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“Ever more popular”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Trattoria Mario

Trattoria Mario
Ranked #66 of 2,676 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
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.
Reading, PA
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1,334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,594 helpful votes
“Ever more popular”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Mario's deserves to be popular. We have been regulars for decades. The food is delicious and the prices are fair (cash only). But each time we come we have to come earlier to get a seat for when they start serving lunch at noon.

Word has been out about Mario's for a very long time. It is only open for lunch noon until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There are no reservations. You will share a table with strangers. The menu is posted on the wall in Italian with English translations. The mood is chaotic, but friendly and the food is always tasty. Service is incredible. They write nothing down and remember everything!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

cheap and really yummy food. delicious. absolutely value for your money. be there for lunch only as they do not open for business for dinner. be prepared to share tables too. but definitely worth it. try their beef steak.

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The best italian food experience! Good prices... messy inside, you could eat with people you don't know which make the experience even better... You just have to give your name at the door.... and wait for 40 minutes.. meanwhile.. you can go and buy italian condiments at the market! A must to go place to eat in Florence

  • Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“skip it”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

this place may have been good at one time, but it may be levelling off on the bell curve. perhaps a victim of its own success produced by too many good reviews, going there you feel rushed, crowded, and that you are basically served whatever it is that they were left with. They do not have a real menue, they just cook something and start running out of stuff throughout the day, and although the food is good, good food is not a rare find in Italy; I would suggest the dining experience is better in a restaurant that has the time, the ingredients and the desire to feed you.

  • Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian dining experience”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Like all the other reviews say, you share a table with other diners and the food is pretty basic. The atmosphere is brilliant though and it really seems like there are lots of locals having lunch there. The service is quick and pleasant and the staff are very helpful. It's cheap enough for lunch too and definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2012
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