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.
Tours to Mercato Centrale
Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 5 hours
Mercato Centrale reviews
Arrived to Florence around 2pm, by the time we checked in etc. most restaurants had already closed their lunch service - the dining floor of the mercato is a decent alternative and nicely casual so... more »
All guide books rave about this market--one wonders if they have even been inside. One or two charcuteries are very nice but the fishmongers smell to high heaven and have very little to offer apart... more »
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! :)
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