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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0552399798
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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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Amazing Place where to have genuine food

It is rare to find a place like this! Local food producers cook for you what you choosein from of you! from meat to fish and pizza! Amazing! go and try!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is rare to find a place like this! Local food producers cook for you what you choosein from of you! from meat to fish and pizza! Amazing! go and try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A memorable place for all anyone I have ever brought back! I enjoy this place so much, any season, lunch or dinner, a stroll or for shopping, I know you will always be able to find something... To taste... To eat... To enjoy! I do recommend the lampredotto-typical Tuscan dish with or without your panino. The pasta truffle is a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In December they were having a selection of Tuscan food in an indoor very casual setting reminiscent of ole village fair. The place is not well heated (it's a market after all) but there is plenty of good wine to warm you up. More pricey than you would expect given the country style ambience, but the quality of the produce... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in a hotel, so didn't have use for spices, raw meats, fish etc. but if you are self-catering I can imagine it would be a good place to go. The outside market is paradise if you're on the hunt for a leather jacket or bag but if not, it's not so exciting.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get up a litle early one morning and make your way down to the market. It's bustling, busy and colourful with all the local produce ready to be bought and made into something delicious. Everything you can think of is down there, lots of Italian delicacies like baccalla, truffle products, pasta, fruit and veggies. You'll want to buy a basket... More 

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Lichfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is worth a visit for a wonderful sensory experience. The stalls are works of art, with every conceivable form of good food on offer. Go upstairs to choose a meal, from breakfat to elevenses, then for lunch - or just wander around to see the food being prepared and tyo enjoy the atmosphere.

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Oakville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This market is well worth visiting to purchase meats, produce or to have a lunch or dinner. Food stalls downstairs are mostly for grocery purchases with a few take out eateries which seem to be very busy. Upstairs is a cleaner, wider variety food eatery spoy with sitting areas where you can have sandwiches, burgers, pasta, hot meals and wine... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The street level is the veg, fruit, meat and some unidentifiable food market. The top floor is where it is at! An open food court like set up with amazing food and wine!! Go figure! Must visit.

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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down, best pizza I have had yet in Italy! The meat & cheese boards are wonderful, burgers are oh so tasty, cannoli' are authentic and delicious, and the pasta is always creamy and fresh. You can't go wrong up here. Not to mention, the atmosphere is always lively and local

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

볼만하기도 하지만 살 건 별로 없고 2층에 음식점들이 있어 다양하게 음식을 고를 수 있지만 독일 스페인 등지의 마켓에 비한다면 음식 값이 싸지 않아요.... 여기서 파는 아란치니나 칼리마리(오징어 튀김)는 본고장 시칠리아와는 비교할 수 없을 정도로 볼품 없어요....여기 아란치니 먹고 아란치니 이야기 하지 마시기를.....

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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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