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“Like Bovril - it seems you either love it or hate it”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Trattoria Mario

Trattoria Mario
Ranked #64 of 2,680 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, 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.
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“Like Bovril - it seems you either love it or hate it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

"Inexpensive trattoria" - translation: "cheap in other ways too".
"Plenty of opportunity to get to know people at the next table" - translation: "can't move any way because they squeeze more people here than chickens in a factory farm"
"Bustling" - translation: "can't hear yourself think because of the general noise"
"well-oiled machine" - translation: "greasy"
"food fast" - translation: "fast food"
"perfect for a quick lunch stop" - translation: "stop outside then find somewhere else"
"people queue to go here" - translation "people queue for soup kitchens too"
"a cultural experience" - translation "you've seen high culture - now try this"

  • Visited October 2013
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“what a steak! worth the wait.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Despite the wait for a table, we came back to Mario for the 2nd time in the same week. If there's anything to add, the steak tasted better than the first time and the ambience was still fabulous. Because we have to share table with other diners, we always make new friends and swap travel tales. Mario is a fantastic down to earth restaurant with friendly service and great food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank steven t
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Vienna, Virginia
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“huge and delicious T-Bone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Their T-Bone steak is huge and the beef is flavorful. I'm more used to US beef which is a lot softer; but their beef isn't bad either. One thing that's interesting is that they do not give you steak sauce, but rather lemon for you to go with the steak. It's fun and interesting; and it actually goes well with the steak, too. The downside is that the place is always crowded and only open for a limited time and it's a cash only business! Since you need to share table and our hotel is actually near by (hotel collodi), we choose to do take out.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank gychen
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“WORST SERVICE EVER”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Ive never experienced such bad service before! Very rude waitress who failed to provide the basic customer service! Food takes ages to arrive. Not recommended

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We saw a bunch of people queueing and out of curiousity wondered over to have a look at the wonderful reviews all plasted on the trattoria's door and window. And we immediately put in our names to the queue! Ordered pasta pomodoro and bistecca steak - they are excellent! Everything is freshly cooked and the service staff is efficient and friendly. Lunch was so good that we went again in a couple days time. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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