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Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

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Corso Umberto I oN. 159, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 941225
09:00 - 20:30
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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392 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modica is the centre of chocolate making in Sicily and chocolate made here is unlike any chocolate made elsewhere with its grainy, crunchy texture. This establishment is Sicily's oldest chocolate manufacturer and has been making the product since 1880. You can watch the original production process in the factory and taste the various flavoured chocolate. Other sweet products are also... More 

Thank vuepoint
Puyallup, Washington
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

They sell chocolate bars here, and have samples, but I'm not a big fan of modica chocolate. It's a bit grainy for me. Their cannoli however, wow!! So good I had it filled with half ricotta half pistachio. It's not overly sweet like I've found many to be, it's just perfectly delicious! They cost 1.80 euro and were so good... More 

Thank Cortneyse14
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Exquisite chocolate, manufactured. Provides a wide range of flavors, varying from the traditional to exotic. Friendly english speaking staff.

Thank Míriam C
San Jose, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

OVERALL: Made me appreciate chocolate even more as I saw and tasted the original way of making chocolate. Also, they do filled-to-order cannolis (pistachio) with in -house made shells. Its rare to find a place where you get to experience the original form. Over time we've refined, refined, refined. Think about modern sandwiches, a foot long and 1/2in of meat,... More 

1 Thank nc3042017
Helsinki, Finland
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is the temple of chocolate. They make chocolate in the same way as in the 16th century, when the Spanish occupants of Sicily imported chocolate beans directly their colonies in Central/South America. Modicano chocolate is different from any other. There is no butter or milk in it, only cocoa, sugar and flavors. The array of flavours is amazing, and... More 

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stopped on our way and weren't disappointed. Even brought a bottle of the chocolate liquor home. Cool, the influence on Italian cuisine from South America includes not only chocolate, but the tomato!

Thank wllm
Rome, Italy
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Best chocolate in town (that means basically the best you can find in Italy or so). Perfect for souvenirs or gifts.

1 Thank Francesco S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This chocolate shop is a wonderful piece of living history. Run by the same family for generations, they still make their chocolates according to ancient recipes - and the results are sheer bliss. In addition to their huge range of chocolates they also make pistachio cannoli which are "to die for". This shop alone is a reason to make a... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went to Bonajuto to purchase (and taste) some typical Modica chocolate. Plenty of different flavours and made to order cannoli to die for. They also do tours of the facility but I just focused on tasting!

Thank Makuanui
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

if you love chocolate it's a must visit, be prepared for weird unexpected ingredients which however all taste good

Thank louisarobyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Umberto I oN. 159, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Modica
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 941225

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