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Mercato Centrale

Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 190 Shopping in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
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, Shopping
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited this place for food during lunchtime on a weekday. Packed with tourists on the 2nd floor. I had pasta and pizza. It was ok, nothing to shout about but for the pricing, I could have something as good if not better at a restaurant. Overall, a nice and pleasant place to be in but once is enough for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

the food upstairs is great: get some pizza, a glass of wine and people watch. then when you're less hungry head downstairs, window shop, or get some food to picnic on later on your trip. great place. has wifi!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The upstairs floor of the central market is open during the evenings, and it's a great place to either buy local delicacies to take home (or to your hotel room) or to just sit and enjoy a glass of wine with some local street food. Sure, you can get pizza and pasta and what have you. But you should try... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this place. A fabulous combination of fresh food, local food delicacies, and a great "food court" upstairs with lots of delicious choices. You'll find everything here. Reasonably priced stalls outside as well. Right next door to the Medici tombs (also worth a visit).

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I loved eating in this fantastic place. The architecture about this old market and his first floor are very suggestive and street food you can eat on this beautiful place are straight connected at the quality and kind of food that you can eat here. FANTASTIC!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We called in here to get some florentine biscotti to bring home...and a few other things too. Love the smells of fresh food in these markets and this was no different. Agree about the aroma from the funghi - earthy heaven. The meat stalls had some unusual (for English palates) cuts; cheeks; nose; testicles; nerves (spinal cord); lungs; diaphragm -... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really wide range of fruits, vegetable, meats, fish, poultry and mushrooms! The most crowded stalls are the ones noted in the guidebooks, they are also the most expensive. The others with equally excellent wares speak limited English, but you can do your business with sign language and smiling. Learn yes, no, excuse me, please and thank you before you go... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We thought this place was a treasure when we first found it! So we had a quick look then went back to our B&B, to change and to plan and then went back there and spent almost the whole night there! Amazing food, drinks, beer and then the free platter the bar had was just ORSUM. It was so great... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Mercato Centrale was filled with the many delights Florence and surrounding Tuscany have to offer. The lower level has vendors with specialty products and foods you could only dream of tasting. The newish upstairs has a hip vibe to it - we sat at a bar and had a delicious meal while watching the hustle and bustle of Florentines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What an excellent place to try all delicious cuisine Florence has to offer. In the ground floor you can buy spices, pasta vegetables, meat and fish, and on the second floor there are a lot of restaurants where you can have lunch. Some of the places are not so cheap but you can find pica or pasta for 6 or... More 

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