Mercato CentraleCurrently Closed
- Address: Mercato Centrale,50123, Florence ,Italy
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
- Phone: +39-552399798
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Market, Family And Kids
This 19th century covered market was inspired by a rather older counterpart – the 16th century Mercato Vecchio. That one was demolished so that the Piazza della Repubblica could be made. Giuseppe Mengoni, who designed this hall, based it on the now demolished Les Halles in Paris. Vendors are usually selling various goods outside – leather, fabrics, souvenirs and so on. Inside though, you get a delicious spread of meats, cheeses, breads, confections, chocolates, pasta, wines, fish, vegetables and fruits and flowers – it’s a veritable Cornucopia. You also get various local snacks such as the lampredotto and budelline.
There are over 500 places where you can sit down; People-watching here is worth it!
- Bus 81; stop-Nazionale
- Bus C1; stop-Cappelle Medicee
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31.06% of people who visit Florence include Mercato Centrale in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
35.82% of people start their Mercato Centrale visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mercato Centrale
66.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mercato Centrale
Our dining experience in Mercato Centrale was great! It was a very busy atmosphere with many food vendors selling a variety of great-looking options. I thought the concept of the market was really neat -- it's as if they're all under one company, yet with many different restaurants. Ordering was easy, our food was great, tables were clean, service was good. Drinks are a little expensive. It's nice that there's WiFi available. Even if you don't go for a full meal, it's great for the experience and a snack!
This market open until midnight. you can find great food here. We tried the pizza here as many people lining up (usually you found good food with queue). I am satisfied with the pizza even it was not hot when I back to the apartment (take away). I tried the basic margherita favor. The C/P is high.
Good selection of food, drinks and desserts. Busy and touristy but a great food market. Expect it to be full and have high noise level, only because of the number of people visiting. Would definitely recommend you pay the market a visit
Think of it like a huge food court filled with top quality Italian food. Pizzas, pasta, meats, desserts and even some Asian food! Open late. Order and pay at the outlet then grab a seat. For drinks you can either but at the central bar or grab one of the roaming drink waiters.
I have never experienced ruder service than at this market. Paid for a Coke zero at the center bar and distinctly remember picking up my change and leaving the receipt behind because I didn't want to have to deal with tossing it later. The cashier (a blond girl who looked like she hated working there) never said anything to me about needing the receipt. I quickly realized that you needed your receipt to pick up your drink so I went back to the cashier (not even a minuteafter I just paid her) and explained the situation. She pretended she didn't know me. When I reminded her that I had just paid, she dismissively said flat out "ciao" (bye) and moved onto the next customer. I was so shocked at how rude she was that I was left speechless. This definitely ruined the experience for me. That said, the pizza we got was good (albeit expensive comparatively). However, the place is packed and touristy. Also, you have to fight your way through a bunch of shady street vendors hawking fake goods and harassing you as you walk by. Not worth the visit.