Mercato Centrale, Florence

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Immerse your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Mercato Centrale. Pick up everything you need--meat, fish, cheese, olives, pasta, bread, and wine--to make a delicious Tuscan meal. Most vendors will let you try samples of their products. If you get hungry, grab a panini from a stall or sit down in one of the market's eateries. A local favorite is panino con bollito, a boiled beef sandwich where the bread is dipped in the cooking broth and topped with salsa. Wash it down with some fresh iced tea. See Mercato Centrale and all Florence has to offer by arranging your trip with our Florence road trip planning app.
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  • A big market, with local food and the sellers will give you to taste their products before buying! You can also eat here from one of the restaurants and buy gifts for home!  more »
  • Mercato Centrale feels like two different places altogether. On the ground floor you have your typical market with fish, meat and fruit and veg stalls with a few places to grab something for lunch...  more »
  • Other than the food the market doesn't stand out for stuff to buy. However we had lunch here in the truffle pasta restaurant the food was great and the chefs happy to entertain while cooking...  more »
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  • Upstairs eateries make this the BEST place to eat a range of quite inexpensive different foods if you don't want to spend ages in a restaurant. Fantastic freshly made pizzas and fresh pasta dishes from €7. Open all day and evening. Very busy at lunchtime, quieter at dinner. Chose from different outlets, grab a seat and drinks are served to the table.
  • Would recommend whenever you are in Florence! Very stylish! Collective dining! Great choice of local food and wine! Just you need to go upstairs! :)
  • This is a must on any visit to Florence. The variety of foods, wines and related items is enormous. Whenever I am in Florence I make it a point to buy meats, cheeses, and snacks for my hotel room. Also pick up food related gift items to bring home. A treat for all the senses. Get there at lunch time and chow down..
  • This is my most recommended food shop if you are in Florence, there are so many variety to choose from and it really taste good and authentic! really delicious! If I leave near to this marketplace I might get huge! You cant resist the food here. The disadvantage is that is it so crowded it so difficult to find a seat but its totally worth it!
  • We came here for the food market on the second floor, and other reviewers are correct; it is impressive. There is just about any type of Italian cooking you can imagine (and a few imports) - pizza, pasta, sandwiches, cheese boards, wine, hamburgers, meats and salads and veggies and grills. It honestly can be quite overwhelming, so make sure you come here with enough time to check everything out before deciding - if you don't have time, come with an idea in mind of what you would like to get! The food is alright - this is a place of variety, not necessarily inventiveness - but the prices are not too bad, so value for money and the array of choice here make it a worthwhile stop.

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