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“An indulgence for the senses”
Review of Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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“An indulgence for the senses”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This place was so cool! Huge open-air market outside with hock leather, jewelry, souvenirs, ect that's worth checking out. But the inside is incredible! The bottom floor (as others have described) is a vast market, meats & wine and beautiful fruits and veggies. I bought some pasta to bring home as well as limoncello and some balsamic vinegar. Food upstairs has lots of options and is a little pricey but delicious

Visited July 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“A must go place”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were shopping in san lorenzo market and pass by this old building which say market so we decided why not take a look. It was aorund 6pm and we took the escalator up. To our surprise it is an open concept market with all kinds of food. So clean and nice. There is even bar and wine shop. You have to see it to understand what i see. I love this place. We try the steak, the fried chicken which smell so good a mile away, burrata, fresh oyster, mussel in wine broth, mini dessert pie, italian draft beer, sausages and god know how many things we have ate. There is big screen with the world cup live so we spent time just hanging out there. Is such a lovely place.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great market--stop at Marconcini!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Interno Mercato Centrale is a must-stop for a visit to Florence. I specifically recommend you stop by Marconcini to taste some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and/or wine. Talk with Julia!

Visited July 2014
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“A fun place to get a snack or meal”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This was a great place to stop for a light dinner. Here you will find delis, butchers, cheese and more. There is also a bar for drinks and gelato for dessert. Best of all, it didn't seem overrun by tourists. Lots of locals watching the world cup and enjoying an after-work drink or meal. A great stop near the train station!

Visited June 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Highly recommend it”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We learnt about this place from our hotel receptionist. During our five day stay in Florence, we ate there three times. This market has two floors: you can do grocery shopping and also there are some restaurants on the first floor. Upstairs is a big seating area and there are different restaurants: pizza, pasta, pastries, gelato, cheese, fruit, wine, beer and cafe and etc. Prices are reasonable. We really enjoyed the concept of fresh food and the variety of food.
The first floor of food market has limited opening hours, e.g. during our first visit there after 2p.m., it was closed but restaurants upstairs are open from 10 to midnight.
We enjoyed tomato and mozzarella, mushroom bruschetta, capri pizza and pastries. I highly recommend to add a glass of red wine to your food. My personal preference is Chianti Classico, e.g. Renzo Marinai (Riserva) and also Felsina.
It is a nice get-away from heat and just simply enjoy the atmosphere.

Visited August 2014
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