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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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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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I went for lunch with my husband and had an excellent meal at a reasobable price. The clams, squid and fried calamari were divine. This was at a restaurant in a corner close to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I went for lunch with my husband and had an excellent meal at a reasobable price. The clams, squid and fried calamari were divine. This was at a restaurant in a corner close to the cooking school which by the way was fun to look at. The ice cream place on the opposite corner was also a fantastic choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Came here during my visit to Florence and was completely overwhelmed by how many delicious looking food options there were. Ended up getting a chicken burger to take a break from pasta and it was a bit pricey (10 euro) but also very delicious. Worth checking out for lunch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

These are the main markets in Florence. Downstairs you find owner operated stalls and shops. Fresh meats of all kinds, a large range of cheeses, pastas, mounds of sliced porcini mushrooms, fresh breads and pastries, wines and much more. Outside the building in the streets are the numerous souvenir and leather goods stalls. Upstairs there is seating for 500, free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

In Los Angeles, California we have Grand Central Market; in Firenze we Have Mercado Centrale. Way too cool. The Vegetable area introduced me to many amazing vegetables that I have never seen. The assortment of cheeses, meats, breads, olive oils, vinegars, and wines is a gastronomical delight! Eat here once and believe me you will eat here twice, and more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Come early, come often. This place offers such variety and quality of restaurants that others have described-- I focused on finding Florence's ultimate Gnocchi that melts in your mouth. La Pasta Fresca was very good. We had the gnocchi with tomatoes and the gnocchi stuffed bacon, truly to be savored. Can't say that it's the best in the Mercato Centrale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place to eat in Florence. They offer a wide variety of food and their food is reasonably priced. We got a whole T-bone steak (around 700 g) for only €25. They also had places which serve pizza, pasta, and other italian favorites. Really nice place with a nice ambience. Be prepared forwaiting. Overall an excellent place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is overwhelming and you could easily get lost among all the shops. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, candy and sweets... You name it! The market is right near the bus and train stations so it was a great place to stock up on some food to munch on during our day trip in Florence. The bottom floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ok - if you are a foodie - this place is NOT to be missed. Shop during the day and buy any part of any animal that is generally eaten. Lambs and Beef nose to tail, the freshest vegetables, the finest pasta, the best cheese - all locally sourced and at prices so much lower than a super market.... you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although the "food court" was open as advertised, there was no indication (as far as I could see anyway) as to when the fresh meat, fruit and vege market was open. We tried to go to the market several times, during various times of the day, and only the "food court" was open. Pretty decent food and a great atmosphere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are in the mood for "food court" experience with good food, go for it! It was a little crowded by the time of our visit, but the atmospheere is nice and relaxing and the food is excelent: from hamburgers to sea food you have a large selection, on surprising quality and at good prices.

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