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“Authentic local food at its best”
Review of Trattoria Mario

Trattoria Mario
Ranked #76 of 2,850 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We have been to many places in florence but this was the most authentic and shown to us by locals who go there for 20+ yrs, knowing the owner, his dad and most staff since.
Cautious: Better avoid if you are a visible Juventus Turin fan...

Thank perza
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to eat at Marios. We had read that no booking s were accepted, so we queued for close to an hour with other people. When space was finally available, it was given to people having booked. Many people in the queue were disappointed and left after having waited for a long time.

It really looks nice, but they should put up clear rules.

Thank DanielCH
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Maybe the expectations were too high after reading all the reviews, or maybe we did not order the right dish. We have waited for a little more than half an hour which was fine for us, and the service was good. It is a busy little restaurant and you can tell they value the freshness of their food. The meat was great in seasoning and juicy, but it didn't tasted as great as others have mentioned.

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Small restaurant, always a wait, but worth it. Generally small parties are seated with each other which adds to the family-meal atmosphere. Really friendly staff (it's been family owned and run since the 50's) and the beef is excellent, as are all the other dishes made daily. Also listed as a 'Slow Food' restaurant (Slow Food is a movement started in Italy that promotes use of local and regional ingredients as well as traditional preparations, etc...worth a google). Open only for lunch and no reservations...definitely give it a try when in Florence!

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Thank patticakes67
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Had our first meal of our trip here and it set the bar high! Had to wait for a table but he took our name and told us when to go back. Food was worth the wait! Everything we ordered was delicious, I had a good hunk of beef which was just delicious, had a divine flavour and have never eaten such a tasty piece of meat! We were sat in the basement where we were surrounded by racks of wine and Fiorentina memorabilia which added to the atmosphere!

Thank RCD83
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