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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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  • Very cool place, with different vibe, with many gastronomic options and a great place to grab a cold beer!
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  • Visiting Florence I wanted to visit the central market I was really astonished to see the amount of shops and a multitude of restaurants with several specialty food really worth seeing
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  • During the day is a market as it can be in any city... with very good genre, that Yes... But by the night in the first plant is concentrated a crucible of food and drink typical of Italy, and more specifically of the area of the Tuscan. In the style of the San Miguel market in Madrid, or the ravine in Seville, but corrected and increased. A large dining area which opens up a range of possibilities at a quite affordable price
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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.