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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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Fresh food markets are always fascinating.

The central market in Florence is more than a tourist stop off point, it's where a great many Florentines buy their produce. So far, many parts of Italy appear to have avoided the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The central market in Florence is more than a tourist stop off point, it's where a great many Florentines buy their produce. So far, many parts of Italy appear to have avoided the supermarket /super marche culture of buying thing is sealed bags. This market has all manner of food and ingredients for sale. The other great thing about this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

after visiting pretty much most food markets everywhere we travel (mkt bouqueria in barcelona, markthal in rotterdam surely are the two best) - mercado centrale was really good. set in a huge covered a/c environment they have food kiosks of all kinds of meats/pastas etc. the bottom floor was under renovation when we went so couldn't try that. there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place looks like nothing from the outside, but at night, it transforms into a cool, trendy place to eat. (we didn't have time to visit during the day, but downstairs looked like it was probably just as good!) The choice of food was excellent, there were excellent choices for all taste palates. I'm a vegetarian and there was masses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here a few times to sample all the local meats cheeses olives etc. It's a great place to eat aswell though it does get very busy. One afternoon it was really busy so we decided to go upstairs to eat instead of waiting to get a bench. Upstairs had plenty of tables and a more relaxed atmosphere and pizza... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the market to eat in the evening as we wanted to try various different dishes although ended up eating our favourite Tagliatelle with black truffles. Food was OK although the pasta was a little overcooked. Great atmosphere and excellent if you want to try a lot of different local dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mercato Centrale was very close to our hotel, so went there twice in two days. Great restaurants in the manner of a food court all'italiana. The restaurant Tosca has great food, florentine steak and pasta were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Open late, large selection of italian products on the first floor and restaurants on the second floor with a nice variety of foods. We were note disappointed with the pizza Napolitana and the dish of gnocchis (stuffed with Parmesan and pesto in a butter sauce... To die for!!!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place full of amazing food for locals and tourists. Had 'street food pasta' downstairs which was amazing and so reasonable. Upstairs is also an eat in food lovers heaven.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mercato Centrale is a great place for food and drinks at all hours of the day. Being near our apartment we visited for pastries and coffees for breakfast, great for gelato and a cold beer late afternoon after some sightseeing, or a pizza at night. Prices are reasonable and their is varied choice of food options. Great for families. OPen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located near the central train station, and with leather market stalls outside, this food market is a real find. Downstairs are market stalls selling all sorts of food & wine, whilst upstairs is a somewhat chaotic (we did go at lunch time) exploration into Italian gastronomy! All sorts of food to be consumed from steak, pizza, pasta, cheese etc... We... More 

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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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