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Mercato Centrale

Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 9798
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“first floor” (383 reviews)
“pizza” (516 reviews)
“food stalls” (119 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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"first floor"
in 383 reviews
"pizza"
in 516 reviews
"food stalls"
in 119 reviews
"great market"
in 80 reviews
"upper floor"
in 72 reviews
"cannoli"
in 50 reviews
"food court upstairs"
in 37 reviews
"open until midnight"
in 37 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 76 reviews
"tripe"
in 59 reviews
"central market"
in 134 reviews
"lampredotto"
in 47 reviews
"truffle"
in 172 reviews
"italian food"
in 106 reviews
"indoor market"
in 39 reviews
"cooking school"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For lunch one day my friend & I stumbled upon the Central Market in Florence. We were amazed at all the local foods... meats, fish, olives, olive oils, etc. they offered. It reminded me of a Food Building in a State Fair. The photo attached...More

Thank C H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great options for food, food and more food. Local varieties of too many things to list. This is a great stop for lunch in between sights.

Thank erawson77
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great market for buying fresh fruit, meat, cheese, spice that is found in Italy. Upstairs is a large area with restaurants/vendors who prepare food while you wait and a seating area to eat the food. You can get a delicious lunch or dinner at a...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we went one evening to grab a bite. the smells, the laughter, the wine, the food. all reasonably priced. family style. go pick out your food and find a table. it's loud so drink up and join in the fun. another day we went for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to experience somewhere where the locals shop and enjoy themselves than I highly recommend this place. There are many different stalls selling all kinds of things from meat and fish to many great bottles of wine. Upstairs you can find somewhere to...More

Thank Deirdre N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You name it and it’s here to eat. Similar to a food court but a bar and some table service. Busy at lunch but open till 12am! Def go! Cheap and cheerful!

Thank 88Leonie
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of course we went there to eat. After strolling a bit, we decided to sit at a restaurant. The menu mentioned a variety of things. When seated, the waitress mentioned what was on the menu. She recommended the meat and cheese platter. We contemplated what...More

Thank Geoffrey v
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see dining experience when in Florence, much like other Mercato eateries in Europe, although my favorite remains Madrid. Yes there is a rowd and its is lively after teh market downstairs closes but that is to be expected and yes it is more...More

Thank dionysus3467
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here in the evening, after a long day of touring. It was a perfect place because there were many food stalls. Everyone was able to find something that looked good. My son had a hamburger. I had arancini. I can't remember what my...More

Thank hulapaige
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wanted to find a quick lunch before Duomo Dome climb and quickly got frustrated with the crowds of people at Mercato and the heat. One pasta dish took too long to complete and nearly made us late for climb time. A second lunch of 4€...More

Thank Balann M
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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
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jolieqe
18 March 2018|
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Response from Rosalinde T | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They are open every day from 10:00am to midnight upstairs (where the food court and bars are). The ground level (fresh food market) is open until 14:00pm each day. Hope this helps!
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Marc W
3 March 2018|
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Response from Rosalinde T | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Yes there is a Sicilian stand in the upstairs food court, selling Sicilian specialities such as cannoli, arancini and granita. The cannoli and arancini are particularly good and I really recommend you trying them! Sure... More
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Lorna S
10 March 2017|
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Response from CornwallReviewer |
Just been tonight open until midnight though most of the food outlets closed by 2230 really. Well worth a visit for a noisy chaotic fun experience of food and drink. We will be going again soon
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