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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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“pasta” (551 reviews)
“food stalls” (87 reviews)
“great market” (64 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
+39 055 239 9798
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Reviewed yesterday

Inside the market, vendors sell various primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine. In the northern corner of the market, there is a seafood area in which vendors sell fish and shellfish that have been wild caught in Italy or imported. Fruits and vegetable stores. This part...More

Thank California Man F
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at the Hotel Glance which was right down the street. We were looking at the marketplace and saw the Mercato. It was late afternoon and the booths were closing, but we managed to snag a great little lunch of homemade foods that were...More

Thank LittleSis54
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled across here while wandering the street markets. Downstairs is a huge market hall - closes around lunch time. Upstairs is an eating area that has a wide variety of foods. We headed back for the morning market which is where you get see...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 2 days ago

IT is a very busy foodmarket with a variety of different foods and drinks. Although busy it is easy to get served with both food and drinks. It is a must when one visits Florence. Recommended

Thank Pieter C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of food to choose from. But extremely busy during lunch. We were there for breakfast at about 9 am. The place was quiet and loads of seating. Then came back for lunch and it was almost impossible. There is seating upstairs ever if you...More

Thank Kuv Lub N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The first floor of the market is filled with stalls selling meats, cheeses, breads, produce, etc. Fun to wander around and get a sense of what Italians eat. The second floor is a huge food court- pizza, pasta, paninis, wine, coffee, etc. We stopped here...More

Thank Caseyjmu99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. Great olace to visit. Downstairs is the market. Upstairs the food hall. Lots of choice of food and drink. And great prices too. It gets very busy after 12 for lunch. Its open until midnight and still busy. Great atmosphere

Thank whitty1969
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mercato is great to wander about and if you're lucky enough to have access to a kitchen while travelling you can buy fantastic fresh local produce. Otherwise, the food hall upstairs has just about all the Florentine classics, truffles, pizza, pasta, steaks and much...More

Thank Lula P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the place a few times during our stay in Florence. A lot of choices to eat and drink in a relaxed surrounding. Lots of shops with leather goods outside.

Thank Kobus L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We planned to wander through the downstairs market because we like to see local produce. Head upstairs and find all the produce from downstairs is being freshly prepared into local dishes. Seating is family style and there are bar areas to pick up local wine....More

Thank Sm00thtravel
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
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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
Juliana D
23 December 2016|
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