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Trattoria Mario

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Neighbourhood:
San Lorenzo
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Via Rosina, 2r | Corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 218550
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12:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading the reviews we were looking forward to visiting Mario's for lunch. Unfortunately this is not a traditional trattoria like the reviews would have you believe, it's tourist trap. The tables are so tightly packed together that people can't get in or out with others having to stand up and move - it makes the whole experience uncomfortable. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mario's is hard to beat. Local food done well and it was some of the best pasta I've had. The steaks also looked great. Two pastas. Wine and bread total of €19. Visit here for some of the local football team paraphernalia. If you have to wait, stop by the markets in the adjacent piazza for leather football jerseys and... More 

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Thank Meegan S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

came to the restaurant 20minutes before it's opening (11:40) and we were promptly given a table. it's a small place so you will have to share your table with other people. menu is written on the wall - we ordered ravioli with rage on top, and Florentine steak. both were cooked to perfection and I can't recommend this place enough.... More 

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San Jose, California
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a genuine lover of steak, I would put TM with some of the finest I have had right from the U.S. to Argentina & Brazil. Place takes no reservations, but you give your name & they will give you a fairly accurate time as to when you will be seated. It's as family style as any place can get.... More 

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NM
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very late with my review, but I am planning a visit to Florence in June 2017, especially to take my friends for lunch at Mario. Great great great food. I have not tried anything other then the steak, because it is just that good. Both the red and white house wines are great. Very relaxed atmosphere. Fun part... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic dishes here, make sure you can read a bit of Italian translations aren't the best here. wine or water only available to drink. we were rushed by my screaming son, so didn't get to enjoy the atmosphere or eat as much as I would of liked. they will sit you at a table up to 15minutes before midday, if... More 

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Thank Nathan T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Florence food, simple and flavorful! Try to come earlier to secure your seats! They change menu everyday and all are in Italian.

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Thank DenitaPutri
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited on line for restaurant to open for lunch on my last day in town. Best Veal Chop I have ever had. The restaurant got crowded in a hurry. Would definitely recommend and I will be going back again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a little late in writing this review (we went in October 2016) but I was just reminded about how amazing this place was. We spent two weeks in Italy last year and this place sticks out as one of our highlights. So good we went twice for lunch! It's a no fuss trattoria but the food is awesome, honest... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As other reviews shared, this is worth the wait. It is crowded and a little confusing but had the best steak. You feel like a local and at the place to be with all of the energy. It's located conveniently near major sights.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Rosina, 2r | Corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218550
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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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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