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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0552399798
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Description: 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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Great places to eat!

While on the ground floor you can find the finest tuscan products, on the second floor there are lots of different restaurants for a great gastronomic experience! A must go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While on the ground floor you can find the finest tuscan products, on the second floor there are lots of different restaurants for a great gastronomic experience! A must go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across this place while fending off the leather vendors in the market. It has a fantastic food market downstairs selling fruit, veg, meat and fish alongside a wider selection of eatable goodies. Upstairs is an upscale food court selling a variety of great food using the produce sold downstairs. There are also 2 restaurants on the top floor mezzanine.... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to visit this place by person at our B&B as I was looking for authentic biscotti. Glad that I visited this place, we bought biscotti, pasta, sun dried tomatoes etc from 1st floor and then ate lunch upstairs. Pizza at the food court was absolutely amazing, Pasta place right next to Pizza was great and dessert place... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

well worth the walk - a tremendous mix of fresh produce down stairs and the gem is up stairs - the best pizza we had in florence at La pizzeria sud ! going back for dinner !!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent foodhall with a great selection, went there three times during our two-days stay in Florence. Many great restaurants upstairs, had an amazing truffle pasta at La Tartufo! The shops at the ground floor is only open during the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and wine market on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor - a food court that has no rivals. A pizza place, a pasta place, several delicatessens and sandwich places, deserts, coffee and wine bar, and everything is top notch. We had pizza and it was excellent! The place gets very busy at lunch time, so I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We shopped for Italian food items and ate lunch there. The lunch was not as great as I might have liked, but the food shopping was fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We loved Mercato Centrale so much we had lunch and came back for dinner! Upstairs in the food hall area we had pasta and a vegetarian burger, and then spotted the pizza and came back at 6ish for pizza which was some of the best pizza we had in Italy. So YUM! Affordable, and affordable soft drinks which is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place provides an interesting place to stop when you are out and about in Florence. The outside area features several vendors selling clothing, souvenirs and other wares. The market itself is in a 19th-Century building that has served this function for many years though it is surely more oriented toward tourists in recent years. The lower level was filled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went upstairs to eat and had some of the best pizza we ever had. The market is also a very cool place To shop the a local. You should definitely check it out.

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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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