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Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

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Corso Umberto I oN. 159, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 941225
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is really little more than a shop but there are lots of samples and the staff are very helpful. Feels less pushy than some of the other stores in town. Does get a bit difficult when busy though with everyone trying to get to the samples. Chocolate was a very different taste sensation and I enjoyed that they also... More 

Thank Dnaray
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of chocolate for the chocolate lovers. Had a taste before actually buying, not obliged to buy of course. This is the oldest in town. We even were given a taste of hot chocolate on the house. Delicious.

Thank Gatt12
Milan, Italy
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not easy to find without indication but a place to visit and where buy chocolate, we have been told this is one of the most ancient ones...

Thank laura_3791
Groningen, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremly deliciosus chocolate of various taste made by traditional methods just like in Mexico, so if you have never tried the real chocolate this is the place to try. The stuff are extremly friendly and give you good tips what to try. So after tasting various samples of chocholate with chilli, vanilla, orange etc. we made a decision its the... More 

Thank _Matea_2411
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely best chocolate ever - made via traditional methods. Get a tasting tour and see the lab if you can. May need to call ahead.

Thank Anthony G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where chocolate making began in Europe. This shop and brilliant staff are the best in Modica. Do not bother with the modern frou- frou come and savour the tops.

Thank Catherine E E
Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

You find the entrance just off the main street in Modica in kind of an alleyway. Inside the small attractive shop are all the varieties of chocolate they sell; lots of samples to try (some people seem to be having a chocolate lunch); and a window to look into the small production facility. The real production is done in a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you really want to enjoy some chocolate from this region--this is the place to go. Their chocolate has no dairy so it travels really well. There are a variety of flavors to sample and purchase. Don't miss out on this great place---a must for chocoholics. :)

Thank Rourke S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Even though I knew this was the original location of the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto (since 1880), I was totally unprepared for its small size and the simplicity of the shop....how refreshing and fun to visit. Great, delicious gifts to bring home. If you are into presentation, the larger chocolate tablets flavored with either vanilla or cinnamon are wrapped in an... More 

Thank SelbyDale
Rome, Italy
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205 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We hoped to find a place that would exhibit the grinding of cocoa beans as part of the chocolate making process, but without success. While they use cocoa mass from a supplier instead of roasting and grinding their own beans, at least they are generous about allowing you to sample the varieties of candy they produce.

Thank TwixtTwain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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