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Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which offers a variety of food shops catering to local residents and restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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Reviewed yesterday

We always walk through and plan to eat a light lunch in here when we visit. The merchandise is over[riced, but it is so cool to walk around and see all the products. Everyone is friendly. If you eat lunch on the third floor—get there...More

Thank SusanP5175
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The mezzanine floor in this fabulous local food market is crammed full of fantastic food stalls catering for all types of food. Choose what you want sit at the communal tables order drinks from the freewheeling waiters and relax amongst the locals,drink in the atmosphere!

Thank JohnC15228
Reviewed 2 days ago

A vibrant food market packed with delicious (and some interesting) things to eat, a total feast for the eyes! Head upstairs to the food hall/restaurants - it's a hipsters paradise, with loads of different food outlets, i'd recommend heading here for a quick pit-stop/lunch rather...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this by chance and were unsure of what to expect. We had a wander downstairs and contemplating stopping and having a glass of wine and some cut meats, but decided to check out up stairs first....well, upstairs was amazing, with such a...More

Thank 37BG
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here to have dinner several times. WOW. Nice selection of places and good prices. There is a meat market and you choose your steak and they grill it for you as you like. YUMM

Thank Islia J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not the best food market I have ever been to but would be happy to have it on my doorstep at home. The upstairs eating area seemed rather overpriced and touristy so didn’t stop to eat there.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great shops for Italian herbs, fresh vegetables and local cheese. Upstairs very nice food stations suitable for all day dining.

Thank LUCKY8199
Reviewed 1 week ago

Real food, visit the top floor it is a fun place to hang out at night. It's a the greatest food court you will ever see with great food and wine and lovely people.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After just arriving from a long flight and train ride, our apartment rental was just around the corner from the Mercato Centrale where we went to get a bite to eat. SO much selection! Basically a food court, upscale. Gifts, artisan foods and beverages, and...More

Thank CoPilotToAdventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great market for a variety of foods.Upstairs is a prepared food market and downstairs a farm/raw/ingredients market,Ate there 3 times in 3 days and bought food stuff one morning for cooking at our Air BnB. Fresh Chinese dumplings can be a good break from italian...More

Thank sng302
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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind
stalls with an array of products in one of the most
traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different
ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor
market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a
vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to
fall in love with this area and in particular, with
its variety of food, especially those focusing on
...More
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Katarina K
28 October 2018|
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Response from Janet R | Reviewed this property |
It's a food court so there are lots of good choices.
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Andrew R
17 October 2018|
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Response from glen077 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we just stopped by for coffee so unsure about food prices
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Karla R
23 September 2018|
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Response from Mike4462 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open till midnight.
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