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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  • We visited the building to look around the market but only the food hall was open and the rest of it empty due to covid. Not many of the eateries were open so very dissapointing  more »
  • Delicious super fresh fried fish at the fishmongers at the end of the first row when you enter - cheap plentiful tasty and excellent value, super fresh!  more »
  • Inside has so many shops. Very convenient to stay inside shopping and eating. Easy buy the tickets to go many places. Trains did have on time problem some times.  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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