MCF Mercato Centrale Firenze

Piazza del Mercato Centrale – Via dell’Ariento, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy, Florence


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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    08:00 - 00:00

  • Mon

    08:00 - 00:00

  • Tue

    08:00 - 00:00

  • Wed

    08:00 - 00:00

  • Thu

    08:00 - 00:00

  • Fri

    08:00 - 00:00

  • Sat

    08:00 - 00:00

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  • Joe Cox

    - 09 September 2018 -

    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.

  • Aneliya Kalcheva

    - 05 September 2018 -

    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.

  • J M

    - 27 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Andrew Long

    - 23 July 2018 -

    Had a flat white here and it was great. Also had pasta on the ground floor place where they make their own pasta. Really good and worth while. Upstairs at the food court was a bit pricey but a pretty god selection overall. Definitely should visit whether for sight seeing for food hunting.

  • Roger Fownes

    - 13 July 2018 -

    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!

  • Amber Montgomery

    - 10 July 2018 -

    One of the best places I went in Florence! Still filled with tourists but still a great place to get a taste of the more local scene. I walked around scoping out what I wanted for lunch, sat and ate delicious pizza! Then walked around more and bought random cheese or pastries to snack on. A lovely experience, don't miss it even it's just for a quick lunch or snack!

  • Brandon Setlock

    - 10 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Sukie Dhesi

    - 05 June 2018 -

    I had enjoyed the best chicken drizzled with Truffle oil. It tasted amazing I wish I had tried this on my first day. It was great to eat something other than pasta and Pizza. Definitely worth a visit there's great options here for whole family from varying food court. There's also bars in Mercato Centrale.

  • Bernard Tee

    - 05 April 2018 -

    All the popular Italian dishes and food in one location. Well priced and reasonably fast service. We got oven baked pizza, pasta, chicken skewers and seafood dishes. All well seasoned and authentic. Only issue is that it is a small area with limited seating. So, it is advisable to hold seats if you come as a group and have fellow travellers go order food while others wait. Place gets really packed during lunch time, so plan to go before 12 noon or after 2pm.

  • Rosanna McLaughlin

    - 23 March 2018 -

    And absolutely fantastic place to spend an afternoon. We sampled food from so many of the vendors, we couldn’t keep track! Everything was tasty, fresh, and something I would go back for again! We went on a Sunday afternoon, so it was very crowded! Since we had two little ones with us, we really wanted to sit down. It was definitely hard to find a table, so once we found one, we staked it out!

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