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Trattoria Vecchio Mercato

Piazza del Mercato Centrale 13, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 211978
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“pasta” (48 reviews)
“t bone” (9 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
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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1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our last night in Florence and we were looking for some place close to our hotel. Worse meal of our entire trip to Tuscany! Go to Zara’s, heat dinner there last night! Very disappointed in this restaurant, lasagna was cold , pizza tasteless and undercooked,...More

Thank Wanderer704244
Reviewed 6 days ago

After arriving in Florence in the afternoon we set out to explore and after visiting the Central Market we came across Trattoria Vecchio Mercato which is located opposite the market entrance. With an outside patio area which can have the windows raised to enclose the...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my family and there was pleasant service, nice atmosphere and very delicious dishes. Someday we will return here!

Thank iuliaparapa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were walking around the center of the city and decided to have a quick lunch and were pleasantly surprised! The plaсe has a great atmosphere, really friendly and nice staff. A waiter really helped me to choose my meal. I've had...More

Thank Explorer814695
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch, having previously had dinner here on earlier trips (a few years ago). I suspect owners / chefs have changed as the food and service had gone down hill. The pasta portion was the smallest I had over course of a...More

Thank jetsetmummy821
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on our first night in Florence completely by chance. Immediately we were welcomed and seated, even though it was only an hour or so before closing. Our waiter Tony (or Toni) was extremely pleasant and absolutely professional in his role. He...More

Thank Adam K
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you, your staff will be very happy for your appreciation. We are happy to have given you one more reason to want to return to our beautiful city

Reviewed 2 September 2018

We came across this restaurant on our first night in Florence, having not read any reviews prior to our visit - we now know what all the fuss is about! Both my partner and I enjoyed steaks cooked to perfection and a chocolate mud pie...More

Thank bubbles181994
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for the excellent words to us. We are happy to have helped to leave you a very good impression of our city from the first evening. Thanks also for wanting to share your experience

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Long story short: Me and my wife were there almost everyday of our trip and tried almost all the menu, service is welcome and most important food is great, especially traditional florentian steak. Thx for a good time!)

Thank Valery A
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for the excellent review and for sharing these feelings. We are happy to have met your expectations and have left you a pleasant memory of our city

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful family fun restaurant was worth the hype! We wanted to have an amazing steak, and with only one night in Florence, the stakes were high (no pun intended...). We went based on the reviews, and weren’t let down. We had a wonderful evening...More

Thank Bridgette S
Luigi P, Proprietario at Trattoria Vecchio Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review and the wonderful words. We are happy to have given you a unique emotion in Florence. Our chef will be happy for your appreciation. Thanks again for choosing us.

Reviewed 4 June 2018 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 9 June 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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