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Trattoria Vecchio Mercato

Piazza del Mercato Centrale 13, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 211978
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (48 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Piazza del Mercato Centrale 13, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truffle risotto, steak with truffles and yummy tartare ...also with truffles were all excellent. Odd location next to garbage truck pick up but well worth it since the food was so goodMore

Thank MariaCleveland
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry for the garbage truck pick up, but it will be a case since they do not normally stay at our premises. We want to thank you for the excellent review and for wanting to share it. We are happy to have provided...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff and service. It was that good we went for a second visit! Sea bass was delicious and pasta very tasty. Staff were helpful with food choices and good fun. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Anitaj66
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the beautiful words. Our staff will be very happy with his appreciation. We are happy to have had an excellent experience. Thank you for sharing this thought with everyone

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Can i go higher than a 5?? This was brilliant. The owner said come in we have live music on a monday. So we did. A pianist, guitarist and two female singers. Lovely....then some friends arrive and one of them sings Opera...then they all sing....then...More

Thank Clare H
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We do not find words to thank his splendid review. We are to thank for the time he wanted to use to write these beautiful words and share them

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Visiting Florence we decided to pop in for a glass (bottle) of wine - whilst people watching for the covered terrace I noticed the food coming out looked amazing :-) so my husband and I came back that evening for dinner, all the food was...More

Thank laura l
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Dear Laura thank you for your review and for reporting to friends. This for us means a lot, in particular the appreciation expressed in his words strengthens us in our work. Thanks again for spending your time sharing the emotions that you managed to try...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Right by the market. Great place to people watch. Staff lovely. Food superb. House red was really good. Had a great 2 hour lunch in this great place. 76 euros for 3 courses plus a litre of house red for 2 persons

Thank Gary B
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for your words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Booking using the Fork meant that we got this place at a bargain. There’s a lot of choice on the menu, including some tasty Tuscan options. My other half had steak florentine which he raved about. The wine menu is extensive and they have some...More

1  Thank Helen F
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Helen thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are really enthusiastic about seeing how much you enjoyed stopping and eating with us. His appreciation makes us realize how much our commitment reaches the table of our guests. Thanks again for the time he...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018

There are so many restaurants to choose from and I wasn't going to look at another menu so we walked into this one that had some different options from the usual. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff (especially Tony). Good food choices, I had a fish...More

Thank R0bert1960
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you like good food And tasty try this place! BEST beef And roasted pototoes. Also the pannacota cotta

Thank Beatriz A
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Location: near mercato san lorenzo Greeting: simply walked in with no reservations and was well greeted Atmosphere: small place, very tuscan and there was a piano player that evening,, kind of loud. Service: good Food: had the ravioli bolognese, and a pizza as appetizer which...More

Thank Aldo D
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I walked in off the street thinking the place looked nice, but were very disappointed. The salad tasted strange and the vegetables were all slimy, not at all freshly cooked. Pasta was okay, but not to the standard you can get elsewhere....More

Thank Sophie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale 13, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 211978
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