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“Great Local Flavor”

Ristorante Da Mario
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Buonconvento
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great Local Tuscan Cooking..grandma is in the kitchen the sons are waiting on tables..and the food is really authentic..nothing fancy but a perfect local meal at very reasonable prices.sit outside if the weather is nice in not ask for downstairs table..but in any event don't miss this real find!

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Da Mario will make you sense and taste Italian food as it is meant to be: pure and honest. Everything is just what it is, nothing magic, no drama. Da Mario Will serve you the pasta al dente, the vitello tonato as you expected it to be, the dulce without ado. Add to this a moderately priced Rosso or Brunello de Montalcino and you will wish for no more than simplicity. The patio and plastic chairs only add to the experience of being part of an Italian movie, with your Vespa waiting around the corner.

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We had two meals at Ristorante Da Mario and both were good. We ate dinner on their outside patio one night. It was somewhat of a comedy routine because no one in the restaurant spoke English that night and we don't speak Italian. We had fun trying to communicate with the owner, who just kept talking, even when we had no idea what she was saying. The food was good and the atmosphere authentic. We enjoyed our lunch there as well. This time we sat inside and had a waitress that did speak some English. The pasta was great and everyone was friendly. This restaurant is worth a try if you are staying in Buenconvento.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

When i read the mediocre reviews of Da Mario, i can't believe we ate at the same place. In my 12 days in Tuscany, Da Mario was my 'mio preferito'! The waitress had a list of specials ready to go in English. My duck with shaved truffles sent me elsewhere - no exaggeration. Who looked like the matriarch of the Mario family roamed around with her bold Italian gestures, making sure everyone was taken care of. The house wine is perfectly accompanies your meal. If you're in the Vescovado region of Tuscany, you must eat at Da Mario.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We went to "Da Mario" twice during our stay near Buonconvento, the first time five of us for lunch and the second just me and the wife for dinner. The first visit was the best, we all really enjoyed the meal, it was inexpensive and it was fun. The second visit was nice too but we went for a bit more upscale food and wine and it didn't quite scale. Tips:
1. Two in the staff speak great English, the rest don't.
2. The house wine is a good deal: inexpensive and not bad (they put out a bottle and you pour as many glasses as you see fit).
3. Make a dinner reservation if you want a chance to sit in the garden (you do if it's hot out, otherwise inside is pretty nice too).
4. The white beans are delicious.

Thank Dr_Port
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