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“A real Modican institution”

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto
Ranked #1 of 12 Dessert in Modica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A real Modican institution”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

First things first, this is not a restaurant, it is a chocolate shop and a patisserie.
Any visit to the wonderful city of Modica is not complete until you have visited this wonderful little shop. Modican chocolate is a unique product steeped in the history of Sicily and its Spanish colonial past and Bonajuto is the place to experience it at its very best. The shop has all of the flavours available to taste, the only difficulty is deciding which is the best (70% cocoa or chilli for me) What is not quite as obvious is that the shop also sells a range of pastries, including amongst the best Cannoli I have ever tasted (which is saying something) and the most curious n'panarghiti (my poor attempt at spelling) pastries filled with chocolate, almonds and beef mince (yes that is correct). The shop is well worth seeking out and, unlike many places in this part of Sicily, English is spoken.

  • Visited October 2012
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Portopalo di Capo Passero, Italy
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Death by chocolate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

cannot really add more than my title. all Dolce made on the premises and you can meet the Chef and everything is made fresh to order. They even have meat dishes with the right chocolate.

Visited December 2012
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Catania, Italy
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Chocolate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Do not miss this place in Modica. It is a little hidden in an alley, but it is the best chocolate in Modica.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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429 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Best chocolate around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

We had difficulty finding the shop front, as our guide was wrong, but tucked down a lane way is the beautiful Dolceria Bonajuto chocolate shop/factory. You can taste as many of their dozens of chocolate varieties before buying. We bough a few of the chocolate tins (decorative tins) as these will last for ever, unlike the chocolates which had to be rationed otherwise they wouldn't have lasted a day, & we bough a fairly good range

  • Visited June 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A must - even for non-choccolate lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a chocolatier not a restaurant so don't get the two confused - even with the free samples.

An extraordinary combination of traditional yet stylish shop where you can sample this incredible choccolate. Though not unique to Modica (the style I believe comes from Northern Africa), the flavour combinations are.
The texture is strange at first (crunchy) but that means it does not melt down your fine white shirt as you try not to take "just one more bite" out of bar or even block you have bought.
Ideal for presents but best to purchase samples and eat at leasure during your stay only to return and buy as much as you can carry :)

Seriously worth a visit - then another - to see, smell and taste this Sicilian treasure (choccolate gold :) ).

  • Visited September 2012
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