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Mercato Centrale

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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
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+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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Small-Group Walking Food Tour of Florence with Lunch at Chef's House

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Where the locals go!

This is the kind of market place you can go get pasta, pizza, local wine, gelato, and much more. They have a sitting area where you can eat your food as well as a full bar/cafe... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the kind of market place you can go get pasta, pizza, local wine, gelato, and much more. They have a sitting area where you can eat your food as well as a full bar/cafe. The options are unlimited so stop and check it out before eating at local restaurants. You won't be disappointed (unless you want something more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were wandering through the market and just stumble upon this amazing food court. Here you can go on a good adventure. You are spoilt for choice. From a gourmet sandwiched to freshly made pasta along with wine tasting...!!! Unbelievable My personal favorite was the freshly made egg pasta with caramelized figs and bacon, with a hint of chilies flakes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mercato centrale is the old Italian market where it is fish market a the bottom and bar restaurants a the top brilliant place nice atmosphere great local foods and drinks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Mercato Centrale because of interesting descriptions on travel blogs. We were there around lunchtime,where there was an audible buzz from people enjoying meals,with numerous restaurants on the periphery of a large rectangular area.Spoiled for choice with fresh hot meals and delicious coffee.Pizza by the slice or more, pasta after pasta,cold cuts and all the bread you could tackle,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to plenty of markets around Europe, but this one tops them all. My family and I knew we were coming here for lunch. We got to the market and hurriedly searched for prepared food to eat as we were starving once we got there. After searching around the first floor, we saw people walking up to another level.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wandered through what seemed like countless stalls selling belts and leather jackets on our way to the actual maket, and once inside were pleased to find a proper local food market, with an enormous variety of fish ranging from swordfish to whitebait and every size in between, then the meat section, with huge slabs of prime rib ready to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was mentioned by hotel staff, just a passing comment about restaurants in 1st floor of this indoor market. This place is the best ever food court I have ever seen. The variety of foods available appeals to all tastes & with a bar in the middle you don't need anything else. Food & drinks are of very high... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here twice for dinner and drinks. You wouldnt guess it from the outside but the inside is quite amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was delighted when I found out that there's Mercato place in Florence. So just after I landed and dropped my things to the hotel, I immediately went to Mercato Centrale and checked out this place. During my stay in Florence this was my one stop food place for dinner and lunch. I would say I love all the food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if expensive, there you can find extraordinary food and restaurants. It is also possible to take cooking lessons.

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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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