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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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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
one of the most memorable meals in italy

it's worth the wait. Get there early !! The restaurant is a bit had to see as there's a large restaurant to the right and a somewhat large to the left that is usually empty. Just look for all the things on the door with reviews. It is small and crammed but that makes it fun also. Wine is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

it's worth the wait. Get there early !! The restaurant is a bit had to see as there's a large restaurant to the right and a somewhat large to the left that is usually empty. Just look for all the things on the door with reviews. It is small and crammed but that makes it fun also. Wine is cheap... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It is open for lunch.There is always a line as it is on a first come first service.The food is excellent.If you have children they do have a room downstairs.The pork is superb.The prices are very very reasonable.Will be in Florence in September and plan to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I loved the experience of the place.. You wait until there is a free place where they can seat you with someone you don't know. Plus the food is exquisite

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Got there before it opened at 12 and glad we did. They sat us at 11:45 so we could order by 12 when there was already a waiting list. You can see them making all the food from scratch, and it came through in the delicious homemade Italian taste.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was by far the best meal we had on our trip -- so we went back the next day -- and was further blown away. This is a family run place. Small tight tables -- not much for atmosphere -- unless you count all the banter between the siblings (which we LOVED!). Order the Bisteca -- you WILL NOT... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

the staff here is so rude, and only let foreigner to sit at specific place where they can ignore you. they are also very rude to the foreigner, provide the worse service in Italy we have experienced so far. maybe they do not care about tourists...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wow !!! Wow...canteen style with limited / lively restaurant near the center ( close to central Market ) They only operate at lunch time and now a days accepts credit card also. The pork grill / beef steak / pasta are outstanding...very friendly staff....had a great time and great lunch....must must visit...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place offers really amazing food: fillet steak literally melts in your mouth. Service is friendly and the atmosphere is unique. Just notice that tables are shared because the restaurant is really small and crowded but, if you want to try some real Italian food and you're tired of scamming touristic restaurants, try this trattoria! Besides prices are cool as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was our second visit to the restaurant. We visited last year and waited 45 minutes for a table and luckily this year, we arrived late (2:30) but they were able to seat us right away! We really enjoy the food and dining at this small, local restaurant. In reading the other reviews, it's best to be aware of the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Not the hardcore Italian low cost experience - too small a place in too touristy a section. But gives the feel of some of the "diner" or "cafeteria" style dining that is so popular with young Florentine men. Short menu but good stuff. No frills. Not a lot of English so don't be a jerk, but this is a tourist-friendly... 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>  > 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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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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Staying in San Lorenzo

Neighborhood Profile
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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