after a long drive across sicily, we arrived in modica, and had the recommendation from the owner of our hotel to try this place for dinner. as it was a short walk in a quaint alley nearby, we were a little tired, and ready for some simple modican food. we were immediately charmed with the simple kitchen atmosphere, and the smell of home cooking. the service was reserved but welcoming, as if we were entering a family home. after looking at some options on the menu, the waiter verified that the food was all made by hand, and what were the typical local dishes that were more popular. it helps very much to speak italian, but you can get by. we decided on the antipasto plate, a very traditional local variety including hard boiled eggs, and it was sumptuous! after the large antipasto we had only one plate each of pasta, the ravioli with spinach and ricotta, and pork sauce typical of modica, and handmade noodle soup with broth and tiny hand rolled meatballs....delicious. after enjoying the leisurely atmosphere we were pleased to see the cost was not high for the simple meal that we enjoyed very much.