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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” (538 reviews)
“food stalls” (84 reviews)
“great market” (61 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

During our frequent self-guided walks around Florence on a recent trip, my wife and I stopped at the Mercato Centrale whenever we were in the San Lorenzo area. Each time we intended to get a quick bite to eat for lunch and some rest. On...More

Thank garysT8697OZ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to seek this place out! I'd read about so I was determined to find it, which wasn't that easy.... mind you enough people know about extremely busy at lunchtime, find yourself a seat at the tables, waitress will take your order for drinks,...More

Thank pebbles5
Reviewed yesterday

Full of good food, with many individual merchants sharing the space and you can really get a taste of Florence food for cheap. Highly recommended.

Thank A2freqtrav
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are wondering around this beautiful city and you have a budget on hand, this is definitely your lunch/dinner choice. Lots of choices for you selling street food on the 2nd floor of the market, not to mention the choices of local wine they...More

Thank Timmy T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Else in Florence you must go to this market The food you browse try and buy is amazing. 2nd floor is full of good restaurants and wine bars. A good way to spend a few hours or in our case half a day

Thank AdeTomo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow! Absolutely loved this place. Great to see and smell all of the produce. Be sure to head upstairs to the food court and sample something yummy

Thank LondonGroomie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are so many fresh food (raw and cooked) stalls/markets within this inside marketplace. Strolling through the many options from fresh raw meats, fresh vegetables and cooked meals of pasta, dumplings, pizza etc.

Thank YoYoGabba
Reviewed 4 days ago

The market has a fabulous vibrant atmosphere, but Raimondo Melanio pasta was a big disappointment, overpriced and served on polystyrene plates....Not what I call gourmet dining. The serving guy was unhelpful and rude. Would not return to thisfood stall, but maybe check out the others!

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

as well as many capitals of the world few years ago an old food market has developed into a modern and fascinating where to find all the best traditional tuscany specialities . You can eat at any table from any restorant just taking food by...More

Thank Mauro S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good upscale food court on the second floor. You can have reasonably priced lunch or dinner. Get crowded in the evenings.

Thank Vic_Zl
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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