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Mercato Centrale

Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 179 Shopping in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This market would put anyone into heaven - it is chock full of great coffees, fresh fruits & vegetables, meats for take home - home cooking (the butcher will even provide a "how to cook"), restaurants for eating out (especially a nice breakfast, brunch or lunch) and beautiful stunning flowers for on your table. Great shopping at every level...its a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Sadly we only went here one day due to bad weather but wished we have gone before.The food areas upstairs are fantastic,much better value and with a really nice friendlier feel than the many overpriced local restaurants.Go and enjoy,but beware very busy on Saturday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The central market in Florence is a place not to be missed. Mercato Centrale is a foodies heaven, beautiful freshly made bakery items, pizza, pasta and all types of foods, along with beer, wine, coffee etc. We stayed in Florence for 2/12 days and we ate here on 2 of those days. The locals go here. The local fresh food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Mercato Centrale is an excellent place to shop for gifts to take home. It is also, on the second floor, a great place to have lunch at very reasonable prices. This indoor market is ringed by stalls selling items of questionable manufacture, but at reasonable pricing.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a nice place to get stuff for friends and family that was in expensive. They had everything you could want on the streets and inside so many different meat places. Had a few different sandwiches inside and all were amazing and fresh

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Oudenaarde, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully restored huge Market Hall with on the ground floor the daily food market and since April 2014, a full first floor and mezzanine 2nd floor where you can enjoy self-served food from dozens of different food-counters or choose for table served food on the 2nd floor - reservations preferred. Very lively, Italian atmosphere, impressive interior architecture with original features.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Ground flood is full of freash fruits, vegs, meat, oils, wines.Look and smell is incredible.On the first floor they have a few place to grab a quick snack, sweet, proper meal, sandwiches, coffees or wines... Everything fresh and tasteful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Most city markets are good places to visit, but this is a real eye-opener! We were told (by our guide book) that this is the largest covered food hall in Europe - I wouldn't be surprised. Downstairs are the usual market shops with meat, fish, cheese, pasta and all you would expect in a maket hall. But upstairs is filled... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The main floor of the building is a typical market, fresh produce, meat, cheese, baked goods etc. The scents of the market fill the air so if this isn`t your thing head straight upstairs. There are a number of places to eat, drink and relax, in addition, if you sign up for cooking lessons you can see the large kitchen... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ground floor is a traditional market with local food (tripe), upstairs is like Eataly, various food stations (pasta, fish, meat, pizza, dessert) and we decided to have lunch here. We ordered 3 types of pasta which were all average to disappointing, salty and overseasoned. My brother ordered a plate of grilled chicken and sausages, which were just average. This was... More

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