The bustle of the Mercato Centrale and the San Lorenzo Market carries straight off the streets into Trattoria Mario, which has been serving rowdy Roman market-goers for as long as anyone can remember. Their lunch-only, fixed-price menu includes traditional Tuscan dishes made from unchanging family recipes, with pastas, ribollita, and a variety of roasted meats, including the bistecca alla fiorentina, which is served rare and juicy. Of course, the seasonal ingredients come fresh from the marketplace, so the menu varies day to day. Mario is strictly cash-only, and takes no reservations despite being incredibly popular, but sign yourself up on the waiting list for a shared table.
Located on the fringes of Piazza Francesco Ferrucci, this pub is a little hidden but definitely... Read more