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Nuovo Mercato Esquilino

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Address: Via Filippo Turati 160, 00185 Rome, Italy

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A great market

A great place to buy Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano or another Italian cheese to take back home with you. There's also a lovely café in the second building of the market... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

A great place to buy Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano or another Italian cheese to take back home with you. There's also a lovely café in the second building of the market, the one with the inner courtyard, with great coffee and pastries at very moderate prices.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is the largest market in Rome bringing small vendors under the same roof. Many of the products here are from the nearby areas and all fresh, at reasonable prices. My favorite tomatoes, datterini -similar to the plum tomato and probably the best tasting ones anywhere, for example, are sold here at 2.5 euro/kg while supermarkets will sell them at... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Too lazy to cook, but if was inclined this market has all I want. Good old fashion market. Seafood section very good. No need to go anyplace else. The clothes area was too eastern for my taste.

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

I happened upon this market yesterday. It is huge, and sells everything fresh. Meat counter, fish counters, fruit, vegetable and ethnic food are all there and more than just one vendor for each. Bought quail eggs and a chunk of delicious local bread for 3 euros. Will be back there every time I am in Rome!

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

You don`t need to buy anything, but if you want to have a look at a Roman market place for food to, you should go in the morning. All kinds of food, expecially fresh fish and vegetables.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Fresh food of all kinds. Not just italian food but also asian and middle eastern food can be found in this market. The prices may be different for the same kind of food so look good for the best deal.

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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Went looking for Peruvian spices and oh yes! I found them. Found a lot more than I was expecting. What a place! Meats, fish, spices...a bit from every country is there. Go check it out! We tried Peruvian tamales (we went on a Saturday) Yum!!

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

I spend a couple of months year in Rome and this market is one of the best, fresh fish and meats along with fruits and vegetables.It is within walking distance of my apartment so I go a few times a week the vendors now know me, the crazy american guy, and they tell me what is fresh and best to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

The Nuovo Mercato Esquilino, a huge indoor market of vegetables, meat and seafood products, is just near the Roma Termini train station. The three ladies of our five person group -- no doubt with an implied glance at dusty museums -- pronounced a visit there "great" and "the real vacation", bringing back to our rented flat enough raw material to... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Get a picnic, take some photos, try some exotic food -- this was one of our most fun mornings in Rome.

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