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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
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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Go to Nerbone!

Go to Nerbone for traditional Florentine fare. The Lampredotto and Ribollita were so good! Even the Pasta Fagiole was so delicious. No wonder they're still around since 1872!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go to Nerbone for traditional Florentine fare. The Lampredotto and Ribollita were so good! Even the Pasta Fagiole was so delicious. No wonder they're still around since 1872!

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Food and drinks on offer are very good and cater for all tastes and service good. Would suit people of all ages and families.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upstairs there is a great street food style market, with seating and a bar. Great Italian food at a great price. Highly recommended!

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Il mercato centrale is one of my favorites in Florence! Good food, wine and perfect for one you dont know what you want! Love it and we often go here for lunch! Or just dessert and wine!

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We went for an early lunch or late breakfast. I had the pasta with white truffles and my wife had the risotto with white truffles after the portions were cooked they shaved an enormous amount of white truffles over the dishes, they were great. It is counter set up but the people were nice and the food unbelievable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food everywhere you look. A wonderful experience even if you are not shopping for groceries to bring home.

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Fun place to stop for an hour or two. Great selection of ready to eat food and groceries/gifts but very crowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is closed to San Lorenzo and is a vast market place with a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874. I found it interesting and it is a great way to sample some of the fresh food (seafood as well) and produce of Tuscany. When we are out traveling we always consider visiting Food markets we come across. Visitors can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Son and his new bride took us here since they had discovered it last year on their honeymoon. Very fascinating place. Plenty to eat and see. Well worth a visit, we went a couple of times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whatever you want to it, they have it here. Fresh, great food quality and atmosphere. We had awesome pizza (salsiccia and broccoli) and gelato, and regret not going back to have some pasta with truffles, it looked and smelled amazing. It is totally worth the visit.

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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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