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Mercato Orientale

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Address: Via XX Settembre, 75R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 565 7884
07:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:30
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15:30 - 19:30

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Colour with a buzz

Wonderful place to stroll through admiring what's on offer and enjoying the bustle of a working market. Take a detour through it - it's worth it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This mercato is not my favorite in Italy, behind Rialto in Venezia and Centrale in Firenze, but it wins the bronze! If you just want to go there to take pictures to show your friends back home the awesome fish, veggie, fruit, and cheese stalls, do it. But, if you are lucky enough to have a fully equipped kitchen in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Every type and style of Italian food is here , you just need to know how to cook! The people watching is good as they discuss the product Italian style with stall holders the merits of the produce be it meat,fish,vegetables or fruit. Then the dried fungi,nuts ,pasta and vegetables. Its a shame no real dining inside market like Florence.... More 

Thank 828Oldies2
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329 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful place to stroll through admiring what's on offer and enjoying the bustle of a working market. Take a detour through it - it's worth it.

1 Thank Timtyke
Windlesham, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Loved browsing all the local fruit veg meat fish stalls. Vibrant colours and interesting fish and meats. Great to buy your salamis and cheese and olive oil to take home so much cheaper. The stall holders let you taste too. Which I could have bought more.

1 Thank pip t
Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Like all Genoa spots it is not 'touristic' it's for the people of the city and this gives it a real look. We accidentally found this lovely place and had great time in it.

1 Thank euphrates78
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is an ideal market to visit if you are self-catering in Genoa or want some goodies to take home. The array of food stalls is fascinating: beautiful fruits and vegetables, cheeses, fish, meat, bread and cakes, fresh pasta, olives, herbs and spices, and so on. We shopped Italian-style - tomatoes from this stall, buffalo mozzarella from that one -... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

whilst wandering around the streets of Genoa we found this little gem. It has the most amazing selection of food, some that I had never seen before. Afterwards we made regular trips to the market to get a selection of fruit to take on our day trips, all of the fruit was gorgeous especially the strawberries. I would definitely go... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

But don't try to get the various market stall owners to ship it home for you. They don't do that. It's a great place to get all the stuff you need for a nice picnic. Many of the merchants will even slice stuff for you to make sandwich building a breeze.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

I happened to be staying near Mercato Orientale and wasn't sure what it was when I walked past it one day and saw lots of locals rushing to and from it, but I found it to be a great market! There is all sort of produce (not just food) there. I bought a lot of food to take back with... More 

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New Zealand
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258 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Mercato Orientale sells mostly food, although there are a few non-food items. Walking around it, I saw items unfamiliar to me - some of the seafood and the mushrooms in particular. It was a really vibrant, colourful market obviously well-liked by locals. I bought a traditional Genoese cake, which I ate later, and some Ligurian fig jam to take home.... More 

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