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“Legendarily Fantastico!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mac Dario

Mac Dario
Via XX Luglio 5, Panzano, Greve in Chianti, Italy
39 055 852020
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Panzano
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
San Diego, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Legendarily Fantastico!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Not being a big meat eater, I admit I was skeptical! I mean, how good could Mac Dario's be? Fantastico-- not to be missed when in Panzano at lunchtime. The hype starts across the way at the famous Butcher Shop. Generous samples of roasted pork with Dario's secret spices and sauces tantalize your taste buds. Free tuscan bread with olive oil and rosso vino all set the stage. Dario showboats his cleaver skills for customers while AC/DC blasts in the street. Behind the pyschodelic painted cow in the street lies Mac Dario's. Upstairs there are two rooms with family style seating -- the food is great and the portions are generous! Definitely worth a stop!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“We loved it...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

First we enjoyed Darios meat in the evening - then we thought we'd need another "shot" over lunch two days later. Wooooonderful hamburger... we loved it and we can recommend it. They serve pinzimonio (raw vegetables that you dip into your own salad dressing made by Darios oil and his homemade salt) and tasty fried potatoes. I could definitely eat such a hamburger at least twice a week.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney
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“More than a Mac”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Easily reached by regional bus from Florence. You are greeted by a glass of wine, salami, cheese, bread and olive oil - and that is just as you walk into Dario's butcher shop. Dario is larger than life. The "fast food" restaurant is up the stairs from the shop. It opens and 12 noon and best be there on time, no booking and it fills very quickly. We had the Mac Dario Burger - prime minced steak, chips or fries (whatever you call them) and a small salad. Delicious. Seated with others at a long table and great traveller experience. And then the bus back to Florence from the village. Easy and fun.

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Good meat and great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This place was recommended to us by our guide and driver and we are glad we went. We ordered a burger and one plate of assorted meat, both of which were very yummy. Dario and the staff were warm and hospitable and welcomed us with complimentary wine and the overall experience was really fun. There was so much food that my husband and I could not finish everything. The total bill came to 30e.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mission Viejo, California
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“Hyped up but was just averagely OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had some wine and bread being given at the entrance, didn't care for the animal fat w/ herbs.
I went for the € 20 "Accoglienza" : Vegetables ( carrots,celery,fennel) to dip in olive oil, steak tartar, pulled pork, roasted pork, meatloaf, bread & water (w/ or w/o bubbles).
Steak tartar was nicely seasoned and I actually liked it. Last and only time I have tried it was at a German restaurant in Chicago and didn't care for it. Both pork dish tasted the same, a bit dry I think. The sauce on the meatloaf made it taste good.
The waiter forgot to give us our bread. We had to wait for refills on water.
It wasn't busy .

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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