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Caffe dell'Arte

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Corso Umberto I 114 | centro storico, 97015 Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 (0)932 943257
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent in every way

This a a great cafe, delicious cakes and pastries, large and small, even bite sized. The chocolate bars are wonderful, favourites are the coffee, nut and vanilla. We went here several times on our visit to Modica, it's very welcoming to guests, always a chocolate sample and smiles. Some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Diana W
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This a a great cafe, delicious cakes and pastries, large and small, even bite sized. The chocolate bars are wonderful, favourites are the coffee, nut and vanilla. We went here several times on our visit to Modica, it's very welcoming to guests, always a chocolate sample and smiles. Some of the staff speak English. In poor weather the upstairs seating... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you want to sample the finest Sicilian pastries and cakes in Italy this is the spot to sit down and enjoy. Made on the premises by the master-craftsmen Iacono family, there are so many colourful delicacies that must be tried, from the finest elaborate cannoli using local ricotta to the ancient Arab dainties that contain meat and sugar, from... More 

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UK
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very busy cafe on the main street in Modica. The seating is outside and it's nice if you can get a seat out of direct sunlight. The pastries and coffee we had on our visits were very good and so was a gelato I had walking up the road. Probably the best cannoli we had in Modica.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We originally came here for a digestivo after dinner one evening in the Centro of Modica, around 10pm. We stood at the bar as we drank an amaro, and started to marvel at the different granita, cremolata, gelato, and cannoli, cakes, chocolates, and pastry plates of dolci that were being prepared right in front of us (for customers sitting at... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want delicious, authentic Sicilian coffee, gelato, cannoli, and experience this is it!! This adorable little café serves up some of the best breakfast and sweets in all of Italy- so good it has earned itself a Gambero Rosso award (Italian equivalent of a Michelin star). Located in beautiful central Modica, this is a great place to start or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Ice cream was average, as was coffee. The ice cream dishes were frozen solid...which isn't to my preference but maybe the way Sicilians do it!?

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Toronto, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The pistachio gelato was incredible as was the fragola granita, espresso and cannoli. Friendly service. Lots of varieties of Modica chocolate to purchase.

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Mosta, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Ended up having breakfast here on our first day in Modica and couldn't have had a better breakfast! Great service and food!

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A great atmosphere and friendly staff are just two of the assets of this cafe. The hot chocolate served here is just out of this world. The pastries were great as well and the cannoli is highly recommended. Don't miss this place.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Lovely bar, we popped in here for an aperitif, went for dinner and found ourselves coming back for a nightcap! Very arty clientele. They do snacks with drinks early evening. Sit outside on the street and watch the world go by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Umberto I 114 | centro storico, 97015 Modica, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Modica
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)932 943257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 6
  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, Ice Cream, Tea Room

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