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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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Reviewed today

I was a little disappointed -- didn't quite meet my expectations, but I visited in the fall. If you want to take olive oil, or other transportable items home, this would be a great place to get them. Many different vendors.

Thank judyisreadytogo
Reviewed today via mobile

This place is amazing! Around noon on a Monday all the shops on the ground floor are still open, you can buy pasta and dried mushrooms and tomatoes but also fresh meat, fish and cheese too! On the second floor you find a kind of...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Happened on this place while wandering, it is awesome! Downstairs you’ll find fresh fruits and veggies as well as pastries, cookies olive oils wine and more. Upstairs we had a glass of wine and a yummy salad for lunch. Highly recommend!

Thank Maura K
Reviewed yesterday

We went to many local restaurants before coming to this place, so we just had a look but found it too touristy and ended up going back to our local restaurant which were full of local residents instead.

Thank Chikam00
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rocked up at Mercato Centrale at around 7pm on a Friday evening following a number of recommendations. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was closed! But look beyond the market entrance and towards the steps that lead to the mezzanine level and you’ll find...More

Thank Trish T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is jam packed but has every type of food u might want. Bottom floor is kinda of a market, top floor are the ready to eat meal. All commumial tables.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Mercato several times during our stay in Florence. Upstairs is a gourmet food court. Great place to have a meal. Lots of variety. Bottom level is the market where you can find butchers, fish markets, bakeries etc. Bought a jar of truffle cream...More

Thank kmchambers2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice foodmarket, well worth to stop by. Very clean and tidy. Lot's of places to eat upstairs. There is a bar with a very good selection of beers both in a bottle and on tap.

Thank Eirik K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love the second floor food stalls. We went to the one in Rome and were so happy to find the same in Florence....but even better. It's a one stop shop for so many amazing food from some great chefs. The atmosphere is fabulous and...More

Thank Erin0111
Reviewed 2 days ago

Similar to Lisbon's Time Out Central Market, but busier and buzzier with a more intimate feel. Lots of different and reasonably priced meal or snack choices are available and not exclusively of Italian food. Wine is also dispensed. Highly recommended, particularly in the late afternoon...More

Thank BarryLynch
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Nearby
San Lorenzo
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
...More
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Andrew R
October 16, 2018|
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Response from glen077 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we just stopped by for coffee so unsure about food prices
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Karla R
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Mike4462 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open till midnight.
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nhayes2018
September 17, 2018|
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Response from arknapper |
No it's open 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs every day
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