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Mercato Centrale

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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 239 9798
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which...

Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which offers a variety of food shops catering to local residents and restaurants.

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After looking for food and only being disappointed with the results from restaurants a friend point me towards the Market. This place is absolutely amazing! Upstairs where the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After looking for food and only being disappointed with the results from restaurants a friend point me towards the Market. This place is absolutely amazing! Upstairs where the food market is, is a whole other world. There are so many different options that you could come here every day for a week and not get bored of what you're eating!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Mercato Centrale combines old heritage and modern updates which is rare for this old city. The bottom floor consists of a real market--fresh produce, meat, cheeses, wine, olive oil and the likes. Great place to discover local flavors and goods. Upstairs gives a glimpse into a modern Florentine experience. Fabulous restaurants, wine and coffee await. Make time for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go to really get a sense of the heart of Florence. Sure there are a lot of tourists milling about, but you also get to see the amazing food and drink of Florence under one roof, as the Florentines come to restock their larders. It's a wonderful place to come for an inexpensive lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is incredible and each station is better than the next on the top floor. Bottom floor has the best, most fresh food and is also wonderful to see. Highly recommend the pizza station upstairs! This place is great if your group can't decide on what type of food to eat because everyone can help themselves to whatever they're craving... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bottom floor is a real market -- with butchers, produce, etc...and wow does it get cleaned out in a hurry. The upstairs is like a food court -- and you can see many locals dropping in for a quick meal, or a drink with friends. A great place for lunch -- or to buy wine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We literally chanced upon this place after we got tired of handbag shopping in the market ( with not much luck), so found this right in time as we were super hungry. Ended up trying the pasta place with all the truffles, the ribolitta ( tuscan bread soup), and the sea bass with mushrooms from the sea food place. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing. As someone who loves food this was heaven, or at the very least a temple to eating and drinking (you can see it clearly from the top of the Duomo as well just a few streets over from San Lorenzo). The ground floor is predominantly given over to market stalls selling just about everything if great variety and quantity,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mercato Centrale is a cool place to visit. The first floor is filled with vendors of every meat, fish, bread, fruit and vegetable available in Italy. The second floor is filled with small stalls selling and in some cases preparing food such as pizza, sandwiches, sushi, pasta, wine, beer and coffee. I decided to order some pasta that looked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good open stall market in the city center of Florence specializing in fresh meats, spices, seafood, olive oils, and other itilian specialty items. A great place to shop for items for lunch, snack, or gifts. Very cool old building houses this famous market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Marvelous market and luckily for us all covered as it was a rainy day. They have it all from fresh meats and vegetables, to a whole second and third floor dedicated to small restaurants, to beer and wine bars. It's much like a food court. Outside around the market are tents with leather, souvenirs and more.

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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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