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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“first floor” (373 reviews)
“pasta” (623 reviews)
“food stalls” (110 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 373 reviews
"pasta"
in 623 reviews
"food stalls"
in 110 reviews
"great market"
in 76 reviews
"central market"
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"cannoli"
in 49 reviews
"indoor market"
in 37 reviews
"open until midnight"
in 36 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 73 reviews
"tripe"
in 58 reviews
"lampredotto"
in 46 reviews
"italian food"
in 103 reviews
"upper floor"
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"cooking school"
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"leather goods"
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"panini"
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Reviewed yesterday

Located a five minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and the old town is this busy market. It is set upstairs and made up of a large number of specialty food stores covering all aspects of Italian produce. A good place to pick...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked into this interesting food market while visiting the street markets outside. The first floor has fresh fish, meats, produce and other food items to prepare at home. On the second floor there are LOTS of food vendors with prepared meals or items (sandwiches, pizza,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to choose from at the market with plenty of places to sit. Good food and beer and a break from the heat of the city. Worth a visit

Thank Jackie T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited this market after our scheduled food tour was canceled. Thank god because this market is amazing. We walked around the first floor, sampled cheese and meats, took in the various vendors, bought some souvenirs and early xmas gifts and then...More

Thank toddoballs132002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mercato Centrale is a short walk from our hotel in Florence, Relais Hotel Centrale. We had read about the 'upscale' food court located on the upper floor of this central market in Rick Steves' book Italy 2018. When we entered the Mercato for the...More

1  Thank SCJan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Because you have to see it, it's big and cool and has some interesting things, but you eventually see all the same stuff over and over with pushy and aggressive sales people. It's how it is, but it gets old fast.

Thank BumblechickFood
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an absolute must see. Go early in the AM and check out the market. Fresh Fish, Produce, Cheeses and meat. Great place to stock up if you are staying somewhere that has a fridge or kitchen. The upper floor has a food court...More

Thank MountainMan318
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to see where locals get fresh items and the upstairs food court is a great place to try a variety of foods.

Thank shuya726
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We learned about the Mercato from the Rick Steves book. There is such a variety of food, which is fresh and delicious. We ended up having dinner there for two or our three night stay. It is a vibrant place and food does not disappoint.

Thank Mario M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Mercator centrale is lovely. Old fashioned with food and drink stalls downstairs and what can only be described as a fabulous food court upstairs Great drink and great food. A great experienced

Thank David A
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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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