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“Best Italian Foods Shopping in Tuscan”
Review of Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale
Ranked #7 of 672 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For lunch one day my friend & I stumbled upon the Central Market in Florence.
We were amazed at all the local foods... meats, fish, olives, olive oils, etc. they offered. It reminded me of a Food Building in a State Fair.
The photo attached was the best Tuscan home cooking we had in Florence area.
It was mouthwatering, satisfying and culinary excellence.
Don’t miss this place if you are ever in the Tuscany region!

Thank C H
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"first floor"
in 368 reviews
"pizza"
in 497 reviews
"food stalls"
in 118 reviews
"great market"
in 75 reviews
"cannoli"
in 44 reviews
"open until midnight"
in 36 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 77 reviews
"lampredotto"
in 46 reviews
"tripe"
in 56 reviews
"central market"
in 131 reviews
"italian food"
in 104 reviews
"upper floor"
in 73 reviews
"indoor market"
in 39 reviews
"cooking school"
in 89 reviews
"leather goods"
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"florentine steak"
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"fresh pasta"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great options for food, food and more food. Local varieties of too many things to list. This is a great stop for lunch in between sights.

Thank erawson77
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great market for buying fresh fruit, meat, cheese, spice that is found in Italy. Upstairs is a large area with restaurants/vendors who prepare food while you wait and a seating area to eat the food. You can get a delicious lunch or dinner at a reasonable price.

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went one evening to grab a bite. the smells, the laughter, the wine, the food. all reasonably priced. family style. go pick out your food and find a table. it's loud so drink up and join in the fun. another day we went for lunch downstairs. almost everything was closed except a little corner place that had fried fish. we had to wait for a tiny spot to sit and order but oh my that fried fish and beer was the best!! who knew it would be a favorite meal in Italy??

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience somewhere where the locals shop and enjoy themselves than I highly recommend this place. There are many different stalls selling all kinds of things from meat and fish to many great bottles of wine. Upstairs you can find somewhere to eat and again there is a variety of places on offer.

Thank Deirdre N
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