Mario's is the essence of authentic Tuscan family eating. Unpretentious and robust, the restaurant, like the food itself, exudes a fascinating mix of earthiness and humour. The three, or even occasionally four, generations trundle along in what seems like chaos but is in fact anything but. Christian who speaks good English used to be a waiter is now the chef and amicably shouts interpretations from the kitchen as necessary. Carafes of house wine can be variable in quality and sometimes you've just got to drink it quickly to acclimatise. Then you'll want more. The rabbit is always lovely as is the steak and chips which are thin and crisp. A variety of home made pastas and sauces can leave your decision-making brain cells reeling. Fine dining this is not; this is real.