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Mercato Centrale

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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +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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For good food in Florence with lots of choices, check this out. We ate upstairs one day and then downstairs the next day. Both restaurants we ate at served great food! Walk around... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For good food in Florence with lots of choices, check this out. We ate upstairs one day and then downstairs the next day. Both restaurants we ate at served great food! Walk around the market before or after your meal and you won't regret it. This is all inside the building. Outside, it looks like a flea market with a... More 

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This place is not only your tradicional market...it is also an amazing place to eat and drink. They have amazing fresh pizza and pasta!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You should definitely visit the Mercato Centrale when you are in Florence, especially the 1st floor of the market where you will find many traditional "street" food to try. I highly recommend checking out the pizzeria where the pizzas are just amazing!!!

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Good Italian food in a market with very good wines and beers. It is a little bit crowded but pleasant. English is the dominant language not Italian!

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Mercato Centrale is not a normal food court, it's an experience! It is one of the the best places to go in Florence. Amazing and delicious food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are basically 2 large daily food markets in Florence, Mercato Centrale and Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio. I am a local and since Mercato Centrale is closer to where I live near Santa Maria Novella station, this is my mercato of choice. Also this is the larger of the two markets and seem to have a lot more fare than the... More 

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Visited Mercato Centrale in the morning before leaving Firenze for Roma. Wished I had visited earlier on the trip. Loved everything about this place from the food stalls to the food joints upstairs. We ordered several dishes to share and enjoyed every dish. Even the caffe and ciocolatte were great. If I had more time, I would have eaten at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best food experiences in Florence! I highly recommend visiting the restaurants in the second floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mercato Centrale is where you will find food, wines, and cooking supplies to suit any palate. Upstairs is a busy food court with stands selling everything from antipasti to dolci, with plenty of wine, beer or espresso to accompany your snack or meal. Very reasonably priced, too. Mangiare e divertirsi!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This two story market has everything! It is a good place to shop for wine. The upstairs food court is a mouth watering delight. It's fun and noisy. Everyone seems to be having a wonderful time!

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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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