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Mercato Centrale

Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 203 Shopping & Fashion in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which offers a variety of food...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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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Montreal, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My visit to Mercato Centrale occurred on a Saturday afternoon in January. This market is similar to other great city markets I've had the pleasure to visit. Each one has its particular character. On the second floor are some excellent looking food vendors. They are not really food stalls, but mini specialty restaurants each with their unique specialties.....all served on... More 

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Torino
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you want to eat, listen to music, buy great food in a completely redesigned and renovated building in a few steps from the center of Florence.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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101 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I visited Florence recently and while we have seen many unique markets in numerous cities around the world, the Mercato Centrale was a very unique and interesting experience worth seeing. It is free to walk around and you will see a dizzying assortment of foods, beverages, and wares. We bought a very reasonably priced bottle of wine,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had dinner with my colleague and it was great! There's a huge choice of food: pizza, cheese, fish, meat, Florentine typical food... I had a "ribollita" with truffles and it was amazing and the price was reasonable. Really recommend this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We enjoyed the Mercato Centrale upstairs food court so much we returned twice for lunch. Authentic Italian food served from stalls with a common seating area, choose from excellent quality pizza, pasta, meat and seafood, with selections at all price points. Suggest you do what we did and select a variety of tastes from different stalls and order drinks from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You will find everything related to food there. There are even vegan food! In the first floor there are booths selling all kinds of cheese, ham, oil, spices, wine, fruits, vegetables and food to consume in loco. The second floor has more modern restaurants selling pizza, pasta, panini, prosciutto, sandwiches, wine, chocolate, ice cream, coffe, etc!!! There is even a... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed in Florence for a month and ate here regularly. Downstairs you can purchase delectable truffle oil, vinegars, olives, cheeses, truffle salami, wines and fresh veggies (just say what you want and don't touch the veggies or fruit). Upstairs fresh produce is served like beautiful cheeses and salami as on tray followed by grilled octopus on a fennel and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

upstairs at this market is the best place for an early lunch. There are so many choices all delicious fresh local produce and lovely local wines. It's amazing but get there early after 1pm it can be hard to get a seat, definitely worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had lunch here and had a great time looking at all the food stalls and trying to decide what to eat, it is all so tempting, great pizzas, pastas, cheese and wines. We opted for the fritto misto and were not disappointed it was all delicious and cooked to order, all washed down with a bottle of prosecco made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

One must have to come to see the place. This is not really about the shopping, rather about walking through it, contemplating the local shops and buying something to taste. You can have a lunch there, or just taking a kind of panini. But the best idea is to ask for a mixed plate with a glass of Chianti. You... More 

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