As you know, I’ve got a real soft spot for all things Italian… especially when it comes to beautiful Rome. It is one of those timeless cities that has a lot of history but also many new places and tours to explore. and guess what, Mercato Central Roma It is one of the places. 🇮🇹

What is Mercato Centrale Roma?

Located inside Roma Termini train station, it’s a brand new (and totally appetizing) place that should be on your foodie trail in Rome.

Yes, there are literally tons of choices for food in the city, but what I love most about Mercato Central Roma is bringing authentic and traditional food to the most amazing setting.

Best of all, they serve up some pretty epic food that I know you’ll love. It’s like you’ve stepped into an Aladdin’s cave of stalls, restaurants and stands that will make your mouth water.

Is Mercato Centrale Roma just for food shopping?

Definitely not. There’s a whole host of wonderful produce to shop, but as a visitor to the city, you’ll no doubt want to stop by Oliver Glowig’s restaurant (“Il Tavolo, Il Vino e la Dispensa”) and chow down on the whole heap. Stall to carve at.

This is the kind of place you can come for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Heck, anytime!

What stalls are there at Mercato Centrale Roma?

So, this is the fun part… deciding where to eat! Now, you will be spoiled for choice.

For instance, you can get some of the best Sicilian treats from Carmelo Pannocchietti, try some freshly made pasta from Egidio Michelis and a selection of award-winning wines from Luca Boccoli,

Better yet, you can pop into places like Il Tartufo (it’s from Savini) and home to some of the best truffles in the region. They work with around 650 truffle hunters, which means they always have a great collection to choose from.

If it’s gelato you’re after, pop into Il Gelato where Luca Veralli makes some of the highest-quality organic and locally sourced ingredients. Honestly, this is where you will find the softest and creamiest gelato.

Alternatively, you can pop over to Il Ramen where Akira Yoshida rounds up the tastiest ramen in Rome. Best of all, there’s one for every taste; If you want a strong flavour, try the Black Shoyu Ramen, for a ‘soft’ flavour, try the Shio Ramen and if you’re feeling brave, go for the Red Spicy Ramen. You will not be disappointed.

If you’re after a coffee, pop into La Cafeteria which prides itself on serving some of the freshest roasts from around the world. Their philosophy is focused on sourcing the best beans for each season, meaning no coffee will be the same after a few months. It’s really special.

And if it’s pizza you’re looking for, look no further than Gabriel Bonci, Il Pan a la Pasticceria. It is known throughout Italy for its delicious pizza. He is so well known in Italy, some consider him the Michelangelo of pizza! This is a pizza lover’s dream place.

What are the opening hours?

Mercato Centrale Roma is open all day from around 8am (for you early risers) to midnight (for you night owls).

Is Mercato Centrale easy to find in Rome?

It is very easy and quite convenient. As I mentioned, it is located right inside the Roma Termini train station, which makes it very easy to visit. It is a perfect place to visit if you are in the area, changing trains or catching a bus to the airport (the stop is right opposite the market).

What else is close Mercato Central Roma?

Loads of things, really. Be sure to stop at the incredible Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, check out Piazza Venezia and see if you can spot the Trevi Fountain behind the crowds. 🤣

After filling up on Donato Scardi’s “II Sushi,” pop over to the Roman Forum and Colosseum, which are so iconic in the city. You will love your visit!

Oh yeah, and in my opinion, I think it’s probably best to visit here at the beginning or end of your epic trip to Rome. It is very conveniently located next to all transport links. In fact, it would be hard to miss.

Now fill your stomach! 😋

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