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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
Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
+39 055 239 9798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to grab dinner there after a long day of sightseeing. Great selection of well prepared foods. Something for everyone. I loved the many vegetarian options and the make it yourself salad. The small market has some lovely foody gifts and soaps.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RLCO1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting market place and worth a visit, however it is too structured and in my opinion is more representative of an elaborate mall food court.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kurteg
Reviewed 2 days ago

All kind of Great fresh food, prepared in front of you, they put us to shame as they all speak English. Clean, friendly service. Prices to suit any budget. Makes most food courts world wide look shabby. Don't be fooled by thinking it's a tourist...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrerela
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to try the market for lunch. Lots of choice in this very busy market, take your time, choose you food and drink and enjoy a break from a busy day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kwlwmn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were told was a little expensive but still tried it. Unusual foods and competitive pricing Possibly no better than local restaurant but easy to view and did have different foods to choose from Mostly under €10 for a filling lunch

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank martyn19601
Reviewed 4 days ago

a lot of varied fresh foods. mostly visited by tourists but good vibrant atmosphere. Prices are like in local restaurant or more

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NatalijaSK
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the Mercato Centrale. The downstairs had a much more market-like and authentic feel than the upstairs, which is much more like very high end mall food. Upstairs is seating and a huge selection, but prices upstairs were absurdly high for food you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HVTravelGirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner here on New Years Eve. All 6 members of the family were able to pick the foods that they wanted to try and everything was delicious. The beverage service at the table made it even better! Would highly recommend for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asfeiglin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wished we were locals so we could buy the excellent food, then take it home and cook it. It is well worth seeing the markets then going upstairs to eat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TroyA184
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful. The shops on the ground floor is amazing and especially I want to say how delighted right at the entrance, a japanese lady and her shop with beautiful and amazing dried pomodoro. The first floor has so much food and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katarina K
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Janet R | Reviewed this property |
It's a food court so there are lots of good choices.
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
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Mike4462 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open till midnight.