby took all my direction and I couldn't have made it better myself. It was delicious and beautiful! Thank you so much! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/29/2016
4.1/5.0
We used Bovella's because we received a free wedding cake from our vendor from them. We went for our tasting and met Ralph who was super nice. We got a little plate with different flavor fillings, cakes, and icings. Everything was pretty tasty. The cake arrived to the venue before we did and it looked okay. Definitely not the most beautiful cake I've ever seen, but it was free so no true complaints. It was very tasty though.
We used Bovella's because we received a free wedding cake from our vendor from them. We went for our tasting and met Ralph Read more...
We used Bovella's because we received a free wedding cake from our vendor from them. We went for our tasting and met Ralph who was super nice. We got a little plate with different flavor fillings, cakes, and icings. Everything was pretty tasty. The cake arrived to the venue before we did and it looked okay. Definitely not the most beautiful cake I've ever seen, but it was free so no true complaints. It was very tasty though. Read less
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Lani
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was a dream come true!!! Bovellas Pastrie Shoppe honored all of our requests. We had a very particular cake in mind. A traditional wedding cake but we wanted and needed a cake that was traditional white but also chocolate,we brought our ideas to Bobby and he produced the best cake we have ever seen or eaten. 5 tier half traditional white half chocolate with chocolate covered strawberries on each tier. Our guests could not stop talking about and taking pictures of our wedding cake.
Thank you for making our wedding day SO perfect!
Our wedding cake was a dream come true!!! Bovellas Pastrie Shoppe honored all of our requests. We had a very particular Read more...
Our wedding cake was a dream come true!!! Bovellas Pastrie Shoppe honored all of our requests. We had a very particular cake in mind. A traditional wedding cake but we wanted and needed a cake that was traditional white but also chocolate,we brought our ideas to Bobby and he produced the best cake we have ever seen or eaten. 5 tier half traditional white half chocolate with chocolate covered strawberries on each tier. Our guests could not stop talking about and taking pictures of our wedding cake.
Thank you for making our wedding day SO perfect! Read less
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Nishan Singh
Wedding:
12/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was from Bovella's. We had a very short time for the wedding cake, but Bobby really made it happen. Cake was BEAUTIFUL and DELICIOUS beyond my expectations. If you are looking for GREAT experience and that too NOT overpriced, I would definitely recommend you talking to Bovella's !!
Regards,
Nishan Singh
Our wedding cake was from Bovella's. We had a very short time for the wedding cake, but Bobby really made it happen. Cake Read more...
Our wedding cake was from Bovella's. We had a very short time for the wedding cake, but Bobby really made it happen. Cake was BEAUTIFUL and DELICIOUS beyond my expectations. If you are looking for GREAT experience and that too NOT overpriced, I would definitely recommend you talking to Bovella's !!
Regards,
Nishan Singh Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Bovella’s did an amazing job with our wedding cake! We met with Bobby who is the pastry chef during our tasting. He was so helpful and recommended the best fillings. My guests are still raving about our wedding cake and how delicious it tasted. I would highly recommend Bovella’s to future brides and grooms. They will not disappoint you!
Bovella’s did an amazing job with our wedding cake! We met with Bobby who is the pastry chef during our tasting. He was so Read more...
Bovella’s did an amazing job with our wedding cake! We met with Bobby who is the pastry chef during our tasting. He was so helpful and recommended the best fillings. My guests are still raving about our wedding cake and how delicious it tasted. I would highly recommend Bovella’s to future brides and grooms. They will not disappoint you! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding venue uses Bovella's for all of their wedding cakes, and I could not have been happier! Our cake was beautifully made. It was elegant, classy, and most importantly, delicious! I highly recommend Bovella's to anyone looking for a beautiful, yet delicious wedding cake!
Our wedding venue uses Bovella's for all of their wedding cakes, and I could not have been happier! Our cake was Read more...
Our wedding venue uses Bovella's for all of their wedding cakes, and I could not have been happier! Our cake was beautifully made. It was elegant, classy, and most importantly, delicious! I highly recommend Bovella's to anyone looking for a beautiful, yet delicious wedding cake! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My venue worked with Bovella's to provide my wedding cake for my wedding on 9/20/2015. At first, I was nervous because I was unsure if they would be able to make the cake how I want and I was a little underwhelmed by the cake tasting with not having many options to choose from. However, Bobby exceeded my expectations and did an amazing job. He was very nice, took off the extra fee for the filling we wanted, and best of all our cake came out beautiful! It looked like a cake I would see in magazines and it tasted even better. It is not often that you hear guest discussing how amazing the cake tasted. I was able to taste it the next day and it was just as amazing as my guest told me. I am so happy I did not choose another vendor to make my cake.
My venue worked with Bovella's to provide my wedding cake for my wedding on 9/20/2015. At first, I was nervous because I Read more...
My venue worked with Bovella's to provide my wedding cake for my wedding on 9/20/2015. At first, I was nervous because I was unsure if they would be able to make the cake how I want and I was a little underwhelmed by the cake tasting with not having many options to choose from. However, Bobby exceeded my expectations and did an amazing job. He was very nice, took off the extra fee for the filling we wanted, and best of all our cake came out beautiful! It looked like a cake I would see in magazines and it tasted even better. It is not often that you hear guest discussing how amazing the cake tasted. I was able to taste it the next day and it was just as amazing as my guest told me. I am so happy I did not choose another vendor to make my cake. Read less
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