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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. Add Mercato Centrale to your Florence travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Florence trip itinerary planner.
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  • Crowded and full of people we could have lunch at the chaotic atmosphere cmq but well attrezzata...li you eat from 12 to 24 ... and you can vary from fiorentina to sushi to vegetarian truffle ... x us excellent vegetarian sandwiches with chickpea burgers, trevisano caramellat, or mayonnaise vegan and purple potatoes, cost not entirely cheap, but good quality. We also assagggiato a sushi platter which wasn't half bad! Will definitely be back!
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  • It is a place that brings joy immediately. You can choose what you want, from small samples of Florentine and Tuscan dishes (cutting boards, lampredotto) to pizza (wonderful and very fast service) to chianina beef burgers. Or the fish. Are you vegan? You won't be disappointed! So if you are in Florence you must go there for lunch or dinner, closes late. Weekend a bit busy ... Priced accordingly
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  • Here everything is ... life ... color ... scents ... flavors! To build the structure of the market was hired the architect Giuseppe Mengoni, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, which was inspired by the Halles of Paris. On the ground floor there is an explosion of colours and flavours with lots of stalls selling local produce. Also here you can eat a sandwich, a cake or a ribollita fast! Upstairs there is the dining area which is always very busy. Around the building of the market is the open air market, said San Lorenzo market, which develops around the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the central market.
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  • Such a perfect spot which captures the essence of Italy; great, tasty and typical meals, fair prices and a huge variety of products. There's plenty of space for sitting or you can grab a quick meal to-go and enjoy the streets of Florence. Plus, the place itself is greatly taken care of and very neat. Great experience!
  • What a cool dining experience. All of the different merchants selling every kind of delicious food and drink under one roof with cafeteria style seating in the middle. So many options. Very trendy place to eat with an upbeat vibe. Wish we had something like this near me
  • Food Market by day ( ground floor ) Food Court by Night ( 1st floor ) . Arguably the best place in Florence for a foodie. Definitely worth a visit. The food on the 1st floor may not be the cheapest but you are sure that the quality here is top! Locals and tourist dine here all the time.
  • The ground floor is a regular old-style food market with lots of fruits, veggies, mushrooms and meats. You'll also find some restaurants and shops. Try the pasta restaurant (no seating)! On the upper floor is a more modern food court. It's very crowded around lunch time, but has a lot of interesting and diverse restaurants.
  • Great place to visit in Florence. Make sure you get there before 2pm to see all the stalls with the local produce before they close. Go to the upper floor for a nice meal any time of the day. You can try a tongue or tripe sandwich, different truffle courses, fresh fish and others. Walkable distance from the Duomo.