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1085 Route 22 East
Mountainside , NJ 07092
Bovellaâ€™s Pastry Shoppe, a staple of the Westfield community, has maintained a standard of excellence in culinary artistry for over 60 years. Bovellaâ€™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 Ralphâ€™s passion and interest, in respect to the baking and management aspects of the business, Mr. Bove felt that heâ€™d found someone specialâ€¦ someone he could mentor. Michael eventually sent Ralph to a highly regarded baking academy, and upon his return, he worked tirelessly to elevate Bovellaâ€™s already stellar reputation. For 20 years Mike and Ralph worked in tandem, as the business grew into what Bovellaâ€™s is considered todayâ€¦ synonymous with perfection.
Upon Mikeâ€™s passing in 2008, Ralph was determined to allow the business to grow, while never forgetting the core principles his mentor had taught him. Bovellaâ€™s mission, under Ralphâ€™s ownership, was to introduce a European-style cafĂ© to its existing selection of cookies, pastries, and cakes (both custom, and wedding). Bovellaâ€™s is no longer simply a bakery. It is now a destinationâ€¦ a place to sit and enjoy a coffee, espresso, or gelato after an evening at one of Westfieldâ€™s 100+ eateries. All of this from the mind of a young Westfield teen who began his time at Bovellaâ€™s washing dishes over 25 years ago. Somewhere above, Michael Bove is smiling proudly.
Mr. Bencivenga prides himself with his commitment to customer service, as well as his continued vision of a family-oriented establishment, which uses only the finest and freshest ingredients available. The only way to appreciate this hidden gem is to stop in, and try it yourself.