In case you are a foodie like me, this is the best place to visit in Florence!
Florence’s Mercato Centrale is an incredibly rich and diverse place (culturally speaking), packed with stalls displaying fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, and, obviously, authentic Italian food. 🇮🇹
Take your time exploring this amazing place, and to finish off your visit, go upstairs to try at least one of all the restaurants available at the food court.
The challenge is deciding which restaurant to have your meal from, when everything looks so delicious!
To give you a better perspective of the place, hubby and I decided to other our lunch from two different restaurants, so here is how we did it:
La pizzeria Sud – By Chef Stefano Callegari.
Here the option could not be anything other than a super traditional Pizza Margherita, right?
This one in particular was Naples style, with a fluffy crust, delicious tomato sauce, and a super buttery mozzarella cheese topping everything.
ABSOLUTELY YUM! 😍
La pasta fresca – By chef Raimondo Mendolia
Another dish we decided to try was this cute Gnocchi stuffed with four different types of cheese 🧀, topped with butter and salvia sauce.
How was it? Simply gorgeous.
We finished it wanting more, and more!
Now that I’m writing this post I’m being reminded that this is something I should totally try at home, ASAP!
Florence’s Mercato Centrale is definitely a must, even if you are not planning to have lunch there.
Just go and explore the place, there are plenty of stalls where you can have a taste of different foods as well.
Seeing where the locals shop and eat is, in itself, an amazing experience.
Added bonus to your visit is, of course, going upstairs for more good food and prepared meals!
Exact location: maps.google.com/maps/WriHDnCyaLH2
More information: http://www.mercatocentrale.it