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“Real eating”

Ristorante Da Mario
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Buonconvento
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Real eating”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

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.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Hull,UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food & value for money”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

excellent food & staff,real value for money.you will be made to feel at home by the staff who will go through the menu with you in english.You are not rushed and will relax and enjoy your experience. Located in the centre of Buonoconvento not too far to travel. Bon appetito!

Visited June 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best local food in Town”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Small place ,big flavors ,The whole family works here. Great menu explained by the grand mother working the tables in the dining room.,sons cooking in kitchen .Good local wines. Very low prices ,best local food we found all week

  • Visited May 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“15 Years On Still The Best”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

15 years ago the Mrs and I found this unassuming local place and have spent those 15 years looking for another like it. So far we have failed. Very local, little to no English, no printed menu, all today's specials are written on the chalkboard out front. The family runs the place with great skill and pride and serves the best genuine Tuscan cuisine yet. Don't miss Da Mario if you are within 100 miles of Buonconvento. You will be happy you went.

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lake worth florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Trattoria”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

The restaurant is small and family run. But the food and service are fabulous equal to the best anywhere.
Everything is homemade in true Tuscan style.
In addition, the prices are reasonable for the area.

Visited May 2014
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