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Trattoria Mario

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Via Rosina, 2r | Corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 21 85 50
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: From 1st March 1953. We are open only for lunch, we haven't the freezer...
From 1st March 1953. We are open only for lunch, we haven't the freezer, we don't make reservation. No credit card and bancomat. ATTENZIONE SIAMO APERTI SOLO A PRANZO DAL LUNEDI AL SABATO COMPRESI E CHIUSI LA DOMENICA E TUTTI I GIORNI FESTIVI OLTRE AL MESE DI AGOSTO PER FERIE. NO BRUNCH NO COLAZIONI NO CONSEGNA NO CENA NO DOPO MEZZANOTTE.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Spot for Lunch

Trattoria Mario is only open 3 hours a day - for lunch. The menu changes daily based on what is available fresh locally on any given day. The restaurant has great charm - with old fashioned tables - some shared if your group is not large enough to fill one. A group of 5 of us had lunch here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Trattoria Mario is only open 3 hours a day - for lunch. The menu changes daily based on what is available fresh locally on any given day. The restaurant has great charm - with old fashioned tables - some shared if your group is not large enough to fill one. A group of 5 of us had lunch here, squeezing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Put your name in and be prepared for a 20-30 minute wait. We recommend heading across the square to the public market for a glass of wine while you wait. Once inside, the atmosphere is buzzing. Be prepared for communal tables. We ordered the Florentine steak with the Tuscan bean soup, and wine. It was incredible as were the waitstaff... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to me by a colleague who briefly lived in Florence. I really thought he was exagerrating. He wasn't. This is good, fresh, simple food cooked very well. I ended up going four days in a row and ran out of my time before my train to Rome on the fifth day. The Osso Buco is like... More 

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Kouklia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place is every bit as frenetic as people say. Unless you go as a group of at least four, you will certainly be sitting with strangers! That might not appeal to everyone but it should not put anyone off from eating there. When we visited, there were a good few locals there and a broad mix of other nationalities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

the food is great.The service is alwayes nice too.pasta with pesto excellent.my wife love bistecca fiorentino very delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Trattoria Mario, only opens during lunchtime. It is packed with tourists and very very busy, but the food is topgrade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food was great, had the tagliatelle. Be ready to sit, order, eat and be on your way! It's fun experience, but not a place to relax and sip wine. The food is well worth it though!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Amazing food amazing service get the pasta it the best I ever had. Only open for 3 hours so get their early it amazing and fast service

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been eating here for many years. It seems that the public has found out about it. On my last visit the line was so long to get in that I didn't stay. The family begins cooking early in the day and posts the days's menu on a piece of cardboard nailed to the wall. The food is basic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wow! Years pass by, and Trattoria Mario is frozen in time!,,,have not changed in 14 years! Amazing! Food still as good as in the old times, service awesome!!! All family, friendly and family seating! Best lunch in all Italy! Remember they open noon to 3pm Monday to Sat! A place ypu should not miss if you cone to Florence or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Rosina, 2r | Corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 21 85 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

From 1st March 1953. We are open only for lunch, we haven't the freezer, we don't make reservation. No credit card and bancomat. ATTENZIONE SIAMO APERTI SOLO A PRANZO DAL LUNEDI AL SABATO COMPRESI E CHIUSI LA DOMENICA E TUTTI I GIORNI FESTIVI OLTRE AL MESE DI AGOSTO PER FERIE. NO BRUNCH NO COLAZIONI NO CONSEGNA NO CENA NO DOPO MEZZANOTTE.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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