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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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Lampredotto!

a place of history and gastronomic pleasure. from aged cheeses, to fresh pasta and the amazingly delicious Lampredotto and pork cheeks at da Nerbone. one can find a huge range of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Indraneel B
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The market is busy and located in a medium size hall. The stalls are mainly pasta, pizza and seafood. However the price range is of a restaurant or cafe nearby. We ended up walking around and eating in a place around the corner. Worth checking out, although i can not imagine enjoying a glass of wine in this beehive.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

a place of history and gastronomic pleasure. from aged cheeses, to fresh pasta and the amazingly delicious Lampredotto and pork cheeks at da Nerbone. one can find a huge range of local produce, fresh pasta, wines, etc. must go to try the Lampredotto!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You approach the market by traveling through a leather goods markets from the Duoma area. Lots to select from, but I suspect you have to know what you're buying; just saying. The market is in a 2 floor building. It is worth seeing to see the available food selections. It's almost artistic in the way products are arranged and displayed.... More 

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Surrey UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love food then you will enjoy wandering around here. The produce is interesting and varied and there are lots of free samples! Be aware that the food market closes at about 2pm, but the eating part upstairs does not close until midnight. Here you can choose what you want to eat for reasonable prices.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ground level is a classic market with a little "turist infuse". The upper level is a well organized food court, with many different counters. We had a great Napoli stile pizza and awesome tartufo-ham sandwitches. Worth to stop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident and it was fabulous! Downstairs is a great food market where we got lot of lovely pressies for people back home - Chianti, olive oil, cantucinni, etc. Upstairs is a food hall with lots of seating and a variety of different 'restaurants'. Had a brilliant pizza and was able to rest the feet for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to eat and take photos. There is such an amazing variety of food and very reasonable. It was great for us as we had a few picky eaters so it was easy for everyone to find something here they liked from pizza and pasta to amazing seafood and salads. We ended up signing up for a Chianti tasting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The market has a huge array of foods all beautifully presented and upstairs several cafes and restaurants. There are so many different aromas of a variety of cheeses, meats and vegetables.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great if you are looking for something casual and quick, yet also tasty and real Italian. The upper floor with all the food stations is quite touristy and therefore more expensive than other proper local places, but as a solo traveller I enjoyed eating here as it was very casual and there is a nice variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

go there for lunch of dinner ! plenty of choise ! good food, just local products, fresh and healthy ! hip place ! Go where the italians go ! this is the place !

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San Lorenzo
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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