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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  • Chaotic but moderately good food quality. If only there was more caution in customer care. But fine overall.
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  • Locals here does not smell. All tourist-oriented shops-eateries. Yes, it is possible for 10-15-20 euro naprobovatsja-eat local gastronomy, but it is in turmoil, obviously inflated prices and certainly exclusively mass product. On the second floor of a quite modern, advanced food court with food from all over the world (Chinese, Latin, etc.). Interesting, but the authenticity does not smell. Annoying salespeople stinking Turkish leather, occupying all approaches to the market spoil your mood at the end of the (((
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  • Moment of life in immersion at the heart of the covered halles, wide culinary choice for purchase and consumption on the spot. Very living mostly on match days from her VIOLA
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  • The central market is an ideal place to sit down and grab a quick bite or to have a larger meal. The atmosphere is enjoyable and the staff is very helpful. English is understood and spoken. There is a quite broad selection of beers (such as Trappist). There are a lot of different food stands to choose from. There are options for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan meals as well.
  • A great place to eat in Florence. Not fancy but lots of good food and drink. Busy, cosmopolitan and fun. Having come again 2 years later I think it deserves 5 stars. It is still great value for meals and drinks and desserts of all kinds. Just excellent!
  • You have to come here, it's a market in the middle of Florence. The downstairs has about 70 fresh food vendors selling everything from vegetables, to cheese, to meat, to wine etc. You could wander for countless hours just admiring the stands and their contents. Once you finish your examination of the bottom and think you're done, you're not. The upstairs is a food court where they use the ingredients from downstairs. It's huge and expansive. It has everything from bruschetta to burgers, to truffle pasta and even sushi. It's also compete with a bar that has about a dozen local beers on tap. Best thing is the food court is open until midnight, so it makes it really easy to fit into your daily plans.
  • Cool food market. There is an eating area upstairs and is very cool organised - same "market" brand as the one on Roma Termini. Tried the fish stand and had a skewer with salad, fish soup (mussels) and oysters. It is a bit expensive - every stand but it is a cool place to sense the atmosphere of Italian culture. There are vegetarian options, pasta, pizza, salads, fish - everything.
  • So good we went twice in three days. Loads of options for fresh food whether you want a snack or a proper meal. Pasta, pizza, fish, steak, burgers, cakes, pastries, drinks, the lot. Split over two floors, more of a market feel downstairs, while upstairs is smarter and more of a bar/restaurant feel. Definitely recommend Pasta Fresca downstairs.
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