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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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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

today, my friends and me went to the Trattoria Mario, the place was full, we was thinking maybe is truly good, but the service was really bad, the waiter was rude and he only speck Italian, so he didn't understand us. We ordered chicken and asked to the waiter about the complement he told us fries. The chicken was fat... More 

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Thank Lucía F
Southampton
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heeding advice from reviews, I arrived spot on time near opening to get a seat pretty quickly. I love the fact you're thrown together with complete strangers and the conversation flows as quick as the turnover. The menu is handwritten by the cash desk but I went for the beef stew being enjoyed by my table mate and was delighted... More 

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Thank Trenchdiggers
United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was delicious and very authentic. They don't change their style for Americans that want things extra or well done, etc. but that is part of the authenticity. They also switch up their menu depending on the day which is always fun.

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Thank Samantha G
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go back every time we're in Florence. Can't. Eat the convivial atmosphere or the great food. Just be prepared to order & eat.

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Thank Joseph D
Sliema, Malta
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are willing to share a table with other unknown people than its worth a visit. The food menu changes everyday and they are open only for LUNCH. Worth a visit and enjoy the good food!

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Thank Mark Edward M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Share table with 2 local college students from Naples. They have t-b steak, cooked too raw. They only ate half of it. We ordered beef filet, veal shop and ribollita/vege soup. They didn't ask how to cook our meat at all which surprised all of us. For me, my filet is a bit chewy, veal shop is ok but cooked... More 

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Thank Jack C
Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went in 2010 my 65th birthday from England. We found Trattaria Mario by chance because the Market was closing. We went and had a gorgeous Italian beef stew with bread, chips salad and a carafe of the most gorgeous red "house" wine for only 10 euros. I've been threatening to go back and sample some more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience a proper steak in Florence this is a place to go. Don't expect posh seating or premium service but the food is very good. Make sure you have a booking before you go there for lunch.

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Thank Martina S
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the address before coming to Florence and went there for lunch. Few steps from the central market. It's full always and they use to put strangers together. Most of the people come to get a "one kilo bistecca alla fiorentina". Excellent meat. Lovely service. I guess it's a "must" place.

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Thank Danutzu
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, we arrived just before their opening time and were amongst the first ones to be seated around mid day which is quite early for lunch. But they get busy and have long lines, so we opted for early lunch. Paper menu on the wall in Italian but the server explained us well. We asked what their... More 

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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
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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