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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.
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 today

This is one cool place, fresh foods of all types, I was able to sample to olive oils and balsamic vinegars, grab a quick bite to eat upstairs - that is where the food court is.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eventyr7
Reviewed today

The first floor of Mercato Centrale, open during the day, is a must see for the variety of both raw and prepared foods available in Florence. Both colorful and delicious. At night, except Mondays, go up to the first floor for a hybrid restaurant-food court...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michele98989
Reviewed yesterday

The Mercato Centrale, once the real market where you could find farmers selling their products, is still an interesting attractions for tourists. It has been renovated few years ago. On the top floor, where once they sold vegetables you can find a food court where...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patrizia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very popular place for locals and tourists. There is a huge food court on the second floor with a wide variety of food and drink. Very casual and a great place to make new friends. There is also a cooking school and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rgualti105
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have so much great food here, yes this is a "Farmers Market" of sorts but it is also a wonderful experience and you should try it at least once. After you are done with the market, go outside and visit the street vendors and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank goldbareuropeantrave
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an impressive market. It is housed in a building from the 1870's, lots of arches and glass. It's on two levels, both devoted to food - the ground floor has stalls laden with fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, poultry and speciality items like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the food hall.Extremely crowded. Went round and round to find a place to sit.Not a great choice for vegetarians, couldn't get a simple penne with Neapolitan sauce.Had a much better experience at the Mercato Centrale in Rome last year though that was crowded too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyager796835
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the market during the day and enjoyed a fantastic meat platter with delicious orange balsamic reduction (had to buy a bottle or two) for lunch. Returned in the evening for the night market on the first floor which has different food stalls in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tia311
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bought spaghetti carbonara and spinach filled tortelli. Both were average. Decided not to return and try other food choices.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MyChicagoRocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

mouthwatering food options for vegetarians. Location is perfect in middle of the leather market. This place is full of buzz...just don't miss it!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MilindTrivedi
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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
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Katarina K
28 October 2018|
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Response from Janet R | Reviewed this property |
It's a food court so there are lots of good choices.
Andrew R
17 October 2018|
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Response from glen077 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we just stopped by for coffee so unsure about food prices
Karla R
23 September 2018|
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Response from Mike4462 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open till midnight.