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Trattoria Mario

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San Lorenzo
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best lunch I've ever had!

Passing through the sticker-covered door, you see a bustling restaurant where the waiters cram you at tables with other folks dining there. Italians and tourists eat at Trattoria Mario. Fabio took good care of us and helped us figure out what to order. We had the bisteca and the rice with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

They have a lot unusual rules there, sharing tables, u can not ask for how ur steak is cooked, the place is very small and super hot, no wifi and lots of other nos , the menu is written on a piece of paper in italian on the wall, u do not get a Menu. So after all of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Passing through the sticker-covered door, you see a bustling restaurant where the waiters cram you at tables with other folks dining there. Italians and tourists eat at Trattoria Mario. Fabio took good care of us and helped us figure out what to order. We had the bisteca and the rice with squids. The food was delicious, the sauces savory, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went there with my wife and toddler. Really enjoyed the authentic atmosphere with a fair mix of locals and tourists. All good was excellent. Good meat delicious pasta for our son. This a very simple place don't expect fine cuisine. You will share table with other customers Don't miss it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really crowded place with domestics, great atmosphere and real italian food. Don't miss that spot, but be prepared for waiting outside for table (or have a reservation ;))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Simply the best meat I have ever tasted in my life! not even the meat from Argentina compete with this level. Order the Bistecca Fiorentina, its big but worth it, it can be shared. One aspect that is nice, is that you are seated with random people, besides your group. So you get to know strangers while eating a wonderful... More 

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Maple, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Hidden away in a corner of Florence is this incredible little restaurant. We were sent there by a local and were not disappointed. Nothing to look at, and shared seating. But the food is fantastic. And what gives this restaurant its particular charm is that the menu is hand written and posted every day. As they run out of things,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

They start serving at noon, but get there at 11:30 or 11:45 to make sure you get a table and first order. It fills up QUICKLY. Prices are very reasonable, things move very very quickly. We got the cuttlefish risotto and the calamari spaghetti and both were good portions and very tasty. They fill every chair in the house, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had read previous reviews and figured this was the local spot. We were not disappointed. Service was quick, got a table in about 15 minutes and had a great steak and sea bass. Definitely worth the trip and the people who work there are fabulous. So glad we started our days in Florence with this being our first stop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hands down the best steak in Florence. I don't know if it's how they season the grill or what but the meat has great flavor with a crisp exterior. Don't bother asking for anything more than medium rare (small steaks do come out closer to medium). Try the ribollita, a traditional Tuscan vegetable pottage or the panzanella, a Tuscan bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

......and we would have gone on our third and final day too if it was not for the fact we wanted to dine a little later! You have to get there early. We were given this advice by the owner of the apartment we were renting. It was her number one choice for dining out and changed our itinerary for... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Mario

Address: Via Rosina, 2r | Corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 21 85 50
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • 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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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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