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Trattoria Mario

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San Lorenzo
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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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This little restaurant is exquisite! A real taste of an authentic Italian restaurant. Restaurant guests sit on long tables alongside guests, so it makes for an intimate, relaxed and informal setting with a great buzzing atmosphere. The restaurant is full of relaxed chatter and delicious food! It's only open for lunch and is extremely popular so make sure you get... More 

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Newport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic eatery. Went for lunch, stood in line for a bit but it was well worth it. Seems like it is a locals place. I had rabbit...delicious! Service was great and we were seated so that we could watch the kitchen action!

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Thank Debra0702lynn
Pamplona, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Real place, great food and service. If you want to have a funy, tasty and original food experience in Florence you have to go. I advice you to visit the neraly market its so chermy 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ive tried pasta with meat, my boyfriend famous "fiorentina steak". Is it worth to wait a bit to try this food! Place is opened only from 1-3 o'clock pm. It is good to drop by around 12:30 and ask for reservation. We did like this, extremely kind owner Mario sign us on a waiting list and asked to come in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and atmosphere! Arrive early or you won't get a table (or place). No reservations. Roast Beef is great! This place is a must every time I come to Florence!

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Thank Germán V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded and hot. It has good food, but not as "amazing" as the reviews on here had me believe. There are no open chairs, so be prepared for others to sit at your table with you.

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Thank Sean M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got their early (11:45am) to secure a table for lunch and by 12 it was full! The menu is quite limited, but the service is fast and friendly and the atmosphere great. The Florence steak is highly recommended as was the veal and pasta. Definitely recommend.

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Thank LTSydney
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very basic, unpretentious, tratt thta has become popular with locals and tourists alike. Scribbled menu, bench tables and very crowded but a great place for some tasty food.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been referred to Mario's by our local AirBnB hostess. She said it was one of the most authentic local lunch spots in Firenze. Mario's is a small trattoria with communal seating and an aggressively low key atmosphere, but they don't skimp on friendliness and quality food. The most popular dish is the steak, grilled Tuscan style and sold... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serves the best T-Bone steak ever, at only 35euro/kg (trust me you would want a kg, not to share). Other restaurants in Florence sells at 45-55/kg, with Mario's taste the best. The pork chop and raviole are equally heavenly as well. The service is fast and the waiters speak English. One tip is that they open on 12pm... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$7 - $21
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
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
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.

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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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